Action summary

The Action "Supporting enhanced access to higher quality Free Legal Aid services in North Macedonia" aims at enhancing the efficiency, quality, accessibility, and awareness of free legal aid in North Macedonia. More concretely the Action will focus on the:

  • harmonization of provisions, policies and practices related to free legal aid in North Macedonia;
  • capacity building for the main actors in the field (Ministry of Justice, Bar Association and CSOs) including more structured and continuous coordination between the main stakeholders;
  • awareness raising for the public and related institutional actors in the country to support increased access to free legal aid.

This Action is part of the Council of Europe/European Union "Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey II"


Expected Results:

 The legal and policy framework related to the provision of Free Legal Aid will be harmonised in line with Council of Europe standards

 Capacities of Free Legal Aid providers to deliver quality legal aid are strengthened

 Access to Free Legal Aid by the population will be enhanced and the efficiency of the Free Legal Aid in North Macedonia will be strengthened

Duration: 36 months (May 2019 – May 2022)
Beneficiaries/Partners: North Macedonia
Funding: The European Union and the Council of Europe
Budget: 800 000 EUR

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.




Irena Cuculoska - Jakimovska                          Senior Project Officer              + 389 2 3100 326                    contact

Anamarija Nikolovska              Project Assistant                        + 389 2 3100 327                    contact