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Recent developments in the Republic of North Macedonia

Recently, North Macedonia set up a national database of providers of non-formal adult education, established by the Public Institution of Adult Education Centre. This database is public, and available on the centre’s official website:

The main objective of establishing the database is to mobilise various education providers by publishing their training programmes on the platform, to spread information to all potential adult citizens interested in non-formal education opportunities, and to develop Lifelong Learning Culture in the society.

For the period 2016-2020, the main priority of North Macedonian’s Adult Education sector has been the establishment of a national system of validation of non-formal and informal learning. There have already been taken numerous steps on various levels in the past few years, including piloting the system in 2019. The system is expected to be introduced in 2020. However, financial challenges may pose threats to the system’s functionality and sustainability.