Marjan Nikolov


Marjan Nikolov

President, Center for Economic Analyses,Skopje, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Assistant Professor, International Slavic University of Macedonia

Доцент Марјан Николов, Меѓународен Славјански Универзитет Македонија                                             



Добредојдовте на страницата на Македонија во заедницата за регионални студии. Ми претставува особено задоволство и чест да ја претставувам Македонија во оваа заедница на истражувачи од цел свет. Преку оваа заедница може да си ги остварите своите академски цели во областа на економијата, политичките науки и просторното планирање но и да истражувате и споделувате ваши идеи и истражувања преку интердисциплинарниот пристап. Платформата преку која може да ги споделите вашите истражувања се преку списанијата: Reginal Studies, Regions, Regional Insights, Spatial Economic Analysis, Territory, Politics, Governance но и преку конференции и средби каде во понеформална средба може да се дружите и да разменувате мислења и искуства. Членството во оваа заедница ви носи можности за вмрежување, визибилност и поволности. За други прашања и сугестии слободно контактирајте ме.

Со почит,

Марјан Николов


Recent Activity

RSA Ambassador to FYR Macedonia event report 

The Network of Western Balkan Territorial Governance is the new Western Balkan (WB) unique voice for better territorial governance.

On 17th and 18th of May 2018 in Tirana and hosted by Co-PLAN, in view of current regional dynamics and sociopolitical ambitions in the Western Balkans a new regional network comprising of civic actors mainly from civil society and academia, who are voluntarily willing to organise and provide bottom-up contribution to the EU integration of our respective countries and WB region as a whole, initiated the Network of Western Balkan Territorial Governance.

The mission of the Network is to catalyze changes that develop and support innovations on better territorial governance for Western Balkan in line with its European Union ambitions. The Network will achieve its mission through tools and approaches that mirror macro-regional specifics and encompass, but are not limited to: dissemination of information and knowledge, addressing various audiences of professionals and decision-makers, establishment of living laboratories, networking and alliances, bridging with EU institutions, and establishment of evidence-based observatories on territorial development and governance.

The RSA Ambassador for Macedonia presented the RSA profile and RSA funding opportunities as well the opportunities to publish at the RSA publications.

Please see document list below to view the participant book for this event. 

It is anticipated that the second event of this Network will be held in May 2019 in Skopje-Macedonia hosted by CEA .


RSA Ambassador to FYR Macedonia event report 

At a recent event organised by the Center for Economic Analysis (CEA) attended by the Minister of Local Self-Government, the State secretary of Ministry of Local Self-Government, mayors, council members and professors, Vesna Garvanlieva as a member of the RSA had a stand with promotional material. Vesna shared the material with all present participants of the event through which they can learn about the highest standards of theoretical development, empirical analysis and policy debate of issues at this sub-national scale, incorporating both the urban and rural and different conceptions of space such as city-regions and interstitial spaces. You can read more about the event here



RSA Ambassador to FYR Macedonia conference report from Albania 

RSA Ambassador to Macedonia Mr. Marjan Nikolov attended the: “Second Western Balkans Forum on Regional and Local Economic Development” organized by the Center for European Policy Studies for Regional and Local Development (CRLDS) Albania. The event took place in Valona at the University Ismail Qemali  of Vlora on 30 November 2017. The Second Forum on Regional and Local Economic Development is organized by the CRLDS in cooperation with the European Academy of Regions, the University Ismail Qemali of Vlora, the Regional Council of Vlora Region, Vlora Municipality, Regional Youth Center of Vlora and will be under the auspices, support and strategic cooperation of many international, European and Western Balkan Organizations as such  as OECD, Ersa, Western Balkans Network etc. The 2017 edition is supported by the Government of Flandres and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy of Albania, under the auspices of the Minister Mr. Damian Gjiknuri. RSA Ambassador to Macedonia Mr. Marjan Nikolov presented a research topic: "The regions in Macedonia: The determinants of the CSO participation at regional policy agenda" - click here to read. 


RSA Ambassador to FYR Macedonia conference report

RSA Ambassador from Macedonia Dr. Marjan Nikolov is a Local World Bank Expert on Municipal Finance for the Urban Partnership Program (UPP) of the World Bank. On the 14th and 15th of November the Ninth City to City Dialogue took place in Skopje, Macedonia to share practices and findings from Municipal Finance Self-Assessment and Urban Audit as a part of World Bank Austria Urban Partnership Program (UPP. The event was opened by H.E. Suhejl Fazliu, Minister of Local Self Government of Macedonia, Linda Van Gelder, World Bank Regional Director for Western Balkans and Gabrielle Janezic, Deputy Head of Mission, Government of Austria. The event was attended by more than 100 representatives from local government administrations, including Mayors, finance departments, Local economic development officers, urban planners, NGOs from seven South East Europe countries, including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. Cities and municipalities of Banja Luka, Rijeka, Kisela Voda, Novi Sad, Strumica, Gjirokaster, Belgrade, Zenica, Pregrada, Zapresic among others had an opportunity to share experiences with their peers from the region and beyond in order to improve their management and planning. RSA Ambassador from Macedonia Dr. Marjan Nikolov presented how the Municipal Finance Review database can be used in measuring efficiency of local governments, a methodology which can easily be adopted for measuring regional efficiency as well (presentation attached). Dr. Nikolov also Chaired the session related to the WB's tool Urban Audit and the experience in the region (Macedonia and Albania).


Macedonian RSA members at a recent conference

In September 2017 as Director of the Center for Economic Analyses Marjan Nikolov hosted a conference in Skopje entitled The Rule of Law: Where are we Heading? This international event brought together representatives from academia, think tanks, civil society and policy-makers to take stock of where we are today and we are heading when it comes to the Rule of Law in Europe. These questions were assessed in the fields of Rights, Security and Economy in a number of expert panels, plenary sessions and keynote lectures. Particular attention was given to the situation in Central and Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans. This Event was co-organised between the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels, and the Centre for Economic Analyses (CEA) in Skopje, with the full involvement of the five selected members of the ENGAGE Fellowship including the RSA Ambassador to FYR Macedonia Marjan Nikolov. Click here to read more about the panels and here to read the news report. 

Contact details


Center for Economic Analyses, Bul. Jane Sandanski 63/3, 1000 Skopje, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

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