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05.01.2022

“For faculties, banks and some notaries, the electronic certificate is an unsolvable enigma” – News Agency Meta.mk

Photo: Portalb.mk Educational institutions, banks and notaries are insecure and not sufficiently informed whether to accept an electronically issued birth certificate. Although obtaining a birth certificate from the Office for Management of Registers…

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23.12.2021

E-participation: Empowering citizens’ voice in the digital space

Citizens’ participation is one of the crucial mechanisms for ensuring democracy in any society. According to the Baseline research of the state of e-government development & digital literacy in the targeted Western Balkan…

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13.12.2021

The Democracy Summit came at the right time, now action is needed

What is very important, for many countries, but especially for us who live in the Balkan countries, where the expectations and hopes from democracy were and still are high, although corruption and the…

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24.11.2021

Open Data – when supply and demand meet halfway

The concept of open data rests on the principle of open access, serving the public good by empowering citizens, boosting businness and informing social development. In North Macedonia, the concept of open data…

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23.11.2021

ADMs, AI and human rights: does your algorithm respect privacy?

Goce Arsovski

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23.11.2021

e-Participation: Regional Perspectives – Local Actions

Digital innovation radically transforms democratic decision-making and citizen participation in social change. As witnesses to the global Covid-19 pandemic, we can see how public administrations in the region and the EU, planned or…

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05.11.2021

“Portalb: What steps should you take to obtain an electronic birth certificate” – News Agency Meta.mk

Obtaining documents with a physical presence, i.e. at the counters, costs people time, money and nerves. This was shown by the research on Portalb, where a birth certificate, which can be obtained in…

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03.11.2021

“Birth certificates older than 6 months shall be accepted, decided the Office for Management of Registers following the Portalb.mk research” – News Agency Meta.mk

Photo: Suad Bajrami, Portalb.mk The Office for Management of Registers informs that it has issued a decision to accept birth certificates older than six months. This was stated after Portalb.mk published the research…

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29.10.2021

“Portalb: It is illegal to ask citizens to pay for new certificates not older than 6 months” – Meta.mk

The first page of the birth certificate and the seal on the back; Photo: Suad Bajrami, Portalb.mk “It is not valid, the certificate must not be older than six months.” Of course, many…

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20.08.2021

Digital transformation: learning to live with the change

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay   The ongoing Covid-19 crisis had a huge impact in forcing governments and businesses worldwide to hasten towards the implementation of various digital solutions. According to the…

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23.07.2021

Some young people in North Macedonia during the coronavirus crisis managed to build successful businesses

Photo: Archive of Meta.mk During the coronavirus crisis, some young people in North Macedonia saw the opportunity to start their own businesses or to adapt their existing businesses to the new normal that…

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11.06.2021

Rural Coalition: Farmers still “hang” on the counters, the application of digitalization in its initial stage

Age, habits, mentality, lack of sufficient knowledge, resistance to change and learning something new, fear of making a mistake – what is the key reason for the low level of digitalization in Macedonian…

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