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North Macedonia

Population 2.1 million

North Macedonia is a candidate country for EU membership. The EU is the country’s primary political and economic partner, and its largest donor and investor. Cooperation and financial assistance covers a range of areas, making a lasting impact on people’s lives, business, and the environment.

 

North Macedonia, with the support of the EU, is undertaking a comprehensive improvements needed to progress towards EU membership, such as strengthening the rule of law and improving public administration. In this way, the EU is working with North Macedonia towards a more prosperous future for its citizens.

Opportunities

Education and training, Innovation and skills

2020 Erasmus accreditation in the field of Youth

Erasmus accreditations are a tool for organisations that want to open-up their activities to cross-border exchange and cooperation and are designed for organisations that plan to implement learning mobility activities on a regular basis. This call is launched in preparation of the European Union 2021-2027 Programme for education, training, youth and sport.

Funding opportunities
Universities & educational establishments
31/12/2021
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Competitiveness and growth, Economy

The European exchange programme for entrepreneurs

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) provides aspiring young entrepreneurs with the skills necessary to start and/or successfully run a small business. As a young entrepreneur you will exchange knowledge and business ideas with an experienced entrepreneur in another country, with whom you will stay and collaborate for a period of 1 to 6 months.

Jobs, internships & volunteering opportunities
Students & young people
31/12/2021
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Youth, Culture and youth, Media freedom, Democracy and fundamental rights

Youth4Regions – the programme for aspiring journalists

Youth4Regions is the European Commission programme helping journalism students and young journalists to discover what the EU is doing in their region. The programme will offer training courses on journalism and EU regional policy, a chance to receive mentorship, visits of EU affairs media headquarters and EU institutions and similar activities.

Training courses & educational programmes
Journalists & media organisations, Students & young people
12/07/2021
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Connectivity, Digitalisation, Civil society, Democracy and fundamental rights

Promoting digital agenda for Western Balkan CSOs

An EU co-funded project, the “Increasing Civic Engagement in the Digital Agenda – ICEDA”, has launched a call for applications to support civil society organisations (CSOs) to promote the Digital Agenda through a second small grants scheme.

Funding opportunities
Civil society organisations
30/06/2021
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Youth, Culture and youth, Media freedom, Democracy and fundamental rights

Call for storytelling workshop for young people

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, is organising a three-day interactive workshop on truth-seeking and reconciliation as an exercise in storytelling. The workshop will examine ways on how to avoid the trap of producing stories that trivialise war crimes and victims’ experiences and foster impunity.

Training courses & educational programmes
Journalists & media organisations, Students & young people
20/06/2021
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Youth, Culture and youth, Media freedom, Democracy and fundamental rights

Open call for “Balkan Messengers” training course

The training course “Balkan Messengers- The Role of Media in Creating Alternative Narratives” is open to young people aged 18 to 30 from Kosovo, North Macedonia and Serbia. The course is designed to assist youth activists in using new media (podcasts, memes, videos) to combat nationalism, sexism, and homophobia.

Training courses & educational programmes
Journalists & media organisations, Students & young people

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Latest news

North Macedonia
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EU cashback encourages energy efficient home upgrades in in Serbia and North Macedonia

11 June 2021
Albania + 5
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Commissioner Várhelyi at Tirana Summit with the Western Balkans leaders

11 June 2021
North Macedonia
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Innovative Western Balkans tech ideas join EIT Jumpstarter programme

10 June 2021
Albania + 5
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New call for Young European Ambassadors

9 June 2021
North Macedonia
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EIDHR launches a series of documentaries, “Do We Resemble the EU”

4 June 2021
Albania + 5
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Political agreement on €14.2 billion Pre-Accession Assistance Instrument

4 June 2021
Kosovo + 2
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EU disburses a further €460 million to mitigate economic fallout of COVID-19

2 June 2021
Albania + 5
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The RCC presents winners of the BALKATHON 2.0 competition

2 June 2021
Albania + 5
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Young designer from Albania wins Berlin Process logo competition

2 June 2021
Albania + 5
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Training programme for CSOs in the Western Balkans and Turkey

2 June 2021
Albania + 4
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Grants for promoting digital agenda for Western Balkan CSOs

28 May 2021
Albania + 5
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Open call for storytelling workshop for young people

28 May 2021
Kosovo + 2
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Open call for “Balkan Messengers” training course

28 May 2021
Albania + 5
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Over €2 billion from EU to support culture, including Western Balkans

28 May 2021
North Macedonia
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EBRD and EU to boost competitiveness of SMEs in North Macedonia

26 May 2021
Albania + 5
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EU invests an additional €40 million to help ease impact of COVID-19 crisis

20 May 2021
Albania + 5
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Western Balkan Youth Talks: how can the EU connect better with youth?

11 May 2021
Albania + 4
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EU Cohesion policy: EUSAIR kicks-off its 6th Annual Forum

11 May 2021
Albania + 5
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#EuropeDay – the EU throws open its virtual doors!

7 May 2021
Albania + 5
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Commissioner Várhelyi travels to the Western Balkans as first EU funded vaccines arrive

3 May 2021
Albania + 5
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EU Open Data Days – Shaping our future with open data

30 April 2021
Albania + 5
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EU and EFSE unleash additional €40 million in response to the pandemic

30 April 2021
Albania + 5
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TAIEX flagship event: taking the European Green Deal beyond EU borders

29 April 2021
Albania + 5
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The EU supports Western Balkans with a new project on prevention of radicalisation

23 April 2021
Albania + 5
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The EU and Austria secure COVID-19 vaccines for the Western Balkans

23 April 2021
Albania + 5
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The Power of a Hashtag – Online Youth Activism Event

13 April 2021
Albania + 5
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Balkan Trafik festival celebrates its 15th anniversary online

13 April 2021
North Macedonia
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EBRD and EU to boost the competitiveness of small businesses in North Macedonia

5 April 2021
Albania + 5
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Erasmus+ brings over €26.2 billion to support mobility and cooperation

31 March 2021
North Macedonia
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Jean Monnet Media Award

30 March 2021
Montenegro
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COVID-19: EU delivers medical items to Montenegro and North Macedonia

29 March 2021
North Macedonia
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EIB to boost green investments and economic recovery of North Macedonia

17 March 2021
Albania + 5
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New Youth Newsroom for young journalists in South East Europe and Turkey

17 March 2021
Albania + 5
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EFSE facilitates prizes and visibility for women entrepreneurs in tech

5 March 2021
Albania + 5
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EU and UN Women address the violence against women in the Western Balkans

5 March 2021
Albania + 5
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RCC webinars on tourism products for new markets

5 March 2021
North Macedonia
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Tax responsibility is a two-way street

4 March 2021
North Macedonia
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RYCO and EU Fund New Projects in North Macedonia

2 March 2021
Albania + 5
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RCC awards six innovative digital solution projects on tourism in the Western Balkans

2 March 2021
Albania + 5
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Skills gap growing in EU neighbourhood

24 February 2021
North Macedonia
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New Europe Houses opened in North Macedonia

22 February 2021
Albania + 4
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European Research Council kicks off Horizon Europe for 2021

22 February 2021
Albania + 5
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EU supports vaccination efforts in the Western Balkans

19 February 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina + 4
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EU launches the secretariat of a new initiative for coal regions in transition

19 February 2021
North Macedonia
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Belgrade and Skopje candidates for the European Green Capital 2023 Award

18 February 2021
Albania + 5
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RYCO and EU fund new project in Montenegro

18 February 2021
Montenegro + 2
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Coronavirus: EU sends further medical material to neighbouring countries

11 February 2021
Albania + 5
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Applications now open for 2021 EU Award for Roma integration

8 February 2021
Kosovo + 2
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High school debates crossing borders in the Western Balkans

5 February 2021
Albania + 5
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The EIB Group boosts financing for the Western Balkans in 2020

3 February 2021
North Macedonia
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EU Delegation in North Macedonia launches new campaign for young people

3 February 2021
Albania + 5
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Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) launches the 2021 Social Cohesion Award to recognise outstanding social action in Europe

22 January 2021
North Macedonia
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EU Delegation joins global campaign for the elimination of violence against women

22 December 2020
North Macedonia
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Happy first birthday, Europe House!

22 December 2020
Albania + 4
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The Regional Cooperation Council and UNDP launch Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative

10 December 2020
North Macedonia
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High Representative / Vice-President Josep Borrell met with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev

22 October 2020
North Macedonia
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High Representative / Vice-President Josep Borrell met with Foreign Minister Osmani

28 September 2020
North Macedonia
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The EU Delegation to the Republic of North Macedonia condemns the attacks against LGBTI activist Bekim Asani

12 August 2020
North Macedonia
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Team Europe: fighting the pandemic and infodemic in Western Balkans, including North Macedonia

6 August 2020

Key milestones

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2009

October

First recommendation to open accession negotiations

2009

December

Entry into force of visa liberalisation

2018

April

Commission recommends opening of accession negotiations

2018

June

The Council sets out the path towards opening accession negotiations

2020

March

EU decided to open accession negotiations

2020

July

Presentation of the draft negotiating framework to the Member States

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