The Youth exchange will be implemented in Popova Shapka from 22nd to 29th of August 2021 with 22nd being the arrival day and 29th the departure day.

Popova Shapka (Macedonian: Попова Шапка, literally “the priest’s hat”) is a winter-recreational center in the northwestern part of N. Macedonia.

Popova Shapka is one of the oldest and largest ski resorts in N. Macedonia, dating back to 1947 and located on the slopes of one of the highest mountains in N. Macedonia, the Shar Mountain. Located at an altitude of 1,800 m, it features a large number of sunny days throughout the year and snow cover suitable for quality freeride skiing from late November to April.

A large number of sunny days, the infinite blue skies, the winter covers and the nature’s attractions during the winter; along with the untouched nature, greenery, the unique flora and fauna in spring – and summertime, help make this Center a main tourist destination throughout the year – not only in the North-Western part of the country, but in the Balkans, as well.

Popova Shapka is located 48 km from the Capital, Skopje and 18 km from Tetovo.

The accommodation will be in Hotel Konak – Popova Shapka. The hotel is recently renewed and located on Shar Mountain, near the ski center Popova Sapka at 1760 m.

Participants are going to stay in triple and quad rooms that have their own private bathrooms. The participants will be in rooms with participants from other countries of the same gender in order to encourage intercultural learning also in the informal time.

You will be provided with towels and bed linen, but please bring your own sanitary products, shampoos, etc. There is internet access in the hotel and in the all rooms.


There will be 3 meals per day, served in the hotel restaurant as well as 2 coffee breaks. Participants should inform us before the project about their diet preferences or allergies!

Working room

The activities of the youth exchange will take place at the premises of the hotel in their conference room, however, we also plan to use the restaurant for some activities and do a lot of outdoor activities.