Leadership Development


Supporting girls in STEM

“STEM it like a girl” is a program that promotes careers (professions) in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field with the focus on STEM education and career for young girls and women.

The program aims to reduce the gap in education of young women and men, reduce the professional segregation of women in low-paid occupations and professions with low opportunities for advancement, and reduce the stereotypical division of “male” and “female” occupations. This will reduce gender differences in the labor market (activity, employment and wages) and women will have a greater role in economic development and greater economic independence.


The Zafirovski Executive Education Program

The Zafirovski Executive Education Program of Macedonia2025 in partnership with the Kellogg School of Management (KSM) provides scholarships for Macedonian business leaders to the globally renowned Kellogg Executive Development Program.

The program aim is to enhance the competencies and performance of Macedonian business leaders and contribute to the further development of the Macedonian economy and workforce.


Support Fund for Talented Students “Talents Today – Leaders Tomorrow”

Following the success of 2019/2022 pilot program, the Macedonia2025 program, Support Fund for Talented High School Students “Talents Today – Leaders Tomorrow,” provides financial means to help talented youth from the country to advance their full potential. Each year, Macedonia 2025 and its partners award scholarships to 10 individuals in the total annual amount of 60,000 MKD per person. These scholarships provide the selected ten students with the opportunity for continuous talent and skills development through additional training and participation in international competitions. Moreover, Macedonia2025 offers a possibility for mentoring and internships in prominent companies to the program participants.

The scholarships are provided with the support of our two membership bodies – Ambassadors Club and Advisory Board, as well as through donations and cooperation with corporate and individual partners.


Executive study program in Toronto

Macedonia2025 is proud to offer a program that combines participation in Executive/Leadership Development courses at some of the top Executive Education Centers in North America with job shadowing at a renowned company. Schulich Business School, being a part of the York University in Toronto, Canada is ranked among the top 10 World Business Schools by The Financial Times, Forbes Magazine, BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal and the Economist. Founded in 1966, the Schulich School of Business employs over 750 people.

The program is implemented in cooperation with the Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC) at York University in Toronto, Canada. SEEC provides an education that is focused, practical and immediately applicable. They share a common interest in providing and delivering executive education to professionals from Macedonia.


“Atanas Bliznakoff” scholarships for student excellence

Atanas and Slavka Bliznakoff established the “Atanas Bliznakoff Foundation” on April 18, 1977. At the 148th plenary session of the Council of the “Ss. Cyril and Methodius University” in Skopje, a decision was made to establish the “Atanas Bliznakoff Foundation”, with the main goal of providing scholarships for students of the “Ss. Cyril and Methodius University” in Skopje.

Scholarships are awarded to full-time students enrolled in the first cycle of studies at all faculties at “Ss. Cyril and Methodius University” in Skopje, who have achieved exceptional results and success in the previous cycle of education. Furthermore, scholarships are awarded to those who have achievements and motivation for personal and professional development, but also who do not have sufficient funds to continue their education.


Ohrid Hi-Tech Excellence Camp

Ohrid Hi-Tech Еxcellence Camp is a weeklong program that takes place in Ohrid, North Macedonia. Participants follow a curriculum delivered by certified STEM lecturers, with the aim of further developing their coding and robotics skills. The program delivery focuses on modern, highly effective teaching and learning methods, consisting of both theoretical and practical sessions at the medium/advanced coding and robotics levels. Participants work in groups or in pairs to complete a customized project, and receive a certificate for program completion.