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National Coordination Center for Border Control or Republic of Macedonia. Ministry of Inter affairs of Republic of Macedonia


Since gaining its independence, Republic of Macedonia in view of the Euro-Atlantic aspirations of our country, it was necessary to leave the previous system of state border or to apply the European System of Integrated Border Management. For this purpose in October 2003 by the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, the National Strategy for Integrated Border Management was adopted. 

The implementation of the national strategy was launched on May 7, 2004 when the surveillance of borders between border crossings, etc. green line and blue line of lakes and control of crossing the state border with Greece took over the Ministry of the Interior - Border Police. This was followed by gradually taking over the responsibilities as follows: - on 1 September 2004 to the Republic of Bulgaria - on December 20, 2004 to the then Serbia and Montenegro, and - on August 29, 2005 to the Republic of Albania. Border Police began upgrading the Integrated Border Management restructuring of personnel, administrative and material capacity according to European Union standards relating to border checks and border surveillance. Restructuring began a completely new process of training the entire staff, procurement of new modern technical systems and means of implementation of border checks and border surveillance. For this purpose, Training centers EU tread on educating police officers at all levels are introduced into operation new optical - electronic devices, vehicles, speed boats for surveillance of the lake and more. With the establishment of the Border Police at all levels: strategic, operational and local as well as get involved in other Ministries and agencies in the Integrated Border Management System, Macedonia was granted modern national security a sector capable of responding to all the challenges of border security of the Republic of Macedonia but also security and combating cross-border crime with countries in the region and the European Union.


Contact person: Dr. Berat Bajram, Co-Coordinator 

Contact: ; +389 70 385 675

Ministry of Labor and Social Policy of Republic of Macedonia 


Ministry of Labor and Social Policy is one of the ministries of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia.


The powers of the ministry are following:

  • labor relations, employment and employment;

  • pension and disability insurance;

  • protection of workers at work;

  • material allowance of temporary unemployed;

  • wages and living standards;

  • social policy;

  • human population policy for coordinated economic social development;

  • legal relations in marriage, family and cohabitation;

  • relations between parents and children, guardianship and adoption;

  • promotion of gender equality;

  • protection of children and minors;

  • protection of youth and women;

  • protection of persons with disabilities;

  • protection of civil war invalids;

  • protection of veterans of the Anti-Fascist War and of all national liberation wars of Macedonia, war invalids, to those expelled and imprisoned for the ideas of the separate identity of the Macedonian nation and statehood, as well as members of their families without means of material and social existence;

  • supervision within its competence and

  • Performs other duties prescribed by law.


Contact person: Mr. Dejan Ivkovski

Contact: ; +389 75 385 172

Crisis Management Center of Republic of Macedonia


Crisis Management Center and the Steering Committee and Assessment Group, is established in order to propose decisions and provide continuous consultations, coordination, timely response, efficiency and proper use of the resources available in case of a crisis situation, and to ensure timely, quality and realistic assessment of threats to the security of the Republic of Macedonia from risks and dangers.


Center for Crisis Management, as an independent state body with the position and function of the Office and a legal person, is provided to the following:

  • Ensure continuity in the inter-departmental and international cooperation, consultation and coordination in crisis management;

  • Preparation and updating of a unified assessment of risks and dangers for resolving the crisis situation; 

  • Proposes measures and activities for resolving the crisis and perform other duties prescribed by law.


The center has won the overall support (technical, organizational, administrative and other) of the Steering Committee and the Assessment Group. 


Contact person: Mr. Agron Buxhaku 


National non-governmental organization

LEGIS, Skopje 


LEGIS is a humanitarian Non-Profit Civil Society Organization that provides necessary humanitarian aid and assistance to refugees, asylum seekers, IDPs, irregular and detained migrants and people in need. Civil Association LEGIS exist to protect life, alleviate suffering and oppression and ensure dignity, respect for human rights and social justice.

They provide assistance based on the needs of our target population, with respect of human rights, our principles and the principles of humanitarian work.


Their activities in the last two years are focused on response to the mixed migration flows in Macedonia, as LEGIS is the first NGO to provide organized response since 2014.


Contact person: Mr. Jasmin Redjepi 


LA STRADA, Skopje Macedonia 

Open Gate is a leading self-sustained organization in the Republic of Macedonia, acknowledged on both national and international level. It is renowned for its commitment, persistence and professionalism, as well as its focus on the needs and interests of trafficked persons and target groups. The main goal of Open Gate is to invest all their effort and capacity in creating a society freed from inequality, poverty, prejudice and discrimination, violence and trafficking in humans, and to build a place where people’s rights are widely respected and all citizens are given equal opportunities for socio-economic independence.

Open Gate is a civil society organization which promotes human rights and represents the needs of high-risk people and victims of abuse and human trafficking. As a member of La Strada International- the European network for combating human trafficking, Open Gate offers prevention, social support and lobbying on both local and European level


Contact person: Ms. Jasmina Rajkovska




Macedonian Red Cross is established on March 17th 1945 and operates and function as an independent National Society since May 21, 1992. On November 1st 1995, is officially recognized as a National Society by the International Committee od Red Cross (ICRC), and on November 25th 1995 becomes 169th  member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC).

The most important conditions about recognizing the National Society of Macedonian Red Cross are:

  1. Acceptance of the Geneva Conventions from August 12th , 1949 and the Additional Protocols from 1977. The Government of Republic of Macedonia ratifies the above mentioned documents on August 25th 1993.

  2. The Assembly of Republic of Macedonia adopt the Law for Macedonian Red Cross on July 26th 1994.


Macedonian Red Cross is a unique organization on the territory of Republic of Macedonia, which is consistent of Red Cross Local Branches and City Red Cross of Skopje. Macedonian Red Cross does not represent citizens association, although is voluntary, large, nongovernmental, nonpartisan and independent humanitarian organization of the citizens of Republic of Macedonia. The position and tasks of the Red Cross, the application and protection of the emblem and the name of the Red Cross, and the way of funding the tasks are regulated with the Law of the Macedonian Red Cross passed by the Assembly of Republic of Macedonia in 1994 (Official Gazette No. 41/94).

The organization, the scope and the method of work of the bodies and the departments, through which the Red Cross carries out the tasks, the number and the way of the selection of body members and the services are determined by the Red Cross Statute which is in full compliance with the Statute of the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).


Contact person: Ms. Suzana Tuneva 


Macedonian Young Lawyers Association (MYLA)

Macedonian Young Lawyers Association (MYLA) is а non-governmental, nonprofit and non-political professional organization of lawyers established in December 2003 aiming to strengthen the contribution of the young lawyers in promoting the legal profession and fulfilling the principle of the rule of law.


Primarily founded on grounds to guide young lawyers towards their legal careers from the point of graduation, during the years MYLA has transformed itself into an unique organization that actively protects human rights and the rule of law principle through utilization of the knowledge and capacity of young lawyers.


Contact person: Zoran 





UNICEF is a leading humanitarian and development agency working globally for the rights of every child. Child rights begin with safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflict and traverse the life cycle: pre-natal care for healthy births, clean water and sanitation, health care and education.

UNICEF is present in the country since 1993. In cooperation with state institutions, civil society, citizens and leading domestic and international experts UNICEF works towards improving the lives of all children. 


UNICEF and the Government are key partners in realization of children's rights in the country.


Contact person: Mr. Vlatko Jovanovski 


info section

A refugee crisis, a wave of exhausted people moving from one continent to another, carrying a child in one hand, and a bag in another, containing food and memories from their birthplace. A journey of 2.354 kilometers, overly tired, with no adequate clothing, ill, barefoot, frightened, deceived… more than 900.000 people, 580.000 of which were children, single mothers and young girls... passed through our country. Help and support for this unique tide of refugees came from everywhere: domestic and foreign institutions, NGOs, good citizens…SOS Children's Village Macedonia, drawing from its basic work and mission, concerned for the well-being of these children, in August 2015 started activities for help and support of the most vulnerable category of children transiting through the Republic of Macedonia.  

Mothers, women, pregnant women and unaccompanied children, young girls and families were aided with more than 250.000 services within the Emergency Response Project for refugees in both transit centres, Vinojug - Gevgelija and Tabanovce - Kumanovo, as well as in the villages Vaksince and Lojane, in the Kumanovo region. 


In the Republic of Macedonia, The Emergency Response Project was implemented by SOS Children's Village Macedonia, financially supported by SOS Children's Villages International, UNICEF Macedonia and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. 


The 4 key components of the project were realized in a period of 752 consecutive days by 55 coworkers (psychologists, pediatricians, social workers, sociologists, interpreters and administrative and logistics staff): 

I. Psycho-social support and protection for children

II. Enabling communication and providing Internet access for the refugees, in order to prevent family separations. 

III. Help and support in the form of food and non-food items for the target group. 

IV. Provision of adequate infrastructure for the safe stay and transit of refugees.

The help and support were provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in all weather conditions... 

Support was directed towards: Children, particularly unaccompanied and separated children; young people (especially young girls); mothers with children; pregnant women; adults in need of medical aid or other support. 


Within the project activities, efforts were made to provide for the basic needs of refugee children and their families, such as food, shelter, hygiene, psychological support, education, medical aid and access to information.


Within this project, apart from direct aid and support for refugees, since the start of the crisis in 2015 SOS Children's Village Macedonia enabled unobstructed and safe transit of refugees by placing a railway station in the Transit Centre Vinojug - Gevgelija on the place of the improvised station, which until then had been inaccessible and unsafe for children and youth. Furthermore, during 2016, in partnership with UNICEF and the International Organization for Migration, two children's playgrounds were built in both transit centres: a 400m2 playground in Tabanovce and 100m2 in Vinojug. In cooperation with the Crisis Management Centre of the Republic of Macedonia, SOS Children's Village Macedonia also participated in placing the signalization and lighting of improvised pathways for entry into Macedonia on the southern border, and exit from Macedonia on the northern side. Regional Crisis Management Centres Kumanovo and Gevgelija, as well as the Red Cross Skopje were also provided with help and support in the form of working equipment and better working conditions.

With all these activities of SOS Children's Village Macedonia, we hope that we contributed toward facilitating the life of refugees on their journey toward a happier life with dignity

Who is who in the area of asylum in the Republic of Macedonia

In Republic of Macedonia the following state institutions and organization are working in the area of Asylum in Republic of Macedonia.


data base of experts in different fields of knowledge

Management and Coordination of Crises

  1. Juljana Nakova Gapo, National Director,

  2. Srdjan Amet, ERP Manager, ;

  3. Mite Cilkovski,

  4. Zoran Bogdanovski, Advocacy Manager,


Holistic Approach Trauma healing 


  1. Srdjan Amet, ERP Manager, ;

  2. Mite Cilkovski,

  3. Angela Stojanovska,

  4. Mare Abmarova,

  5. Larisa Kukalj,

  6. Dragana Kostovska,

  7. Katerina Arsovska,

  8. Marija Domazetovska,

  9. Ljupcho Trifunovski,

  10. Melina Tagarinska,

  11. Mite Cilkovski,

  12. Andrea Tasevska,



Early Child Development

  1. Srdjan Amet ERP Manager,,

  2. Angela Stojanovski,

  3. Mare Ambarkovska,

  4. Larisa Kukalj,

  5. Katerina Arsovska,

  6. Marija Domazetovska,

  7. Valentina Dimovska,



  1. Julijana Nakova Gapo, National Director,

  2. Srdjan Amet,ERP Manager,,

  3. Zorna Bogdanovski, National Advisor,

  4. Mite Cilkovski,

  5. Vaska Draskovic,




  1. Srdjan Amet,ERP Manager, email:;

  2. Mite Cilkovski, ERP Filed Coordinator, email:



Communication & Internet in emergency 


  1. Julijana Nakova Gapo, National Director,

  2. Srdjan Amet ERP Manager,

  3. Zoran Bogdanovski, Advocacy Manager,

  4. Nikola Kondev,