North Macedonia Program Updates

Last updated: November 12, 2019

Mirjana Makedonska, Chief of Party of USAID’s Business Ecosystem Project and Kristijan Danilovski, co-founder and managing director at FX3X signing the MOU
November 7, 2019

USAID’s Business Ecosystem Project and FX3X will collaborate on increasing employment in the VFX and CG animation careers and developing the two trades. The Project and the company will co-finance a training program for visual effects and digital animation which will help its participants find employment in this rapidly growing industry.

February 21, 2019


“Initially, it wasn’t easy to get politicians to participate in debate shows. I’d like to think, we helped change that in North Macedonia. By the time we started airing season three, it was more common for politicians to come on debate shows and present their points of view, and take audience questions”.

Elections in Macedonia
January 11, 2019


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, the USAID Advancing Social Cohesion project is a four-year activity to improve relationships among children and youth across ethnicities, religions, and social divisions, and increase public awareness about ethnic integration and social cohesion. The project provides training to teachers, state educational inspectors, and pedagogical students on multicultural education. It also organizes outreach and sports activities for students from targeted primary schools across North Macedonia. Through 24 episodes of an innovative reality TV show, the project will highlight youth from diverse backgrounds working together to address common issues they face in their communities.