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.
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Erasmus accreditations are a tool for organisations that want to open-up their activities to cross-border exchange and cooperation and are designed for organisations that plan to implement learning mobility activities on a regular basis. This call is launched in preparation of the European Union 2021-2027 Programme for education, training, youth and sport.
Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) provides aspiring young entrepreneurs with the skills necessary to start and/or successfully run a small business. As a young entrepreneur you will exchange knowledge and business ideas with an experienced entrepreneur in another country, with whom you will stay and collaborate for a period of 1 to 6 months.
Youth4Regions is the European Commission programme helping journalism students and young journalists to discover what the EU is doing in their region. The programme will offer training courses on journalism and EU regional policy, a chance to receive mentorship, visits of EU affairs media headquarters and EU institutions and similar activities.
An EU co-funded project, the “Increasing Civic Engagement in the Digital Agenda – ICEDA”, has launched a call for applications to support civil society organisations (CSOs) to promote the Digital Agenda through a second small grants scheme.
The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, is organising a three-day interactive workshop on truth-seeking and reconciliation as an exercise in storytelling. The workshop will examine ways on how to avoid the trap of producing stories that trivialise war crimes and victims’ experiences and foster impunity.
The training course “Balkan Messengers- The Role of Media in Creating Alternative Narratives” is open to young people aged 18 to 30 from Kosovo, North Macedonia and Serbia. The course is designed to assist youth activists in using new media (podcasts, memes, videos) to combat nationalism, sexism, and homophobia.
This opportunity is closed. Read more here.
First recommendation to open accession negotiations
Entry into force of visa liberalisation
Commission recommends opening of accession negotiations
The Council sets out the path towards opening accession negotiations
EU decided to open accession negotiations
Presentation of the draft negotiating framework to the Member States
These infographics are based on latest available statistical data produced by Eurostat (2019).
POPULATION DENSITY83(per km²)
YOUNG PEOPLE (<15)
GDPper capita: € 5200
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