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Open Call for the Award of Small Grants

AT RISK YOUTH SOCIAL EMPOWERMENT NETWORK (ARYSE) Announces Open Call for the Award of Small Grants to support the implementation of civil society organisations’ projects for the improvement of social inclusion of at risk children and youth in Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia.   This Open Call for the Award of [...]

Holding of regular meetings with key stakeholders and project partners

 In the first half of the year, 11 meetings took place with relevant stakeholders, as follows: • 3 meetings with the Agency of Youth and Sports and CSOs: On 23 and 28.02.2018, the AYS organized two public consultation meetings and invited CSOs to present areas of interventions of priority for youth. HOPS participated in the [...]

International training on: “Financing projects of NGOs dealing with youth at risk of social exclusion”

NGO Juventas has organized an international training on the topic "Financing of NGOs dealing with youth at risk of social exclusion", in the period from 5 to 8 June, in the coastal village of Shëngjin, Lezhë, on the northern coast of Albania. Training, aimed at strengthening civil society capacity through regional and national co-operation, is [...]

International training on “Standards and Guides in Work with Youth at Risk of Social Exclusion”

The training "Standards and Guides in Work with Youth at Risk of Social Exclusion" focuses on the protection of rights, basic principles of work and standards for providing social and health care for children and youth who use psychoactive substances, children and youth who are in conflict with law, children and youth coming from families [...]

The Children Meet the Magician

This is a story of a magician’s triumph to bring happiness into children’s hearts! Of course, if this was a film you would have read the caption “this is a true story” at the beginning. And so, this is a story of children’s joy! People might think it strange that instead of Santa Claus, children [...]

Support for children who use drugs

I have always thought that most people in our country feel it is easier to adjust to certain decisions enforced by society than to fight for changes. When I started working in HOPS as an outreach worker for children who use drugs I was shocked. To a great extent this was due to the fact [...]

Guide for Treatment and Care of Children Who Use Drugs

Drug use among children in Macedonia is becoming an increasingly visible problem requiring serious approach and immediate reaction by professionals working in this field as well as the decision-makers in order to introduce changes in the health and social care system. The crucial step now is for the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of [...]

The Necessity for Introducing Social Services for Children Who Use Drugs

Drug use among children is a complex and serious problem that demands involvement of numerous factors related to the policy makers, but also social, health and educational factors. It is an issue that requires a serious approach from competent ministries, the Ministry of Labour and Social Politics above all, and the Ministry of Health, into [...]

Call for CONSULTANCY for developing guidelines for CSOs on working with children and youth who use drugs in the Western Balkan

HOPS – Healthy Options Project Skopje  announces this call for CONSULTANCY for developing guidelines for CSOs on working with children and youth who use drugs in the Western Balkan Minimum requirements: University degree; Advanced degree in social work, psychology, pedagogy, public health or other relevant field would be considered a strong asset; At least 5 years of [...]

PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE RESEARCH RESULTS ON THE STATE OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH AT RISK IN MACEDONIA

PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE RESEARCH RESULTS ON THE STATE OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH AT RISK IN MACEDONIA   On 24 January 2017, HOPS – Healthy Options Project Skopje released the results from the research titled “Children and youth at risk in the Republic of Macedonia – equal members of the welfare state, or category for [...]