Macedonia Program Updates

Last updated: November 28, 2018

Dr. Biljana Kostovska at a mobile eye screening camp in Skopje
November 28, 2018

“I am so happy to be a part of this noble cause with my colleagues. It is always fun to work with children, but being able to help them is the best feeling,”

November 2018 – After an eight hour day at Sistina Ophthalmology Clinic in Macedonia’s capital Skopje, Dr. Biljana Kostovska volunteers as a Lions Club member conducting eye screenings. She is one of the most renowned ophthalmologists in Macedonia and a leader among 15 doctors volunteering to conduct free eye screening for children between 3-8 years of age. 

Advancing Social Cohesion
June 13, 2018

Launched in 2017, Advancing Social Cohesion is a $1.3 million, four-year program designed to improve relationships by children and youth across ethnic, religious, and social divisions so the country can better withstand ethnic, social, and economic shocks without resorting to violence.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the Inaugration of the Concert Hall at  Lazo Micev Rale Music School in Kavadarci
May 21, 2018

USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Gretchen Birkle joined U.S. Defense Attaché Lieutenant Colonel Eric Rice, Mayor of Kavadarci Mitko Jancev, representatives of USAID’s Youth Ethnic Integration project, and members of the Kavardaci business community for a ribbon-cutting ceremony inaugurating a new concert hall and marking the completion of Lazo Micev Rale Music School’s renovation. The concert hall and school renovation were financed jointly by USAID and the U.S.

USAID Hosts Leadership Conference for the Youth of Macedonia
March 30, 2018

Today, March 30, 2018, USAID hosted a leadership conference on Macedonia’s Journey from Development to Self-Reliance, at MKC in Skopje. The half-day conference included inspirational talks by some of the best and brightest of Macedonia’s young talent, articulating their personal stories of success, and a panel discussion on “What does it take to be successful in Macedonia?”. The event wrapped up USAID’s commemoration of its 25 year anniversary in Macedonia.

Factoring Project
March 27, 2018

USAID’s Factoring project, in collaboration with the Economic Chamber of Macedonia, conducted the first conference on Factoring as a Financial Solution that Enables SMEs’ Growth at the Economic Chamber of Macedonia, Skopje.

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