North Macedonia Program Updates

Last updated: July 11, 2019

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.

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.