Youth Alliance

FYR Macedonia, Krusevo


Youth Alliance – Krusevo (YAK) is an independent, non-governmental and non-political organization established in 1999. The members are young people between 15 and 35, who work, study or express an interest in processes of EU integration of FYR Macedonia. YAK is run by young people for young people, enabling a strong experience to all its stakeholders.

WHAT THEY ENVISION? Active participation of young people in all issues of social life.

Axes of Priorities

  • Active involvement of young people in decision-making processes at local, regional and national level

  • Encouraging and supporting young people to fully participate in society by providing them with new contacts, experiences and knowledge

  • Contribution of youth in the process of EU integration of the SEE

  • Increasing the contribution of youth in the economic development of their local communities

  • Objectives

    The main objectives of YAK are:

  • promoting new ways of expressing the views of young people from SEE vs. well-known political and uncooperative methods

  • acceptance of the modern European values of young people from SEE and fostering mutual understanding between young people in different countries

  • promoting youth activism in all issues of social life and to creating a dynamic environment designed by active and enthusiastic participation of young people

  • creating conditions for faster and sustainable economic development

  • Activities

    The activities of YAK are devaded on local, national and international level
    and they are connected with the following areas:

    1.Regional Networking and European-Atlantic Integration

    2.Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship

    3.Youth Participation and Citizenship

    4.Youth and Sport

    Participants in “In Retrospect”

    Anelija Mitrova

    Youth activist since 2011, active member of Youth Alliance team since 2014. Responsible for the YAK's forum of volunteers. Communicative, enthusiastic, initiative, motivating young person with strong developed organizational skills due to the work as project assistant. Experienced in organizing project seminars, training courses and youth events.

    Klimentina Gjorgjioska

    A firm believer in the power of youth, music, social inclusion and civic society. Klimentina holds a Bachelor degree in Political science from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is also actively involved in the media world, with a five years background in journalism. Klimentina is a volunteer at Youth Alliance Krusevo, because she believes that the enthusiasm and professionalism that the YAK’s team posses is extremely inspirational for every young person who wants to contribute to the overall societal well-being.

    Jasna Kjahil

    Born 1989 in Skopje. Lived a part of her live in Germany. She holds a Bachelor degree in Political science from the FON University in Skopje and a Master’s degree in Human Recourses from the Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje. Through volunteer work in the Secretariat for European Affairs, Government of the Republic of Macedonia and a sneak peak in the world of journalism, she decides to turn tables and is now working for an Antivirus Software and a part time German teacher. She is a part of Youth Alliance Krusevo because she believes in the strength of youth.