North Macedonia Program Updates

Speeches Shim

Last updated: May 30, 2019

March 3, 2017

Start date:  December 2011
End date:  March 31, 2017

Implementer:  Macedonian Civic Education Center in partnership with other local NGOs


November 18, 2016

Today at Hub Skopje, in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week the USAID 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, awarded certificates to 34 young entrepreneurs who successfully completed the Hub's acceleration programs.


Women's forum
November 30, 2009

The Microfinance Development Credit Authority (DCA) is a 15-year loan portfolio guaranty that supports microenterprises or individuals in sectors that need access to working capital and investment loans to start or expand their operations.

Anisa Plakaj, left, and Sofija Matovska paint graffiti

October 2018 — Most schools in Macedonia are not ethnically integrated. If a school is in an ethnically diverse community, often the school will operate in shifts, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Each shift delivers instruction in a different language.

Children of the same age who attend the same school but are from from different ethnicities might never have the opportunity to interact with one another. With limited exposure to children from other ethnicities, students end up having prejudices about their peers from different ethnic backgrounds.

 Reading and writing Braille enabled Barbara Vasilevska to learn at a much faster pace

Hailing from Bitola, a small town in southwestern Macedonia, Barbara Vasilevska was diagnosed with eye nerve atrophy at the tender age of 7. Her parents were very concerned about her education prospects and wondered if there was a special school she could go to in her town, if she would be able to cope without additional support, and if she would be one of the only children in Bitola with this problem.