Today the official Press Conference for announcing the results of GENERALKA WEEKEND 2023 was held at our partner´s PIVARA SKOPJE new offices. All of our partners – Pivara Skopje, PAKOMAK, Nula Otpad and Sparkasse – as well as the Minister of Agriculture Ljupcho Nikolovski joined us to listen to the announcements presented by the Minister of Environment Kaja Shukova

The results are remarkable:

51 Municipalities and National Park Shar Planina were actively engaged in GW23

304 locations were cleaned.

more than 300 schools and kindergartens were involved.

15.811 participants contributed by collecting in total. 

252.681kg of waste.

The Minister of Agriculture confirmed to dedicate 25.000 trees in this year´s plantation action in fall for the SONCHEVA GORA plantations across Macedonia! 

This is all only possible through the engagement of the employees of the municipalities and their mayors, communal waste workers, schools, kindergartens, pensionists, NGOs and activists, private companies, and farmers! 

We can all be proud of what we have achieved this year and let’s keep up the spirit of GENERALKA WEEKEND for the whole year, until we meet again for GENERALKA WEEKEND 24 on 10. – 12. MAY 2024! 

Thank you very much!


With 53 Municipalities, already more than 16.000 registered SONCHEVI PIONERI, GENERALKA WEEKEND 2023 was the biggest environmental action ever held on the entire balkans. Together with our partners from Pivara Skopje, Pakomak and with the support of Nula Otpad, Sparkasse Banka, the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Agriculture, MAN AND MOUNTAIN organised this event with more than 450 schools.

In cooperation with Represent Communications, our team produced a two hours+ live broadcast on the incredible vivid facebook group of GENERALKA WEEKEND.

Man and Mountain is Official Partner of National Park Sar Planina

from left to right: Hannes (MAM), Gordana (MAM), Ibrahim Dehari (National Park Sar Planina)

Today the director of National Park Šar Planina Mr. Ibrahim Dehari and Gordana Sofija and Hannes Jaeckl from Man And Mountain signed the Memorandum for strategic collaboration until the year 2031.

This collaboration not only covers activities arround the GENERALKA WEEKEND and SONCHEVA GORA but also developing waste disposal system as well as touristic strategies in and around the National Park Šar Planina and it’s sorrounding municipalities.

From today on we make our hands dirty together and create a green perspective for us and future generations in our country


Yes, it’s on again! From 12. – 14. May 2023 in more than 45 Municipalities in North Macedonia: The biggest spring cleaning party of the country! Our friends and partners from PIVARA SKOPJE, PAKOMAK and SPARKASSE joined us again in this year to kick off the biggest volunteer driven environment action on the whole Balkans:

Schoolkids, NGOs, pensionists, students, Sports Clubs, Mountaineers, Divers, employees of Kommunalno, Municipalities, Government, Embassies, Companies and even the Armee join us again to clean the waste of the past to create a green perspective for us and future generations in our country!

And there’s a lot coming up within the next weeks:

  • We introduce all participating Municipalities on our
    Facebook Group – and
    Instagram Profile –
  • We will update all events, so you can easily find the “where and when can I join” in your town
  • Check out our Flyers and Posters this year – contribute with your ideas and win big time present baskets from our partners!
  • Keep your phone close – we prepare a huge online event for the 12. May!

…. and so much more to come – stay tuned – keep on checking our channels and be ready to MAKE YOURSELF DIRTY AND CLEAN 🧹+🌱+🌞+🇲🇰=😃



We are very happy to announce that the Ministry of Agriculture together with National Forestry has fulfilled their promise to dedicate one tree for every 10 kg of trash that we all collected together with more than 8.400 volunteers, 190 Organisations in 26 Municipalities in North Macedonia during the GENERALKA WEEKEND 2022.  

From left to right: Minister of Environment Naser Nuredini, Gordana Sofija and Hannes Jaeckl

The Ministry of Agriculture together with National Forestry with the support of the Ministry of Environment, Pivara Skopje and Pakomak have planted nearly 40.000 trees on more than 380.000m2 of land on two locations near Veles and Petrovec (Skopje).  

From left to right: Minister of Agriculture Ljubcho Nikolovski, Hannes Jaeckl and Gordana Sofija

We want to thank all participants of the GENERALKA WEEKEND as well as all supporters of SONCHEVA GORA and we are looking forward to seeing you again on 12.-14. May 2023 for the GENERALKA WEEKEND 2023

Let’s make our selfs dirty and clean our country from the waste of the past and create a green perspective for us and future generations!

All drone recordings are made by:

SONCHEVA GORA – Tree Plantation 2022

from left to right: Hannes, Gordana and Minister of Agriculture Mr. Ljupcho Nikolovski

On the 2nd of June 2022, we Man and Mountain in the name of all SONCHEVI PIONERI of Macedonia signed memorandum with the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Mr. Ljupco NIkolovski and Director of National Forestry Valentin Gruevski about planting trees. For every 10 kg of collected waste during the GENERALKA WEEKEND from 2021 – 2031 the Ministry of Agriculture will dedicate one tree in their annual plantation plans together with the National Forestry for the next 10 years.

from left to right: Minister Ljupcho Nikolovski and Director of National Forestry Mr. Valentin Gruevski

This year they will plant on two locations: Petrovec (Skopje) and Veles.

During the last two years SONCHEVI PIONERI collected more than 360.000 kg of wasteduring the GENERALKA WEEKENDS.

So in this year we plant a breathtaking number of nearly 40.000 trees. These forests will be officially named SONCHEVA GORA.


Opening Event in Skopje / Vodno

Our hearts are full of joy and pride when we saw all the numbers of this year’s GENERALKA WEEKEND. We broke all records and wrote history to enable a better future. We all did this together because we are people with different political, etnical, social and educational backgrounds, but what unites us is the country that we live in, the air that we breath and the water that we drink.

And these are the numbers:·

26 participating Municipalities from 6.-8. May 2022
o 8.212 participants 
o Total collected waste in three days: 186.748kg
o Selected Plastic: 7.249kg
o Selected Paper: 4.897kg
o Selected Glass: 397kg
o Selected Cans: 60kg
o Bulky Waste: 12.280kg
o Mixed Waste: 56.675kg
o Other Waste (illegal landfills): 105.190kg

Thank to our friends and partners, who made GENERALKA WEEKEND happen:
Pivara Skopje
Ministry of Environment
Ministry of Agriculture
All mayors and directors of Komunalna and environment inspectors from all participating municipalities
Kids and teachers from more than 40 schools
Firefighters, NGOs, pensionists, sports clubs and everyone who made his/her hands dirty to clean!

We are proud about your trust and next time we will make it better, bigger and greater! This was the second year of GENERALKA WEEKEND and we have 8 more years to go to clean our country.

We are all SONCHEVI PIONERI – lets recycle the waste of the past into a green future – for all of us 🙂

Impressions from 6. May 2022
Impressions from 7. May 2022
Impressions from the 8. May 2022


This is the actual list of all locations that will be cleaned during the GENERALKA WEEKEND 2022:

6. May 2022

Aerodrom: 6. May +

8am till 12pm

  • OOU “Ljuben Lape” and the Kindergarden “Bambi”
  • OOU “Gjorgjija Pulevski” and kindergarden “Srnichka”
  • OOU “Lazo Angeleski” and Kindergarden “Buba Mara” and the kids Street
  • Shopping Center “Lisice”

Berovo: 6. May +

Starting Time: 9:00

  • From Manastir to Saint Bogorodica 
  • City Park river from both sides
  • Paket Market – Lovno
  • Path on Berovo lake
  • Circle path towards Calipso

Bitola: 6. May +

10 am till 2 pm

  • Street: Industriska across Star Progres and Bitolatex (ул.Индустриска наспроти стар Прогрес и Битолатекс)
  • Street Kocho Racin (left side) (ул.Кочо Рацин – лева страна)
  • The road toward village Bistrica near MV Schwarz (Пат за село Бистрица кај мв Шварц)
  • ARM
  • Village. Bukovo (с.Буково)
  • Street. Bataljon Stiv Naumov near The Beauties (ул. Баталјон Стив Наумов кај Убавиците)
  • All central elementary and highs schools

City of Skopje | Pivara Skopje on Vodno: 6. May 

09:00 – 14:00

Gjorce Petrov: 6. May +

Start: 10 am

  • Hrom Poljana
  • Jurija near the hospital “St. Lazar”
  • Dame Gruev near Kokta buildings 50 and 52

Kavardarci: 6. May +

9am to 12pm

Gathering place: Main Square

  • Street: “Gjore Brushanski” (Kavadarecki Dol)
  • Street: “Gjorgji Sokolov” with North Bulevar (Teniss playgroung, buildings Belka)
  • Street: “Klinska” Kalnica

Kratovo: 6. May +


  • Central region (protected)
  • Sport terrains
  • Educational institutions
  • Kej of Kratovska Reka 

Kriva Palanka: 6. May +

Time 9:00 – 11:00

  • 53 locations

Kriva Palanka TEPSIJA: 6. May +

Time 12:00 – 13:30

  • New Main Square 

Krusevo: 6. May 2022 +

11 am

  • Gumenje
  • Elementary School Nikola Karev
  • „Kaj Klupata“ 

Kumanovo: 6. May 2022 +

  • Riverbank from both sides of the river Kumanovska
  • Big wild depony 

Veles: 6. May 2022 

(Possible new dates and locations)

  • River Babuna
  • Lake Mladost

Saraj: 6. May +

9 am

  • Matka

Tearce: 6. May +

Start: 11am infront of the participating schools

  • Village Tearce – OOU „Kiril Pejchinovik”
  • Village Nerashte – OOU “Ismail Kjemali”
  • Village Odri – OOU “Faik Konica”
  • Village Glogji – OOU „Asdreni“
  • Village Slatino – OOU „Ekrem Chabej”
  • Village Leshok – OOU „Kiril Pejchinovikj”
  • Village Neproshteno – OOU „Ekjrem Chabej”
  • Village Dobroshte – OOU „Faik Konica“

Valandovo: 6. May +

10 am

  • City Valandovo (place called „Suva Reka” till the place called “Stranec” with gathering place on the location itelf 

Град Валандово (место викано „Сува река“ па се до место викано „Странец“ со збирно место на самата локација)

  • Udovo (true all place with gathering there)
    Удово (низ цело населено место со збирно место во паркот во самото населено место)


7. May

Bitola: 7. May +

  • 3 wastelands (They will send us the locations additionally)

Bosilovo: 7. May +

8 am infront the Municipality Building

  • Monastery “Sent Kliment and Naum”, village Hamzali

Demir Kapija: 7. May +

  • Entrance of Demir Kapija (enter of the E750 highway)
  • Left esplanade of river Boshava from the new bridge to the entrance of the river Vardar
  • Path to the depandance (fishery Aquatica)

Gjorce Petrov: 7. May +

  • Kross in village Kuchkovo (organized transport)

Gostivar: 7. May +

Time: 9:30 – 12:30 

Gathering Place in front of the Municipality building

  • High School Economy
  • City Hospital
  • Big Market
  • Culture Home

Ohrid: 7. May 2022 +

Starting point: 10am at the Beach Gorica

  • Backyards of the all highschools and the sorroundings
  • Line from Hotel Park to the former Child Clinic

Prilep: 7. May +

From 8am till 12pm

Gathering place: Parking Lot near the lake

  • Komplex “Artificial Lake” Prilep

Stip: 7. May +

9 am

Gathering place: Municipality building

  • Sonchev Grad neighbourhood Duzlak (Населба Сончев Град (Дузлак))
  • Pedestrian path in the part near Banja Kezovica (Novo Selo) (Пешачка патека во делот кај Бања Кежовица (Ново Село))
  • Street. Kosovska (Near Antenna) (ул. Косовска (Кај Антената))

Tetovo: 7. May +

9:30 am

  • Green Parks
  • Banja
  • Tetovchanka
  • Te Medicine ne
  • Industriska
  • Kale from Tetovo

Veles: 7. May?? (Possible new dates and locations)

  • River Babuna
  • Lake Mladost

8. May 2022

Gevgelija: 8. May

9:00 Start time

  • Archeological site Vardarski Rid
  • Novo Petlje entrance of the city between the rails and Zimov (green surface)
  • Former Kasarna

Konče 8. May

10 am

  • Lake Mantovo
  • The holiday houses and villas around

Strumica: 8. May

9 am

  • Industrial Zone (Behing BONI Integradba)  Street. Agroberza


9. May 2022

Debar: 9. May 2022 +

9 am

  • Debar Lake (meeting point)

17.-18. May 2022

Shuto Orizari: 17.-18. May

  • From Stovariste Dzidi Komerc to Poranesna Pretovarna Stanica   


So, what’s that?

Share your stories, fotos and experiences with us! Show us where you cleaned – what you cleaned – how it looked before and after your action! Let the world see, what SONCHEVI PIONERI are capable of! Show how you change the world and how your effort made an impact on our environment!

Be an idol – share your story!


Generalka Weekend Participating Municipalities

We are very happy to announce the final list of municipalities that will participate in the Generalka Weekend 2022:

6. May 2022
Aerodrom (Skopje) Berovo
Grad Skopje Kavadarci
Kriva Palanka
Saraj (Skopje)
Veles Valandovo

7. May 2022
Demir Kapija

8. May 2022
Gjorce Petrov (Skopje)

9.-18. May 2022
Debar – 9. May
Shuto Orizari – 17.-18. May