CDI presented several channels of their work. On inter-ethnic relations, they carry out advocacy to improve the transparency and inclusiveness of the Committees for inter-ethnic relations, which are bodies set up to guarantee the representation of non-majority ethnic groups in local decision-making. They also provide capacity-building for municipal councillors, training them on working with these Committees and on inter-ethnic relations in general. CDI also offers an array of facilities or VET trainings, for people in vulnerable situations or organisations working on labour insertion of such beneficiaries: audio-visual production, carpentry, baking, welding, etc. Several CDI partners intervened as guest speakers, such as the Dean of the South-East European University Tetovo campus, or educators working with disabled children and youth.
Eventually, the last day of the Visit highlighted also the current and potential synergies between SOLIDAR EU members and SOLIDAR Western Balkans members on enlargement aspects. There are lots of opportunities to share knowledge and do joint advocacy, towards both the EU and the national levels, for social policies to be a stronger focus in accession processes. Members present also reiterated their commitment to working with SOLIDAR on promoting inclusive and rights-based migration policies in Europe.
This activity has been executed in the framework of the programme ”Together For Social Europe” with the financial support of the European Union.