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18 April 2019 - 19 April 2019
Skopje, North Macedonia
EU integration and the reform process of Chapter 20


The first International Chapter 20 Forum will be organized from 18-19 April, in Hotel Arka in Skopje. The Forum, which is part of the activities of the Platform Chapter 20, will enable networking and exchange of good practices with in the field of negotiation chapter 20: Enterprise and industrial policy.

The two-day event will include panel discussions, B2B meetings for networking among regional CSOs and institutions, to enable knowledge transfer and exchange of good practices.

More than 70 participants, experts from relevant regional institutions – chambers of commerce, public institutions, and CSOs, will join the event to promote and strengthen the regional cooperation, transfer knowledge, and share their experience in the reform process of chapter 20. 

The event will provide opportunities for improving the role of civil society organisations and networks in the reform process of the chapter 20, will provide recommendations for improved industrial policies, and will raise the awareness on the importance of chapter 20 for the overall EU accession.


  • The role of the civil society sector in the reform processes
  • Improving public policies for SMEs
  • Challenges and recommendations from the business sector


  • Platform Chapter 20 organisations
  • Public institutions
  • Economic chambers
  • Enterprise Europe Network
  • Business sector


  • Improving the regional cooperation
  • Improving chapter 20 policies
  • B2b meetings and networking
  • Exchange of good practices


In 2018 several CSOs working in the field of chapter 20 initiated the establishment of the first national Platform Chapter 20. The platform aims to actively engage in the reform process as an important factor in the public-private dialogue. The platform owns a resource center including relevant policy documents, analysis and videos, in order to support knowledge transfer and coordination between CSOs and other relevant actors in the field. Part of the activities of the Platform is strengthening the capacities of civil society organisations for policy creation and networking, organising trainings, webinars, expert meetings, and other relevant activities for dissemination and raising the awareness of the importance of Chapter 20 in the process of EU accession.

Resource centre of the Platform Chapter 20: https://www.poglavje20eu.org/en

This project is funded by the European Union

Closed since 19 April 2019
Hotel Arka
1000 Skopje, North Macedonia
Organised by
Participants 91
Meetings 29
North Macedonia 69
Montenegro 5
Croatia 3
Albania 3
Bulgaria 2
Serbia 2
Bosnia And Herzegovina 2
Slovenia 1
Mexico 1
Total 88
Authority/Government 11
Civil society organization 34
Association/Agency 12
Chamber 10
Cluster 1
University 4
Company 13
Other 6
Total 91