Organization: CID Macedonia

Date: 21st of September

Event description:  The idea is to create a short video/documentary about the refugee situation in Macedonia, concentrating on the negative sides (showing “actors” demonstrating their hard road through Macedonia, having their stories told in the background) and the positive ones.

The video is planned to be made by September 20th, and to have it promoted on September 21st, on the International Day of Peace. The promotion would be with the local community on a big screen, after which a debate/discussion is expected.

As part of the project ”A Route to Connect” and part of the Building Bridges campaign, Center for Intercultural Dialogue decided to create a video to represent the hardship of the refugees in Europe, with a special accent to those who have crossed the Macedonian border and have been hosted, or are still in a way stuck, in the transit centers in Tabanovce (close to the Serbian border) and in Gevgelija (close to the Greek Border).

The promotion of the video was organized in the premises of the youth center MultiКулти to which around 20 young people shared their comments, critiques and suggestions. After the small welcome and opening of the event, we had a small introduction about the agenda of the event after which a small presentation of the refugee crisis commenced. A couple of stories from refugees were read from the publication after which the discussion was continued in the same direction. Following the whole event was a small cocktail where the young people were able to enjoy the discussion in an informal way with some food and drinks.


Here are some of the photos from the event:

Also, take a look at the flyers for the event: