Who We Are?

The Macedonian Centre for European Training (MCET) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-partisan, think-tank organisation established in September 2002. MCET members are EU trainers certified by the German Foundation InWEnt from Bonn, and the Institute for European Politics from Berlin; trainers in public policy writing certified by the Local Government Initiative of the Open Society Institute from Budapest; professionals that contribute to the accession of the Republic of Macedonia to the EU and the Europeanisation of society.

The Macedonian Centre for European Training facilitates the accession of Republic of Macedonia to the EU and the Europeanisation of society through professional training and advice, development of evidence-based public policies, regional cooperation and advocacy.

Since its establishment, MCET has delivered approximately 1.400 days of training to more than 8.000 representatives from the public administration, media, civil society, judges and prosecutors, members of political parties, local administration and etc.

Starting in 2007, MCET shifted its focus from a training institute to a think-tank organisation hoping to fill in the obvious lack of expertise for development of evidence-based public policies that are in-line with those of the EU.
MCET monitors the accession process, and has its research focused on the political criteria, chapter 23 - Judiciary and Fundamental Rights, as well as the use of EU Funds. The organisation has published a large number of publications that are available in electronic format through this portal.
MCET works with the media striving to improve the information about the accession process and develops tools to help them understand that EU accession is in fact internal, and not external policy.