The project was implemented by the SEEU Research Institute ‘Max van der Stoel’ and the Research, Innovation and Development Institute and supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of North Macedonia.
At the conference their address notes had: SEEU Rector, Acad. Prof. Dr. Abdylmenaf Bexheti; Minister of Culture, Mr. Hysni Ismaili; President of the University Senate and Project Coordinator, Prof. Dr. Junuz Abdullai; Director of MVDS Institute, Prof. Dr. Veli Kreci; and the Director of the SEEU Quality Office, Prof. Dr. Veronika Kareva. High school graduates from high schools of Gostivar and Tetovo were present.
The Rector of South East European University, Acad. Prof. Dr. Abdylmenaf Bexheti thanked the Ministry of Culture of RNM for institutional support to the university.
“South East European University is a unique model of multiethnic and multicultural environment in the country and is fully in line with the model of inclusive societies and in this respect our University is also the most appropriate model of ethical behavior in multicultural societies”, said Rector Bexheti.
“We are committed to this model, not from the aspect of formality, but for the content, as we think that Universities are places where the civilization values of society should be promoted”, noted Rector Bexheti among other things.
Minister of Culture, Hysni Ismaili, said that South East European University is the most serious educational and research center where such topics can be addressed.
"The presence of young people in this event proves their commitment that in the future they will be the bearers and the best model of a multicultural and multiethnic society", said Minister Ismaili.
As a representative of the MVDS Institute, Pajtim Thaçi presented the research results.
The results of this research show that the majority of young people think that all ethnicities can coexist in North Macedonia, and that from 300 people surveyed, 88.7% think that such a thing is possible. Also, a significant majority of respondents 60.3% believe that ethics affects the actions of young people in multicultural environments.