The 2023 School of Policies of the Presidential Center for Political Education will be organized in the spirit of democratic political values, promotion and protection of human rights and freedoms, political pluralism, mutual tolerance, unity and solidarity. Therefore, the School will strive to connect participants with different professional experience and background, who have a desire to contribute to the positive development of the society with their knowledge and skills, through five educational seminars with eminent lecturers and trainers from the country and abroad.

Participants in the 2023 School of Policies will have the opportunity to:

  • improve their knowledge on topics of democracy, sustainable development, European integration and communications, while understanding the process of policy making;
  • attend lectures and interactive workshops by top domestic and international experts;
  • work individually and in groups with prominent individuals – their peers from the social and political life in the country;
  • strengthen their communication, leadership and soft skills;
  • gain access to current literature on the topics and participate in related social debates;
  • make significant contacts and network with experts in the fields covered by the School.

The School will be held from March to November 2023, on weekends. Attendance at all five educational seminars is mandatory. Participants who complete the School will receive a certificate.

Criteria for participation:

  • 21 – 35 years of age;
  • citizenship of the Republic of North Macedonia;
  • working knowledge of English, knowledge of another foreign language will be considered an advantage;
  • prominent participation in the social and political life in the country, encouraging positive changes;
  • solid knowledge of social terminology;
  • work experience will be considered an advantage.

Required documents for application:

  • The application that can be downloaded at the following link;
  • Europass CV;
  • Two recommendations by professors/employers/coworkers, relevant to the topic of the School;
  • Essay written in English on one of the following topics: 1. “My contribution to positive change in our country” or 2. “My vision for a democratic development of North Macedonia”.

More information about the 2023 School of Policies of the Presidential Center for Political Education is available at

The selected candidates may be called for an interview, which would be held live or online, depending on the current health situation in the country at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The full application should be sent no later than February 22, 2023 to:

MK2025 Foundation is a Partner in the PCPE, as well as the following foundations and associations: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation – Branch Office in Skopje; Westminster Foundation for Democracy, Branch Office in the Republic of North Macedonia; Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation, Branch Office in Skopje, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), Branch Office in North Macedonia and International Republican Institute (IRI), Branch Office in Skopje.