About us
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The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.

We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise.

We have been in Macedonia since 1996. Every year, we connect with thousands of students, educators, policymakers, academics, researchers, creatives and entrepreneurs in Macedonia.

Cultural relations

Cultural relations is a component of international relations which focuses on developing people-to-people links and complements government-to-people and government-to-government contact. We use English, arts, and education and society – the best of the UK’s great cultural assets – to bring people together and to attract partners to working with the UK.

Our work in Macedonia

Within this context, the British Council works to build trust and to create opportunities for people from the UK and Macedonia. Our vision essentially focuses on skills development:

  • for EU accession and integration
  • to contribute to economic growth
  • to help develop an open and creative society.