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January 30, 2015

Distinguished guests, I’m honored to be here today to speak about the fight against corruption, an issue that is increasingly vital in Central and Eastern Europe. Looking around the room, I see that we are a diverse group – civil society, government officials, journalists, judges, diplomats – and everyone cares deeply about combatting corruption. We also share profound concern about the people and the future of Macedonia, and are committed to working together in the fight against corruption.

In our interconnected world, the harmful impacts of corruption are global – it is a massive tax on the private sector, which in turn hinders poverty reduction and limits global growth. The World Bank estimates that people around the world pay more than $1 trillion in bribes every year. That’s right, a one with 12 zeroes behind it; a number which is difficult to comprehend. The European Commission recently found that corruption costs the European Union as a whole 120 billion euros every single year. That’s more than 10 times Macedonia’s GDP.

December 12, 2012

Skopje - The Job Club at the Center for Employment in Prilep was today re-opened following assistance with renovation and equipping from USAID Youth Employability Skills Network Project. This is one of six job clubs that were renovated and equipped in the Centers for Employment in different municipalities throughout the country. USAID, through the Project, has provided resource materials and books, as well as IT equipment and new furniture with a total value of about 8.000 USD per Job Club, or more than 48.000 USD for all 6 job clubs.

December 12, 2012

Skopje - Today, the USAID Roma Education Project, together with partner primary schools from Skopje, Prilep and Kumanovo, organized an event to mark the successful completion of the first round of small school intercultural initiatives. These activities were designed as part of school extracurricular activities where students from mixed ethnic origin worked together in learning more about customs and traditions in different cultures. Such activities enabled greater student interaction and inclusive school environment.

December 12, 2012

 

Start date:  December 2012                                                                                                        
End date: until June 2015             
Project budget: $949,684             
Implementer: Macedonian Civic Education Centre (MCEC)

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November 29, 2012

Skopje - Today, the USAID Interethnic Integration in Education Project, together with Mite Bogoevski and Braka Miladinovci primary schools  and the municipalities of Resen and Demir Hisar, organized ribbon cutting ceremonies to mark the successful completion of renovations at these schools. The school refurbishments, supported by the United States European Command (EUCOM) and USAID, created better learning environments for interethnic integration in education.

November 27, 2012

Skopje - The Job Club at the Center for Employment in Gostivar was today re-opened following assistance with renovation and equipping from USAID Youth Employability Skills Network Project. This is one of six job clubs that were renovated and equipped in the Centers for Employment in different municipalities throughout the country. USAID, through the Project, has provided resource materials and books, as well as IT equipment and new furniture with a total value of about 8.000 USD per Job Club, or more than 48.000 USD for all 6 job clubs.

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