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EACEA National Policies Platform
Republic of North Macedonia

Republic of North Macedonia


Last update: 31 March 2022

Active Labor Market Measures: measures foreseen in Operational Plan for Active Programmes and Measures for Employments. Operational Plan sets out the programmes, measures and conditions for employments that should ensure the creation of new jobs and increase the employment rate in the country.

Berlin Process is a diplomatic initiative linked to the future enlargement of the European Union. The Berlin Process is an intergovernmental cooperation initiative aimed at revitalizing the multilateral ties between the Western Balkans and selected EU member states, and at improving regional cooperation in the Western Balkans on the issues of infrastructural and economic development.

Block Grants: a grant from a central government that a local authority can allocate to a wide range of services.

Brain Drain: The situation in which large numbers of educated and very skilled people leave their own country to live and work in another one where pay and conditions are better.

Curricula: The aggregate of courses of study given in a school, college, university, etc.

Donor-driven: Implementing activities not under the Organizational Program and Mission, but under donor priorities in an excessive manner.

E-Democracy: it can broadly be described as the use of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to increase and enhance citizens' engagement in democratic processes.

Games Without Masks: International theatre festival that aims to encourage people with special needs to be active participants in cultural events.The theater unites amateur actors from North Macedonia and abroad, and is the only one of its kind in the Balkan.

Green job: Green jobs are decent jobs that contribute to social equality and preservation, renewal and improvement of the environment and climate.

Individual employment plan (IEP): document created for an unemployed person upon his first registration within the Employment Service Agency in North Macedonia. The IEP defines activities that will enable the young unemployed person in the next 4 months to be included again in the educational process (not in regular education) or to be included in some of the measures and services for employment, which will enable him to increase his opportunities for easier employment, i.e. he will be offered adequate employment which corresponds to his education and skills. These activities include group and individual counseling and information; providing job search assistance services; motivational training; inclusion in one of the labor market integration measures (employment, education and training measures).

Macedonian Qualifications Framework (MRC): is a mandatory national standard that regulates the acquisition and use of qualifications in the Republic of North Macedonia and an instrument for establishing a system of qualifications acquired in the Republic of North Macedonia that provides the basis for visibility, access, passage, acquisition and quality of qualifications.

Organization for youth is any registered organization in accordance with the Law on Associations and Foundations, which is not run by young people or is a youth of a political party, youth section in a trade union organized as part of another legal entity, whose program goals and activities are aimed at promoting the interests of young people.

The Ohrid Framework Agreement: Document that consists of agreed framework for securing the future of Macedonian democracy and permitting the development of closer and more integrated relations between the Republic of North Macedonia and the Euro-Atlantic community. It promotes the peaceful and harmonies development of civil society while respecting the ethnic identity and the interests of all Macedonian citizens.

Youth: According to the Law on Youth Participation and Youth Policies "Youth" are people aged 15 to 29 years. These category is seeming as particularly vulnerable to socio-economic changes in the society and also category which hold huge capacity for social progress.

Youth centers are places where programs are prepared and implemented that improve the well-being of young people, the development of personal, social and professional life of young people, information of important interest to young people and other aspects of young people's lives.

Youth Guarantee: measure which is open to all young people under the age of 29 who are unemployed, have already completed their education and have not been registered within the Employment Service Agency. The applicants receive a quality job offer, further education or internship.

Youth organization is any organization registered in accordance with the Law on Associations and Foundations, in which the highest decision-making body is composed of at least two thirds of young people aged 15 to 29 and whose goals and activities are defined and aimed at promoting interests. of youth.

Youth participation is a process that enables young people to participate and make joint decisions on policies and programs that directly or indirectly shape young people's lives.

Youth policy is a set of measures and activities taken to meet the needs of young people, in order to realize their full potential.

Youth Work: organized and systematic process of educating and supporting the authentic development of young people in order to realize their full personal and social potential and their active involvement in the life of the community.

Youth Worker: qualified persons who have the competencies to work with young people by carrying out activities that support their personal and social development through informal and informal learning.