The leading International Company for oil and gas “Gazprom”, an official partner of FIFA and FIFA World Cup, has announced the fifth season of the international children’s social project “Football for Friendship”. Within this project few events will be held: “Open Draw format”, “Friendship Relay”, “International Day of Football and Friendship”, 3-days training camp, “International Street Soccer Tournament”, “International Children’s Forum”. The main event will took place in St. Petersburg, Russia, from 26th of June to 3rd of July. For the first time Macedonia will take participation within this project, among 64 participating countries.

APRA Porter Novelli Macedonia is the main coordinator for Macedonia that is organizing all the promotional activities related to the participation of the Macedonian delegation within the project “Football for Friendship”.

Within the project, there will involved one young football player and one young journalist representative from each participating Country. The Young Ambassadors, representatives from Macedonia are Stefan Talevski, junior football player from FC “Pelister” and Simona Kostadinova, young journalist. The Brand Ambassador for Macedonia is the well-known Macedonian Olympic Swimming Athlete, Prof. Dr. Natasa Meskovska. The publishing house “Media Print Macedonia” and the television “TV Nova” are media supporters and official media partners from Macedonia.The main purpose of the project “Football for Friendship” is developing youth football, encouraging respect and tolerance toward different cultures and ethnicities among the children from all over the world. The key values promoted by this project are friendship, peace, health, equality, fairness, devotion, traditions, victory and honor.