Advocacy

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Policy Calendar

The Institute for Democracy „Societas Civilis“ Skopje (IDSCS), within the project „Agora Sessions – Practicing Participatory Policy Making“, starts with implementation of the on-line...

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A Protection of whistleblowers law is needed, in order to effectively handle corruption

On the 6th of October 2015, the second Agora session regarding the topic “Advocacy goals 2016: focus on rule of law policies” was held....

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First Agora Session: “Participatory Policy-Making ”

The CSOs representatives agreed that in the majority of cases, the institutions are not sufficiently open for cooperation with the CSOs. This especially refers...

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Database of Experts in the Field of Democracy and Rule of Law in Macedonia

Within the project “Agora Sessions – Practicing Participatory Policy-Making”, a database of experts in the field of democracy and rule of law has been...

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Parliament Watch: Report on the Quality of Debate in April

The MPs in April have reduced the mutual interaction, considering the fact that the percent of individual speeches has increased, whereas the percent of...

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Database: Call for Experts in the Field of Democracy and the Rule of Law

The Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” – Skopje (IDSCS) issues a call for joining a database of experts in the field of democracy and...

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Parliament Watch: Seventh Report on Media Reporting

  After the sharp decline in February, the media has increased its reporting on the happenings in the Assembly. They more often informed about...

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Parliament Watch: Report on the Quality of Debate in March

The MPs on the monitored sessions in March have mostly elaborated their positions with two or more arguments, whereas the number of elaborations with...

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Civil Society Strategy for Prevention of Conflict of Interests in the Public Administration

As a result of the joint work of 17 CSOs from the whole country, it is a pleasure to present the Civil Society Strategy...

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Five public debates held on prevention of conflict of interests

During April 2015 as part of the project “CSOs Watchdog Network to Prevent Spoils and Conflict of Interests in the Public Administration” five public...

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Parliament Watch: Report on the Quality of Debate in February

In February 2015, the MPs in the Macedonian Parliament had the minimum of elaborations with two or more arguments, while they most often had...

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Study: ‘Spoils System and Conflict of Interests in the Public Administration’

The Institute for Democracy ‘Societas Civilis’ (IDSCS), in the framework of the project ‘CSOs Watchdog Network for Prevention of Spoils and Conflict of Interests...

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Parliament Watch: Sixth Report on Media Reporting

In February, the media had the minimum reporting on the work of the Parliament, coinciding with directing the public interest towards the press-conferences of...

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Second workshop on preparation of Civil Society Strategy

In the period 3-4 March 2015, at the Hotel Monastery in Berovo the second workshop on preparation of CSOs Strategy for prevention of conflict...

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Parliament Watch: Fifth Report on Media Reporting

In January 2015, the media informed on the content of the parliamentary debates, views and arguments expressed by MPs, at the highest level since...

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Parliament Watch: Report on the Quality of Debate in January

In January, the MPs had the least amount of elaborated positions with two or more arguments, while they most often had one argument expressed...

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Promotion of the Regional Anticorruption Report

  On 30 January 2015, in Skopje, the charge d’ affairs of the Ambassador of the United States Barton Putney and the Head of...

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Parliament Watch: Fourth Report on Media Reporting

The parliamentary sessions disputing the Opposition’s mandates dismissal and the amendments to the Law on High Education attracted the media attention in December. Nevertheless,...

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Parliament Watch: Report on the Quality of Debate in December

The MPs in December increased the interaction, but yet again could not prove the rightfulness of each other’s arguments, thus remaining in their “trenches”....

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Parliament Watch: Third Report on Media Reporting

The opposition boycott and the procedure for revoking the mandates of opposition MPs have been the two issues which have captured most of the...

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Study by IDSCS and CEA – The Budget Information Should Be Publicly Available

The Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis”-Skopje (IDSCS) and the Center for Economic Analyses (CEA) are promoting the public policy study “Budget Transparency and Accountability...

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Parliament Watch: Report on the quality of debate in November

In November, MPs again remained in their “trenches” and did not manage to persuade any other MPs to change their position and standpoints. Also,...

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IDSCS and CEA identify a Need and Benefits from Implementation of Performance Budgeting in Macedonia

The budget Process in Macedonia has largely been a closed process in the last 23 years. The two basic principles that are necessary so...

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First workshop on preparation of Civil Society Strategy

During 3-4 December 2014 in Ohrid a workshop was held on the preparation of a CSOs Strategy on prevention of conflict of interest. A...

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Parliament Watch: Report on the quality of debate in October

This report covers the monitoring period 1 -31 October 2014 and it includes 11 parliamentary sessions. The main conclusions in this Third report are...

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First Media Monitoring report about the work of the Parliament

The Parliament is mentioned in the media mostly in a context of broader political events, inter party relations and the political crisis in the...

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Parliament Watch: Second report on the quality of debate in the Assembly

The members of the Parliament (MPs) raised the stakes in the discussion , but the debate in the Assembly) in September 2014 largely remained...

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Report: Poor debate in the Assembly

The main findings in the first report of the monitoring are that in the monitoring period 19 June – 3 August, which includes 20...

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Presentation of research: Perceptions on the situation with the conflict of interests and assessment of Macedonia’s progress in EU accession

On 22 May 2014 at the ‘Queens’ Hotel located in Zebra Centre – Skopje, starting at 11.00 a presentation of a public opinion research...

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Promotion of study on local language policies

Lack of money and human resources hinder the implementation of the use of languages of non-majority communities at the local level. This is the...

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Publishing of ‘Europeanization by Rule of Law Implementation in the Western Balkans’

As part of the recently concluded project ‘Europeanization by Rule of Law Implementation in the Western Balkans’ the Institute for Democracy SOCIETAS CIVILIS Skopje with...

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Overcoming ethnic-based segregation in public schools – policy brief

The Institute for Democracy SOCIETAS CIVILIS – Skopje (IDSCS), in cooperation with the CSO ‘Zašto ne’ from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, have published the...

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IDSCS on workshop in Brussels

Sara Barbieri and Jovan Bliznakovski took part in the last of the three workshops organized within the framework of the TRAIN Program 2013. The...

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IDSCS on International Conference in Zagreb

The coordinator of the project titled “Europeanization through Rule of Law implementation in the Western Balkans” Zoran Ilievski, PhD has presented the outcomes of...

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Conference held in Ohrid

A scientific conference on the topic ‘Europeanization of Western balkans through law implementation’ was held in Hotel PELA in Ohrid on September 11th 2013....

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RRPP – Final Conference in Ohrid

As part of the project “Europeanization by implementing the rule of law in the Western Balkans” a scientific conference will be organized. The conference...

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Presentation of our project on RRPP Annual Conference 2013, “Social, Political and Economic Change in the Western Balkans”, Belgrade, Serbia

The project coordinator Zoran Ilievski and  Marko Kmezic, the Scientific coordinator of the project have made a presentation of the overall project results and...

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Conference call: ‘Europe, Here and There’

The process of the EU integrations is often regarded as the top most political priority in the Western Balkan (WB) countries. Much wider  process...

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Regional Coalition for Anti-Corruption

In January 2013, IDSCS began the implementation of a two-year regional project: “Civil Society for Good Governance and Anti-Corruption in Southeast Europe: Capacity Building...

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Overcoming the Crisis of the EU Enlargement: Leaving EU’s Waitingroom

The Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz in cooperation with the European Fund for the Balkans, Österreichische Gesellschaft für Europapolitik, Südosteuropa Gesellschaft,...

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Kick-Off Conference ‘Europeanization by Rule of Law Implementation in the Western Balkans’

Description: Under the auspices of the Regional Research Promotion Programme coordinated and operated by the Interfaculty Institute for Central and Eastern Europe at the...

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Visiting Religious Buildings

Within these 14 visits, the students had the opportunity of seeing the “Inkjar” Mosque and the Orthodox Church “The Dormition of the Mother of...

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Second phase – Awareness rising public events

Seven public events on topic “EU funds – opportunity or challenge for civil society” were organized during June and July 2011 in Radovis, Vinica,...

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Inter-religious Dialogue in Republic of Macedonia

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Public Relations Seminar for the Religious Communities in Kichevo

On 19 May 2011, in Kichevo, the last public relations seminar for the religious communities was held. With this seminar, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation...

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Seminar for the Religious Communities Representatives in Shtip

On 5 May 2011 in Shtip, the Institute for Democracy and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation organized a public relations seminar for the representatives of...

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Public Relation Seminar for the Religious Communities in Tetovo

On 4 May, 2011 in Tetovo, the Institute for Democracy and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, organized a public relations seminar for the religious communities...

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Public Relations Seminar for the Religious Communities in Macedonia

On 28 April 2011 in Skopje, the Institute for Democracy and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation held a public relations seminar on the nationalities and...

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Public opinion polls

During the many years of work in public opinion research, IDSCS made an excellent reputation. The reason for this has been the continuous research...