COMPETITIVENESS AND EU ACCESSION

This research program deals with the conceptualization of the competitiveness, i.e. the institutions, policies and reforms to strengthen the market economy of North Macedonia. Moreover, the program specifically deals with how the EU accession helps country competitiveness in light of supporting the capacity to cope with the competitive pressure and market forces within the Union.

The following projects have been implemented:

Reaping export-oriented companies’ potential to contribute to post-Covid-19 recovery

The project aims to identify potentials of export oriented capacities including already existed foreign investors in the country to support economic recovery. Specific objectives: To identify capacities to adapt and

Promoting evidence and dialogue for enhancing state aid’s effect onto consumer welfare in North Macedonia

The objective of the action is to promote evidence and foster dialogue on the role of state aid for consumer welfare in North Macedonia. The specific objectives of the action

Common country analysis – economic and social trends

The aim of the project is to synthesize existing knowledge in the area of economic, social and development trends and policies in North Macedonia, identify the most lagging population groups

Institutional know-how transfer to support (swift?) Europeanization of North Macedonia

The objective of the project is to elevate Finance Think at a new international / European level of development to be able to secure streamlining of the European economic values

Sustainable economic growth through promotion of alternative touristic attractions

The main goal of the project is to improve local economic development by promoting developed alternative tourist attractions. The indirect expected benefits include development of new local brands and unconventional

Capacity and innovation of tourism services for sustainable local economic growth – New approach through development of alternative tourist attractions

The overall goal of the project is to improve local economic development by building capacities of local stakeholders involved in the supply chain, increasing quality of services and development, launching