On 10 October 2016 the ceremony of the “Gazelles”-awards, for the best companies in terms of employment in Macedonia, took place in Skopje. This competition was organised for the first time by the Employment Agency of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy and the Business Confederation of Macedonia (BCM), with the support of DECP. Based on the application of 15 criteria, 10 companies from different sectors and regions were awarded the first Gazelles. The ceremony was attended by the Vice-minister of labour and social policy, Mr. Dime Spassov, and the Dutch Ambassador, Mr. Wouter Plomp. DECP was represented by its country manager Mr. Jean-Marie Standaert.