Project "ECONOMIC INTEGRATION OF THE WESTERN BALKAN - Regional Economic Cooperation and Common Regional Market (Mapping Progress) - Opportunity for North Macedonia to approach to the EU Internal Market"

Project "ECONOMIC INTEGRATION OF THE WESTERN BALKAN - Regional Economic Cooperation and Common Regional Market (Mapping Progress) - Opportunity for North Macedonia to approach to the EU Internal Market"

Goal of the project: Creating a complete picture of the current situation and mapping the progress of North Macedonia towards economic integration of the Western Balkan. Comprehensive mapping of key actors and their positions, the state of affairs within the integration process of North Macedonia to the EU and within the regional cooperation of the Western Balkans as a special reference to the four freedoms (free movement of goods, services, people and capital).

Expected long-term impact: Facilitating the process of regional economic cooperation of North Macedonia with the countries of the Western Balkans and raising awareness of the importance of regional cooperation as part of the process of bringing RN Macedonia closer to the EU internal market.

Main activities: Review of legislation and reference literature in the field, Mapping the situation in general and mapping the situation in each area individually (free movement of goods, services, capital and people), Conducting research (qualitative and quantitative) with companies that are export-oriented or trade with countries in the region, Preparation of 5 short policy briefs with recommendations for improving cooperation in the region and rapprochement of RN Macedonia to the EU internal market and Organizing two public events at national and regional level with stakeholders and policymakers who are actively involved in the process.

The project is funded by the Open Society Foundation - Macedonia.


Our researchers Tamara M. Spasova, Bojana M. Hristovska, Veli Kreci, Borce Trenovski and Dimitar Nikoloski, in the coming period will work on implementing activities of the project.