How to reach the ideals of generations of idealists, people from all over the world, who have fought or are still fighting for freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of receiving and giving information via free internet space or traditional media? How free access to information and court punishments for insult and defamation, and other laws too, will not be a threat to freedom of speech and concurrently serve as a dam for the abuse of freedom of speech and media and a necessary level of protection of each person, including public figures too? Were the country’s media outlets […]
Establishment of entirely new integrity system centrally and locally; increase of the severity of the infringement policy in the main anti-corruption law and amendment to the existing law on protection of whistleblowers are just some of the recommendations that have arisen as conclusions from the research conducted by Metamorphosis Foundation which addressed the topic of Anti-corruption and Fight against Organized Crime. This area is probably the crucial for the rule of law in one country and reaches to literally every branch of government and institutions thereof, thus reaches to all citizens who gradually lose their trust in the country they […]
Between July and December 2018, the consortium of 6 regional countries as well as the Westminster Foundation for Democracy developed the Regional Openness Index, which served as an indicator regarding the measuring of the level of transparency of governments and ministries of the Western Balkans countries as well as availability of information to citizens. The Regional Roadmap on good governance of the Western Balkans countries unites the separate national action plans of the Western Balkans countries and incorporates high level recommendations for each institution to improve the transparency. Following the principles of transparency, this paper lays down a series of […]
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
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.