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Parliamentary Elections Handbook 2020

The Institute for Democracy Societas Civilis – Skopje (IDSCS) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) office in Skopje present the first volume of...

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Podcast: Marie Jelenka Kirchner – Making Europe Strong Again in its entirety. The German EU Council Presidency 2020 and its implications for North Macedonia

Podcast with Marie Jelenka Kirchner, Associate Researcher at IDSCS. Germany takes over their “Corona Presidency” of the Council of...

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A comparative overview of the role of parliaments in anti-corruption oversight in the region

The oversight role of the Parliament is key to ensuring increased accountability and transparency of the executive branch. Given...

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Podcast: Marie Jelenka Kirchner – Global change starts at the doorstep: Why the Western Balkans matter for Ursula von der Leyen’s geopolitical Commission

Podcast with Marie Jelenka Kirchner, Associate Researcher at IDSCS. Marie Jelenka in this podcast explains how the connected futures...

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Role of the Assembly in the European integration: anti-corruption

In early February 2020, the European Commission presented a new negotiating methodology. The key novelty is the grouping of...

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North Macedonia in NATO: a chance for an increased oversight role of the Parliament

The recent membership of North Macedonia in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is expected to mark increased activity...

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Uniformity and Differentiation in the Fundamentals of EU Membership: The EU Rule of Law Acquis in the Pre- and Post-accession Contexts

The paper discusses the nexus between the EU pre-accession conditionality and membership obligations to guarantee respect for the rule...

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Institute for Democracy’s reaction on the outcome of the 2020 EU-Western Balkans Summit in Zagreb

Amidst the uncertainty and upheaval of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, heads of states and governments from EU member states...

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What can the public service system learn from the pandemic?

These hard times, when the world is governed by the COVID-19 pandemic, can still be used to learn lessons...

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Video: Who governs the public enterprises in North Macedonia, and what should be done

By amending the Law on Public Enterprises, the minimum conditions for board membership should be set, such as education...

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Is the EU’s Accession Conditionality Paving the Way for a More Integrated Rule of Law Policy in the EU?

EU enlargement has been one of the principal vectors of differentiation in the process of European integration due to...

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IDSCS organized second workshop on the new EU enlargement methodology

Institute for Democracy together with Francois Lafond, adviser to Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European Affairs , organized...

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The new approach on Enlargement: good ideas in need of a captain

The European Commission’s proposal for a revised approach to Enlargement takes on board key proposals for SELDI’s Regional Anticorruption...

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Political party programs and fight against corruption: a vision or a pre-election pamphlet?

The election campaign is a period when citizens expect from political parties to show they understand their problems and...

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EU IDEA WP3 Workshop in Berlin

On January 23 2020, a coordinative workshop under the Horizon 2020 project “Integration and Differentiation for Effectiveness and Accountability“...

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Tweet Global, Connect (Only) Local? National Twitter Bubbles vs. European Interests in the Western Balkans

To what extent are politicians from Western Balkan countries connected to their counterparts from other countries in the region?...

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IDSCS promoted two policy papers about the migratory flows, demographic change and tackling organised crime in Southeast Europe

The Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” Skopje, on behalf of the Southeast European Think Net Network (SEE Think Net),...

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The publication “Regional cooperation in the Western Balkans – is there a civil society pillar?” presented in Sarajevo

The Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” Skopje, on behalf of the Southeast European Think Net Network (SEE Think Net),...

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III Macedonian-German Forum: The Assembly should play the key role in the negotiation process

Not receiving the date for the start of the negotiations with the European Union is a disappointment both for...

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IDSCS at the Poznan Summit

Representatives of the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” (IDSCS) and the SEE Think Net Network gave their inputs and policy...

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Switzerland and North Macedonia Assembly announce 10 year partnership

The Swiss Parliament Support Programme builds on the successful cooperation Switzerland has with the Assembly of the Republic of...

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Promotion of two policy papers at the Think Tank Forum in Poznan

  The SEE Think Net Network members and researchers will give their inputs and policy recommendations on topics that...

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Presentation of the policy papers on the cooperation between the Visegrad Group and the Western Balkans

Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis”, on 28th June 2019 in Budapest participated at the promotional event of the project...

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The Republic of North Macedonia’s 2019 presidential elections handbook – Second updated edition

The Institute for Democracy Societas Civilis – Skopje (IDSCS) and The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) have the pleasure to present you the...

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IDSCS participated at the regional forum “The Berlin Process: Before the Summit in Poznań 2019”

The regional forum – The Berlin Process: Before the Summit in Poznań 2019 took place on June 20 in...

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Reaction of IDSCS on the outcome of the meeting of EU member-states MFAs

The Centre for European Integration (CEI) within the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” – Skopje (IDSCS) expresses concerns over...

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The publication “Resolution of the bilateral disputes in the Western Balkans: Role of the European Union and Berlin Process” presented in Skopje, Prishtina and Podgorica

Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” – Skopje (IDSCS) within the framework of the regional network of civil organizations and...

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IDSCS participated at the conference “Cooperation between V4 and the Western Balkans – what role for think tanks?”

On 27 and 28 May 2019 in Bratislava, the Slovak Foreign Policy Association in cooperation with Think Visegrad, a...

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Workshop and strategic planning of the regional network SEE Think Net in Belgrade

On 20 and 21 May in Belgrade, Serbia, the regional network of civil society organizations and experts for monitoring...

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Think Tank Forum: Reinforcing the European integration of the Western Balkans – learning from the past, preparing for the future

The integration of the Western Balkan countries in the European Union, bilateral issues, security challenges and mutual cooperation of...

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