The final event of the project "Heroes and she-roes”: Knowledge for analysis of and advocacy for equal pay for women and mothers in Macedonia (SHE-ROES) was organised in Skopje on 30 January.

Representatives from the Austrian Ministry of Health and Women (Eva Maria Burger), the ILO (Emil Krstanovski) and Finance Think (Despina Tumanoska and Ivan Vchkov) gathered within the Economic Forum chaired by Blagica Petreski (Finance Think). Discussions focused on the causes and solutions to overcome the gender and motherhood wage gaps in Macedonia before an audience of around 60 participants.

During the event the "Gender and motherhood wage gaps in Macedonia: Manual for calculation with applications in STATA", was amply promoted as was the the upgraded web platform Companies such as Adora Ingeenering, Haselt, Pro Agens, Kontura and Sparkasse Bank were recognised as fair wage employers.

The forum was organised by the Association for economic research, advocacy and policymaking “Finance Think”, Skopje, Macedonia recipient institution of the KEP AUSTRIA Project where Austria acted as know-how provider (The Vienna Institute of International Economic Studies, Vienna).

  *** The KEP AUSTRIA - part of CEI Know-how Exchange Programme is financed by Austria, with funding provided by the Austrian Development Cooperation (based on an agreement between the Central European Initiative and the  Austrian Development Agency (ADA). The Programme aims at promoting capacity building and technical assistance through know-how transfer from CEI EU to CEI non-EU Member States. The KEP Grant amounted to 40.000 EUR.