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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 4:30pm

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Brock Bierman will travel to Kosovo, Macedonia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia February 14 - March 8. This will be Assistant Administrator Bierman's first visit to the region since joining USAID earlier this year.

While in Kosovo, Bierman will attend the 10th anniversary celebration of Kosovo's Independence, hosted by the Government of Kosovo. He will also meet with donors, entrepreneurs, and representatives from civil society and visit project sites. Bierman will then travel to Macedonia to meet with officials from the Government of Macedonia, civil society organizations, and representatives from the private sector. Discussions will focus on opportunities for strengthening private sector engagement, youth development, and support for independent media.

CEED Hub Skopje opening at a New Location
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 11:00am

January 26, 2018 - USAID’s Micro and Small Enterprises Project, co-funded by the Government of Switzerland, and implemented by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (CEED) Macedonia, reopened CEED Hub Skopje at a new location – the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering campus at St. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje.   

Factoring and Business Ecosystem Project Launch
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 12:30pm

USAID launched two new projects -- the Business Ecosystem Project and Factoring Project -- that will support micro, small and medium enterprises access diversified sources of finance.

Micro and Small Enterprises Project close out
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 11:45am

Today, December 20, USAID’s Micro and Small Enterprises Project (MSEP), co-funded by the Government of Switzerland and implemented by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (CEED) Macedonia, officially came to a close.   

Defending Human Rights Project Closeout
Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:15pm

On Monday, 18 December 2017, USAID’s Defending Human Rights Project (DHRP), implemented by the Macedonian Young Lawyers Association (MYLA), successfully concluded with a celebration of the project’s achievements with participants and stakeholders.

Tackling Air Pollution
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 11:00am

On December 14, 2017, USAID through its Civic Engagement Project (CEP) organized its second policy panel discussion on air quality protection, at the Continental Hotel, Skopje. Eighty representatives from civil society organizations, local and central government institutions, academia, international organizations, and the media participated in the event, providing their perspectives on an integrated approach to solving the problem of air pollution.

Platform of Civil Society Organizations for Fight Against Corruption
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 11:15am

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, the Platform of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) for Fight Against Corruption supported by USAID’s Civic Engagement Project (CEP) marked International Anti-Corruption Day (December 9) by organizing a conference titled, “State capture - political, social and economic interests”. Around eighty representatives from civil society organizations, the executive, legislative, and judicial authorities, as well as representatives from the donor community and media participated in the conference.

YEI Launch
Friday, November 24, 2017 - 11:00am

Today, November 24, 2017 at Hotel Alexander Palace, Skopje, USAID officially launched its Youth Ethnic Integration Project. The project will be implemented by the Macedonian Civic Education Center, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Science, other Macedonian educational institutions, and U.S. European Command. In attendance were U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia Jess Baily, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, and Minister of Education and Science Renata Deskoska, all of whom emphasized the importance of empowering young people to become active participants in their communities, and building strong relationships with their peers from different backgrounds.

Regulatory Issues in the Construction Sector
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 12:45pm

USAID’s Partnership for Better Business Regulation Project hosted a panel discussion on regulations affecting the field of spatial planning, construction land, and construction works, emphasizing challenges faced by construction companies in the country.

Second Edition of Speech4Teach
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 12:00pm

USAID's Readers are Leaders Project organized the second edition of its “Speech4Teach – Inspiration for Education” conference. Distinguished practicioners, writers, parents and children presented inspirational ideas on literacy and education. Among the speakers who shared their stories and ideas on education were Vesela Bogdanovikj, considered a Top 50 innovative educator worldwide, and actor Gorast Cvetkovski, who talked about his role as a parent in the digital era. The event commemorated ‘Book Month’ traditionally celebrated from October 15 – November 15 across schools in Macedonia.

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Last updated: January 12, 2018

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