At the General Assembly on May 19, 2018 of the National Youth Council of Macedonia (NYCM) FORUM 16 was voted to become a full member in this representative body of youth organizations in Macedonia.
NYCM was established on June 29, 2013 by 55 organizations and unites about 50 organizations (youth organizations, organizations that work with youth, associations, youth political parties and associate members) in order to promote and advocate for youth and youth rights in Macedonia.
The membership of NYCM is diverse, and includes organizations working at national and regional level, rural and urban areas, student organizations, branches of international organizations and other types of associations. In the process of achieving its goals, NYCM represents the interests of young people in the Republic of Macedonia regardless of their socio-economic status, gender, race, ethnic and cultural background, political and religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other difference.
Since 29 November 2015, the National Youth Council of Macedonia has been part of the European family of youth organizations, the European Youth Forum (EYF).
FORUM 16 will use its voice in this body to further positive growth for young people from Bitola, the region, and all of Macedonia. We believe that in order to achieve this change, greater mutual support and cooperation among member organizations will be needed. Let’s hope that with our dedicated work we will achieve this too.