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Innovative approach to fight youth unemployment in Macedonia

23.01.2019 — Local news Macedonia
With Swiss support, Macedonia became the first non-EU country to successfully implement the Youth Guarantee scheme to fight youth unemployment. The results achieved from April to August 2018 are impressive: more than 650 young people were (self-) employed, 233 started internships and 202 entered into additional training.


University of Fribourg offers research scholarships

14.12.2018 — Press release Macedonia
The Rectorate of the University of Fribourg grants scholarships to foreign researchers with residence outside of Switzerland, who would like to undertake a research stay on doctoral level or postdoctoral level







Prespa Lake project as a global success story

07.09.2018 — Local news Macedonia
The Restoration of the Prespa Lake Ecosystem project achieved impressive results in reducing the pressures on the local ecosystem and improving the lake’s ecological state and resilience. Based on these achievements, the project was selected by UNDP to illustrate best practices to reach the 15th Sustainable Development Goal ‘Life on Land’ in one of its new publications about the significance of public service.


Swiss and Macedonian archaeologists apply new research methods in Ohrid

23.08.2018 — Local news Macedonia
Swiss archaeologists, along with their Macedonian colleagues, applied for the first time new research methods in their study of a prehistoric pile dwelling site in Ohrid. The pilot project between the University of Bern, the Center for Prehistoric Research in Skopje and the Museum of Ohrid, resulted in a novel understanding of this unique archeological site.


Call for proposals for cultural projects

14.08.2018 — Local news Macedonia
As part of its cooperation programme, the Embassy of Switzerland in Macedonia is launching a new call for proposals to support innovative artistic production and strengthen organisations from the independent cultural scene


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