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This Friday was reserved for presentation on “How to get funding for your business idea” by Zoran Stojkovski.

Zoran has extensive experience in developing project proposals for funding from the EU (IPA II, Erasmus +, cross-border cooperation programs, Horizon Europe, Creative Europe, EIDHR, etc.), USAID, SDC, as well as FITR and other domestic donors and programs . Until now, it has provided grants of over 20 million euros.
Zoran is an experienced executive in the field of development practices and organizational development consultant, with over 25 years of experience in international and local programs for re-granting and organizational support in Macedonia and Southeast Europe. In addition, he has extensive experience in facilitation and training services in the field of institutional development and organizational sustainability, as well as in the field of philanthropy development and social entrepreneurship. Since March 2015, Zoran is the founder and CEO of the consulting company ProEfekt Inovo focused on providing services to clients for obtaining grants from EU funding instruments, as well as from other donor programs in MK, Europe and globally. In the past, Zoran worked for USAID’s first Civil Society Support Program (DemNet Macedonia) in various program management positions (1998-2008). In the period 2004-2014, he was the executive director of a local organization that provided grants to support civil society and local municipalities (in the period between 2009-2014, he provided a total of 125 grants to about 70 civil organizations worth 3.5 million euros) . Since 2008, he has a Master’s Certificate in Donor Practice Development from London Metropolitan University.
Key Qualifications:
• Certified Management Consultant (CMC) -11/2020-present
• Certified National Adult Learning Trainer – 06/2020-present
• Extensive experience in developing project proposals for EU funding (IPA II, Erasmus +, cross-border cooperation programs, Horizon Europe, Creative Europe, EIDHR, etc.), USAID, SDC, as well as FITR and other domestic donors and programs. Until now, it has provided grants of over 20 million euros.
• In the period from 1998 until today, he has held more than 500 trainings with over 3000 training hours in the areas of “Strategic Planning”, “Project Cycle Management” and “Fundraising and Financial Sustainability”. “Social entrepreneurship”, “Business planning”, “Advocacy and lobbying”, “Team building and effective communication”, etc.

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