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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

Culture and youth, Economy, Environment, Regional cooperation

Call for proposals: Cross-border programme Kosovo – North Macedonia

The European Union Office in Kosovo has launched a call for proposals for the Kosovo-North Macedonia cross-border cooperation programme. The programme includes two thematic priorities: the first is encouraging tourism and cultural and natural heritage, and the second is protecting the environment, promoting climate change adaptation and mitigation, risk prevention and management.

Funding opportunities
Civil society organisations, Public sector bodies
20/09/2022
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Democracy and fundamental rights

Calling young Europeans!

The Europeans Podcast and Are We Europe Audio are looking for new contributors to the “This Is What A Generation Sounds Like” podcast series, supported by Allianz Kulturstiftung. The new contributors have to be young Europeans (aged 18-34) ready to tell intimate stories from their village/ town/ city/ region which will be presented as beautiful visual animations as well as audio-only podcasts. Storytellers will be paid €800 to work with producers on bringing their personal stories to life in one of the series’ episodes. The call is open to submissions from duos or teams.

Jobs, internships & volunteering opportunities
Journalists & media organisations, Students & young people, Other
22/08/2022
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Latest news

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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

Delivering the Economic & Investment Plan for the Western Balkans

Author: European Union

Factsheets | Published in: 2022

This factsheet provides a summary of the €3.2 billion investment package endorsed by the European Commission in February 2022 to support 21 projects in the Western Balkans. This is the first major package of project unveiled under the EU’s Economic and Investment Plan for the region.

WBIF 2022 Endorsed Flagship Projects

Author: WBIF

Brochures | Published in: 2022

This brochure presents an overview of the 21 projects endorsed by the European Commission in February 2022 to support transport, digital, climate and energy connectivity and health infrastructure projects in the Western Balkans. This is the first major package of project unveiled under the EU’s Economic and Investment Plan for the region, and will be channelled through the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) platform.

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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