Македонски (Macedonian)





Networking for success

Union – National Council for Gender Equality and NGO “Open Door” from Kosovo begin with the implementation of the Cross-Border Cooperation project “Networking for success”. The project will be implemented 20 months, starting from January 2018.

Objectives of the project:

Fostering gender balance and youth society level by encouraging the involvement of women and youth in the introduction of the cultural, traditional and national values of Kosovo and Macedonia.

The specific objectives of the project are:

  1. Facilitation of trade cooperation through promotion of traditional, cultural and national handicrafts.
  2. Generating self-employment opportunities through preservation and promotion of traditional handicrafts.

Through the implementation of activities that will promote gender equality, the cultural and natural heritage will be promoted simultaneously through the commercialization of traditional handicraft (embroidery, weaving), crafts, rural tourism and traditional culinary.

The activities of the project will be implemented in two municipalities: Kumanovo and Gnjilane.


Conference "Protection and support to women victims of gender based violence" 2016


“Gender mainstreaming in rural and agricultural development”

Since December 21, 2017, the National Council for Gender Equality as a leading organization, in partnership with the Association for Rural and Regional Development and the Rural Coalition, has started the implementation of the project "Gender mainstreaming in rural and agricultural development".

The activities will be implemented in five municipalities and the surrounding villages of Kumanovo, Gostivar, Strumica, Prilep, and Struga.

The goal of the project is: To increase the percentage of usage of IPARD funds in adapting agriculture in Macedonia according to the standards of the European Union.

The specific objectives of the project are:

1. To support and improve the efficiency of the Payment  Agency in the field of delivery of advisory and educational services by improving the quality of information and training delivered to citizens with a particular focus on women and youth.

2.  To encourage the inclusion of gender aspects in agricultural policies and rural development in the country.

The project is funded by the EU through the Central Financing and Contracting Department within the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Macedonia.


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