Center for Intercultural Dialogue, CID (North Macedonia)
The Center for Intercultural Dialogue (CID) is a non-governmental, non-profit youth-led organization that works on national level in Macedonia. The Centre for Intercultural Dialogue (CID) is civil society organization working to promote intercultural acceptance and active citizenship through capacity building processes, education and youth work. The organization is youth-led thus our work focuses on many aspects which are of interest for young people: from provision of services and information, to research and support for policy-making and networking. CID is a provider of quality Youth Work and as such is well recognized in Macedonia and Europe for its work. As such, CID is offering training and educational consultancy to various public and private institutions and organizations.
CID has 2 working spaces in Kumanovo with 18 people employed on full time and part-time bases. Our pool of trainers has 7 members with various expertise and experience in working with different groups on different topics. CID is an Adult Learning Providing Center and VET Institutions. CID is especially active in provision of training courses for leadership, organizational and project development, intercultural dialogue and acceptance, conflict resolution, youth policy, youth participation, European citizenship and social media. Parallel with the office staff, 20 young people – the CID Academy – are being trained on a long-term basis in order to acquire the skills useful in becoming the next leaders of CID and to get involved in the organisation’s activities.
Within our work in the past 11 years, CID has developed partnerships with youth organizations in every European country (EU and non-EU) as well as on global level. Within these networks we are especially focused on supporting exchange and cooperation between Macedonian civil society and similar organizations from other countries. CID is a member of Youth for Exchange and Understanding, Service Civil International, UNOY, DYPALL, EURODESK as well as a supporter of UNITED for intercultural action. CID is one of the most experienced mobility agencies with contact points across Macedonia, ensuring youth mobility through quality educational exchanges. CID is also involved in general mobility of teachers, school support staff, and people on the labour market. CID offers as well international volunteering opportunities through summer camps and long term volunteering in Europe and globally.