New Media Sustainability Conference

The conference on new media sustainability in Macedonia took place on May 11, 2013, attended by about 80 representatives of the media sector, such as reporters and editors, NGO representatives, marketing agencies and international experts. The event was organized by Metamorphosis and financially supported by the U.S. Embassy. The conference aimed at communicating the experiences of international experts Markus Ickstadt, commercial director at Streamworks Interactive and Toni Gabric, editor-in-chief of H-Alter.org, so that those experiences could be used in the Macedonian context presented by 10 speakers from Macedonian media associations, organizations, agencies and portals. The event ...

Free Access to Public Information

The Republic of Macedonia adopted the Law on Free Access to Public Information in 2006, and the legal framework was improved with the amendments to the law in 2010. Despite this promising development of the legal framework, it is often difficult to assess and to know how much these laws actually correspond with reality and how much they are actually applied in practice.Therefore, the Foundation Open Society – Macedonia in cooperation with its partners Transparency Macedonia, Metamorphosis Foundation, Macedonian Young Lawyers’ Association, Youth Education Forum and Civil –Center for Freedom, through the website spinfo.org.mk is making available almost all previous practice of ...

Free and Fair Elections 2011

The campaign centered around the Code of Conduct for Free and Fair Elections 2011 draws on lessons learned from past elections, calling on party leaders, candidates, and activists to behave in accordance with international election standards. The project is an online extension to the Free and Fair Election 2011 Campaign, conducted by the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) and other domestic civil society organizations. This will be an accompanying segment, considering that there will be a high-profile media campaign as well as grassroots outreach campaign.  The overall Code of Conduct 2011 Campaign will be a constant public reminder […]

People With Disabilities Are Active Citizens

The overall objective of the project is to provide enhanced opportunities for people with disabilities (PwD) to become equal and active participants––socially and economically—in Macedonian society.

National Free and Open Source Software Policy

The goal of the project is to help create a National FOSS policy document for central and local government of Republic of Macedonia, based on the example of e-Croatia, in order to achieve higher efficiency in the work state bodies, as well as increased transparency and accountability of public procurement of computer equipment and software. The project is implemented by the NGO Free Software Macedonia, supported by Metamorphosis andFOSIM, in cooperation with the Ministry of Information Society of RM (MIS). Expected results: Inclusive policy creation process conducted. National FOSS Policy finalized and published National FOSS Policy adopted by relevant state bodies

Inciting Local e-Content

This project aims to incite creation of local e-content in Macedonia, increasing the level of online production in the local languages and increasing the quality of the available content, especially when related to education and Open Access. It will use two-pronged approach of capacity building of potential and current content creators, as well as providing digital infrastructure for motivating such creation based on promotion of content in local languages and resulting user feedback. Expected results: To raise awareness of the importance of local e-content and contribute to improved legal/institutional environment conducive to content creation To improve visibility of independent and ...

Active Citizen Participation Through Use of New Technologies

The project aims to increase the transparency and accountability of the institutions of the system, through their opening for the processes of active civic participation, leading to increasing of internal cohesion of the Macedonian society and speeding up its integration into the EU. It will focus on building local capacities for forming partnerships and networks for implementing the values of active citizen participation through trainings primarily aimed at NGOs and prospective citizen activists. These activities will be executed in cooperation with the municipal staff in the communities where political will for providing conditions for active citizen participation exists, and will ...

Social Media for Democracy

The project aims to enable democratic development in Macedonia through the use of new technologies – social media and citizen generated content. It will focus on capacity building of activists who already work on specific causes within their communities and at national level, aiming to provide them with skills and tools that would enable them to connect to each other and to the general population. The primary beneficiaries of the project will form the core group of leaders that will disseminate the knowledge further within their community and at a national level via the online tools, alongside raising public awareness […]

Online Privacy Made Easy

The project aid was to develop the democracy and open society in Macedonia through contributing to protection of basic human rights, in the area of digital privacy protection. Project goal was to raise awareness of the general public and in particular the children, about their rights related to the use of internet, and provide them with information and knowledge to protect those rights through technical and legal means. Expected reuslts: Raised awareness of the children about privacy issues, in particular about the ways on how to solve such issues through innovative use of new technologies, making learning fun. Raised awareness of parents, caregivers and teachers about […]

Model for Efficient Communication between the Commissions for Interethnic Relations and the Citizens (MEC)

Specific objectives of the project included the improvement of the capacities of the members of the Commissions for Interethnic Relations (CIRs) so that they would be more efficient, increase their visibility and ability to work within the frames of their legally determined competencies, through the use of new technologies.