As a result of the joint work of 17 CSOs from the whole country, it is a pleasure to present the Civil Society Strategy for Prevention of Conflict of Interests in the Public Administration. The Strategy represents а roadmap through which CSOs can plan their future activities in the field of prevention of conflict of interests and improvement of anti-corruption policies.
The Strategy is divided in four thematic parts: I) Transparency; II) Public Procurement; III) Employment, recruitment and mobility of public servants and IV) Conflict of interests and anti-corruption policies). The Strategy places forward multiple possibilities for action of the civil sector, identified by the CSOs as crucial for the following period. The document covers a wide field of possible actions and it can be used by any CSO trying to identify its role and possibilities in the multitude of actions that the civil society is increasingly conducting in the fight against corruption. We hope that the document will serve as an inspiration for many CSOs that work in the field, both locally and nationally.
The envisaged strategic directions developed in the Strategy are based on experiences, opinions and expectations of the CSOs that participated in its making. The Strategy was prepared through two workshops (Ohrid, 3-4 December 2014, and Berovo 3-4 March 2015) and a process of consultations between the CSOs conducted through online tools.
The Civil Society Strategy for Prevention of Conflict of Interests in the Public Administration is prepared as part of the project ‘CSOs Watchdog Network to Prevent Spoils and Conflict of Interests in the Public Administration’. The project is implemented by the Institute for Democracy ‘Societas Civilis’ (IDSCS), the Institute for Economic Strategies and International Affairs ‘Ohrid’ (OI) and the Macedonian Institute for Media (MIM). The project is enabled with the financial support of the European Union through the IPA Civil Society Facility programme.