Centre for development of the East planning region
Centre for Development of East Planning Region (CDEPR) was established under the Law on Balanced Regional Development in May 2008. The headquarters of the Centre is in Local government unit with the largest number of inhabitants, in municipality of Shtip.

Centre for Development of East Planning Region includes (covers) 11 municipalities: Vinica, Delchevo, Zrnovci, Karbinci, Kochani, Makedonska Kamenica, Pehchevo, Probishtip, Cheshinovo-Obleshevo and Shtip and extends on an area of 3537 km2 ie it covers 14% of the territory of the Republic of Macedonia and has 181.858 inhabitants.

The Center is a legal entity that participates in the planning of regional development, the planning documents for regional development and is responsible for expert and administrative activities of the Council for Development of the Planning Region. It is dedicated to strengthening inter-municipal cooperation and promote the development possibilities of the region, cooperates with municipalities in the region and helps in providing expert and technical assistance in the preparation of their development programs, as well as associations of citizens in the preparation of projects for regional development. Its main task is to strengthen the capacity of networks in local and rural communities, the business sector, stimulating the development of local and regional level, strengthening the principle of public private partnership and action in order to raise the quality of life.

The preservation and development of the special identity of the planning region, recognition and development is the vision and purpose of the Centre for Development of the East Planning Region.

Council

Council for development of the planning regions is formed separately for each region.

Members in Council for development of the East planning region are the Mayors of the Units of local self-government in the region.

Со The Council is managed by president, who is elected by the Mayors, for a period of 2 years.

The Council for development of the East planning region does the following functions:

  • Organises and coordinates the activities for following and appraising the implementation of the planning documents for regional development;
  • Adopts the Programme for development of the planning region, with previous approval from the National Council for balanced regional development;
  • Adopts the annual action plan for implementation of the Program for development of the planning region;
  • Establishes a list of project proposals for development of the planning region, annually; планскиот регион;
  • Delivers proposals to the Bureau for regional development for identification of areas with specific development needs in frame on the planning region, in accordance with criteria with article 7 of this Law;
  • Assures coordination of the activities of the units of local self-government, associations of citizens, governmental agencies and institutions within the region which are working on regional development;
  • Initiates coordination between the units of local self-government and partners from private and civil sector concerning regional development issues;
  • Promotes cross-border cooperation with regions from other countries based on common interest;
  • Performs other works in the area of regional development established by the Law;
  • Adopts annual report for implementation of the Programme for development of the planning region.

Organigram

Decision for organization: Download here

Organisation of the Centre for development of the East planning region

Head of the Center for Development of the East Planning Region

Dragica Zdraveva, BSc. Economics
Telephone: +389 32 386 408
e-mail: dragica.zdraveva@eastregion.mk

  • Represents and manages the Centre;
  • Manages with the property of the Centre;
  • Establishes and maintains horizontal and vertical communication;
  • Coordinates, directs and controls the work of the Centre;
  • Adopts Systematization rulebook;
  • Decides on employment, rights and responsibilities of the employees;
  • Proposes programs, plans, project proposals, reports and other documents to the Council;
  • Does other duties foreseen in the law.
 

Department for strategic planning and project implementation, business sector support and information and communication technology

Coordinator for strategic planning and regional development
Aleksandar Nikolov
Telephone: + 389 32 386 412

e-mail: aleksandar.nikolov@eastregion.mk

Emil Vasilev
Telephone: + 389 32 386 412

e-mail: emil.vasilev@eastregion.mk

Zujica Angelova
Telephone: + 389 32 386 412

e-mail: zujica.angelova@eastregion.mk

  • Participates in the preparation and implementation of the Program for development of the planning region and prepares a proposed action plan for implementation of the Program for development of the planning region;
  • Prepares, coordinates and implements projects for development of the planning region financed by domestic sources and donors, EU funds and Programs, other foreign and international sources and donors, international organization or international financial institution;
  • Participates in or manages project teams;
  • Encourages inter-municipal cooperation within the planning region;
  • Promotes the development possibilities of the planning region;
  • Establishes a database for all applied, approved and realized projects;
  • Provides professional and technical assistance to local self-government units in preparing their development programs;
  • Provides professional services to associations and other stakeholders for preparation of projects in the field of regional development
 

Department for normative-legal affairs, general affairs and human resources management

Coordinator for normative-legal and general affairs and human resources management
Katerina Vasilev
Telephone: + 389 32 386 412

e-mail: katerina.vasilev@eastregion.mk

  • Participates in the preparation of the Draft-Rulebook for systematization of jobs in the Center for Development of the East Planning Region, as well as the amendments;
  • Prepares proposals for rulebooks, decisions, agreements and other general and individual acts in the field of labor relations and other acts within the competence of the Center;
  • Participates and assists in the implementation of the employment procedure;
  • Prepares and processes documentation related to human resources;
  • Assists in performing the professional and organizational work for the needs of the Council for Development of the East Planning Region and provides expert assistance in the preparation of the acts within its competence;
  • Participates in the preparation and organization of the Sessions of the Council for Development of the East Planning Region
 

Public procurement department

Public procurement coordinator
Silvana Blagonova
Telephone: + 389 32 386 412

e-mail: silvana.blagonova@eastregion.mk

  • Initiation and implementation of procedures for public procurement, concessions and public private partnership according to the laws of Macedonia, for sale, lease and purchase of real estate and procedures for sale of movable property, according to the laws of Macedonia;
  • Implements public procurement procedures according to the rules of foreign and international sources and donors, international organization or international financial institution and EU Programs;
  • Participates in the preparation of the public procurement plan;
  • Participates in the preparation of tender documentation
 

Regional Business Center for support and advisory services for small and medium enterprises within the Center for Development of the East Planning Region

Coordinator for sustainable development and support of the private sector for whom the tasks are defined or described in the identified activities for the Regional Business Center for support and advisory services for small and medium enterprises withinof the Center for Development of the East Planning Region
Evica
Nikolovski
Telephone: + 389 32 386 412

e-mail: bc.ipr@eastregion.mk

  • Support and advisory services to small and medium enterprises in the East Planning Region;
  • Support for entrepreneurship at the regional level;
  • Making business catalogs;
  • Implementation of activities / services to support the private sector;
  • Establishes databases for small and medium enterprises;
  • Implements identified activities for the Regional Business Center for support and advisory services for small and medium enterprises within the Center;
  • Implements activities to encourage competitiveness through active support of the private sector
 

Nature Conservation Program in Macedonia – Phase 2

Eco-tourism coordinator of the project “Nature Conservation Program in Macedonia – Phase 2”
Andrea Zlatkovska
Telephone: + 389 32 386 412

e-mail: ecotourism@eastregion.mk

  • Development and coordination of activities related to regional tourism in EPR
  • Coordination of PZP activities related to “environment-friendly” tourism,
  • Coordination of the coordinating body for tourism of EPR,
  • Realization and monitoring of activities envisaged in the Strategy for tourism development in EPR with an action plan (2016 -2025),
  • Communication with stakeholders, participation in planning and reporting, promotion of activities, etc.

Systematization Rulebook: Download here