Estonia has supported North Macedonia since 2000. Some time ago, North Macedonia was one of the most progressive creators of e-government solutions among the Western Balkan countries; however, due to the complex political situation, the initiative waned and several systems were not actually implemented or were partially implemented.
The largest projects so far have been aimed at strengthening healthcare and developing e-governance, but when the new government took office in August 2020, the topic of e-governance was raised again, and the experience of Estonia as one of the advocates of e-governance is of interest to the country’s leaders. According to the existing strategy, North Macedonia could develop a long-term cooperation and mentorship model with Estonia, the focus of which would be the exchange of experiences, developing new knowledge in the field of e-government, and making Estonian experts and experience available.
Since 2000, North Macedonia has been supported by Estonian development cooperation in the amount of nearly half a million euros. During this period, 46 projects have been implemented in North Macedonia. There are currently two ongoing projects in North Macedonia.
|Project||Project Dates||Project Implementer|
|Enhancing Transparent Governance in North Macedonia by Implementing Modern e-Governance Solutions||01.12.2020–31.11.2022||ESTDEV|
|Increasing Civic Engagement in the Digital Agenda – ICEDA||01.05.2021–31.01.2023||E-Riigi Akadeemia SA|