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Swisscontact's country office in Macedonia is responsible for implementation of the SIPPO and SwissEP Programmes focusing on creating opportunities for working age women and men, in particular young, to be engaged in sustainable, decent employment or self-employment and for companies to access new markets and earn higher incomes.

Local Projects

Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO)

The Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) is a well-established mandate of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) within the framework of its economic development cooperation. As for the new investment phase (2017-2020), SIPPO is carried out by Swisscontact. The overall objective of the Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) is to integrate developing and transition countries into world trade. 

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Swiss Entrepreneurship Programme

The program aims at linking existing public and private actors as well as existing support structures (e.g. start-up competitions, service providers) to facilitate the formation and potential growth of businesses. The focus is on supporting business driven initiatives and solutions. By improving the framework conditions and readiness for entrepreneurs, the program aims at creating 4,000 jobs directly by the end of 2019.

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Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation
Hardturmstrasse 123
CH-8005 Zürich

Tel. +41 44 454 17 17
Fax +41 44 454 17 97
E-Mail info@STOP-SPAM.swisscontact.ch