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.

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What we want to archieve


Lastest news

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…

08 Apr 2020
Municipal Councils to be held online by Government Decree

Following numerous requests from the presidents of councils and municipal councilors, and with the proposal of the Ministry of Local Self-Government, the Government at its session held on April 7…

26 Feb 2020
First projects selected through the Community Forums in the municipalities of Valandovo and Sveti Nikole implemented

Valandovo schools "Goce Delchev", "Straso Pindzur" and "Josip Broz Tito" received new computer labs and school media, while "Rahilka Goneva" kindergarten in Sveti Nikole got a new roof and PVC…

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