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Switzerland’s response to the COVID-19 crisis in North Macedonia

29.05.2020 — Local news North Macedonia
Without losing sight of the long-term development needs of North Macedonia, Switzerland made rapid adjustments to its existing development cooperation program to address some of the immediate needs of the country resulting from the current crisis.

Tackling a disability prejudice with a hot cup of coffee

18.03.2020 — Article North Macedonia
Hospitality trainings for people with disabilities are part of the activities of the Swiss-supported project “Education for Employment in North Macedonia”. Thirty people were trained to become waiters, bartenders, and cooks, and many of them were employed right after finishing the training. One of them is Zivko Kosteski, a waiter in a bar in Skopje.

The Birth of Honeyland

04.02.2020 — Local news North Macedonia
An inspiring story, a breathtaking nature, a lesson for sustainable development, and a group of four young film creatives… The idea for the Oscar-nominated Macedonian documentary Honeyland was discovered through the Swiss-supported Nature Conservation Programme in North Macedonia.

Macedonian startup getting ready to conquer the world with Swiss support

14.01.2020 — Local news North Macedonia
What do you do if your passions are tech and fashion? For Svetlana Kordumova, the answer was simple: you combine them to create a new business. With Swiss support, Svetlana’s start-up Pixyle – which is developing a visual intelligence tool that improves e-commerce customers’ experience - became one of the most successful startups in North Macedonia.

Honeyland Oscar nominee

14.01.2020 — Article DEZA
Honeyland has been nominated for an Oscar in the categories Best International Feature Film and Best Documentary.  The film’s hero, Hatidze Muratova, champions environmental protection and the sustainable management of natural resources. She was discovered through the Nature Conservation Programme launched by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

An inspirational glimpse into the Swiss academic world

06.11.2019 — Local news North Macedonia
“I encourage all brave souls with great ideas and curiosity to seize any opportunity that will allow them to start their academic life and career in Switzerland”, - says Dimitrija Kalanoski, a Senior Researcher at the Swiss National Science Foundation.

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