Ministry of Education and Science (MoES)


The Ministry of Education and Science has responsibility for strategy formulation and planning in the field of science and technology, it manages project development, it takes responsibility for the legislative aspect of science and technology, technological development and technical culture and organises international scientific cooperation and bilateral, multilateral and European activities. It supports and encourages the development of scientific research infrastructure in the FYR of Macedonia (institutes, universities and independent research groups), aiding the development of young researchers and the overall technological development of the country.

In the framework of this responsibility, the Ministry has defined the following priorities in the development of science, research and technology in the country: Energy, Transport and Ecology, Chemistry, Materials, Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Food Production, Informative technology, Water resource management and Earthquake Engineering. FYR of Macedonia maintains scientific and research cooperation with more than 35 countries. With some of them, FYR of Macedonia has concluded inter-ministerial protocols, memoranda of understanding and other forms of official cooperation. It has also established intergovernmental cooperation in terms of umbrella agreements on educational, cultural and scientific research cooperation.

There is a yearly program (open call competition) that financially supports enterprises and researchers to develop new joint products / services such as:
• Technical-technological projects;
• Development projects.

In 2010 there was an open call (60 mill EUR) to equip public research units (R&D centres, laboratories, etc.).

Contact persons:
Violeta Atanasovska, Senior Advisor, FP7 Coordinator

Marina Nikolovska, Health and JRC NCP

Further contact details are provided below.

Department / Unit
Department for the Advancement of Science and Technological-Technical Development
  • Government/Ministry
Republic of North Macedonia
Contact details
Phone:+389 2 3117 896
Fax:+389 2 3118 414
Address:Ul. Mito Hadzivasilev Jasmin bb, 1000 Skopje
Country:Republic of North Macedonia
Geographical focus
  • Republic of North Macedonia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Social Sciences

Entry created by Marko Groboljsek on June 14, 2012
Modified on June 9, 2017