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Roadmap on good governance for state institutions in the Republic of North Macedonia – 2019

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://cutt.ly/wrQm3n9

Visualization – openness of the local self-government in the region and in North 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 local self-government in the Western Balkans region. This visualization presents part of the key findings of the research on the openness of the local self-government in the region and North Macedonia. The data shows that the most open municipality in North Macedonia is the Municipality of Strumica. However, the average openness index of the local self-government in Macedonia stands at 25%, which is under the regional […]

Visualization – Openness of the judiciary in the region and in North Macedonia

Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society, in collaboration with partners from the regional network of NGOs “ACTION SEE”, has prepared the latest study of public policy analyzing the level of transparency, openness, accountability of the judiciary in the Western Balkans. This visualization presents some of the key findings from the survey of judicial openness in the region and in North Macedonia. According to the Openness Index, the most open court in North Macedonia is the Supreme Court. However, the Public Prosecutor’s Office meets only 4% of the openness indicators and again ranks last in the region. The entire analysis is […]

Visualization – Openness of the executive power in the region and in North Macedonia

Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society, in collaboration with partners from the regional network of NGOs “ACTION SEE”, has prepared the latest study of public policy analyzing the level of transparency, openness, accountability of parliaments in the Western Balkans. This visualization presents some of the key findings of the survey of the openness of executive power in the region and in North Macedonia. Same as last year, it can be observed that openness declines from higher to lower levels of executive power. The entire analysis is available here.  

Proposals for the improvement of the current state Openness of the judiciary in the region and in the Republic of North 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.

Proposals for the improvement of a current state – Openness of the local self-government in the region and North 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 local self-government in the Western Balkans region. Local government in the Republic of North Macedonia meets only 25% of the indicators of openness, analyzed in the areas of transparency, accessibility, integrity and efficiency. This average assessment, which is well below the average of the region, shows a low level of engagement and commitment by municipalities to meet the openness standards. This index shows an alarming state […]

Proposals for the improvement of a current state – Parliament openness in the region and North 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. The openness of the Parliament of the Republic of North Macedonia has not improved significantly compared to 2018. It meets 66% of the openness indicators, which is 5% more than 2018. The trend of a slight improvement of the institutional openness in noted on a regional level as well, as in the last year the parliaments have improved the fulfillment […]

Proposals for the improvement of a current state – Openness of institutions of executive power in the region and N.Macedonia

In cooperation with the partners from the “ACTION SEE” regional NGO network, Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society prepared the latest policy paper in which we analyze the level of transparency, openness, accountability of the executive power in the Western Balkans region. The executive power in the Republic of North Macedonia meets 53% of openness indicators, analyzed in the areas of transparency, accountability, integrity and awareness. This average assessment of the fulfillment of the openness indicators covers the Government, that meets 78% of the indicators, the ministries that meet 52% and modest 29% met by the executive agencies. Hence, it […]

Research: Media – Never enough of reforms

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 […]

Anti-corruption and compromises – mission impossible

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 […]