What is data and which are data sources in Macedonia, how to conduct an advanced Google search, ways of cleaning data sets, verification and analysis thereof as well as visual presentation – the entire process of working with data was presented to the attendees of the training on working with data that took place on 4 and 5 May at Metamorphosis Foundation.
Approximately ten participants, representatives of the Macedonian civil society sector, took an active part in the two-day training, which also included practical work, i.e. each group identified, analyzed and presented data on a specific topic related to accountability and transparency.
The training was held within D.A.T.A – Data Analytics for Transparency and Accountability project, in which a special data visualization team works directly with journalists and civil society activists.
This project aims to impact the manner in which journalists and civil society associations work with data, i.e. to provide compliance with professional and ethical standards through data-based journalism, but also to create an added value through innovative presentation of results deriving from data analysis.
D.A.T.A. – Data Analytics for Transparency and Accountability project was one of the three projects that received grants via PeaceTech Exchange: Macedonia, an event that took place on 13 and 14 December 2017 in Skopje. It’s a mentorship workshop organized by PeaceTech Lab and Democracy Lab.
This project was funded in part through a U.S. Embassy grant. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed herein are those of the implementers/authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Government.