Empowered Councils and Financial Support for Community Projects

Our work

The main objective of this project, financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation is to support municipalities in achieving greater openness and inclusiveness, helping to build public trust in local institutsions.

What we want to archieve


Lastest news

20 Nov 2020
WITH THE SWISS SUPPORT MUNICIPALITY OF OHRID IS NOW MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR THE CITIZENS

Ohrid, 19th November, 2020 - As of today, the Municipality of Ohrid is more accessible to all thanks to the involvement of citizens through Community Forums organized within the project…

13 Nov 2020
Workshop - Gender responsive municipal budgets from best practices in the time of pandemic

SKOPJE - On November 5th, under the Swiss Embassy's "Strengthening Municipal Councils" project in North Macedonia, implemented by UNDP, a virtual workshop on "Gender responsive budgeting in municipalities for 2021"…

02 Nov 2020
Over 240 municipal councilors from 24 municipalities trained in the past two and a half years with a Swiss project

With the last training held last weekend, the implementation of the trainings for capacity building of the municipal councilors from the municipalities of Berovo, Zrnovci, Valandovo, Bitola, Krushevo, Vevcani, Caska…

14 Sep 2020
Municipal Councilors discussed the forthcoming school year

Under the Swiss Embassy's "Empowering Municipal Councils" project in North Macedonia, implemented by UNDP, a thematic working group meeting on public affairs was organized to discuss the challenges imposed by…

28 Jul 2020
Video: Citizen participation made Ohrid's municipal building accessible to people with disabilities

Citizen participation is the cornerstone of democracy, especially at the local level. By actively engaging their citizens in the decision making process, local governments gain credibility and trust, but also…

01 Jul 2020
Hate speech discourages women from public life

Under the Swiss Embassy's "Empowering Municipal Councils" project in North Macedonia, implemented by UNDP, a virtual training on "Gender equality and inter-ethnic relations at the local level in the pre-election…

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