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Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:30pm

(Kjafasan, North Macedonia) To facilitate trade and transport and enhance cross-border cooperation between North Macedonia and Albania, the U.S. Government, through USAID, is assisting the customs administrations of both countries to develop a joint border crossing point at the largest crossing between them: Kjafasan – Qafë Thanë. Joint border crossings significantly reduce the time to move goods across borders, and establishing them is a critical step to better prepare these countries for economic integration into the EU.

In support of the Bilateral Framework Agreement on establishing Joint Border Crossing Points signed by Prime Ministers Rama and Zaev, the U.S. Government will partner with both governments to strengthen the capacity of their customs administrations to perform joint border controls in line with international standards and best practices.

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.

Studens performance at the close out event
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 12:15pm

Promoting Interethnic Integration Throughout Macedonia: On March 15, 2017, over 1,200 teachers, parents, students, school administrators, municipal leaders, and Ministry of Education officials from all corners of Macedonia celebrated the accomplishments of USAID's Interethnic Integration in Education Project (IIEP), a five year initiative that is coming to a close. The project reached all of Macedonia's 430+ primary and secondary schools, establishing nearly 400 partnerships between schools of different languages of instruction; training over 20,000 teachers to engage with diversity; and reaching tens of thousands of students through school- or community-level activities contributing to better interethnic understanding. In addition, 63 schools were renovated with the funding from the U.S. European Command, leveraged with the Ministry of Education and municipalities' resources, benefiting 46,000 students and 5,000 teachers across the country. While ethnic integration requires an ongoing effort, the massive engagement and support for IIEP's activities proved that ethnic integration is both needed and possible

Third International Climate Change Conference
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 11:45am

More than 150 participants, including national and international experts, decision-makers, civil society organizations from the country and the region, scientists and practitioners in the field of climate change adaptation and mitigation, experts on sustainable development and representatives from the private sector came together today to agree a collective way forward on how to tackle climate change at the Third International Climate Change Conference in Skopje.

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