Vocational Skills Development in Macedonia


Macedonia has one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe (25%), especially among youth (48%). One of the key factors for youth unemployment is that the education and training system does not provide skills needed by the economy. The Vocational Skills Development project aims to address youth unemployment through supporting market relevant skills development by strengthening the engagement of the private sector (e.g. through systematised internships), thus increasing the employability of vocational training graduates.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Macedonia
Vocational training
Employment & economic development
Vocational training
Employment creation
01.09.2016 - 28.02.2022
CHF 6'670'000
Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Swiss cooperation with Eastern Europe
Project partners Contract partner
  • Other international or foreign NGO North


Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   6'670'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   2'698'957
Project phases Phase 1 01.09.2016 - 28.02.2022   (Current phase)