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Community Development Institute – Macedonia



The Community Development Institute – Macedonia was established in 1996 aiming to improve the living conditions and the standard of life of the citizens.

•    Main programs:

o    education
o    inter-ethnic relations
o    social entrepreneurship
o    environment and climate change
o    rural development  and agriculture

Vision and mission of CDI

    Vision of the organization:
Diverse and harmonious society without prejudices – society of happy citizens.

    Mission of the organization:
The Community Development Institute is a sustainable civil society organization that works on building a democratic and multiethnic society through strengthening the capacities of individuals, organizations, and institutions.

Community Development Institute – CDI

    The Community Development Institute (CDI) - is a non-governmental and non-profit organization that works on improving the interethnic understanding and tolerance, strengthening the capacities of the organizations and individuals, as well as on improving the living conditions and standard of life of the citizens.
    The CDI’s experience is based on almost 20 years of work within the community, addressing citizens’ problems and needs and helping them overcome challenges.
    CDI is a founder of the Alliance for lifelong learning and adult educartion in Macedonia. (www.srov.mk).
    CDI as a member of EAEA, EBSN, Ecolise, European Civic Forum, FARE and other European networks.

Methods applied
The CDI applies the following methods in its work during the implementation of the activities: Mentorship; Consultancy; Trainings; Publications;Production of video materials; Study visits and exchanges;Analyses, policy papers;Conferences
CDI and social entrepreneurship 
    New law in Macedonia since 2015 – CDI member of lobbying platform for adoption of the new law for social entrepreneurship.
    Promotional activities for social entrepreneurship at national and international level.
    The CDI functions as a social enterprise
    Co-organizer in trainings and conferences about social entrepreneurship
    Participated in bigger events and gatherings about social entrepreneurship at regional and European level
    Founder of agricultural cooperative that should function as a social enterprise

Donors and sponsors
•    You can find information about our previous and current supporters and donors on the following  link: http://www.irz.org.mk/sponsors/




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