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

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…

03 Jun 2020
Digitalization of Municipal Councils in times of Covid-19

Continuing work under Covid-19 conditions is a challenge for all organizations, including municipal councils. But thanks to engagement from the Swiss project "Empowering Municipal Councils" implemented by UNDP and AFO…

20 May 2020
Training for municipal councillors on budget and local taxes management during a pandemic

Under the Swiss Embassy's "Empowering Municipal Councils" project in North Macedonia, implemented by UNDP, a virtual training on "Strengthening of municipal council capacities on budgeting and management of local taxes…

23 Apr 2020
Organized meeting on dealing with domestic violence in a pandemic

Yesterday, under the Swiss Embassy's "Empowering Municipal Councils" project in North Macedonia, implemented by UNDP, a virtual meeting on "Strengthening the capacity of local self-government to deal with domestic violence…

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