The Government of the Republic of North Macedonia and the European Commission signed the Financial Agreement for the IPA 2017 Annual Action Programme on 5 November 2018.
The IPA 2017 Annual Action Programme for the Republic of North Macedonia consists of four actions.
Action 4 envisages support for the country’s policies in the “Education, Employment and Social Policy” sector.
The aim of the Action is to reduce the unemployment rate, increase labor market participation, especially of young people and women, increase access to quality education and training, improve skills and modernize the social protection system.
Total value of Action 4 “EU Support for Education, Employment and Social Policy” is EUR 25,150 million, in which the EU (IPA) participates with EUR 23.7 million.
The Ministry of Labor and Social Policy (MLSP) and the Ministry of Education and Science (MES) are the projects’ beneficiaries. The projects’ implementation is done according to the EU rules of public procurement through two contracting authorities: the contracting authority for the projects in the field of education and employment is the Central Financing and Contracting Department (CFCD) in the Ministry of Finance (MF), while the contracting authority for the projects in the field of social protection is the EU Delegation.