Innovating health and social care in rural areas

New approaches for Macedonia

Macedonia is facing heavy challenges in establishing and restructuring the provision of user-centred social and health care services. The realisation of defined visions and aims of the national government between 2005 and 2007 has been heavily jeopardised by the global financial and economic crises. In fact, new challenges have surfaced, including political instability and the refugee crisis.

Bridging Function of the European Centre

Project Information

Project Duration
2016/03 - 2016/09
Project Coordinator(s)
European Centre
Policy Areas
Long-term care, Social inclusion, Other: Inovation

Project Partner(s)

  • Municipality of Krivogaštani (Macedonia)
  • LAG AGRO Lider (Macedonia)
  • Austrian Embassy Skopje (Macedonia)
  • Austrian Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection (Austria)


  • Capacity-building for a step-wise transformation towards user-centred health and social care services by NGOs and public authorities in rural communities in Macedonia
  • Developing innovative projects for health and social care in rural communities during a 2-day workshop in the rural municipality of Krivogaštani (6-7 June 2016)


  • Policy Brief ‘Innovating health and social care in rural areas – New approaches for Macedonia’ (input for workshop)
  • 2-day workshop with representatives of local NGOs, employment services, health insurance and municipal authorities


  • Background paper (good practice)
  • Multi-stakeholder workshop