On December 18, 2018, the Coalition of youth organizations SEGA promoted the first Report for 2018 of the Youth Development Index Macedonia in Skopje.
In regard of the categories examined through the Youth Development Index, the lowest values are identified in the field of employment, education and civic participation. Moreover, the Index provides guidelines which fields require intervention and what priority aspects to be covered. The Youth Development Index of Macedonia is a tool that has been developed to gather information on the status of youth within the community in which they live, as well as to identify the challenges they face in order to identify issues of priority importance for young people and on the basis of a reasoned analysis to make recommendations for their overcoming through the process of policy-making at the local level.
This tool is a first of a kind in Macedonia and it marks the progress of civic participation at a regional level. The Index is a valuable resource with relevant and measurable data that will serve CSOs and other local stakeholders to address actual needs of young people in education, health, employment as well as in civic and political participation.
The Youth Development Index Macedonia is prepared within the project of the Coalition of youth organizations SEGA “Strengthening Youth Engagement in Local Communities” with aim to to increase youth CSO influence towards citizen participation in local and national decision making. This will contribute toward improving of the overall status and wellbeing of young people across the country.