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Voting has started and will end on March 7, and a total of 7 women have been nominated by the European delegation in the race for the "European Woman of the Year" award.

Almira Fasljii Muarem is the coordinator of the "I want to know" Youth Center in Shuto Orizari. By profession, she is a journalist, but she has been an active member of the civil society for many years. Almira is focused on activism and fighting for the rights of Roma women, but also overcoming systemic problems and taboos in the local Roma community. It is proposed and supported by the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Republic of North Macedonia, Her Excellency Petra Drexler

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ARBICM together with the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in North Macedonia successfully implemented the project "Pedagogical Assistants"

As in previous years, ARBICM implemented the project in 2023 as well

"Pedagogical assistants for primary school children" in the territory of the city of Skopje.

This time, the project and the implementation of the training of the Pedagogical Assistants as well as the implementation of their activities is realized with financial assistance from the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in the Republic of Macedonia. The project started with its activities in June and in the following six months was implemented in "Bracha Ramiz and Hamid OU and 26 Juli OU in Shuto Orizari. OU "Aco Shopov - Cento. OU St. Kliment Ohridski in Butel and OU "Vasil Glavinov" in Topaansko Pole.

The training was conducted during the summer period from June 2023 to August 2023

At the end of August, the Ambassador of the Slovak Republic NE Henrik Markus was also present at a convenient meeting during the awarding of the Certificates, who awarded the certificates.

Also, on that occasion, Dimov presented him with a special plaque - a thank you card. During this meeting, Ambassador Markush expressed his satisfaction that they helped in the implementation of the trainings, and mentioned that this project was considered important, precisely because it is one of the most marginalized communities both in the world and in Macedonia, and it is the Roma community.

He mentioned that in the future the Slovak Embassy is ready to help in similar projects that are closely related to the Roma community.

From September, with the start of the new school year 2023/24, the ten new teaching assistants who obtained a certificate started working with over 150 children, teaching and helping children from primary education. They also had intensive communication and contacts with teachers from elementary schools and with the parents of those children.

The project was successfully negotiated until December 25, 2023.



The advocacy network for systemic and permanent solutions will strive to make efforts to expand to a larger number of members and the Roma community for their social-economic and cultural integration and participation in society."

On December 16, at Hotel Spa "Bon-Bon" in Skopje, the Advocacy Network for Systemic and Permanent Solutions held a working meeting.

That meeting was attended by members of the Roma NGO sector who participate in the Network. At the meeting, the topics were discussed: What are the main topics and issues that will have to be jointly strived for in 2024. How to approach the working groups for EU integration and setting the agenda for the realization of Roma rights and participation in society and how to cooperate between representatives of political parties, civil society organizations, public and state administration employees, Roma experts and individuals and how to build a common platform for the integration of the Roma in the Republic of North Macedonia.

Network coordinator Zoran Dimov gave an introduction to the meeting. He emphasized that it is useful to debate issues affecting the Roma in 2024 for their social-economic and cultural integration and participation in society.

The main point indicated that key things will happen in 2024 at the political level, so it is good for them as a civil sector to build an attitude and agreement on which issues to pay the most interest to and how opportunities for integration through all those processes will be sought.

He called on all those present to share their views so that we have a more realistic picture of

Nadir Redzepi gave an introduction about the socio-political situation and the Roma in 2023 and the expectations for 2024 at the local and global level.

He emphasized that he is not waiting for a year when more than half of the world's population will be in elections. That extreme right-wing parties have a trend of conquering the political scene in European countries and thus the EU parliament.

He pointed out that this may result in the abandonment of our Roma who are in Western European countries to work and this will create additional social changes and movements.

He especially emphasized that in the past years there have been no improvements at all in the social and political position of the Roma. He pointed out that we have a crisis in all sectors and we are still at the project level of servicing or helping the community without ideas on how to move to a higher stage in the integration of the Roma in society.

The meeting was facilitated by Samet Skenderi.

The following were present at the meeting: The meeting was attended by: Zoran Dimov - International Roma Union, Ramush Muarem - Roma Business Information Center - Skopje, Nadir Redzepi - Association Initiative for Social Change InSoK - Skopje

Samet Skenderi - Association Initiative for Social Change InSoK - Skopje, Besnik Sulejmani - Roma Educational Center - Umbrella - Skopje, Susana Amet - Association - Mir - Skopje, Zekir Abdulov - Non-Governmental Organization KHAM Delchevo, Ahmet Jasharovski - Roma Community Center DROM - Kumanovo , Ferdi Ismaili - Association for Democratic Development of the Roma - Sonce - Tetovo, Sebihan Demirovski - Roma Resource Center - RRC - Skopje and Zorana Kostovska - Roma Cultural Center Esma and Stevo Teodosievski - Skopje

All participants gave their opinion on the three issues that are on the agenda, and in relation to that, several priorities and areas that should be realized for 2024 were noted.

At the end, Samet Skenderi informed the audience about the amount of the budget of the Republic of North Macedonia for programs and projects for Roma and gave his opinion that he agrees with most of the proposals but is against the political differentiation of the network and believes more in an informal structure of the network but with the possibility of consolidating into one common global network at the national level in which all networks could be members of it.

Željko Jovanović at a meeting with part of the System Solutions Network and the National Roma Platform: "Roma from Macedonia should strive for a cultural revolution and internal orientation"

The head of the newly established Roma Foundation, where the Soros Foundation transferred 100 million euros for the Roma, Željko Jovanović had a meeting with some of the members of the Network for Systemic and Permanent Solutions of the Roma Community and also initiators of the Roma National Platform.

Zoran Dimov, Coordinator of the Network and RNP, and members Erol Ademov from Shtip, Ahmet Jasharevski from Kumanovo, Shenaj Osmanov from Shtip and Ramush Muarem from Skopje were present at that meeting. Ali Redzep Chupi was also present at the meeting accompanied by Jovanovic.

During the meeting, it was discussed about the positive and negative situations in the NGO sector, and about the political activities of the Roma community in the country and the non-implementation of action plans and their capacities and positions of influence.

During the discussions, Jovanović mentioned that the Roma in the country should focus on the future strategic goals regarding the economic, political and cultural clarification of the Roma community.

- Our goal is to take decisions and put them into practice that are in the interest of the Roma community. And in order to achieve that, it is necessary to strive for a cultural revolution and internal orientation," said Željko Jovanović.

The representatives of the Network and the National Roma Platform mentioned that it is necessary without delay with all capacities to focus on joint action without individual or group highlights.

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