Our very own Ilina was declared European Woman of the Year.
The Delegation of the European Union in Skopje declared the Macedonian artist and mountaineer, Ilina Arsova for "European Woman of the Year".
Ilina was represented by the Ambassador of Germany, Anke Holstein. Besides her, the doctor also participated in the selection Maja Mojsova-Mijovska - represented by the Ambassador of Croatia, Nives Tigan; the entrepreneur Natalia Burgieva - represented by the Ambassador of the European Union, David Gere; the director Dina Duma - represented by the Ambassador of Sweden Christine Forsgren Bengtson; the director of the National Gallery Dita Starova Qerimi - represented by the Ambassador of Romania, Monica Axinte.
Ambassador Holstein described Ilina as an alpine climber, environmental activist, woman rights fighter and above all, someone that is able to make important changes and leave her mark on this world.
In her very own words, Ilina said a message to all women and young girls, ‘Being an ice-breaker is not easy, at all, but it is very rewarding in the end. No dream is unreachable and no goal is impossible’.