On 13.10.2021 in the Zanaetchiski dom – Kumanovo a discussion on topic “How much the needs of the young people in Kumanovo are incorporated in the programs for the local elections 2021?” was held. The setting of the discussion was in the form of a morning coffee with the candidates for Mayors of the Municipality of Kumanovo in the upcoming local elections.
In the beginning, the candidates were asked about their morning coffee routine. In this way all the people who followed the discussion got the information for some personal habits of the candidates that may not be seen formally in their daily formal public appearances.
During the meeting, young people were in the focus of the entire discussion: most of the questions were devoted to the needs of the youth in Kumanovo, pointed out in their proposals for changes as part of the local initiatives. Besides the stated needs, the candidates offered their specific activities that they would undertake in their mandate aiming to eliminate and overcome the challenges of these young people.
This discussion is part of the campaign ”Hear me”, supported by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy. Within the campaign the proposed initiatives that are coming directly from the youth will be shared and voted online. Additionally, within the campaign are also envisaged the discussions with candidates for Mayors among which is this initiative with the candidates for mayors from the Municipality of Kumanovo.