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Visualization – openness of the local self-government 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 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 […]

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 63% of the openness indicators, which is 5% more than 2018 and 6% more than 2017. The trend of a slight improvement of the institutional openness in noted on a regional level as well, as in the last year the […]

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 […]

Published: Media monitoring – Analysis of media content related to good governance

As part of the Accountability, Technology and Institutional Openness Network in South East Europe – ACTION SEE project, the partner consortium composed of 6 countries from the region and the Westminster Foundation, worked on the drafting of the Media monitoring – Analysis of media content related to good governance, for each of the 6 countries from the region.   This analysis aims to provide an overview of the manner of media reporting on good governance, transparency, and accountability and the type of undertaken civil initiatives, i.e., covered project topics. It also seeks to detect the type of changes caused by […]

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 […]

The Regional Roadmap on good governance for the Western Balkans countries has been published

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 […]

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 […]

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.