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17 Dec
OVER ONE MILLION SWISS FRANCS TO STRENGTHEN LOCAL DEMOCRACY IN 18 MUNICIPALITIES

Skopje, December 17, 2019. - As part of the project to empower municipal councils, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has signed a cooperation agreement with 18 municipalities: Centar, Kumanovo,…

26 Nov
In Skopje, over 150 mayors and council presidents discussed on advancing decentralization

On November 21 and 22, The Annual Conference on Decentralization and Local Governance was held in Skopje: "Empowering Communities - New Momentum for Decentralization". The conference was opened by Prime…

24 Sep
PUBLIC CALL for taking part in the “Empowering Municipal Councils” project

The main objective of the project "Empowering municipal councils" financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is to…

23 Sep
NINE MUNICIPALITIES WILL RECEIVE 558,000 USD AS PART OF A SWISS PROGRAM FOR STRENGTHENING LOCAL DEMOCRACY

A workshop was held in Skopje today with more than 60 municipal councils’ presidents discussing ways to improve the system of local self-government in the wake of the ongoing decentralization…

05 Sep
Municipal Councils closer to citizens through Facebook and YouTube

The municipalities of Veles, Strumica, Valandovo and Sveti Nikole have recently started to live stream the Municipal Council sessions on the social networks Facebook and YouTube. The live streaming of…

04 Sep
UNDP and UN Women continue cooperation to strengthen the capacities of municipal councilors

A coordination meeting was held yesterday between the UN Women and UNDP project teams to discuss upcoming activities within the project Empowering Municipal Councils. Among other things, the synergy between…

02 Sep
А Forum on development of the decentralization and improvement of the functionality of municipalities took place in Mavrovo

Under the organisation of the Ministry of Local Self-Government and UNDP this weekend in Mavrovo, ZELS representatives, mayors, representatives of the competent ministries and experts discussed the decentralization process and…

15 Mar
Nine new municipalities included in the Programme for Empowering Municipal Councils

The municipalities of Kumanovo, Centar, Gostivar, Zhelino, Brvenica, Struga, Mogila, Kochani and Kavadarci are the new nine municipalities being included in the programme for empowering municipal councils, following their selection…