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Parliamentary Support Program (PSP)

The Institute for democracy “Societas Civlis” – Skopje (IDSCS) as of June, 2019 is part of a 10 year long Parliamentary Support Program (PSP), in partnership with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and Centre for Change Management (CCM). PSP aims to support Parliament’s reform efforts towards strengthening its role of oversight over the executive branch, adopting higher quality laws and achieving greater openness, transparency and citizen participation in the work of Parliament. In achieving this goal, the Centre for Parliamentary Support (CPS) within IDSCS advocates for the active participation of all socio-political actors and stakeholders in the process. CPS also works towards enhancing cooperation between state and non-state actors in North Macedonia as well as the inclusion of the most relevant international stakeholders whose interest is the Parliament of North Macedonia.

The Institute’s  main areas of focus within PSP are:  1) Monitoring the discourse quality in Parliament; 2) Conducting surveys on citizens’ perceptions on the work of Parliament; 3) Monitoring the implementation of Parliament’s OGP Action Plan; 4) Managing a fellowship program for the Parliamentary staff and the Parliamentary Institute; 5) Supporting Parliament’s reform processes; 6) Researching and advocating for strengthening the oversight role of Parliament

 Project goals: Supporting Parliament’s reform efforts towards strengthening its role of oversight over the executive branch, adopting higher quality laws and achieving greater openness, transparency and citizen participation in its work

Duration of the project: June 2019 – December 2023 (entry phase)

Donor: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)/ Embassy of Switzerland in North Macedonia

Partners: National Democratic Institute (NDI) and Centre for Change Management (CCM)

Project related events

PARLIAMENT WATCH: MONITORING REPORT ON THE DEBATE QUALITY IN THE PARLIAMENT (JULY – DECEMBER 2023)

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The report shows the relatively low level of debate quality...

Harmonization of national legislation with EU legislation: Comparative overview of North Macedonia with Albania and Serbia

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PARLIAMENT WATCH: MONITORING REPORT ON THE DEBATE QUALITY IN THE PARLIAMENT (JANUARY – JUNE 2023)

15.08.2023

The report shows the relatively low level of debate quality...

Parliament Watch: Citizen Perceptions of the Work of the Assembly of the Republic of North Macedonia (2023)

01.06.2023

Between February and April 2023, the Institute for Democracy Societas...

Parliament Watch: Monitoring report on the debate quality in the Parliament (July – December 2022)

17.02.2023

Parliament Watch: Monitoring report on the debate quality in the...

Focus Group Research: Public Perception on Trust in Political Parties, Public Institutions and Quality of Life in North Macedonia

06.12.2022

In September 2022, the Institute for Democracy "Societas Civilis" Skopje,...

Towards a more efficient and constructive Assembly through amendments to the Rules of Procedure

17.10.2022

The active participation of MPs in parliamentary life is of...

Parliament Watch: Monitoring report on the debate quality in the Parliament (January – June 2022)

24.08.2022

Parliament Watch: Monitoring report on the debate quality in the...

Parliament Watch: Citizens’ perception about the work of the Assembly of the Republic of North Macedonia – 2022

12.07.2022

Parliament Watch: Citizens’ perception about the work of the Assembly...

Parliamentary questions: What’s the level of argumentation and what did MPs ask the most? (January – December 2021)

26.05.2022

Parliamentary questions: What’s the level of argumentation and what did...

Parliament Watch: Monitoring report on the debate quality in the Parliament (July – December 2021)

08.02.2022

Parliament Watch: Monitoring report on the debate quality in the...

Assembly 2020-2024: Who represents the citizens?

27.12.2021

Assembly 2020-2024: Who represents the citizens?

Parliament Watch: Monitoring report on the debate quality in the Parliament (January – June 2021)

18.08.2021

Parliament Watch: Monitoring report on the debate quality in the...

Representation of the Interests of the Citizens by the Members of Parliament – Truth or Myth

23.06.2021

  According to data from field surveys conducted in 2018-2021...

Citizens’ information about the work of the Assembly of the Republic of North Macedonia

26.04.2021

The source of legitimacy of MPs to hold sessions and...

Parliament Watch: Monitoring report on the debate quality in the Parliament (August – December 2020)

28.01.2021

Parliament Watch: Monitoring report on the debate quality in the...

What is the general perception of the citizens’ about the Assembly of the Republic of North Macedonia?

18.01.2021

What is the general perception of the citizens’ about the...

Quality of the discourse in the Assembly: Oversight hearing on the case of Eurostandard bank

14.12.2020

Political control and oversight of the Government and other public...

Quality of the discourse in the Assembly: Oversight hearing on the case of Eurostandard bank

14.12.2020

Quality of the discourse in the Assembly: Oversight hearing on...

Women in Parliamentary Committees: A New Term, but the Same Old Practice

30.11.2020

On July 15, 2020, the new members of the Assembly...

Young people and politics in North Macedonia: How is the work of the Assembly perceived?

17.11.2020

Young people and politics in North Macedonia: How is the...

The citizens and the Assembly of North Macedonia: Trust on shaky ground

04.11.2020

This analysis provides a comparative overview of the trust that...

Substantive or sterile: Parliamentary representation of women in the Republic of North Macedonia (1990 – 2020)

10.08.2020

Substantive or sterile: Parliamentary representation of women in the Republic...

Switzerland and North Macedonia Assembly announce 10 year partnership

10.07.2019

The Swiss Parliament Support Programme builds on the successful cooperation...

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