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Republic of North Macedonia

Republic of North Macedonia

10. Youth work

10.2 Administration and governance of youth work

Last update: 28 November 2023
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  1. Governance
  2. Cross-sectoral cooperation


Main actors:

Main governmental authority involved in policy-making on youth work is the Agency of Youth and Sport, while also very important governmental actor is the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy.

The main non-public actor who is taking part in the development of policies in the field of youth work is the Union for Youth Work (Сојуз за младинска работа) which is a network of youth work providers: youth organizations and organizations working with and for youth whose mission is to regulate and standardize youth work, support youth workers and raise public awareness of the importance of youth work.

On the other side, institutions responsible for implementing the measures envisaged in the area ‘Local Youth Work’ in the National Youth Strategy 2016-2025 are the Agency of Youth and Sport, the Ministry of Local Self Government, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, and local self-government units.

Cross-sectoral cooperation

The process of recognition and establishment of the youth work in the Republic of North Macedonia is at the very beginning. Currently, the cooperation is between the Agency of Youth and Sport, Municipalities (Local Self-Governance) and the Union for Youth Work. Moreover, for the purposes of establishment and recognition of youth work, the Agency of Youth and Sport and Union for Youth Work signed Memorandum for cooperation (Меморандум за соработка помеѓу Агенција за млади и спорт на Република Северна Македонија и Сојуз за младинска работа).