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Roadmap on good governance for state institutions in the Republic of Macedonia – 2018

Openness represents a key condition for democracy – since it allows citizens to receive information and knowledge necessary for equal participation in political life, effective decision making and holding institutions accountable for policies which they conduct. Institutions worldwide undertake specific activities with the aim to enhance their transparency and accountability before the citizens. The Roadmap on good governance for state institutions in the Republic of Macedonia (2018) can be viewed here: https://goo.gl/EjwzbK

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Research: The electoral system – serious source of crises in Macedonia

In its current state, the electoral system is a serious source of crises in the Republic of Macedonia. This is the general conclusion of Metamorphosis Foundation’s research conducted within the framework of a regional project on assessing the fulfillment of political criteria for Western Balkan countries’ EU accession. The research, based on previously developed and precise methodology and interviews with experts, has shown that the electoral system in Macedonia ought to alter a number of things – change of the model of six constituencies into one, from changing the manner of forming the electoral roll to changes in the media […]

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Visualization – Parliament openness in the region and Macedonia

In cooperation with the partners from the “ACTION SEE” regional NGO network, Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society prepared the policy paper in which we analyze the level of transparency, openness, accountability of the parliaments in the Western Balkans region. According to the Openness Index, strongest points of the Macedonian Parliament are the control mechanisms with high 83% and its awareness that amounts to 76%. However, the Parliament adopted its very first Code of Ethics just recently, on 11 June 2018, and there aren’t indicators of its application. The entire analysis is available here.

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Visualization – openness of the judiciary in the region and Macedonia

In cooperation with the partners from the “ACTION SEE” regional NGO network, Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society prepared the policy paper in which we analyze the level of transparency, openness, accountability of the judiciary in the Western Balkans region. This visualization presents part of the key findings of the research on the openness of the judiciary in the region and Macedonia. According to the Openness Index, most transparent Macedonian court is the Appellate Court Bitola, while the most accessible court is the Supreme Court. However, the public prosecution stands at only 9% fulfillment of the openness indicators and holds the last […]

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Visualization – openness of the executive power in the region and Macedonia

In cooperation with the partners from the “ACTION SEE” regional NGO network, Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society prepared the policy paper in which we analyze the level of transparency, openness, accountability of the executive power in the Western Balkans region. This visualization presents part of the key findings of the research on the openness of the executive power in the region and Macedonia. According to the Openness Index, the Government of the Republic of Macedonia holds the first place in the region with 76% fulfillment of the indicators. However, the openness declines from the higher to the lower levels […]

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Analysis of the legal framework on education and the possibilities of including open educational resources

The analysis covers the Law on Primary Education, the Law on Secondary Education, Law on Textbooks for Primary and Secondary Education, Law on Copyright and Related Rights, and also provides a perspective for the situation, opportunity to draw conclusions and recommendations for regulation of open educational resources in these laws.

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Laws in Macedonia – Adherence to Data Protection Principles

This project is an attempt to provide insight into how 35 laws from 12 areas in Macedonia adhere to the general principles of privacy and personal data protection and thereby to contribute to their compliance with the EU’s privacy standards and principles.

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Good Governance – Experiences and Challenges

The development of the civil society is a necessary component of every transparent, responsible and effective government that focuses on the citizens’ needs and strengthens the citizen’s support for reform processes through inclusion.

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Parents’ Guide to Protecting Children’s Privacy and Personal Data on the Internet

The focus of this Guide lies on the Internet, on social networks, and also presents other forms of communications and key locations where misuse of personal data and invasion of privacy is possible.  

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Policy paper: Increasing the use of gov.mk websites as tools for transparency, accountability and e-participation

The aim of this public policy paper is to examine the current level of use of the websites of central and local authorities in the Republic of Macedonia (mostly using .gov.mk domains) in the areas of transparency, accountability and e-participation of the citizens in the decision making process, and to offer recommendations on how to overcome the obstacles preventing the citizens to use the full potential of the new technologies in these areas.