On 20.11.2020, C3I representatives in cooperation with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, virtually conducted the workshop with a topic “Fostering online literacy education among youth in the Republic of North Macedonia” in which over 35 participants from the relevant public and civil society took part.
Among others, there were representatives from the Government, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, the Ministry of Interior, the Municipality of Veles, Representatives of the media – Nova Makedonija, Representatives of the Parents’ Councils – Veles and Representatives of the NGO sector.
At the workshop, C3I presented the results of an extensive survey involving over 100 respondents. The Euro-Atlantic Council of Macedonia gave great support to the whole event.
The main goal of the workshop was:
- To present the results of the research on online literacy among young people in the Republic of North Macedonia;
- Develop a forum on the dangers that lurk young / high school students through the online space;
- Recognize the role of state bodies and local authorities, responsible for raising awareness among young people about the need for online literacy as an important segment for combating the dangers of the Internet;
- Understand the role of the civil society sector in raising awareness of the need for online literacy;
- Recognize the role of parents and parenting advice in raising awareness of the need for online literacy;
- To review the views of young high school students on how they can more effectively understand the dangers of the Internet and what methods would be useful in creating online literate youth;
- To propose a framework and recommendations to key actors in raising awareness among high school students about the dangers of the Internet and literacy, as part of building youth resilient to the dangers of online space in the country.
The workshop had a positive feedback from the participants, who rated it as very useful and it resulted with many conclusions and suggestions that will be used in the future workshops.
C3I expresses gratitude to all participants who took part at the workshop, and also thanks to its members Metodi Hadzi-Janev, Mitko Bogdanoski, Dimitar Bogatinov, and also:
Borce Petrovski – National Coordinator for Prevention of Violent Extremism, Aleksandar Acev representative from the National Center for Computer Incident Response MKD-CIRT, Svetlana Cvetkovska representative from the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Ilija Dzugumanov and Dina Arnaut representatives from Euro Atlantic Council of Macedonia , Safet Neziri representative from the Ministry of Education and Science, Aleksandar Srbinovski journalist from Nova Makedonija, Violeta Gjorgjievska representative from Internet Hotline Provider Macedonia, Ljupco Stojkov representative of the parent council from the Municipality of Veles, Jadranka Cvetkova representative from the Municipality of Veles, and Daniela Popovska from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung – Macedonia office that contributed to the impeccable organization and realization of the event.