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A Policy Proposal for Promoting Inter-ethnic Stakeholder Enterprises in Macedonia

Annual Call for Projects 2001


Prof. Norman Scott of the Graduate Institute of International Studies (GIIS) passed away on 10 March 2004. Professor Scott was former Director of the International Trade Division at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and Associate Professor of Eastern European and Soviet economics at GIIS. Since 1999, he was Director of the Diplomatic Studies Programme at GIIS, and a highly-respected member of the faculty.

The GIAN deeply regrets his passing and extends the sympathy and condolences of its members and staff to his family, friends and colleagues.

The GIAN project that Prof. Scott was coordinating at the time of his death will be finalised in the upcoming months.


The primary aim of the proposed research project is to ascertain what policies and policy instruments, both national and international, could be most effective in promoting the sustainable development of inter-ethnic enterprise partnerships in Macedonia and then to incorporate them in a programme proposal for submission to the government.

The primary challenges facing Macedonia are the restoration of peaceful inter-ethnic relations, which have deteriorated sharply in the recent past, and the launch of a programme of economic development that will be both sustainable and participatory in the sense that ethnic minorities will be enabled and encouraged to play a full and equal part.

The grant provided by the GIAN for this project totals SFr 35,000

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Project Team

Dr. Lucas Assunciao , Principal Member, University for Peace (UPEACE) .

Mr Branislav Gosovic , Principal Member, South Center , South Centre .

Dr. Dimitar Vlahov , Principal Member, Regional Institute for Development Studies (RIDS).

Dr. Kiro Gligorov , Associated Member, Regional Institute for Development Studies (RIDS).

Prof. Norman Scott , Former Coordinator, Graduate Institute of International Studies (GIIS) .