The Center for Development of the Vardar Planning Region functions as an expert administrative body of the Council for Development of the Vardar Planning Region. Pursuant to the territorial division of the Republic of Macedonia into eight planning regions and the provisions of the Law on Balanced Regional Development for establishing a technical body for regional development service in the Vardar planning region, the Center for Development of the Vardar planning region is based in Veles as the municipality with the largest number of inhabitants.

Pursuant to the Law on Balanced Regional Development, the Center for Development of the Planning Region performs the following activities:

  • prepares the draft program for development of the planning region,
  • prepares a draft-action plan for implementation of the Program for development of the planning region,
  • prepares project proposals for the development of the planning region and the areas with specific development needs,
  • coordinates the activities related to the implementation of the Program for development of the planning region and realizes the projects for development of the planning region,
  • provides information to stakeholders on the course of implementation of the Program for development of the planning region and other issues related to regional development,
  • provides expert and technical assistance to local self-government units in preparing their development programs,
  • provides professional services to citizens’ associations and other stakeholders for preparation of projects in the field of regional development,
  • encourages inter-municipal cooperation in the framework of planned development,
  • implements projects to encourage the development of the planning region, financed by European Union funds and other international sources,
  • promotes the development opportunities of the planning region and
  • performs professional and administrative-technical work for the needs of the council for development of the planning region.

Goals and priorities

The determination of the goals and priorities in the Vardar planning region and the definition of the Vision is prepared on the basis of strategic analysis and diagnosis of the situation in the region.

Organizational setup

The founders of the Center for Development of the Vardar Planning Region are the Units of Local Self-Government from the Vardar Planning Region.

Mayors of the Municipalities from the Vardar planning region:

Employees

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Dr. Igor Andreev

Acting Head of the Center for Development of the Vardar Planning Region
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Tatjana Gjurova

Head of the Department for Project Implementation, Regional Development and Inter-Municipal Cooperation
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Marko Kolev

Advisor in the Department for project implementation, regional development and inter-municipal cooperation
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Tatjana Temelkovska

Head of the Department for General and Administrative Affairs, Finance and Public Procurement
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Megi Vasileska

Associate for international cooperation
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Snezhana Dimitrievski

Administrative project coordinator
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Dushica Gaberova

Coordinator of the Regional - Business Center in Vardar planning region
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Mihajlo Vchkov

Administrative project coordinator
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Zorica Jovanova

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