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North Macedonia

Population 1.8 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

Democracy and fundamental rights

Launch of the award in the Western Balkans and Türkiye: Most Roma Friendly Mayor Award 2024

The "Most Roma Friendly Mayor" Award, in its fourth edition in the Western Balkans and Türkiye, honors local authorities promoting equality and Roma inclusion. Municipalities compete for the title, with winners from seven countries attending a special event in Brussels during Roma Week 2024. The award highlights empowerment and dialogue between municipalities and Roma communities, aiming to foster positive attitudes towards Roma inclusion. Winners are chosen by an independent jury through a questionnaire, with the competition open until 29 February 2024.

Awards and competitions
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29/02/2024 at 23:59 CET/CEST
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Culture and youth

2024 call for Creative Europe Networks open

The Creative Europe Networks call will foster projects implemented by networks of organisations with membership in multiple countries that have a shared mission, governance rules, members' rights, and obligations

Funding opportunities
Artists & culture organisations, Civil society organisations
07/03/2024
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Latest news

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YEA participate at the “Empowered together” – local youth councils in the western balkan region” activity

21 December 2023
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YEAs join “The future on hold” panel discussion at the University of Regensburg

21 December 2023
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Young European Ambassadors Summit – European Year of Skills

18 December 2023
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European Commission announces additional €680 million investment package for the Western Balkans under the Economic and Investment Plan

13 December 2023
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Screening meetings completed as part of screening process with Albania and North Macedonia

8 December 2023
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European Training Foundation launches #MySkills4You initiative to empower youth in EU neighbourhood

8 December 2023
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Erasmus+ supported 26,000 projects and 1.2 million learning mobility opportunities in 2022, annual report shows

8 December 2023
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COP28: North Macedonia: EIB Global co-signs Joint Declaration on the Just Transition Investment Platform

8 December 2023
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Centralized Repository for All Webalkans Newsletters

4 December 2023
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BIRN to Support Development of Masters Programme in Investigative Journalism

24 November 2023
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Introducing the upgraded Erasmus+ App!

24 November 2023
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YEAs Contribute to Brave New Media Forum

23 November 2023
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YEAs participate in the Balkan Economic Forum

23 November 2023
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Fact Sheets for the Western Balkans’ New Growth Plan now Accessible on the webalkans.eu website’s publications section

23 November 2023
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YEAs Take Part in Born2run Race in Kumanovo, North Macedonia

15 November 2023
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Public Discussion on “Local Youth Councils” in Kavadarci

15 November 2023
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36th Project Financiers’ Group (PFG) meeting, 9 November 2023

15 November 2023
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RCC presents the third edition of public opinion survey on security issues SecuriMeter

15 November 2023
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Creative FLIP organises conference to showcase its results

10 November 2023
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EIB and European Commission to triple advisory support for the Western Balkans under the JASPERS programme

10 November 2023
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Statement by President von der Leyen on the 2023 Enlargement Package and the new Growth Plan for the Western Balkans

8 November 2023
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Commission adopts 2023 Enlargement package

8 November 2023
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Commission presents a new Growth Plan for the Western Balkans including €6 billion in grants and loans to accelerate economic convergence with the EU

8 November 2023
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2024 call for Creative Europe Networks open

3 November 2023
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Creative Europe 2024 calls for Platforms and Pan-European Cultural Entities open

3 November 2023
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Erasmus+ Days 2023: more than 9,000 local events celebrated learning and diversity

2 November 2023
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RCC ESAP 2: Western Balkan enforcement authorities explore cyprus’ approach to undeclared and discuss platform work

1 November 2023
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Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with Dimitar Kovachevski, Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia

30 October 2023
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President von der Leyen in the Western Balkans to present details of the Growth Plan for the region

29 October 2023
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EU Investigative Journalism Awards 2023: Meet the Winners

27 October 2023
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Creative Europe call for European cooperation projects open

27 October 2023
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RCC opens applications for butterfly innovation award 2023

27 October 2023
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YEAs AL participate in the Civil Society Forum of the Western Balkans

20 October 2023
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Apply now for second call for residency hosts under Culture Moves Europe

20 October 2023
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Big interest from small businesses for EU support in the Western Balkans

19 October 2023
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The Western Balkans Six leader signed an agreement under the Common Regional Market (CRM) Action Plan’s mobility agenda

18 October 2023
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YEAs from Albania meet President von der Leyen at EU House Tirana

17 October 2023
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Opening remarks by President von der Leyen at the Berlin Process Summit

16 October 2023
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Opening of 2024 Erasmus+ European Universities call

12 October 2023
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Regional EU Awards for Best Investigative Journalism Announced

12 October 2023
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WB Youth Forum 2023 in Tirana: Empowering Youth to Act on Berlin Declaration

12 October 2023
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Launching the Digital for Development Hub for the Western Balkans

6 October 2023
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BIRN Journalist Frosina Dimeska Wins EU Investigative Award

6 October 2023
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Culture Moves Europe call for artists opens again

6 October 2023
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The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) presents winners of the fourth Western Balkans online competition for the best digital solutions, BALKATHON 4.0

5 October 2023
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Sarajevo hosts the sixth Western Balkans Digital Summit

5 October 2023
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Applications are open for 36,000 young people born in 2005 to receive a free travel pass thank to DiscoverEU

4 October 2023
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New European Bauhaus: applications open for 2024 edition of NEB Prizes

4 October 2023
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Decrease of data roaming fees between the Western Balkans and the EU

2 October 2023
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Open4Business is open for registration

29 September 2023
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The second RISE Regional Forum for Social Entrepreneurs held in Skopje

22 September 2023
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North Macedonia: EIB Global provides a €1 million technical assistance grant to boost the rollout of green financing for SMEs

22 September 2023
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Skopje recommended to become the European Capital of Culture 2028

20 September 2023
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EU Beach Clean Up of Lake Prespa

18 September 2023
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62 new VET projects selected under the 2023 capacity building call

14 September 2023
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2023 State of the Union Address by President von der Leyen

13 September 2023
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EBRD supports North Macedonia’s public utility

25 August 2023
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Regional Call for Civil Society Projects Supporting Youth

3 August 2023
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SOCIEUX+ forges new partnerships in the Western Balkans

28 July 2023
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Winners Announced: 3 Best Entries of the Berlin Logo Competition 2023 Awarded by RYCO, Albanian and German Governments

28 July 2023
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Support for regional cooperation among Western Balkan business people has risen from 69% last year, to 74%

28 July 2023
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YEA meet with journalists from Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia

27 July 2023
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Grant agreement for the solar plant in Oslomej signed

20 July 2023
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Regional Cooperation Council published the results of Balkan Barometer

20 July 2023
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North Macedonia: EIB Global unlocks €100 million of EU investment with Development Bank of North Macedonia to boost green transformation of SMEs

20 July 2023
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YEAs Organize Panel Discussion in Skopje, North Macedonia, Advocating Against Unpaid Internships

19 July 2023
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A YEA Pop-Up Event at the University of Regensburg Draws Interest from EU Students

19 July 2023
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Screening of Resources, agriculture and cohesion cluster kicks off with Albania and North Macedonia

19 July 2023
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RCC, EESC set to deepen civil society and youth engagement in region’s reform processes

14 July 2023
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RCC’s trademark digital competition – BALKATHON 4.0 – is on! apply now!

14 July 2023
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New investments given green light at WBIF 4th Operational Board

14 July 2023
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Call for EU Investigative Journalism Award 2023 is now closed

7 July 2023
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RCC and DG NEAR organize a high-level conference on cybersecurity in the Western Balkans

7 July 2023
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€3.6 million for cooperation between Serbia and North Macedonia

6 July 2023
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North Macedonia joins the LIFE programme for environment and climate action

4 July 2023
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Erasmus+: New funding for European Universities alliances boosts cooperation in higher education

3 July 2023
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Digital Europe Programme opens to candidate countries Montenegro, North Macedonia, Albania, and Serbia to access calls for funding

3 July 2023
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European Commission launched an additional €2.1 billion investment package for the Western Balkans under the Economic and Investment Plan

3 July 2023
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RCC Receives Annual Prespa Forum Dialogue 2023 Award

22 June 2023
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MADE OF US: A Remarkable Adventure Successfully Comes to an End!

20 June 2023
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BIRN Macedonia Holds Digital Rights Training for Journalists

16 June 2023
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Closing the screening meetings of Competitiveness and Inclusive Growth cluster with Albania and North Macedonia

16 June 2023
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WeBalkans at the European Youth Event 2023 in Strasbourg

13 June 2023
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The EU disburses €450 million to the Western Balkans partners delivering on the Energy Support Package for the region

12 June 2023
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The final conference of the ‘EU Support to the WB6 CIF’ project

9 June 2023
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Commission wraps up roundtable meetings with cultural and creative sectors

8 June 2023
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No Borders orchestra is the champion of regional cooperation for 2022

7 June 2023
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President Ursula von der Leyen Presents Growth Plan for the Western Balkans at GLOBSEC 2023 Bratislava Forum

6 June 2023
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Keynote speech by President von der Leyen at the GLOBSEC 2023 Bratislava Forum

2 June 2023
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35th WBIF Project Financiers’ Group (PFG) Meeting, 24-25 May 2023

2 June 2023
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How Creative Europe aims to go green

1 June 2023
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2023 Young European Heritage Makers competition announced

26 May 2023
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President of North Macedonia Official Visit to the RYCO Superschools Exchange in Skopje

26 May 2023
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High Representative Borrell and Commissioner Johansson host high-level ministerial conference on the Roadmap to comprehensive Small Arms and Light Weapons control in the Western Balkans

17 May 2023
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Connecting Europe: Commission signs high-level agreements with Western Balkans to improve transport links

17 May 2023
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Connectivity Summit “Sustainable Links-Stronger Economy”

17 May 2023
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Launch of new project to enhance judicial cooperation within and with the Western Balkans

17 May 2023
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New opportunities for vulnerable communities through the socially responsible public procurement

17 May 2023
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Boosting private sector finance for investments under Global Gateway and Economic and Investment Plans

17 May 2023
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Commissioner Oliver Várhelyi in Bulgaria to participate in the “EU meets the Balkans” Forum

15 May 2023
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Calls Opens for EU Investigative Journalism Award 2023

10 May 2023
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YEAs at Europe Day 2023 in Brussels

10 May 2023
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€3 million project Perform Europe 2 to make sustainable touring a reality

5 May 2023
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Moderate progress of the Western Balkan economies regarding the European pillar of social rights

5 May 2023
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European Union launches the third phase of its Roma Integration programme in partnership with the Council of Europe

4 May 2023
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Decrease of data roaming fees between the Western Balkans and the EU

3 May 2023
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Winners of the 2023 EU Award for Roma Integration in the Western Balkans and Türkiye announced

3 May 2023
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MADE OF US campaign reaches North Macedonia today

2 May 2023
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Speech by President von der Leyen at the Roma Week 2023, via video message

28 April 2023
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RCC convenes major Western Balkan stakeholders for workshop on media literacy and countering hybrid threats and disinformation

27 April 2023
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MADE OF US: An incredible adventure has just begun!

19 April 2023
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“Made of us” – Campaign launch event

11 April 2023
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CONNECTA workshops ‘Technical Assistance for the Deployment of Smart and Sustainable Mobility in the Western Balkans’

3 April 2023
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NGO forum on the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans

31 March 2023
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Here are the winners of the 2022 Young European Heritage Makers Competition

31 March 2023
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Boosting digital development of the Western Balkans

31 March 2023
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North Macedonia: EU provides €70 million investment grant for largest environmental protection project

23 March 2023
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Third edition of ETF Green Skills Award champions global sustainability and growth

23 March 2023
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WeBalkans Announces Winners of ‘Made of Us’ Vlogger Competition

21 March 2023
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Apply now: new Culture Moves Europe call for residency hosts

20 March 2023
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RCC presents Western Balkans women entrepreneurs of the year 2022

16 March 2023
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High Representative Borrell and Commissioner Várhelyi in Albania and North Macedonia for the bilateral Stabilisation and Association Councils

15 March 2023
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Energy connects us

9 March 2023
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YEA in North Macedonia organize an event to mark “Rare Disease month”

9 March 2023
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YEA organise street action to mark 8 March International Women’s day

8 March 2023
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BIRN Kicks Off Project Strengthening Quality Journalism in Western Balkans and Türkiye II

3 March 2023
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Energy Support Package in action – The rehabilitation of six hydropower plants in North Macedonia

3 March 2023
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EIB Global investments reached €824 million in the Western Balkans in 2022, complemented by €11.2 million in grants

1 March 2023
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New study shows resilience and response in EU neighbours during pandemic crisis

28 February 2023
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2023 Erasmus+ European Universities call attracts 65 proposals involving 500 institutions across Europe

16 February 2023
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TEDxYouth@MarijinDvor, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

15 February 2023
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Call for applications now open for the 2023 EU Award for Roma integration in the Western Balkans and Türkiye

14 February 2023
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RCC: Nominations for Western Balkans women entrepreneurs of the year 2022 open

10 February 2023
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EU Communication Workshop with YEAs in Skopje, North Macedonia

7 February 2023
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Open Call for Expressions of Interest in Cultural Leadership and Media Programmes

6 February 2023
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EU-North Macedonia: Commission proposes up to €100 million in assistance for North Macedonia

6 February 2023
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Meet the 16 Awarded Superschools of North Macedonia

3 February 2023
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YEA participate in a conference on challenges and opportunities of the EU and the Western Balkans relations in Denmark

3 February 2023
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YEA organise a discussion on the greater involvement of youth in society in North Macedonia

3 February 2023
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EU agrees 24 new guarantee programmes to boost investments in enlargement and neighbourhood regions

27 January 2023
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Media and Information Literacy Workshops by YEAs start in the Western Balkans!

26 January 2023
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RCC launches a campaign to encourage young women and girls across the Western Balkans to choose careers in STEM

23 January 2023
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Commission publishes report on health and wellbeing of musicians

20 January 2023
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Tell us your European heritage story – new funding call for European Heritage Days 2023

20 January 2023
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Study on the situation and the needs of rural youth in North Macedonia

13 January 2023
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YEAs support humanitarian action in North Macedonia

13 January 2023
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EU and IFC sign the 1st of a series of EU Economic and Investment Plan projects

27 December 2022
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BIRN Trains 30 Journalists in Audience Engagement Reporting

20 December 2022
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€1 billion Energy Support Package for the Western Balkans

20 December 2022
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Commission publishes new report on culture for sustainable development in EU actions

19 December 2022
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Two cities short-listed to become European Capital of Culture 2028 in a candidate country

17 December 2022
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YEA Debate Club event on World AIDS Day in Skopje

15 December 2022
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RCC hosts the second Butterfly Innovation and Business Forum in Sarajevo

15 December 2022
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Over 200 firms in North Macedonia improve competitiveness with EU and EBRD support

14 December 2022
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Vice-President Pavlova pledges EIB Global support for the energy crisis at the EU Western Balkans Summit

8 December 2022
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The Regional Housing Programme celebrates the delivery of its 10 000 home in the Western Balkans

7 December 2022
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MADE OF US: An incredible adventure is about to begin in spring 2023

7 December 2022
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EU-Western Balkans Summit in Tirana reaffirms the EU membership perspective of the Western Balkans and EU’s strategic partnership with the region

6 December 2022
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Significant reduction of data roaming prices between Western Balkans and EU to start as of 1 October 2023

6 December 2022
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New European Bauhaus: applications for the 2023 Prizes open to the Western Balkans

6 December 2022
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EU-Western Balkans Summit in Tirana to reconfirm the EU’s strategic bond with accession partners

5 December 2022
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Migration routes: Commission proposes Action Plan for cooperation with Western Balkans to address common challenges

5 December 2022
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YEAs participate at the Block the hatred. Share inclusion! event in Pljevlja, Montenegro

1 December 2022
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YEAs at EYE Varaždin

1 December 2022
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EIB Global provides €50 million for integrated municipal water and sanitation services in North Macedonia

25 November 2022
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Creative Europe call for cooperation projects

24 November 2022
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Fourth Regional Forum on Ending Violence against Women in the Western Balkans and Türkiye

24 November 2022
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58 new VET projects selected under first ever capacity building call by ERASMUS+

24 November 2022
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European investors gather for a presentation of the opportunities and advantages of doing business in the Western Balkans

24 November 2022
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YEAs join the Born2run race in Kumanovo, North Macedonia

21 November 2022
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Mental health focus to RCC Western Balkans Youth Lab conference in Pristina

21 November 2022
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New edition of EU-Western Balkans Media Conference in Albania reaffirms the importance of media freedom and freedom of expression

18 November 2022
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EU Investigative Journalism Award Winners for 2022 announced at the EU Western Balkans Media Conference in Tirana

17 November 2022
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34th WBIF Project Financiers’ Group (PFG) Meeting, 11 November 2022

16 November 2022
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The “Hope” railway between North Macedonia and Bulgaria will be completed with the EU support

16 November 2022
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145 projects selected for Erasmus+ higher education capacity building funding

11 November 2022
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New edition of EU-Western Balkans Media Conference taking place on 10-11 November in Albania

10 November 2022
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YEA participate at the Western Balkans Youth Forum

7 November 2022
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Berlin Process Summit: EU announces €1 billion energy support package for the Western Balkans and welcomes new agreements to strengthen the Common Regional Market

3 November 2022
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YEAs participate in European Migration Forum in Brussels

28 October 2022
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BIRN Holds Visual Storytelling Workshop for Youngsters Interested in Transitional Justice

27 October 2022
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ErasmusDays: 6,300 local events celebrated Erasmus+

27 October 2022
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RYCO and Superschools Delegation Participate in Berlin Process Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on the Western Balkans

27 October 2022
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President von der Leyen in the Western Balkans to discuss EU support to deal with the energy crisis

27 October 2022
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Third generation of Young European Ambassadors from the Western Balkans join the network

27 October 2022
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Statement by President von der Leyen on the occasion of her official visit to North Macedonia

27 October 2022
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Border management: EU signs agreement with North Macedonia

27 October 2022
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Screening of Competitiveness and Inclusive Growth cluster kicks off as part of negotiations process with Albania and North Macedonia

21 October 2022
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EU and Western Balkans mobile operators to work together on steps to start roaming charge reduction

21 October 2022
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EU4Youth Days in Brussels with YEA participation

20 October 2022
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Nominations open for Mayor Paweł Adamowicz Award

18 October 2022
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Culture Moves Europe call for artists

14 October 2022
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2022 Enlargement Package: European Commission assesses reforms in the Western Balkans and Türkiye and recommends candidate status for Bosnia and Herzegovina

12 October 2022
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Regional closing conference on joint EU and CoE Horizontal Facility programme

7 October 2022
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Young European Ambassadors at the International Youth Conference in North Macedonia

7 October 2022
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EU Civil Society Survey for the Western Balkans and Turkey

28 September 2022
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New Frontex operational cooperation with North Macedonia

28 September 2022
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Screening of fundamentals cluster as part of negotiations process kicks off with Albania and North Macedonia

16 September 2022
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State of the Union address 2022 by President Ursula von der Leyen

13 September 2022
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Balkathon 3.0 winners announced

9 September 2022
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Young European Ambassadors attend the Sarajevo Film festival

24 August 2022
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YEAs play an active role in EXIT festival

12 August 2022
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YEAs participate in ‘So Keres Europa?!’ forum in Tirana, Albania

8 August 2022
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YEA joins Roma Holocaust Memorial Day

3 August 2022
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YEAs meet Western Balkan Youth orchestra

25 July 2022
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EU rolls out €21 million mobility scheme for culture professionals

25 July 2022
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EU starts accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia

19 July 2022
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Western Balkans Youth Orchestra Summer Tour 2022

19 July 2022
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YEA at EXIT Festival in Novi Sad

18 July 2022
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Conference in Belgrade on Western Balkans and European foreign and security policy

18 July 2022
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CONNECTA “Technical Assistance for Smart and Sustainable Mobility” workshop

18 July 2022
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Successful completion of the first cycle of the Superschools exchange scheme

18 July 2022
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President von der Leyen in Skopje, North Macedonia

15 July 2022
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Support to media freedom and pluralism in the Western Balkans

8 July 2022
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EU and EBRD to finance road section from Skopje to the Kosovo border

8 July 2022
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EU and EBRD to support transition to solar energy in North Macedonia

8 July 2022
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Winners of the Regional Butterfly Innovation Award announced in Tirana

30 June 2022
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EU launches new guidelines to support civil society in the Enlargement Region

30 June 2022
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The EU and the Western Balkans strengthen ties in first ministerial meeting on culture

30 June 2022
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Pride Month widely supported by YEAs across the region

28 June 2022
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Young European Ambassadors at Prespa Forum

23 June 2022
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European Council adopts assistance measure for the Balkan Medical Task Force

23 June 2022
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Final conference of Western Balkans Youth Lab project

21 June 2022
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Second week of YEA Open Days gets underway across the Western Balkans

16 June 2022
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Europeans Making A Difference campaign launched

14 June 2022
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European collaboration to boost media experimentation and innovation

14 June 2022
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Western Balkans Road Summit organised in Tirana

14 June 2022
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EU Western Balkans and Turkey Civil Society Forum concludes in Skopje

13 June 2022
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YEA Open Days get underway across the Western Balkans

9 June 2022
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Regional conference on countering disinformation

8 June 2022
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EIB opens a representation office in North Macedonia

8 June 2022
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The New European Bauhaus Festival

8 June 2022
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Civil Society Forum 2022

1 June 2022
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New call for Young European Ambassadors is now open!

26 May 2022
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EU supports culture in Western Balkans with €8 million initiative

26 May 2022
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€3 million for renovation of school facilities in North Macedonia

19 May 2022
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Winners of the 2022 “Most Roma Friendly Mayor” award announced

18 May 2022
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2022 Young European Heritage Makers competition announced

18 May 2022
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The coal regions programme launches exchanges between Western Balkans and EU

18 May 2022
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7th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region

17 May 2022
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RCC hosts Western Balkans ministerial conference on tourism development

13 May 2022
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Balkathon 3.0 is on

13 May 2022
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New deadline for EU Investigative Journalism Award for 2022

12 May 2022
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YEAs at Europe Day in Brussels

10 May 2022
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The Western Balkans celebrates Europe Day

10 May 2022
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YEAs participate in European Forum of Young Leaders

6 May 2022
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Balkan Trafik Festival brings WB culture to Brussels

6 May 2022
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EU and Western Balkans partners join forces to tackle disinformation

6 May 2022
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EIB to support the Western Balkans to address the current crisis

6 May 2022
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Media integrity in the age of disinformation

27 April 2022
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Global Cultural Relations Programme participants announced

27 April 2022
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€1.9 million for greater cooperation between Serbia and North Macedonia

25 April 2022
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New grants for civil society to strengthen participatory democracy

25 April 2022
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YEAs in Skopje join the “Block the hatred. Share the love!” campaign

25 April 2022
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Open call for EU Investigative Journalism Award

15 April 2022
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€4.65 million to support entrepreneurship in Roma communities

15 April 2022
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EU-funded solar plant in North Macedonia starts producing electricity

7 April 2022
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Western Balkans Fund announces 30 winning projects

7 April 2022
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RCC launches Butterfly Innovation award

4 April 2022
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“Block the Hatred. Share the Love!” campaign launched in Tirana

29 March 2022
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New rural development support for Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia

29 March 2022
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Seven days, 45 young people, 1,540 kilometres, seven cities

29 March 2022
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Over 1,500 citizens participate in YEA street action on 8 March

21 March 2022
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EU in North Macedonia presents first ever European Woman of the Year award

17 March 2022
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High Representative/ Vice-President Josep Borrell in the Western Balkans

15 March 2022
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Exhibition promoting EU Green Deal opens in Skopje

15 March 2022
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EIB reaffirms commitment to green transition in North Macedonia

15 March 2022
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Progress made on North Macedonia’s largest environmental project

14 March 2022
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Nominees for the 2022 European Union Prize for Literature announced

14 March 2022
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RCC presents Regional Network of Women in Entrepreneurship

14 March 2022
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EU in North Macedonia call for municipal Green Deal award

14 March 2022
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International Women’s Day celebrated by YEAs all over the Western Balkans

11 March 2022
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The Route WB6 volunteer caravan tours eight towns in the Western Balkans

11 March 2022
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Green Skills Award 2022

11 March 2022
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Award for the Most Roma-Friendly Mayor in the Western Balkans and Turkey

11 March 2022
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Taskforce on disinformation about the war in Ukraine

11 March 2022
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Commissioner Várhelyi attends Western Balkans Investment Summit 2022

1 March 2022
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New master’s programmes join Erasmus Mundus catalogue

28 February 2022
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Works begin on North Macedonia – Albania electricity transmission line

28 February 2022
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European Commission launches €3.2 billion investment to advance sustainable connectivity in the Western Balkans

25 February 2022
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Europe Houses in North Macedonia turn one!

24 February 2022
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Creative Europe launches 2022 call for European cooperation projects

21 February 2022
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RCC launches Western Balkans Women Entrepreneurs of the Year award

21 February 2022
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Winner announced of the YEA writing competition on EU values

17 February 2022
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EU Ambassador to North Macedonia hosted by YEA in her hometown

16 February 2022
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€853 million of EIB investments in the Western Balkans in 2021

9 February 2022
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RYCO announces final list of first Superschools

28 January 2022
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European Year of Youth kicks off

17 January 2022
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Creative Europe: €385 million in 2022 for cultural and creative sectors

17 January 2022
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Winners of the Young European Heritage Makers Competition selected

6 January 2022
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“Block the hatred. Share the love!” launched in Skopje

6 January 2022
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CEFTA Week 2021 held in North Macedonia

17 December 2021
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EU publishes a new guide on cultural and creative sector funding

16 December 2021
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YEA network presents at the RYCO volunteering conference

13 December 2021
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Second regional thematic Youth Lab on mental health launches in Tirana

13 December 2021
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Western Balkan partners join Horizon Europe

13 December 2021
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Erasmus+: €3.9 billion in 2022 for education, training, youth and sport

6 December 2021
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European Union launches Global Team Europe Democracy initiative

6 December 2021
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Global Gateway: up to €300 billion for sustainable links around the world

6 December 2021
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Third regional forum on ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey

6 December 2021
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Youth from EU and Western Balkans gather to discuss “What is Europe?”

30 November 2021
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EU supports the civil society regional actions in the Western Balkans

23 November 2021
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EU, EBRD and Austria donate trees for a greener Western Balkans region

17 November 2021
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#TogetherIsPossible – second communication campaign for Western Balkans now live!

15 November 2021
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Welcome to the new Young European Ambassadors from the Western Balkans!

9 November 2021
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WORTH II: Inspiring innovation through creative connections around Europe

5 November 2021
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Europe House Skopje turns two – and launches ‘Youth Talks’ on future of Europe

5 November 2021
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Western Balkans economies recover faster than expected

5 November 2021
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Regional news editors meet to discuss restoring trust in media

1 November 2021
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BIRN publishes oral history videos with war survivors’ stories

1 November 2021
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EC sets out reform priorities for the Western Balkans and Turkey

20 October 2021
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Innovative digital solution products presented at the WB Digital Summit

18 October 2021
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#ErasmusDays 2021: three days to learn everything about the programme

15 October 2021
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Young European Ambassadors embrace green activism

15 October 2021
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YEA “Voices from the Western Balkans” at EYE 2021

15 October 2021
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Western Balkans Digital Summit opens in Podgorica

12 October 2021
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EU and Western Balkans launch a joint Innovation Agenda

11 October 2021
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EU-Western Balkans meet in summit at Brdo pri Kranju – Sign Declaration

6 October 2021
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Make your school a Superschool

5 October 2021
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President von der Leyen wraps up Western Balkans visit

1 October 2021
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Winners of the 2021 EU Award for Roma Integration in the Western Balkans and Turkey announced

29 September 2021
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President Von der Leyen visits the Western Balkans

29 September 2021
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EU supporting the Western Balkans to combat cross-border crime

29 September 2021
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Italy to host EU-Balkan Youth Forum in November

29 September 2021
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EU Awards for Investigative Journalism presented in North Macedonia

29 September 2021
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Working together to protect marine life: #EUBeachCleanup Albania

20 September 2021
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€14.2 billion to help accession countries implementing EU-related reforms

16 September 2021
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“The Future is on Tracks” Western Balkans Rail Summit

16 September 2021
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The Connecting Europe Express train arrives in the Western Balkans

16 September 2021
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Join the 2021 European Researchers’ Night

13 September 2021
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EIB reaffirms support for North Macedonia’s green and digital development

10 September 2021
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EU-Western Balkans meeting on fight against firearms trafficking

9 September 2021
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Young people meet to challenge history and shape a shared future

6 September 2021
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COVID-19: EU travel restrictions lifted for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia

1 September 2021
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Works start on electricity interconnector between Albania and North Macedonia

1 September 2021
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Young European Ambassadors celebrate first birthday

25 August 2021
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EU adopts equivalence decision on COVID digital certificate for North Macedonia

23 August 2021
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Vote for the next group of Young European Ambassadors!

23 August 2021
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Eight North Macedonian municipalities selected for EU funding to develop civil society partnerships

19 August 2021
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Journalists in North Macedonia learn how to improve reporting on gender-based violence

14 August 2021
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Forest fires: The EU continues to mobilise assistance for the Western Balkans

12 August 2021
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EU Delegation supports ‘Get vaccinated’ campaign in North Macedonia

12 August 2021
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EU supports workshop on writing stories on war crime victims’ experiences

6 August 2021
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EU cashback encourages greener homes and businesses in North Macedonia

6 August 2021
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EU expertise now available as TAIEX webinars

23 July 2021
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Youth from Albania and North Macedonia break down prejudices

16 July 2021
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EU allocates €13.5 million for civil society in the Western Balkans

13 July 2021
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COVID-19: EU sends 200,000 vaccines to Albania and North Macedonia

13 July 2021
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The deadline for a new call for Young European Ambassadors extended to 30 July

12 July 2021
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YEAs go to EXIT Festival

12 July 2021
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Young people create regional youth agenda for the Western Balkans

9 July 2021
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EU funded PowerUP programme announces winners of Western Balkan Excellence Award

6 July 2021
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Berlin Summit: Western Balkans strengthen regional cooperation and foster closer ties with the EU

6 July 2021
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Team Europe to support recovery of small businesses in North Macedonia

5 July 2021
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The Western Balkans becomes a roaming free zone

1 July 2021
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Western Balkans Youth Forum 2021 kicks off today!

29 June 2021
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The pandemic reshapes TAIEX and Twinning

26 June 2021
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EU-backed Green for Growth invests in wind farm in North Macedonia

25 June 2021
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EU adds Western Balkans countries on its “Green List”

24 June 2021
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EU-funded art to decorates walls of a wastewater treatment plant

16 June 2021
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EU cashback encourages energy efficient home upgrades in Serbia and North Macedonia

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

11 June 2021
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Report notes poor progress in media freedoms in North Macedonia

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

10 June 2021
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New call for Young European Ambassadors

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

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

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

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

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

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

2 June 2021
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Grants for promoting digital agenda for Western Balkan CSOs

28 May 2021
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Open call for storytelling workshop for young people

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31 March 2021
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Jean Monnet Media Award

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

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

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

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

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

5 March 2021
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RCC webinars on tourism products for new markets

5 March 2021
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Tax responsibility is a two-way street

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

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

2 March 2021
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Skills gap growing in EU neighbourhood

24 February 2021
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New Europe Houses opened in North Macedonia

22 February 2021
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European Research Council kicks off Horizon Europe for 2021

22 February 2021
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EU supports vaccination efforts in the Western Balkans

19 February 2021
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EU launches the secretariat of a new initiative for coal regions in transition

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

18 February 2021
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RYCO and EU fund new project in Montenegro

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

11 February 2021
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Applications now open for 2021 EU Award for Roma integration

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

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

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

3 February 2021
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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
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EU Delegation joins global campaign for the elimination of violence against women

22 December 2020
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Happy first birthday, Europe House!

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

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

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

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

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

6 August 2020

Publications

EU Support to Roma Integration in the Western Balkans

Author: European Commission

Factsheets | Published in: 2023

This publication provides information on the EU support to Roma integration in the Western Balkans.

2023 EU Award for Roma Integration in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Author: European Union

Factsheets | Published in: 2023

The EU Award for Roma Integration aims to support and recognise the initiative taken by private, public and civil society players to foster Roma employment. This publication provides rules and criteria for the 2023 EU Award for Roma Integration.

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2018
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EU decided to open accession negotiations

2020
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Presentation of the draft negotiating framework to the Member States

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Intergovernmental Conference on accession negotiations (IGC)

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