EKVALIS is hosting two Masters Degree students on a full time work placement through the Erasmus+ Traineeship and Work Placement program of the European Commission. Angel Dimitrievski is our trainee for four months from the University of Tampere in Finland and Bozhidar Kolov was our trainee for two months from the University of Tartu in Estonia. With these possibilities we strengthened our cooperation with European Universities.
Angel is our first trainee who started to work with us in May this year. He is in his last phase of pursuing a Master Degree in Media Education at the University of Tampere in Finland. In the first part of his traineeship Angel was working on implementing an intercultural youth program “Cultural Transitions“ with representatives from 7 different nationalities. You can read more about the program here. At the second stage of the traineeship Angel is dedicated on data collection for his master thesis on “Media Education at the Third Space: Case Study of the High School Protest Camp and University Autonomous Zone in Skopje-Macedonia“. He has been modeling ideas for future projects of our organisation and actively participated in applying them in local and international foundations and institutions.
Bozhidar is the second trainee at EKVALIS since the recent outset of the organization. He is originally from Sofia but he currently lives in Tartu, Estonia where he is obtaining a Master degree in European Union – Russia Studies. His previous education in Political Science as well as his experience with Erasmus+ and Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs made the traineeship mutually beneficial. Bozho, as we call him, worked with us on various projects and initiatives, the most prominent of which are related with the Erasmus+ programme and our international cooperation. With his help EKVALIS partnered in the European Youth Exchange “Alchocol, No Thanks“ that was implemented this August in Tallinn- Estonia. Ekvalis had 6 representatives on this youth exchange. Additionally he organized discussions and film projections which tackled relevant for our agenda topics such as tolerance and discrimination, equality and xenophobia. Considering Bozhidar’s academic focus on Macedonia we believe that our partnership will continue in the future beyond the internship.