Mladiinfo International (www.mladiinfo.eu) is an organization with a seat in Skopje, F.Y.R. of Macedonia was established in 2003 with the name Mladiinfo FEJS MK as a non-profit, and an independent organization dedicated to help young people to fulfill their educational potential as they are challenged by many educational disadvantages caused by either personal, social, cultural or economic circumstances. As a logical result of this mission came the founding of the web-portal www.mladiinfo.eu, updated and supported by young local and European volunteers, with a goal to bring international opportunities: scholarships, internships, conferences, volunteering to students in Macedonia and all around the world.
Since its founding, Mladiinfo International organized a number of conferences and workshops focused on issues such as: new media, journalism, digital photography etc. In meanwhile, Mladiinfo International and the Mladiinfo branches in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro and Albania created the Mladiinfo Network, with a seat in the Slovenian capital – Ljubljana. Mladiinfo International is the applicant of the You(th) Challenging Diversity project.
Europe for Diversity, Culture, Coexistence and Citizenship (http://www.wideningparticipationcic.com/diversity.php) is a non-profit organization created in December 2012. Its members have been involved in projects focused on immigrants living in Crete, Greece and the organizational activities focus on promoting the European values, integration and preservation of heritage and culture. The seat of the organization is in the city of Chania, on the Greek island Crete, with a population of 60,000 inhabitants. In addition, the organization has strong ties with the immigrant communities in Crete, in particular with the Albanian community, making up to 60 % of the immigrants on the island. The organization prepares mother language lessons for the immigrants, advocate for their integration in the society, and motivates people to build trust, respect and appreciate inclusion, by promoting different cultural expressions.
Media Development Center (http://www.mediacenterbg.org/en/) is established to promote independent media and to foster capacity-building of the media in Bulgaria and beyond. Situated in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, it does this by encouraging good practice in journalism, stimulating professional ethics and institutionalizing the dialogue among the state administration, the media and the NGO sector. A key focus of its work is networking and cross-border cooperation in the region of Southeast Europe.
Furthermore, the organization works at the national, regional and international level in the following areas:
- Education and training for media professionals and journalism students, journalists and media managers;
- Development and implementation of media projects;
- Research, monitoring, consultancy and information services on media and for the media; cross-border and multi-lateral research projects;
- Media promotion events: conferences, round-tables, discussions, study visits.
MDC has a strong track record in project management and implementation of complex media development projects. In addition, it has great experience in organizing over 300 trainings and seminars, more than 100 national and international conferences, round tables and discussions, press conferences.
Mladiinfo Croatia (https://www.facebook.com/mladiinfohrvatska) was established in 2013 as non-profit organization. Its main goal is to improve young people’s skills and to enable them to apply for different educational programs and in that way improve their entrepreneurship and employability. As the other Mladiinfo branches, Mladiinfo Croatia spring up from the initiative started in F.Y.R. of Macedonia when Mladiinfo website (www.mladiinfo.eu) was founded as a platform for sharing information about international opportunities to local young people. Today Mladiinfo Croatia’s work is based also on promoting international cooperation through the implementation of different activities/projects targeting youth from all over Europe. Mladiinfo Croatia tackles issues such as activism, human rights, youth unemployment, communication, media, and environment, all with the purpose to promote mobility, educational opportunities and youth active citizenship.