Vasilka Dimitrovska, creator and owner of Storytelling Skopje

Hey there! I’m Vasilka Dimitrovska, a Master of Science in Archaeology 🏺, heritage consultant📜, cultural manager💼, storyteller✨, content writer📚 and a creative director of HAEMUS. I’ve been an associate of the National Geographic Society since 2011 and I am now legally safeguarding the “Martinki Custom” in UNESCO, thanks to a multinational application. Over the past few years, I have a steadfast role as a permanent heritage consultant at Pivara Skopje AD (Coca Cola HBC & Heineken N.V.), regarding their industrial heritage.

My portfolio is full of different achievements, from organizing scientific conferences and exhibitions to providing consultations and trainings for the management and promotion of heritage in Macedonia and the Balkans. I’ve collaborated with individuals, institutions, and companies from various industries to make heritage accessible to all.

At HAEMUS, I’ve created several programs that left a deep mark on many generations. “Grandma March Day” is a UNESCO-recognized program for nurturing, educating, and promoting the “Martinki Custom”, now part of UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible World Cultural Heritage. For saving this tradition from oblivion I got the award as the “Best European Heritage Story in 2020” by the Council of Europe and the European Commission. “SCUPINI ROMANI” is an educational program that promotes ancient Roman culture and heritage, and “Young Explorer” is an innovative educational platform dedicated to children and youth with its own publishing edition. All three programs interweave heritage interpretation and creative industries, and they’re not just educational and pedagogical but also self-sustaining programs that contribute to the socio-economic development of the local community.

With extensive experience in education, youth services, and working with local communities, I’m committed to preserving and promoting the rich heritage of our region. I also hold a tourist professional license for guiding, which is the reason why I am qualified to provide very high engagement tourism-related services. Let’s connect and explore the fascinating world of heritage together!

Let’s explore the rich heritage of Skopje!

About the Storytelling Skopje

If you’re looking for a city full of history, mystery, and memories waiting to be uncovered, then Skopje is the perfect place for you! Each of my Skopje’s experiences offers a unique perspective of the city, from mysterious tales to empowering women, seasonal stories, and off-the-beaten-path places, all under the same Storytelling Skopje umbrella.

The scent of the linden is the scent that everybody reminds on Skopje. The logo and slogan of Storytelling Skopje are more than just graphics and catchy phrases – they embody my deep connection to this city and its residents throughout the centuries. I hope to inspire you to fall in love with my city through the captivating stories and experiences I created. Join me on this trip where I preserve the memory of Skopje while I am sharing its secrets with the world!

Are you ready for a heritage experience like no other? My gamified activities are designed to connect you with the heritage itself, while uncovering its deeper meaning. Join me for a journey that is both fun and insightful, and see how my innovative approach can make Skopje’s history come alive!

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