Cyber-security and Human Rights in North Macedonia and the Western Balkans: Mapping governance and actors

“A human-centric approach to defining cybersecurity means a focus not only on securing networks and services but also on how these networks and services can be used safely by all members of society.” This publication focuses on mapping cybersecurity-related human rights opportunities and challenges in North Macedonia, which represents an area that is under-explored in […]

Assessment of good governance in North Macedonia and the region through the Openness Index – Assembly and Executive branch of power – 2021 measurement

With support from USAID’s Civic Engagement Project and the National Endowment for Democracy, the Metamorphosis Foundation, in collaboration with partners from the regional network of CSOs – Accountability, Technology and Institutional Openness Network in Southeast Europe (ACTION SEE), prepared an assessment of the state of good governance of the assemblies and executive branches of the […]

Openness Index for the Local Government for 2022

The Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society, within the framework of the USAID Project for Civic Engagement, assessed the state of good governance in the local self-government units (LGUs) in the Republic of North Macedonia for 2022. The assessment is the result of a conducted research based on the Openness Index. The 2022 survey found […]

Monitoring the EU Integration Process – Fundamental rights: a framework exists, implementation varies and more money is needed everywhere

Although, in general, the basic freedoms and human rights are respected in RNM, structural discrimination still exists. Even with all the strategies and laws, implementation depends on management capabilities for the specific sectoral areas covered (children, Roma, anti-discrimination), but also on funding. According to all the experts we talked to, the development of the degree […]

DIGITAL AGENDA OBSERVATORY – Country Report and Roadmap for Digital Agenda advancement in North Macedonia (2022)

Digitization, i.e. the collection and use of online tools for their analysis and decision-making, is an important process that is expected to lead to the progress of society. In all spheres and for all social groups (without exception), digitalization is an effective mechanism for improving the well-being of citizens. Technology should be accepted as part […]

RESEARCH: THE EFFECT OF DISINFORMATION AND FOREIGN INFLUENCES ON THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES IN NORTH MACEDONIA

Knowledge from research and journalism is the basis for an advocacy initiative that brings together relevant stakeholders (government institutions, media associations, individual media, civil society organizations, the scientific and educational community, and the private sector) to counter the toxic effects of disinformation by creating an effective model with the inclusion of all stakeholders. Empirical data […]

Monitoring the EU integration process – Public administration reforms – “Administering” the administration, key precondition for reforms

The document is the result of a research conducted within the project “Promoting Accountability and Transparency of Public Reforms”, implemented by the Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society in Skopje, with the support of the US National Endowment for Democracy. The project is implemented in 2021 and 2022. The report is a set of facts […]

Digital Agenda Observatory 2021, Cumulative report on Digital Agenda advancement in Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia

Digitalization in all spheres and for all social groups (without exception) is an effective mechanism for improving the well-being of citizens. This means improving the digital work and greater efficiency of institutions, organizations and other social entities. The Digital Agenda (DA) covers the development of the information society in the broadest sense. In order to […]

Monitoring the EU integration process: Judicial Reforms

The Judiciary Needs a Financial “Booster” Dose The document is the result of research conducted within the project “Promoting the Accountability and Transparency of Public Reforms”, conducted by the Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society in Skopje, with the support of the US National Endowment for Democracy. The project is implemented during 2021 and 2022. […]

Analysis of e-services in municipalities of the Republic of North Macedonia

Almost all strategies for the development of an information society and digital technologies relating to public administration reform plan activities for the state to create an enabling environment for innovation and to ensure delivery of personalised, easily available services for all users, thereby enhancing the transparency and accountability of state institutions. In the case of […]

Assessment of Good Governance in North Macedonia and the region through the Openness Index – Parliament and the Executive Government 2021

With the support of USAID’s Civic Engagement Project and the National Endowment for Democracy, Metamorphosis Foundation in cooperation with the partners from the regional network of CSOs Accountability, Technology and Institutional Openness Network in South East Europe (ACTION SEE), has prepared an assessment of the state of good governance of the parliaments and the executive […]

Openness Index of the LSGUs 2021

The Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society, within the USAID Civic Engagement Project, assessed the state of good governance in the local self-government units in the Republic of North Macedonia for 2021. The assessment is the result of a survey based on the Openness Index. The openness of LSGUs is assessed through four main principles: […]