Macédoine du Nord

ALDA Skopje

National Network
Macédoine du Nord
Address

Bld. Partizanski odredi, 43b-5, 1000 Skopje
Skopje
Macédoine du Nord

Telephone
+38926091060
E-Mail
annalindhmacedonia@aldaintranet.org
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2024
Fields of Activity
  1. International/Cultural relations
General Information

The first North Macedonian network of civil society organisations was introduced in early 2024 thanks to the efforts of the European Association for Local Democracy - ALDA Skopje.

Mission and Objectives

The national network strives to maintain a well-balanced and diversified profiles of North Macedonian entities, from different disciplines, to ensure complementary, promote mutual understanding and participatory approaches.

Main Projects / Activities

The network aims at promoting good governance and citizen participation at the local level in the European Union, its Neighbourhood and beyond.

Contact (1) Full Name
katica janeva
Head of the organisation
ALDA Skopje
Contact (2) Full Name
Simona Slavkova
Name of Organisation
ALDA Skopje

ARNO

National Network
Macédoine du Nord
Address

Isaija Mazhovski 40-2/17
1000 Skopje
Macédoine du Nord

Telephone
+38975367311
E-Mail
irina@arno.org.mk
E-Mail (2)
arno.mkd@gmail.com
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2013
Fields of Activity
  1. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
General Information

ARNO is an organization for social innovation established in N.Macedonia in 2013 with the special mission of developing and implementing social innovation and promoting new options and contemporary approaches to societal change. In a short time, ARNO became recognized as a ground-breaking leader in the field of social and green entrepreneurship as a result of managing the regional “Balkan Green Ideas Competition'' and its role as a local incubator for social entrepreneurs in the regional program RISE (Regional Incubator for Social Entrepreneurs). As a result, ARNO is acknowledged as a national resource and support and awareness-raising organization for green and social enterprises. Alongside, ARNO works with high schools, universities, VET providers, and adult learning centers from Europe, and co-designs educational curriculums, innovative concepts, and modern methodology for teaching and acquisition of skills in green social entrepreneurship and philanthropy. ARNO is a member of several networks: the National Youth Council of Macedonia (N.Macedonia), DIESIS Network (Belgium), Y-PEER N. Macedonia, the Platform for Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities (N.Macedonia), and UNFA Men Engage Program CEE.

Mission and Objectives

ARNO`s vision is to create a sustainable and just society that is thriving, scaling up through innovation, collaboration, and creativity, led by empowered communities and future generations. ARNO`s mission is to develop and support social innovation through the design of new options and support to diverse social and green initiatives, which are developed by active, independent citizens who act jointly, experiment, collaborate, and contribute towards a more inclusive and progressive society. ARNO works in four main program directions with the following objectives: Green and Social Entrepreneurship - Objective: To create a community of green and social enterprises is growing, with improved quality and impact of business and doughnut economy introduced as a concept. Youth Education and Philanthropy - Objective: Entrepreneurial, VET and philanthropic educational curriculums are available and extensively utilized within formal and nonformal initiatives, meeting the needs of students, teachers, and youth workers. Social Innovation - Objective: The principles of open innovation, social innovation, and design thinking are implemented and embraced as effective methods for collaborative problem-solving, while the doughnut economy is introduced as a new entrepreneurial paradigm. Connectivity Program - Objective: Created a community of like-minded people and media that collaborate and practice a culture of sharing data, information, resources, and inspiration.

Main Projects / Activities

Green and Social Entrepreneurship: Green Ideas Competition 2013- ARNO has led the Balkan Green Ideas Competition, a regional program funded by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. It supports the establishment and development of small green businesses by providing training, mentoring, and seed funding (up to 10.000 US dollars). Thus far, more than 300 individuals and small companies applied and participated in the competition. Regional Incubator for Social Entrepreneurs - 2019- ARNO acts as the local incubator in the project RISE aiming to open new spaces for reconciliation for youth from Western Balkans through social entrepreneurship. The project empowers young people to become actors of change within their community(ies) by developing solutions with social and environmental impact. ARNO supports the development of green social business ideas for young people through ideation and incubation programs offering training, mentoring, networking, and seed funding for their businesses (up to 5.000 euros). Thus far, more than 120 young people participated in the program. YouCanBe - a project for empowering young people on social and green entrepreneurship that offers workshops and digital tools for the start of their social enterprise journies. SEEDS of Inclusiveness – Social Enterprises for Economic Development and Social Inclusion - The overall objective of the project is to develop a more inclusive society through strengthening social enterprises and fostering their cross-border cooperation. It encourages cross-sectoral and cross-border networks between social enterprises, local businesses, and authorities through the Academy of Social Economy, mentorship for the selected social enterprises, and online networking forums. Youth Education and Philanthropy: ARNO works with universities and high schools from North Macedonia and Europe in establishing teaching curricula in formal education on the topics of philanthropy, social, and green entrepreneurship through the Erasmus+ programs and other EU funds. In this segment, ARNO creates curricula, booklets, toolkits, and other educational materials, and educates teachers and students on such topics through projects such as Students Today, Responsible Entrepreneurs Tomorrow, the S.E.E.D project, Innovative Social Entrepreneurship with Youth Engagement project and others. Social Innovation: The project “EICEE – Western Balkan Eco-Innovation and Circular Economy Ecosystem” strengthens the capacities and engagement of civil society organizations in policy development leading to green and digital transition in the WB region. The primary value of the action is set with a defined impact on the capacities of the social economy actors and the perception of the industry and the public sector on the use of resources in a sustainable way and based on the concept of eco-design. Under this project, ARNO aims to open the first Repair Shop in Skopje, North Macedonia The project, “Coolinary in Action – Social Entrepreneurship 4 Impact” is inspired by the fruitful collaboration between ARNO and the State VET School for Gastronomy and Hospitality “Lazar Tanev”. Тhis partnership, since 2013, demonstrates the perfect recipe for success, generating positive outcomes in the areas of VET, youth employment prospects, and social economy. “Coolinary in Action” aims to increase employability, tackle underemployment, and facilitate the transition of students into the job market through social entrepreneurship, especially among youth with fewer opportunities. Parcours for the Future project - The consortium aims to collect and exchange knowledge on modes of transformations in sustainability and digitalization with experts and practitioners from European economies like Italy, Romania, North Macedonia, and Germany, and use the experiences to create practical tools for young people in the form of "Parcours" - stages and scenarios for developing green and digital skills in a gamified and interactive way. Connectivity Program ARNO has an alumni community of more than 450 individuals, NGOs, and small enterprises that connect the country with the EU and the rest of the world. Through our social media and communication channels we share news, stories, and other important information for promoting and connecting ecosystems, people, talent, and innovation. ARNO has produced the first Registry for Social Entreprises to raise awareness about the situation and needed support to the social economy ecosystem. More information can be found on our website www.arno.org.mk.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

ARNO is one of the pioneers of social and green entrepreneurship in the country, predominantly working with young people. As an organization, we use these concepts to facilitate exchange, connection, and intercultural dialogue between young people. Our program RISE overall aims to create reconciliation and intercultural learning through social entrepreneurship in the Western Balkans, a region with latent conflicts and tensions. Under this program, we have developed a methodology for young social entrepreneurs and an intercultural component that can be used in the Network`s work and activities. Moreover, ARNO is one of the leading and most vocal organizations for the betterment of the social economy ecosystem in North Macedonia, promoting values of equality, solidarity, understanding, and intercultural dialogue for the creation of more prosperous societies. We have a lot of experience and expertise in communications and outreach and developed social media channels that can be the voice of youth, civil society professionals, and others to facilitate legal and policy change. Our staff has been involved as key experts in the development of legal and policy frameworks for social entrepreneurship, youth policies and standards, youth work, and others, that can be useful for the Network as well. We are also trainers, policy researchers and experts in topics of green and social economy. Last but not least, we are a social innovation organization that always tries to bring and also promote good practices, standards, innovations, and success stories to North Macedonia, and vice-versa. Working internationally, we have access to a lot of knowledge, tools, expertise, and experience that we can offer to the Network and connect its members with other EU partners.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

Our motivation is multifold: First, we have followed the work of the Foundation for many years, and we have interacted with and attended events of the Foundation`s grantees such as festivals, biennales, etc. and we appreciate what the Foundation has been doing in promoting mobility, intercultural exchange, and support to young people. We do the same through similar, but also different concepts and tools, thus, we believe our values and the Foundations and its member's values are aligned and compatible. Second, we see our membership as a valuable opportunity to learn and grow. As mentioned, we act internationally and we have international partnerships that we want to nurture, support, and further enlarge. This membership will grant us access to more people and organizations, as well as it may support us technically and financially to establish new partnerships and create something new. Third, we are part of several networks, and our experience thus far is excellent. We try to utilize these memberships to create contacts and common activities and projects. Almost all of our projects are network-based partnerships. This approach has been successful and we see the network besides other things as a way to enrich our portfolio. Fourth, we believe that the network will bring the civil society organizations closer and will be a driving force for better and more open collaboration, much needed in the times of decline of the civil society in North Macedonia. Having regular contacts and exchanges will inspire us to come together and give us the leverage as an organization and network to make more substantial changes in the community.

Contact (1) Full Name
Irina Janevska
Job Title
President
Head of the organisation
Irina Janevska
Contact (2) Full Name
Marjan Icoski
Job Title (2)
Program Manager

Association Centre for Sustainable Community Development Debar (CSCD)

National Network
Macédoine du Nord
Address

Veljko Vlahovikj 13
1250 Debar
Macédoine du Nord

Telephone
0038970306652
E-Mail
contact@cscd.org.mk
E-Mail (2)
s.marku@gmail.com
Mobile Phone
0038970306652
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2006
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
General Information

Association "Center for Sustainable Community Development - CSCD in Debar is a voluntary, non-profit, non-governmental, non-partisan association of citizens, formed on October 2006 by free association of citizens to exercise, protect and align their interests and beliefs to promote civil society and local communities, and to perform the activities for promotion of moral values , strengthening of inter-ethnic relations and economic development in the territory of Macedonia and abroad, and in accordance with the Constitution and law.

Human Resource Information The organization has one President, assemble with all members, program manager 26 members and 12 volunteers. The organization hires experts and consultants on the contractual basis once there is a need for external help and if additional project have been awarded to the organization

Mission and Objectives

Vision of CSCD

The vision of the organization is to increase the awareness of the organization profile among the constituencies and be recognized regionally. This could be achieved through increasing the membership in national and international association and networks. Moreover the organization will invest in capacity building of its staff and increase its expertise by building a network of professionals to work with the organization

Mission of CSCD

Our mission is to improve quality of life i the region by bringing people and local government together to promote environmental sustainability, good government and youth engagement trough dialog and local activism.

The main program activities of CSCD

Research
Good governance
Protection of environment and promotion of cultural heritage
Youth activism
Lobbying
The main partners of the organisations are:

Local and central government, Youth organisation, Donor based organisation, Private based companies,

Main Projects / Activities

The most interesting projects made by CSCD are:
• Eco drone patrol, which is funded by the American Embassy
• Youth Center for Climate Change, - institutional grant from the program-Civil Organizations in Action for Climate Change financed by the Swedish government
• Protection and sustainable use of the protected areas of Shar Planina, Mavrovo and Korab-Koritnik - Funded by PONT
 Together for green transition against the climate change - Foundation Open Society Macedonia
 Platform for Investments in Community In partnership with ALBIZ Foundation-EU
• Advocacy for solar energy for the citizens of the Western Balkans - financed by WBF
• Management for energy efficient municipalities - Civica Mobilitas - partner grant
 Debar On, electronic citizen participation- Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC
 Civica Mobilitas Program -Together for Clean Dibra- Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC
 Promotion of the Natural resources of Dibra- EU
• Cyber angel guardians – safety of children on social networks and the Internet, from the misuse of personal data—FOOM, USAID
• Cross Heritage - Program for decentralized cooperation between Lower Normandy and Macedonia
• Encouraging participatory democracy – EIDHR
• We deserve better — FOOM
• Greater transparency of local funds for civil society organizations – FOOM, USAID
• Antigone, Trilingual drama – ERASMUS + program

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

Our association offers expertise aligned with the network's goals, fostering collaborative efforts for impactful change. We bring resources, including financial support and staff expertise, to amplify collective initiatives. Committed to learning and growth, we envision a long-term partnership maximizing mutual benefits and community impact.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We aim to join the ALF Network to align with similar organizations, fostering collaboration for greater impact. Access to resources and diverse perspectives will enhance our work, fueling growth. Joining ALF expands our network, amplifying our reach and influence for the communities we serve

Informations supplémentaires
Contact (1) Full Name
Shuip Marku
Job Title
President
Head of the organisation
Shuip Marku
Contact (2) Full Name
Flamur Mulladauti
Job Title (2)
secretary

Association for civic activism and encouraging social responsibility HORIZON CIVITAS

National Network
Macédoine du Nord
Address

DTC Mavrovka Lamela C 1/9
Bul. Krste Misirkov 7
1000 Skopje
Macédoine du Nord

Telephone
+38975340280
E-Mail
horizoncivitas@gmail.com
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2017
Fields of Activity
  1. Media
  2. Religion
  3. Research
  4. Youth and education
General Information

Horizon Civitas was founded on November 2017 as an organization for encouraging civic activism and social responsibility in local and national level. Its team members include four young women and men working in various positions (chief executive, program director, project assistant, and a financial manager). Horizon Civitas ensures activity and overhead organizational costs from project applications. Since its establishment, Horizon Civitas has lead or partnered implementation of 15 projects, in the fields of: countering radicalization and violent extremism, interfaith and intercultural dialogue, preventing organized crime, reintegration of vulnerable community members, and local philanthropy. HC have signed MoU and close cooperation with various public institutions, as well as CSO networks in the abovementioned topics.

Mission and Objectives

Out mission is to enhance civic engagement, strengthen the level of democracy in society, and help the full implementation of freedoms and human rights. Our objectives are: - To initiate the development in the field of social, cultural and policy-making activities of citizens in order to raise awareness of active and responsible participation in the society. - To establish network for easily bringing together people who wish to contribute in local and national level with their activism within the framework of social responsibility. - To develop social and cultural competences and skills of participants through exchange of ideas and experiences. - To enable equal participation of citizens in implementation of their rights and freedoms in Republic of Macedonia, through projects and coordination of activities.

Main Projects / Activities

https://www.horizon.mk/projects/

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

Horizon Civitas has a solid experience in the topic of countering radicalization and promoting interfaith dialogue. The added value that Horizon Civitas can bring up to the Network is the mobilization, networking, P2P education capacity with various local stakeholders, including the religious stakeholders in the country.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

Advocating for interfaith and intercultural dialogue in local and national level is the core mission of our organization. Given this, it is a privilege for us to have the opportunity to join such a prospective network that corresponds with our values and mission.

Contact (1) Full Name
Samet Shabani
Job Title
Chief Executive
Head of the organisation
Samet Shabani
Contact (2) Full Name
Amir Kadri
Job Title (2)
Program Director
Name of Organisation
HORIZON CIVITAS

Association of the finance officers of the local governments and public enterprises - Veles

National Network
Macédoine du Nord
Address

ul "Osmi Septemvri" br. 82-4
1400 Veles
Macédoine du Nord

Telephone
00 389 70 375 136
Telephone (other)
00 389 43 230 623
E-Mail
zoran_zfr@yahoo.com
Mobile Phone
00 389 70 375 136
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
1997
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
General Information

Association of Finance Officers was established on 23.05.1997.
The goal of AFO is to provide permanent pre-conditions for exchange of information, good practices, knowledge and experiences and development in the areas of financial management and control and internal audit in the public sector, NGO sector and other entities from the public sector.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Finance management, Public procurements, Prevention of corruption, Transparency, accountability and respect for democratic processes, Gender issues in the financing process, Intermunicipal cooperation, Intermunicipal cooperation, Local economic development, Decentralization and fiscal decentralization

PREPARATION OF INTERNAL ACTS AND PROCEDURES
Policies and procedures for financial management and control, Procedures and guidelines for public procurement contracts, Strategic documents, Risk management strategies, Strategies for prevention of corruption, Policies and procedures to improve transparency and accountability , Index of transparency and accountability

More information are presented at the attached files

Mission and Objectives

MISSION:

The Association of Finance Officers is a non-governmental, non-profit, and professional association, which:
 Increases the professionalism of the employed in the following areas: financial management and control and internal audit in the local self-government units (LSGUs), budgets and budget users, public enterprises and other entities from the public sector;
 Provides forum for dissemination of information, good practices, knowledge and experiences;
 Serves as a representative of the interests of the LSGUs, budgets and budget users, Public enterprises and other entities from the public sector in the area of financial management and control and internal audit;
 Builds a wide network of partners and promotes cooperation and good governance.

VISION:

National association for providing training, exchange of information, good practices, knowledge, experiences and development in the area of financial management and control and internal audit in the LSGUs, budgets and budget users, public enterprises and other entities from the public sector.

Main Projects / Activities

Main projects / activities

Project: “Empowering Municipal Councils – phase 2”
Period of implementation: 1 September - ongoing
Financed by: Funded by the SDC and implemented by the UNDP

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Project: “Analysis of the policies regarding financing of the local government”
Period of implementation: 01.07.2020 – 31.12.2020
Financed by: Government of the Republic of North Macedonia, Program P – Measures for combating Covid 19 crises

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Project: “Financing of political parties – legal and institutional framework and possibilities for improvements”
Period of implementation: 01.05.2020-30.06.2020
Financed by: project: ”Political party finance, funded by International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) with support of United State Aid International Development (USAID)

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Project: “Financing of the municipalities and fiscal decentralization”
Period of implementation: 14.05.2019 – 08.11.2019
Financed by: UNDP project “Improving municipal governance”

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Project: “Analysis of realization of municipal budgets”
Period of implementation: December 2018 – August 2019
Financed by: Association for research of public policies Analitika Gostivar

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Project: “Comparative and feasibility study on local government borrowing and issuing municipal bonds”
Period of implementation: November 2018 – August 2019
Financed by: UNDP project: “Improving Municipal Governance”

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Project: “Good governance of municipal democracy and civic participation at local government level“
Period of implementation: 01 May 2017 – 31 July 2018
Financed by: Civica Mobilitas, project of SDC, represented by the Swiss Embassy in Republic of Macedonia

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Project: “CSOs for Making Local Democracy Work”
Period of implementation: 01 February 2017 – 31 January 2020
Financed by: Funded by European Union, represented by Delegation of the European Union to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, implemented in partnership with Association of the Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA) – Skopje (lead applicant) and European Movement from Macedonia –EM (partner)

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Project: “Tax Councilor in function of the citizens – Taxes from the citizens for the citizens”
Period of implementation: February – June 2017
Financed by: Municipality of Veles, Programme for support of the civil sector
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Project: “Participation of high-school pupils in adoption of final financial account of the municipality of Veles for2016”
Period of implementation: February – April 2017
Financed by: Municipality of Veles, Programme for support of the civil sector

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Project: “Empowering Municipal Councils – implementation phase”
Period of implementation: 10 October, 2016 to 30 November 2021
Financed by: Funded by the SDC and implemented by the UNDP

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Project: “Participation of high-school students in debate for adopting the programmes of the municipality of Veles”
Period of implementation: September – December 2016
Financed by: Municipality of Veles, Programme for support of the civil sector

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Project: “Sources of financing, amount of provided funds and their impact to independence of the judiciary – second analysis”
Period of implementation: May 2016 – August 2017
Financed by: European Policy Institute (EPI) - Skopje, on behalf of the project “Network 23” IPA2015/372-126, funded by European Union

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Project: “Empowering Municipal Councils”
Period of implementation: September 2015 – March 2016
Financed by: Funded by the SDC and implemented by the UNDP

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Project: “Organizing a training for effective presentation of municipal budgets in front of the citizens”
Period of implementation: May – June 2015
Financed by: Strategic development consulting, Community Forums programme

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Project: “NGOs from Veles will have available a tool on how to proceed with the received donations and sponsorships with public interest”
Period of implementation: April – June 2015
Financed by: Municipality of Veles, Programme for support of the civil sector

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Project: “Participation of high-school pupils in adoption of final financial account of the municipality – fiscal transparency of the LSGU Veles and involvement of the young in local policies”
Period of implementation: February – April 2015
Financed by: Municipality of Veles, Programme for support of the civil sector

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Project: “Professional Consulting services for Gender analyses of programmes and budgets in Local Self-Government Units for LOT 2: Bitola, Tetovo, Strumica, Shtip and Sveti Nikole”
Period of implementation: October – December 2014
Financed by: United nations entity for gender equality and empowerment of women, project Promoting Gender Responsive Policies in South East Europe and Republic of Moldova, phase II

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Project: “Sources of financing, amount of provided funds and their impact to independence of the judiciary”
Period of implementation: November 2014 – April 2015
Financed by: European Policy Institute (EPI) - Skopje, on behalf of the project “Network 23” in partnership with Helsinki committee of human rights of Republic of Macedonia (HKM) and Center for management with changes (CUP) funded by European Union

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Project: “Training for Non-government organizations to use European funds”
Period of implementation: August – November 2014
Financed by: Municipality of Veles, Programme for support of the civil sector

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Project: Research of the good practices in public procurements
Period of implementation: August – November 2014
Financed by: Project “CSOs Watchdog Network to Prevent Spoils and Conflict of Interest in the Public Administration”, funded by European Union, implemented by the Institute for Democracy SOCIETAS CIVILIS Skopje (IDSCS), Ohrid Institute for Economic Strategies and International Affairs (OI) and the Macedonian Institute for Media (MIM) (re-granting for civil organizations)

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Project: Participation of high-school pupils in the functions of municipal council
Period of implementation: February – April 2014
Financed by: Municipality of Veles, Programme for support of the civil sector

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Project: Consultancy services for the analysis and recommendations of the local governance and service delivery aspects of the implementation of the 2011 – 2014 Decentralization and Local Self-Government Development Programme and its 2012 – 2014 Action Plan
Period of implementation: September – December 2013
Financed by: UNDP, on behalf of the project “Local Development Programme”

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Project: Consultancy services for preparation and delivery of training on local public financial management, E-access to information and initiating social audit by NGOs
Period of implementation: July – December 2013
Financed by: UNDP, on behalf of the project “Local Development Programme”

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Project: Tax Liabilities and Tax Calendar for NGOs
Period of implementation: April – July 2013
Financed by: Municipality of Veles, Programme for support of the civil sector

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Project: USAID – Project for strengthening of the court system
Period of implementation: January 2013
Financed by: USAID

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Project title: Consultancy services for preparation of evidence based analysis and proposals for effective service delivery
Period of implementation: May – June 2012
Financed by: UNDP

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Project title: Treasury, tax operation and payroll calculation for the NGOs
Period of implementation: March – June 2012
Financed by: Program for support of the citizen's sector of the Municipality of Veles for 2012

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Project title: Fighting corruption to improve the governance
Period of implementation: October – December 2010
Financed by: UNDP

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Project title: Preparation and testing instruments for monitoring of the budget allocations and spending at local level through the approach based on respect for human rights
Period of implementation: January 2010 – January 2011
Financed by: Program CIVICA Mobilitas, executed by the Center for Institutional Development (CIRa) and financed by the Swiss agency for cooperation and development, represented by the Office for cooperation in Skopje (SDC)

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Project title: Strengthening financial management, control and internal audit in LGs in Macedonia
Period of implementation: January 2010 – January 2011
Financed by: Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative of the Open Society Institute – Budapest

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Project title: Translation of selected publications into Macedonian language
Period of implementation: December 2009 – April 2010
Financed by: NISPAcee

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Project title: Fighting corruption to improve the governance
Period of implementation: September - December 2009
Financed by: UNDP

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Project title: Translation of selected publications into Macedonian language
Period of implementation: July - November 2009
Financed by: NISPAcee

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Project title: Workshop on methodology on estimation and determination
of local taxes and fees
Period of implementation: May 2009
Financed by: MCMS

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Project title: Support to the Process of Fiscal Decentralization and Increasing the Accountability in the Local Self Government Units
Period of implementation: March – December 2008
Financed by: OSCE Spillover Monitor Mission to Skopje

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Project title: Synchronization for Cooperation – Inter-municipal Cooperation for Kichevo Micro Region
Period of implementation: September - December 2008
Financed by: UNDP

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Project title: Municipal database: Design, Implementation and Analysis
Period of implementation: March – December 2008
Financed by: USAID MLGA

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Project title: Supporting the process of prevention of the business risks
in the local self government units
Period of implementation: April 2008 – April 2009
Financed by: SNV Macedonia

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Project title: Fighting corruption to improve governance
Period of implementation: March – April 2008
Financed by: UNDP

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Project title: Inter-municipal partnership for improved quality of public services
Period of implementation: December 2007 – April 2008
Financed by: UNDP

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Project title: Financial management for the LSGUs that did not enter the second phase of fiscal decentralization
Period of implementation: November - December 2007
Financed by: UNDP

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Project title: Supporting the implementation of the fiscal decentralization process
Period of implementation: March – December 2007
Financed by: OSCE Spillover Monitor Mission to Skopje

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Project title: Open municipal budget
Period of implementation: December 2006 – December 2008
Financed by: FIOOM - Macedonia

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Project title: Capacity building for municipal finance administration
Period of implementation: September 2007 – January 2008
Financed by: SNV – Macedonia

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Project title: Law on VAT in the practice
Period of implementation: October – November 2007
Financed by: GTZ IPS

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Project title: LOPAD 2 – Local Public Administration Development Project
Period of implementation: December 2006 – November 2007
Financed by: VNG International

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Project title: GTZ IPS – Benchmarking activity
Period of implementation: May – June 2007
Financed by: GTZ – IPS

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Project title: Supporting the strengthening the capacities of the municipal finance officers
Period of implementation: January– June 2007
Financed by: SNV - Macedonia

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Project title: Translation of selected publications into Macedonian language
Period of implementation: December 2006 – October 2007
Financed by: NISPAcee

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Project title: Training for financial reporting in the PCEs according to IAS
Period of implementation: January – February 2007
Financed by: GTZ IPS Project

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Project title: Financial reporting in the PCEs according to IAS
Period of implementation: October – December 2006
Financed by: GTZ IPS Project

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Project title: Implementation of System of internal control internal audit and fraud prevention in the local self-government units
Period of implementation: October – December 2006
Financed by: OSCE Spillover Monitor Mission to Skopje

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Project title: Administering local taxes and fees in the LSGUs
Period of implementation: July - September 2006
Financed by: OSCE Spillover Monitor Mission to Skopje

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Project title: Preparation of manual for financial reporting in PCEs according to IAS
Period of implementation: April - June 2006
Financed by: GTZ IPS

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Project title: Preparation of financial reports for LSGUs
Period of implementation: April - June 2006
Financed by: OSCE Spillover Monitor Mission to Skopje

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Project title: Collection and analysis of the questionnaires for implementation of the decentralization process
Period of implementation: June – July 2006
Financed by: OSCE Spillover Monitor Mission to Skopje

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Project title: Translation of the budgeting and reporting manual into Albanian language
Period of implementation: February- March 2006
Financed by: OSCE Spillover Monitor Mission to Skopje

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Project title: Developing budgeting and reporting process in the LSGUs
Period of implementation: September – December 2005
Financed by: OSCE Spillover Monitor Mission to Skopje

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Project title: Workshops on budget preparation for the LSGUs
Period of implementation: June – July 2005
Financed by: OSCE Spillover Monitor Mission to Skopje

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Project title: Preparation of budgets for the LSGUs
Period of implementation: June 2005
Financed by: OSCE Spillover Monitor Mission to Skopje

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Project title: LOPAD project on development of the local administration
Period of implementation: November 2003 – July 2005
Financed by: VNG International

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Project title: Financial management for successful mayor
Period of implementation: April - June 2005
Financed by: VNG International, GGS Switzerland, FIOOM Macedonia

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Project title: Workshops on final financial account for 2004
Period of implementation: February – March 2005
Financed by: GGS Switzerland

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Project title: Workshops on the budgeting process for 2005
Period of implementation: October – December 2004
Financed by: GGS Switzerland

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Project title: Project for reform of the local government
Period of implementation: February – June 2004
Financed by: USAID DAI LGRP

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Project title: Capacity building for the local government – developing a model of Macedonian municipality
Period of implementation: November – December 2003
Financed by: LDK Consultants

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Project title: Finance management in the local government – challenge and reality
Period of implementation: July 2003 - July 2004
Financed by: EU PHARE

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Project title: Project for development of the local government
Period of implementation: March - August 2003
Financed by: USAID DAI LGRP

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Project title: Project on development in the local self-government
Period of implementation: September 2002 – February 2003
Financed by: USAID DAI LGRP

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Project title: International accounting standards for the public communal enterprises
Period of implementation: March 2003
Financed by: GTZ

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Project title: Finance legislation and effects from finance operating for NGOs
Period of implementation: October 2002 – January 2003
Financed by: FIOOM, SDC

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Project title: Finance operating in the local government
Period of implementation: April – June 2002
Financed by: FIOOM and USAID DAI LGRP

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Project title: Internet connection
Period of implementation: April 2001 – April 2002
Financed by: FIOOM

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

The Association of the finance officers (AFO) is a NGO established at 1997, at we have a network of members and partners in Macedonia, and in foreign countries.
The AFO have pool of experts from different areas of expertise.
The AFO have rich portfolio of implemented projects and activities.
The Association is open and willing for cooperation, exchange of knowledge, skills and good practicies. We are supporting all ideas and activities for good governace as well as civic participation, cultural exchange, and equal possibilities. We are willing and able to participate at all fields covered by ALF.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

The Association of the finance officers is interested to join the ALF Network and to be its member because it is at the same line with ALF's Purpose, ideas, vision, activity. We belive that together with can build better future.

We support the ideas for inclusive and empathetic societies, minimization of the lack of trust and intolerance, and building a culture based on dialogue and exchange.

Informations supplémentaires
Contact (1) Full Name
Zoran Jankulovski
Job Title
Executive director
Head of the organisation
Zoran Jankulovski

Balkan Institute for Regional Cooperation

National Network
Macédoine du Nord
Address

STR.MARSHAL TITO NO.73/13 1200 TETOVO FYR MACEDONIA
1200 Tetovo
Macédoine du Nord

Telephone
+38970308561
Telephone (other)
+3897275322
E-Mail
birc.balkan@gmail.com
E-Mail (2)
lorikidrizi3@gmail.com
E-Mail (3)
xhelalneziri@gmail.com
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2012
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
General Information

The Balkan Institute for Regional Cooperation – BIRC is non-governmental and non-partisan, fully independent in its operations, based in Tetovo.

The organization is committed to promoting and practicing quality journalism and scientific research in fulfilling of its goals for a society with democratic values, transparent institutions, functional democracy and the creation of a region of cooperation and prosperity.

BIRC is made up of proven experts in the field of journalism and science.

Mission and Objectives

MISSION
To accomplish its vision, BIRC seeks to promote and implement the paradigm of quality journalism and scholarly research in the social and public space.

BIRC will apply the knowledge, experience and best practices of the types that make up quality journalism, such as:

1. Constructive or solution journalism, which doesn’t mean only detecting the problems, but also providing suggestions for precise and concrete solutions to the same ones.
2. Scientific journalism – reporting on science and its promotion as a means of solving citizens’ problems.
3. Analytical journalism – which implies in-depth and accurate observation of all the problems that citizens face.

In addition, scientific research is an important pillar of the BIRC‘s mission, which is used to respond to all social phenomena that are in the public interest.

BIRC’s mission is to create a broad framework for cooperation at national and regional levels, with the aim of promoting open dialogue with all social actors involved in democratic values.

Cultural recognition and promotion of intercultural dialogue also remain an important dimension in the mission and goals of the organization.

Main Projects / Activities

Klubi i Debatit Politik – KDP (Club of Political Debate – KDP)

KDP is a project for encouraging the political debate between all social actors in the Republic of Macedonia and beyond, in order to promote democratic values and to find a constructive solution to social problems. KDP is an online magazine in Albanian language (www.kdpolitik.com) which aims to contribute to quality and balanced informing of citizens about key processes, issues and problems.

NEW MEDIA FOR OLD CHALLENGES

“New Media For Old Challenges” is a project realized in partnership with the Media Development Center “Medium”, an organization which is carrier of the project. This project is supported by Civica Mobilitas, which is a Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) project implemented by NIRAS from Denmark, the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC) and the Swedish Institute for Public Administration (SIPU).

Fostering online public debate among Albanian youth in North Macedonia

The project will consist two dimensions: the first is training and employing of a new generation of young journalists, while the second is strengthening the KDP as portal through engagement of professionals from the field of journalism as well as trained journalists within the project.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

As BIRC, we want to participate in the network, one of the goals of the organization is to promote European values ​​through an ongoing dialogue through the online portal kdp.mk.
BIRC is on a permanent mission of promoting dialogue as an essential value and social progress

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

BIRC wants to take part in the network because of the constant promotion of dialogue as a key instrument of a democratic society and European values.

Contact (1) Full Name
Lorik Idrizi
Job Title
Program Director
Head of the organisation
Xhelal Neziri, President

Better Women Better World

National Network
Macédoine du Nord
Address

Naroden Front, Skopje, North Macedonia
19
1000 Skopje
Macédoine du Nord

Telephone
+38970314030
E-Mail
info@betterwomenbetterworld.com
E-Mail (2)
info@betterwomenbetterworld.com
E-Mail (3)
info@betterwomenbetterworld.com
E-Mail (4)
info@betterwomenbetterworld.com
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2020
Fields of Activity
  1. Gender
General Information

BW2CLUB is a digital platform app that unites women and girls globally, fostering their empowerment, celebrating their diversity, and igniting their personal and professional advancement. Rooted in providing a secure haven with a steadfast stance against bullying, harassment, and discrimination, it stands as a nurturing environment dedicated to their growth and well-being when women and girls can connect, share their journeys, support each other, explore different opportunities, and inspire one another. We have taken the essence of a community and given it a digital makeover. The founder of Better Women Better World is Ksenija Nikolova. In North Macedonia, this organization is registered as an NGO that collaborates with people on different projects but has no full-time employees. BW2CLUB launched as a digital platform a month ago, so we are growing our community by the day. The app launched as a free app, but soon we will introduce some subscription bases tools. BW2CLUB's funding is secured through various sources, including grants from international organizations, investments from private companies, donor contributions from individual donors, and collaboration with governmental and non-governmental organizations. Modalities of action: BW2CLUB actively operates through various modalities of action, including: Development and management of the digital platform and mobile application for the female network. Organizing webinars, trainings, and seminars for education and support of women and girls. Collaboration with educational institutions to promote the network and raise awareness. Implementation of projects and initiatives to support women and girls in various aspects of their lives. Main partners involved in the organization's projects/activities: BW2CLUB collaborates with a range of partners across different sectors, including international organizations, private companies, governmental institutions, educational institutions, and non-governmental organizations.

Mission and Objectives

At the heart of Better Women Better World lies a fundamental commitment – to uplift and empower women and girls, equipping them to chase their aspirations and embrace their inherent potential. Recognizing the significance of a supportive community that aligns with shared values while also embracing diversity for mutual learning, we're dedicated to fostering such an environment. The creation of a safe space filled with acceptance and empathy, where women and girls can flourish collectively, stands as a pivotal step in this journey. Our firm conviction rests upon the premise that the values we cultivate within our community will exert a profoundly positive influence on all our members. This, in turn, is poised to usher in a constructive transformation in the global landscape. By ardently embracing and consistently embodying these values, we not only set a precedent but also inspire others to tread the same path of virtuous practice.

Main Projects / Activities

The main project of Better Women Better World is BW2CLUB, a female support network app connecting women and girls from different backgrounds, cultures and life paths, stimulating their mutual support, their creativity and both, personal and professional growth. The platform's remarkable recognition has earned it a prestigious position, securing its place as one of the top 24 finalists among women-led business ideas emerging from Eastern Europe and Central Asia. This remarkable achievement unfolded on the grand stage of EXPO Capital Quest 2023 in Istanbul; an event orchestrated by UN Women. During this event, a compelling presentation was made before potential investors and partners, culminating in the appointment of Ksenija Nikolova, the founder of Better Women Better World, as a brand ambassador for EXPO Capital Quest—an esteemed and honorable role. Recently, Ksenija was also awarded with a special recognition for empowering women in the Westerns Balkan Region by the Regional Corporation Council.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

Ksenija can contribute to the network in her country in various ways. As the founder of BW2CLUB, she can lead by example through active involvement in the network's activities and initiatives. Ksenija can share her expertise and insights on women's empowerment and leadership, inspiring other members to engage and participate. She can also use her platform to advocate for policy changes and social initiatives that promote gender equality and inclusion. Ksenija can mentor other members, particularly emerging leaders, and provide guidance and support to help them achieve their goals. Additionally, she can collaborate with local partners and organizations to expand the reach and impact of BW2CLUB initiatives, ensuring that they address the specific needs and challenges faced by women and girls in her country. Overall, Ksenija's leadership and commitment can play a crucial role in advancing the mission of the network and creating positive change in her community.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

Better Women Better World is an organization for empowering women, so joining the ALF Network, would be very valuable to us, since we could meet new people, expand our horizons, contribute to a bigger mission and merge initiatives with other organizations.

Contact (1) Full Name
Ksenija Nikolova
Job Title
Founder
Head of the organisation
Ksenija Nikolova
Name of Organisation
Better Women Better World

COALITION OF YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS SEGA

National Network
Macédoine du Nord
Address

CAR SAMOIL 18, 7500 PRILEP
7500 Prilep
Macédoine du Nord

Telephone
+38948429390
E-Mail
sega@sega.org.mk
Mobile Phone
+38978470400
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2004
Fields of Activity
  1. Youth and education
General Information

SEGA is national platform of youth organizations in North Macedonia, with over 20 years’ experience in lobbying for needed legislation changes in youth participation, information, employment and activism. The main focus of field of work of SEGA is: Youth activism; Youth participation; Youth employment; Democracy, mutual confidence and cooperation; Community development; Information; Advocacy and lobbying for youth policy. Moreover, SEGA have significant experience in research, publications, development and application of innovative youth tools. SEGA has long-term cooperation with a number of primary and high schools, VET centers, universities, business sector and governmental institutions.

The management structure is composed of the following bodies:
· Assembly – composed of all members;
· Governing Board – composed of five representatives of the full members, elected by the Assembly;
· Supervisory Board – composed of three representatives elected by the Assembly members.

The executive structure is organized in the Head office, which is located in Prilep, with 7 permanent staff members. SEGA’s budget turnover for 2023 was app. 521’000 EUR, mostly funded by EU, UN agencies, Pestalozzi Children's foundation, etc.

Mission and Objectives

SEGA’s MISSION
SEGA works on development and implementation of youth policies at local and national level, connects and strengthens youth organizations aiming to activate youth and improve the conditions for their personal and professional development in the Republic of Macedonia

SEGA’s VISION
Youth influence the changes and the development of Macedonia, participate in the decision making at national and local level for issues that directly concerns them. SEGA as a sustainable and developed youth coalition enables youth to believe in themselves, to accomplish their interests, to create and to build.

Main Projects / Activities

Project: Youth participation towards strong and sustainable community development
The project is financed by the European Union and aims to improve the quality of youth policy implementation based on structural cooperation and substantial participation of networked civil society. The expected key outcomes are: To strengthen the capacity of CSOs to independently and effectively influence local decision makers related to youth issues based on evidence and through local networking, To enhance the civic competences of young men and women to substantially participate in the democratic community life using innovative models through gender-sensitive and peaceful approaches, and To enable public institutions to develop and implement informed and quality youth-related public policies based on equal opportunities through sustainable partnership with local civil society.

Youth empowerment enabling prospects in Prilep
The main aim of the project, which is supported by the SOS Children’s Village, is to contribute to improving employment prospects and active participation in the labour market of vulnerable youth in Prilep. Through the project, SEGA raises awareness of the local community on the need for social integration of vulnerable youth in Prilep, increases the employability skills of vulnerable youth from Prilep and enhance their employment competences based on the actual labor market requirements.

Promotion of safe school environment
This project’s objective is to enable children from primary and secondary schools, to enjoy their right to quality education in a safe and participatory school environment. This objective will be ensured by ensuring that primary and secondary schools apply a prevention mechanism to address violence, improving teachers’ pedagogical skills and content knowledge as well as enhancing their teaching methods to support and promote protection, participation and gender equality. The project is funded by the Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

SEGA can contribute to the network by sharing knowledge and expertise in the field of youth, as well as the local youth context. SEGA can also enable local networking with youth organizations and relevant institutions.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

SEGA is joining in the ALF network to learn more about new programming approaches, to use opportunities for mutual learning and to expand on contacts for future possible partnerships.

Contact (1) Full Name
Zoran ILIESKI
Job Title
Executive director
Head of the organisation
Zoran Ilieski
Publication
Education
Youth
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ESTIMAS

National Network
Macédoine du Nord
Address

Niko Fundali 18/33
7000 Bitola
Macédoine du Nord

Telephone
+389 70 20 41 94
E-Mail
info@estima.mk
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2016
Fields of Activity
  1. Research
General Information

ESTIMAS’s organizational structure is composed of Assembly, legally authorized representative – President, and administrator. The work of the organization is also supported by an Advisory board composed of well known and internationally positioned researchers, academics and policy makers. Currently, we have 3 full time employees, but rich with a network of partners composed of more than 20 organizations. Our main funding partners are NED, US Government, European governments, EU, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Wilfried Martens Center, and etc. Our modalities of actions involve concrete projects (mainly research based), exchanges, seminars, trainings, scholarships, fellowships and etc. We are happy that we collaborate with relevant and impactful organizations such as ELIAMEP (Greece), Belgrade Security Forum (Serbia), Cooperation and Development Institute (Albania), the Association of International Relations (Czechia) and others.

Mission and Objectives

Our mission is to set up and develop the first globally-recognized knowledge brand in the country and the broader region. We strive to challenge the existing standards in the area of knowledge creation and exchange and to define new ones alongside catalyzing the European integration of the Western Balkan countries. We work with a roster of experts which includes some of the most knowledgeable and qualified people in their areas, hired upon assignment. That way we guarantee that our clients and communities receive state-of-the-art knowledge, delivered by the lead experts in the region, without improvisation. Our knowledge base is related to the EU, China and the Western Balkans and delivered in accordance with three pillars, based on the specific knowledge sharing and delivery modality: Knowledge Excellence, Knowledge In Action and Language Excellence.

Main Projects / Activities

Up to date we have successfully implemented several projects related to assessing China's impact on national governance systems, enhancing policy-makers capacity to understand China and deliver evidence-based policy interventions, strengthening transparency and oversight over Chinese activities through civic engagement and invigorated policy debate, as well as integrating a values-based approach in national China-related policies. Our current EU related portfolio consists of numerous implemented projects which have helped to better understand the EU's position in terms of the Western Balkan region and North Macedonia, as well as to familiarize relevant stakeholders with the EU’s financial support mechanisms. We particularly excel in the area of analyzing and countering disinformation and propaganda, focusing predominantly on the geopolitically motivated influence operations by Russia and China where we have significantly contributed to the up-scaling of the capacities of media professionals and civil society. Our unique blend of expertise in the areas of foreign policy and communications, alongside our developed network of associates and contacts, makes us a credible partner to deliver solid results at this critical juncture for North Macedonia’s future.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

ESTIMA can contribute by sharing its first hand knowledge and expertise in research and advocacy related to China and its geopolitical positioning, European integrations, enhancing journalists' skills in reporting and debunking misinformation / propaganda, fight against corruption and fostering the multiculturalism across Europe, Africa and beyond.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We see on ALF as an unique opportunity and platform to connect with relevant civic organizations, passionate for change and hungry to explore new ideas, methodologies and initiatives that can preserve and enhance the democratic and multiculturalism principles worldwide, simultaneously offering evidence based research and appraisals documents, in line with the communities' real needs. In addition, we strive to promote ESTIMA's work worldwide, inducing Europe and MENA regions and start making impact with relevant partners from these parts of the world, alongside expanding our portfolio and learn from others as ALF brings civic actors from around the world and from various strata of the society on one place.

Contact (1) Full Name
Ana Krstinovska
Job Title
President
Head of the organisation
Ana Krstinovska