Project Title Social Integration of Vulnerable Groups through Joint Cross Border Initiatives in North Macedonia and Albania
Type of Contract/Category Grant contract
IPA Component


IPA 1 (2007-2013), Cross border Cooperation Programme: Republic of North Macedonia – Republic of Albania

1st call for proposals

Measure 1.3 Social cohesion
Functional Lead Partner, Lead partner and partners Functional Lead Partner: Centre for Civic Initiative – MK

Lead Partner: National association of social workers – AL

Sector of intervention: Social integration of marginalized groups
Action location/s Pogradec, Tushemisht, Bucimas in AL

Municipality of Prilep in MK

Project aim & Objective: The aim of the project was to increase the capacities of local governments in designing and implementing the Local Strategy and Action Plan for Employment, and initiating sustainable partnerships through the Regional Network for Employment Development. The project contributed to the incensement of the social integration of marginalised groups in the cross–border communities of the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Albania through developing and implementing strategies, action plans and employment programmes. The final result was to initiate sustainable partnerships for the capacity building of grassroots NGOs and marginalised youth groups to cope with the entrepreneurship and free–market possibilities of both cross–border areas
Results: Increased capacities of the local governments in designing and implementation of Local Strategy and Action Plan for Employment; initiated sustainable partnerships through created Regional Network for Employment Development; Increased capacities of the marginalized groups in entrepreneurship that is contributing to their social inclusion.
Facts & Figures The key facts & figures relevant to the project:

Project duration: 8 months

Total Project Budget for the grant beneficiary in MK: € 52,922.00
Total Project Budget for the grant beneficiary in AL: € 49,858.00