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Build Up Skills

Project title: USAID Project - Partnership for Better Business Regulation
Project duration: October 2016 – September 2020
Lead Implementing Partner: EPI CENTAR International
mobile: +38970245798
telephone: +389 2 3233 753

Implementing partners:
Economic Chamber of Macedonia;
ICT Chamber of Commerce – MASIT;
Economic Chamber of North-West Macedonia

Project Objectives:
• Objective 1: Micro and small businesses throughout Macedonia improve their compliance with legal requirements
• Objective 2. Business organizations engage in a constructive dialogue on streamlining of regulation
Short term impact:
• Improved capacities, both for in-house and external financial and legal advisors
• Improved information flow

Long term impact:
• Increased financial and legal compliance of the SMEs
• Streamlined business regulation as a result of private sector input
• Overall economic impact
Main business sectors:  Agriculture; Textile; Construction; IT; Tourism
Project beneficiaries:
• Start-up companies
• Existing companies, identified and selected by the Implementing partners;
• 70% of the total number of beneficiaries included will be located out of Skopje, while the rest will be seated in the capital; Minimum of 30% women entrepreneurs covered
Project Activities:
A1: Voucher scheme, Info sessions, Training for in-house and external advisors
A2: Creation of a unique info space - Improved information flow
A3: Organizing forums for improving the awareness and compliance on legal and financial regulations
A4: Development and Dissemination of Compliance Check-list and “how-to” Procedure Guides & Brochures
A5: Improvement of the skills of the chamber’s staff and strengthening of their overall qualification related to legal compliance
A6: Establishing cooperation and insight of best practices from chambers from the EU
A7: Promotion of sustainable and independent platform for transferring the needs of the business community to the policy makers
A8: Development of advocacy and lobbing capacities of the Partner Chambers
A9: Development of Policy Briefs identified by targeted sector groups
A10: Promotion of ENER




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Association of Balkan Chambers - ABC


General Assembly of the Association of Balkan Chambers in Nicosia, Cyprus – REDUCTION OF THE PUBLIC CONSUMPTION AND CREATION OF AMBIENT FOR OPENING JOBS 
General Assembly of the Association of Balkan Chambers, the 35th one, was held in Nicosia, Cyprus on March 16th, 2012. The host was the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry that this year is the Chairman of ABC. The Assembly was attended by representatives of Chambers from Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria and Romania. >>>

Speech of Mr.Branko Azeski, President of The Economic Chamber of Macedonia
This topic we constantly discuss and its importance is being numerous times absolved. Therefore, today, I will present concrete proposals for concrete activities, based on one segment of cooperation and that is the implementation of the Multi-beneficiary IPA Programme. More...

The General Assembly of the Association of the Balkan Chambers (ABC), from Istanbul, Republic of Turkey send a message to the member-states of the European Union for consistent implementation of the agreements for facilitation of the visa regime with the countries of the region, which is currently one of the largest limitations for the business. More... 

Declaration by The Association of the Balkan Chambers (ABC)

The Unions and/of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, members of the Association of Balkan Chambers, gathered in Istanbul on 26th March 2008, on the occasion of the General Assembly decided... More...



Contact address:
Economic Chamber of Macedonia
st. Dimitrie Chupovski, 13
1000 Skopje
Contact: Jadranka Arizankovska
Tel: ++ 389 2 3244038
Fax:++ 389 2 3244088

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