Theme: Support of local entrepreneurship compared to foreign investments Date: 10/31/2015

This topic connects the dominant topics at the discussions in the focus groups and the brainstorming. The disputable role of foreign investments in the economic development of the Republic of Macedonia was mentioned in a different context at the focus groups, with a special emphasis on their effects at a local level. On the other hand, a dominant topic at the brainstorming discussion was the support of the local entrepreneurship, with a special focus on the support and inclusion of various vulnerable groups on the labor market. Two of the most common groups are young people and women, who could be additionally put in the focus of the topic. At the moment, the topic is formulated in such a manner so that it could provide different options for the policies. The dialogues for the selected topics will be held in the period January - March 2016.