Republic of North Macedonia, Skopje
F.A.C.E. – Fondacija Agro Centar za Edukacija
Since 2006, FACE as an organization is dealing with development of training programs in non-formal education and promoting the non-formal and lifelong learning concept, focusing on international cooperation. The focus of FACE activities are the opportunities funded by Erasmus+ Program. EU through the form of Erasmus+ Program gives the opportunity by learning mobility in terms of transnational mobility undertaken for a period of time, consciously organized for educational purposes, to acquire new competences and knowledge for their own staff, as well as for learners from the group of FACE’s Stakeholders. A wide variety of projects and activities that were implemented so far in formal or non-formal settings are on big support for achieving the strategic goals of the Organization.
The education cervices of FACE strive to ensure equal access to knowledge for all stakeholders, students and teachers, adjacent industries, government and local administration, entrepreneurs, advisory service providers, experts from private and non-governmental organizations, FACE employees and especially, but not exclusively, to the members of the rural communities.
The 15 years of experience, and implemented over 40+ projects which had strong educational components and more than 120 events (trainings, seminars, round tables, workshops), is based on the connection between the education and the research, with emphasis on the promotion of innovative and applicable mechanisms.
The projects that FACE has implemented had fostered a large number of users of the educational services that we offer and we are continuously working on adjusting the non-formal educational programs to the needs of the market economy rules, the needs of the labor market and public services.
The main areas that FACE is working on are:
The non-formal education – (focus on Vocational Education and Training – VET). Most of the activities of FACE put the focus on the promotion of the quality of the non-formal education, as well as creating synergies and interaction between formal, informal and non-formal learning. FACE actively works on adjusting the non-formal educational programs to the needs to the market economy rules, labour market needs and public services. FACE has experience in implementing the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) as a European initiative, allowing for the accumulation and transfer of credits gained through the recognition of learning outcomes in vocational education and training (VET) across Europe.
Employment and social inclusion – FACE is continuously working on the improvement of the process of individual’s self-realization within a society, acceptance and recognition of one’s potential by social institutions, integration (through study, employment, volunteer work or other forms of participation) in the web of social relations in a community. With the activities of the organization, FACE is directly working on the improvement of the skills, knowledge and competences of the target groups, and increases the chances for employment, encouraging the role of the business sector in the education process.
Social entrepreneurship – FACE activities refers to the development of social entrepreneurship so as to be an alternative for young unemployed. The main objective is to upgrade the vocational training system in order to provide effective courses in the subject of entrepreneurship.
E-learning – FACE has already created different form of e-learning in the previous projects, from Distance Education, to computerized electronic learning, online learning, game learning, internet learning and many others.
Sectors in which FACE is very active are:
Agriculture – (organic and conventional) FACE’s education services strive to satisfy the needs of the farmers, experts, industry managers, policy makers, civil servants and the NGO sector in Macedonia and in the region in areas of agriculture, food production, environment protection and rural development. FACE is committed to the development of the agriculture in Macedonia and the region, trough capacity building, based on non-formal and formal education.
Rural development – FACE is continuously working on the improvement of the promotion of the development of rural economies and the creation of local strategies for rural development and to promote development of rural economies.
Tourism – Tourism is one of the most important economic branches in Europe, with a particularly important occupational relevance. Every year, outdoor tourism is becoming increasingly important within the sector.
We urge for cross-sectoral approach and using ICT and internationalisation of our Projects.
“The best way to predict the future is to create it”
Aleksandra Nikolova has experience in implementation of projects in various fields. As an agricultural engineer in food safety and quality assurance, she has participated in the implementation of projects in agricultural vocational education and training, focusing on the non-formal education and training.
She has substantial knowledge in the international food safety standards, as well as the application of…
technologies in the food production process, and the development of agricultural vocational education and training. As a project assistant, she participates in the implementation of the project activities supported by Erasmus+, the Visegrad Fund etc.
Furthermore, she has experience in handling social media and external communication with partners, preparation and translation of documentation, and software quality assurance. She is fluent in English.
Motto: The best way to predict the future is to create it.
“The future is now and it’s all ours”
Jasmina Pislevikj has an MSc in Sustainable Energy and Environment from The Norwegian University of Science (NTNU) and Technology and a Diploma degree in Power Engineering and Environment from the Faculty of Mechanical Engine e ring in Skopje. She has been working in the field of education and research about sustainable energy and environment, as well as in business development in the last years, both nationally and internationally.
Jasmina has taken part in over 50 international research stays, conferences, seminars and courses. She speaks fluently English and can use the German language. Jasmina has 3+ years of experience in product development and 10+ years of experience in project development and non-formal education mainly related to environment protection, climate change and sustainable development. With her own product she took participation in business accelerators and business academies from which she has received awards and recognitions.
“If you can DREAM it, you can DO it.”
Martin Micevski holds a BA in agricultural engineering – agricultural economy and has years of experience of preparation and implementation of projects in various fields, such as agriculture, rural development, and local development.
As a project coordinator, he has been responsible for…
the timely execution and reporting of the project activities.
The preparation of analyses, questionnaires and research papers, information gathering and analysis, organizing events, and mentoring, are a part of his daily tasks.
He’s appeared as project coordinator and/or assistant in many projects supported by several international funds and organizations including: the European Union through the Erasmus+ program, USAID, FAO, UNDP, Visegrad Fund and others. He is fluent in English and Italian.
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”
Spire Arsov Msc. holds a Master degree from China Agricultural University and has extensive experience working with agriculture and economic policies. Has worked as a consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on matters of land policy, agri-environment and agribusiness policies.
His scope of work also includes capacity development for young adults and vocational training for professionals and is active in:
– Food production and trade in developing countries
– Environmental aspects and ecosystems in agriculture
– Economy in production of biomass for heating and energy production
– Challenges of food production in a changing economic and natural environment
– Sustainable rural development and natural resource management.