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Parliamentary Support Program (PSP)

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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)

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