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Civil Organizations Will Receive EU Support To Face Their Challenges

Civil Organizations Will Receive EU Support To Face Their Challenges

Civil Organizations Will Receive EU Support To Face Their Challenges



31.01.2018, Skopje – 20 civil organizations from Macedonia received support from the European Union by signing the contracting agreements through the PREDA Plus – Small Grants Program and the German organization ASB, within the project ” Improving the Macedonian CSO’s active participation in decision-making process through the empowerment of grass-root CSO’s ” The approved grants and projects will be implemented throughout Macedonia.


The Small Grants Program, with the slogan “Activate”, was released last year. This program was launched by PREDA Plus Foundation and the German organization ASB with support from the European Union and their instruments for pre-accession assistance.


The main purpose of small grants is to strengthen the capacities of civil society organizations and to provoke change or solution to some economic or social problem in the society. The action model and its choice whether it is most appropriate to be through a partnership with local or central government, lobbying / dissemination to the authorities or overseeing their work remains asa matter of choice of the civil society organizations themselves.


Listed below are the grantees:


  • Coalition of Youth Organizations SEGA, Prilep
  • Association for Culture and Development of the Creative Industries KULT TRANZEN, Strumica
  • Association for Voluntary Firefighting ZORA, Kicevo
  • Association Multikultura, Tetovo
  • Association for Development of Civil Education and Civil Society GANIMED, Bitola
  • Humanitarian Association for Help and Support of the People with Special Needs BRAVURA KOOPERATIVA, Delcevo
  • Environmental Association PLANETUM, Strumica
  • Center for Cultural Decontamination, Bitola
  • Association of Citizens for Promotion of Art Craftsmanship and Handcrafting MATA, Skopje
  • Association Civil Center for Sustainable Development EGRI, Kriva Palanka
  • Association Center for Sustainable Community Development, Debar
  • Association Regional Advocacy Center, Delcevo
  • Citizen Association for Democratic Development INITIATIVE FOR EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE, Skopje
  • Association Young Farmers Network – YFN s.Meseista, Debarca
  • Association for Promotion of Equal Opportunities for All WORLD FOR ALL, Skopje
  • Association of Citizens Center for Research and Analysis NOVUS, Strumica
  • Macedonian Association of METAL AND ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY MAMEI, Skopje
  • Organization of Women VIZIJA, Kavadarci
  • Association for Citizen Movement for Sustainable Socioeconomic Development GLOBAL, Bitola



Areas of action

The largest number of organizations are in the following areas:

– Education and research – 27%

– Health and social work and humanitarian work – 21%

– Culture / art – 18%