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On 26.09.2015 in Tetovo in front of the Cultural house was promoted the platform of associations in the Tetovo’s region “Friends of Sharri” which is open type and can join all natural and legal persons who would like Sharr Mountain to be declared as a protected area. “Friends of Sharr” is an informal group of civic organizations of Tetovo, who want te see Sharr mountain in the future as a national park.
The founding organizations of this platform are: “Community Development Institute: from Tetovo, Hiking club “Ljuboten” from Tetovo and “Center for Education and Development” from Tearce. Our vision is that the nature of Sharr to be protected and variegated in harmony with people. Shara declaration of protected areas, sustainable exploitation of natural resources, protection of traditional values.
24.08.2015, Another successful Summer Children Camp was held in Pestalozzi Children's Village in Trogen, Switzerland from 29.07.2015 until 12.08 2015. 160 children from Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine and Moldova were part of this summer camp, including 40 children aged 16-17 from Macedonia led by NGOs such as Center for education and Development-CED as coordinator of the camp, SPPMD Kavadarci, MAJKA - Kumanovo, Coalition of Youth Organizations SEGA and children from the region of Strumica with their supervisors.
Within fifteen days camp participants had 10 working days in which were involved in the workshops that were held in the school in the village.
19.06.2015, Under the People to People component, from 9-11 June 2015, organized by TACSO Macedonia the president of CED, Mr. Metin Muaremi participated on a study visit on Fundamental freedoms and anti-discrimination to EU Institutions and CSOs based in Brussels together with 11 Macedonian CSOs active in the area of fundamental freedoms and anti-discrimination. Participants met representatives of relevant institutions and organizations including DG NEAR, DG JUST, Council of Europe, OHCHR, European Court of Human Rights, European Network of Equality Bodies etc.
Henrike Benjes is the fourth volunteer, which for a one year will be engaged in organization Center for Education and Development CED. It is sent by the organization Friedenskreis Halle (Germany), which is a partner organization of the CED, and comes from the city of Bremen, Germany. Her previous experience is participation and leadership, groups and workshops with children camps and schools in Germany, as well as experience for mediation, conflict resolution among young people in schools. This cooperation with Germany began in 2011, and is aimed exchanging positive experiences of German youth and their contribution to the organization and the wider society in Macedonia.
09.07.2015, Center for education and development – CED in cooperation with JEF Organization and in partnership with ZIP Institute, YMCA – Tetovo, Student organization IZLEZ and Macedonian center for transatlantic integration, in the frame of project “Councilors discus, citizens read” – How to have bigger transparency in Municipal Councils”, organized Round Table with the representative of Council of Municipality of Tetovo and representatives of civil organizations. The aim of the project is to increase the transparency and the access to information with public character in local level, as a pre conditional of effective engagement of citizens and to influence in decision making process of Municipal Councils and also to promote and facilitate the access to information with public character.
Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 within the Day of Planet of Earth, beginning at 16:00 in the hall of primary school "Kiril Pejcinovic" in Tearce, will open the exhibition "Wild Plants of my country". This is an original exhibition that travels with drawings and photographs from children herbarium volunteers (elementary school children, climbers, wild plant collector, entuzijast etc.) all united in the project: "Relevance of people with nature - strengthening networks civil society in Macedonia ". The project was developed by the Macedonian Ecological Society and Plantlife UK and is financed by the EU.