As outlined in section 5, the history of youth work training in North Macedonia has been dominated by non-formal, short-term and long-term educational programmes for youth workers, which have not been recognised by any institution as official training for youth workers. Despite this, the number of initiatives, culminating in the new non-formal education programme for “workers with youth” (discussed in section 4), means that understanding of youth work in North Macedonia has increased rapidly, both in the civil sector, and among the state and public institutions.

However, North Macedonia lacks a system for both monitoring and evaluating youth work practices and assuring the effectiveness of youth work education and training in equipping youth workers with the skills and competences needed for the different roles they perform. Initiatives for setting up a system are being discussed as part of the processes for recognition of youth work but, so far, no one monitors and evaluates the educational programmes or youth work practice, except youth work organisations themselves, according to the specific criteria and indicators set by the funders of the programmes or projects they deliver.