From 24 to 26 January 2016, J.M. Standaert, country manager for Macedonia, visited BCM in Skopje firstly to support the efforts of the organisation to get representativity from the new minister of labour of Macedonia. He also attended a workshop with the deputy minister of the ministry of labour and some directors of the ministry about the launch of an award for Macedonian “gazelles” on employment, i.e. young SME’s that made a significant progress on increasing the employment on a sustainable way in Macedonia. This award will be launched in cooperation with BCM.