ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Macedonia2025 in cooperation with the Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO SACO) offers its services to Macedonian MSMEs. CESO SACO is a leading non-profit economic development organization with nearly 50 years of experience, dedicated to sustainably reducing poverty and fostering economic growth in Canada and globally. CESO SACO provides senior Volunteer Advisers, with experience in diverse sectors and industries to assist small entrepreneurs/MSMEs in improving their business operations by providing skills development, training, coaching, mentoring and related best practices, business tools, processes and systems.

CESO’s Advisers are passionate about sharing the wealth of knowledge and expertise they have accumulated over their careers in meaningful ways. Macedonia2025 covers the Advisors’ fee and transport to Macedonia. It is up to the selected company to cover the Advisors’ accommodation, meals and local transport.

AIM OF THE PROGRAM

Macedonia2025 has a joint mission with CESO SACO to enhance the competitiveness of Macedonian companies. The aim of the program is to develop the private sector in our country, thus contributing to the overall economic development. CESO’s Advisers work on specific challenges that Macedonian companies face on a daily basis. They will, according to their expertise, be associated with a particular company and deliver 2 to 4 weeks in-depth mentorship and training, for improving the organization, production and marketing processes of companies.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

Macedonian MSMEs that meet the following criteria:

  • Owned and operated by Macedonian nationals resident in Macedonia
  • Export oriented
  • At least one key staff member at the appropriate level to work in collaboration with the Advisor while on assignment, fluent in English
  • Adequate level of readiness and with resources to host an Advisor
  • Has a good financial standing (i.e. capable of implementing recommendations and carrying out follow up activities)
  • Preferably work in the following industries: IT, agribusiness, alternative energy, tourism; hospitality, manufacturing & food processing

Please contact us for any further questions or inquires.

 

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APPLICATION PROCESS

All relevant information regarding the application process will be made available in the Open Call.*

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