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Research and innovation

Policy background

North Macedonia participates in the EU Research and Innovation programmes since 2007. Throughout these programmes, North Macedonia’s best performance has been are in the fields of Energy and Health. North Macedonia’s new programme for higher education and scientific research foresees actions to strengthen research capacity in line with the European Research Area priorities. These efforts are complemented by the development of a Smart Specialisation Strategy.

North Macedonia became fully associated member to Horizon Europe in January 2021.

Horizon 2020 key figures

Funding opportunities

Horizon Europe

International cooperation opportunities in research and innovation can be found under Horizon Europe, the EU's key research and innovation funding programme until 2027. 

Horizon Europe website

Information flyers on Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe : apply for your funding now!

Horizon Europe - Horizon Europe calling SMEs!

Horizon Europe - Western Balkans and horizon in Europe

Horizon Europe - Are you a Horizon Europe applicant who needs some guidance? : Horizon Europe's national contact points can help you

Projects and results

Research project database (CORDIS)

The Commission's primary portal for results of EU-funded research projects. Here you can find International cooperation projects related to North Macedonia.

EU funded projects

Project success stories

Stories of particularly successful EU-funded research projects involving North Macedonia.

Examples of international cooperation projects

  • ROCK (2017-2020) aims to develop an innovative, collaborative and circular systemic approach for regeneration and adaptive reuse of historic city centres. Implementing a repertoire of successful heritage-led regeneration initiatives, it will test the replicability of the spatial approach and of successful models addressing the specific needs of historic city centres. The project involves 10 cities, 7 Universities, 3 networks of enterprises, 2 networks of cities and several companies and development agencies, a foundation and a charity.


National Contact Points

The National Contact Points (NCPs) provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in Horizon Europe.

European Commission

Senior Expert
DG Research and Innovation, Unit 04 Horizon Europe Association

Telephone: +32 229 69615 | email:

Nikelina NASKA
Policy officer
DG Research and Innovation, Unit 04 Horizon Europe Association

Telephone: +32 229 83809 | email:



Research and innovation cooperation with North Macedonia
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21 DECEMBER 2021
Agreement associating North Macedonia to Horizon Europe
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