THE GOALS OF THE CITY OF SKOPJE RELATED TO THE INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
To strengthen the role of Skopje as the capital of the Republic of Macedonia, in the process of the country’s integration into the European Union;
To strengthen the position of the City of Skopje as an important national and regional center;
To strengthen the image of an "Open City"
All the relations, contacts and cooperation that the City of Skopje has with a large number of cities worldwide are due to the fact that after the disastrous earthquake in 1963, it has become a city of international solidarity. The greatest part of the sister cities and the signed protocols for collaboration date back to 1963. Ever since the time time up to now, the City of Skopje has managed to maintain great number of these contacts and also to establish new relationships and new types of cooperation.
Today, Skopje has 20 sister cities and has established friendly relationships and cooperation with more than 50 cities from all over the world.
The International Cooperation of the City of Skopje is carried out in three ways:
International Networks and Associations in which the City of Skopje is a member