Planning for regional development in the South – East represents one of the fundamental steps towards fulfilling the mission of the regional centre for development. In addition, the centre for regional development in the South-East region marks the beginning of the process for identification, promotion, management and utilizing developmental potentials of the South – East planning region.

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A Centre for development has been established for each of the 8 planning regions in Republic of North Macedonia. The planning regions were created for regional development planning and for realizating measures and instruments for promoting balanced regional development. Regional development planning begins with a planning document which serves as a strategy for regional development in Republic of North Macedonia on the national level and is followed by each centre creating a program for the development of the planning region. This program is approved by each planning region in accordance with the strategy and the program documents for Macedonia’s integration into the European Union.

The institutions responsible for the promotion of the policy for balanced regional development are:

  • The government of the Republic of North Macedonia
  • The Council for balanced regional development of Republic of North Macedonia
  • Ministry of Local Government
  • The Council for development of the east planning region

The institutions responsible for the process of regional development planning and implementation of the planning document for regional development are:

  • Тhe Bureau for regional development,
  • The Centre for development of the planning regions.

The following chart illustrates the institutional structure responsible for promoting and implementing the policy for balanced regional development:

Law for balanced regional development.


Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) is part of the package for external relations. IPA and other elements of the package are a great opportunity for streamlining and simplifying the procedures of the European Commission and improving the coherence and coordination of the activities of the Commission.

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The South-East region

Native RTL SupportThe established planning regions correspond to the statistical regions defined by the nomenclature of territorial units for statistics NTES-3, in order to provide a statistical basis for planning the development.

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The council of the region

Ultimate Browsers SupportEach planning regions has its own established Council. The members of the Council for development of the planning region are the Mayors from the local governments within the region.

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Мunicipalities in the region

Docs and Support10 Municipalities from the Republic of Macedonia are part of the South – East planning region: Bogdanci, Bosilovo, Valandovo, Vasilevo, Gevgelija, Dojran, Konche, Novo Selo, Radovish and Strumica.

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