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IDSCS coordinated study visits by the Visegrad Group researchers to the Western Balkans capitals

Under the auspices of the ‘Cooperation Instrument for the Western Balkans Think Tanks – THINK BALKANS’ project, financially supported...

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IDSCS and RCC co-organised a conference on benefits of diversification of European supply chains to the Western Balkans

The Institute for Democracy and the Regional Cooperation Council yesterday co-organised the international online conference “Time to move to...

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IDSCS participated at the “Civil Society & Think Tank Forum I: Road to Berlin”

Between June 1 and June 2, IDSCS participated at the Western Balkans “Civil Society & Think Tank Forum I:...

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MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL, HOW ARE ANTI-CORRUPTION EFFORTS GOIN’? National Strategy oversight guidelines

The oversight over the implementation of the national Strategy for Fight Against Corruption is an important mean that should...

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IDSCS and A.L.T.R.I co-organised a closed hybrid workshop about the judicial culture in the Western Balkans

The Institute for Democracy (IDSCS) and the Albanian Legal and Territorial Research Institute (A.L.T.R.I) co-organised a closed hybrid workshop...

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IDSCS and Stanford University organised the final lecture for the LAD Balkan Alumni

  Institute for Democracy in partnership with Stanford University organised the final event for the LAD Balkan Alumni on...

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Centralized efforts, fragmented responsibilities: Government anticorruption plans and the role of the Parliament

Anti-corruption policies and narratives are gaining ground in the government agendas in the Western Balkans region. North Macedonia is...

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The new EU accession methodology. Is it enough to pull the Western Balkans in?

In times when the European Union is struggling to grow stronger from the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic,...

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IDSCS and Stanford University organised a lecture titled “American Democracy: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly”

On 29 April 2021, the Institute for Democracy in partnership with Stanford University organised a lecture on the topic...

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

The source of legitimacy of MPs to hold sessions and take action and decisions in the Assembly derives from...

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Polish-German Reconciliation: Lessons for the Western Balkans

Seventy-five years after World War II most outsiders might think that the goal of full reconciliation between Poland and...

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North Macedonia’s accession process to the EU and the role of the European Parliament

On 15th of April KAS and IDSCS organized the online conference titled “North Macedonia’s accession process to the EU...

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IDSCS and Stanford University organised the first LAD Balkan Alumni reunion event

On 9 April 2021, the Institute for Democracy in partnership with Stanford University organised a case study lecture on...

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Policy study on crisis management

The crisis management system is organized and implemented for prevention, early warning and dealing with crises that pose a...

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Strengthening Oversight of Intelligence in Albania, Kosovo, and North Macedonia

Establishing democratic oversight of the intelligence community in developing democracies such as Albania, Kosovo, and North Macedonia is highly...

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Combating corruption during a pandemic: reduced efforts and stagnation

The fight against corruption must continue in times of crisis. Dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that reduced...

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North Macedonia in 2020: Major events that shaped politics in North Macedonia in 2020

In this short text, the Institute for Democracy gives an overview and analysis of the main political events in...

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Europol and Differentiated Integration

Europol has become a hub for differentiated integration. Initially a small anti-drugs unit, the EU’s police agency is now...

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What is the cost and what should be the cost of the fight against corruption?

The fight against corruption is not free of charge. As a multidimensional issue, the fight against corruption requires political,...

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IDSCS and DGAP co-organised the conference reflecting on the German Council Presidency

The Institute for Democracy in cooperation with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) today co-organised virtual event titled...

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

Political control and oversight of the Government and other public office holders is a constitutionally stipulated function of the...

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IDSCS organised closed workshop announcing the project Think Balkans

Today the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” – Skopje had the pleasure to host a closed workshop announcing the...

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Video: Comparative overview of the Parliaments in anti-corruption oversight in the Western Balkans

The Institute for Democracy prepared a comparative analysis showcasing the practices in which the Parliaments exercise oversight over anti-corruption...

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The impact of Covid-19 on governance and democratic oversight: The cases of Albania, Kosovo, and North Macedonia

The Covid-19 pandemic has severely affected the Western Balkans. Not only have the health and well-being of citizens been...

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Video: Parliament in the fight against corruption

The Assembly oversees the Government, the Public Prosecutor’s Office, and the Anti-Corruption Commission. Those institutions are accountable to the...

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

The Assembly’s role is to ensure sustainable reforms through dialogue between the various political parties while ensuring permanent parliamentary...

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

For NATO, corruption poses a risk to the security of the member states. To reduce the risk of corruption,...

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More than oversight? How to increase cooperation between Parliament and anti-corruption institutions

In the upcoming year, it will be of key importance for Parliament to establish partnership with institutions in the...

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

On July 15, 2020, the new members of the Assembly of North Macedonia were elected. After a number of...

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IDSCS organised conference „Bridging the gap between formal processes and informal practices that shape judicial culture in the Western Balkan”

The Institute for Democracy organised kick-off online conference titled „Bridging the gap between formal processes and informal practices that...

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