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Grants awarded to eight civil society organizations in the negotiation of chapter 20

Grants awarded to eight civil society organizations in the negotiation of  chapter 20
57 project proposals were received at the Call for Grants to civil society organizations in the field of negotiation of Chapter 20 for EU Membership - Enterprise and Industrial Policy, within the framework of the project: "Strengthening capacities and mechanisms for supporting Chapter 20 reform processes (YESNetwork +)", funded by the European Union through the IPA Program for Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2015.
Eight national projects have been selected to be financed through the grant scheme of the project.

  Organization Title of the project Priority
1 Association of Management and Consulting MCA 2000 Partnership for the Success of SME Support Instruments Priority 3: Improving the competitiveness and innovation of SMEs
2 Business women's association Creating a favorable business environment and providing better system support to enterprises owned by women Priority 2: Improving the dialogue with the business community
3 Association of incubators for business-consulting
services "Business Incubator Gevgelija"
Adoption of good practices for the implementation of the late payment directive Priority3: Improving the competitiveness and innovation of SMEs
4 Rural Coalition Kumanovo The strategic development of rural tourism - the basis for complementing the industrial policy and sustainable development of the Republic of Macedonia Priority 6: Capacity building for the creation, implementation and monitoring of tourism programs
5 Association Institute for Strategic Research and Education Through the assessment of the impact of the regulation on craft activity to improving the business environment in Macedonia Priority 1: Improving the business environment for creating new businesses
6 Association National Center for Innovation Development
and Entrepreneurial Learning
Identifying the development opportunities for structural change and export diversification through active industrial policies - case study: machine and metal processing sector Priority 5: Analysis of specific sectors
7 Foundation for  Development of SMEs EU innovative financial packages for better use of European funds Priority 4: Ensuring better access of SMEs to financial services
8 Citizens' Association Center for European Applied
Law and Economics
Financial Instruments for SMEs - Analyzes and new solutions for improvement Priority 4: Ensuring better access of SMEs to financial services

The total fund of the grant scheme is 3,688,866 denars (60,000 euros).
The purpose of the implementation of this grant scheme is to contribute to strengthening the capacity of CSOs to create and monitor policies and support the reforms in Chapter 20, and to promote new approaches, mechanisms and instruments in the area of ​​entrepreneurship and industry at local and national level. At the same time, it will contribute to raising awareness of the importance of Chapter 20 in the process of EU accession.