"Social Dialogue and the Future of Labor"
Today, within the project "Social Dialogue and the Future of Labor", a project supported by the Olof Palme International Center and the Swedish Government, we held a meeting with the Mayor of Tetovo, Mr. Bilal Kasami.
The main topic of the meeting was the introduction of the management structures of this municipality with the project activities and the establishment of cooperation for their implementation, which strive to unite the local social partners to meet the urgent needs of the youth's market.
The mismatch between the available jobs and the capacities of young people with appropriate skills continues to be a major challenge, but in the municipality of Tetovo there is a positive mood to support young people and facilitate their transition from school to work.
Info session for the call for grants to CSOs!
Within the Community Investment Platform, today was presented the call for grants to CSOs, in Tetovo.
Representatives of CSOs had the chance to get more information about this call which aims to support community initiatives.
This activity was realized within the Community Investment Platform project, which is implemented by Albiz Foundation, Association Multikultura, Association Centre for Sustainable Development CSCD and Association Centre for Research and Analysis Novus.
This project is financially supported by the European Union.
New project “Safeguards Against Corruption”
We are thrilled to announce the new project "Safeguards Against Corruption", led by Center for Civil Communications - CCC and seven other partner organizations with financial support of The Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherlands in Skopje.
This project aims to reduce corruption and misuse of public funds at the local government level by increasing the transparency, accountability and integrity of local institutions and implementing measures envisaged in the National Strategy on Prevention of Corruption and Conflict of Interests 2021-2025.
Multikultura participated in the high-level conference for promotion of the fifth Open Government Partnership National Plan 2021-2023, organized by Open Society Foundation- Macedonia in partnership with Center for Civil Communications - CCC and the Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women, and in cooperation with the Ministry of Information Society and Administration.
Within the USAID’s Civic Engagement Project, starting from today, 15 February 15 2022, a new measurement of the openness of the local self-government units in the Republic of North Macedonia begins.
The Metamorphosis Foundation, in partnership with Quantum Prima - Kavadarci, Center for Intercultural Dialogue - Kumanovo, Association Multikultura - Tetovo, Foundation for Local Community Development - Stip, Center for Social Innovation Blink 42-21 - Skopje, Local Development Agency - Struga, AGTIS Prilep and Sky Plus Strumica will conduct monitoring of all municipalities in our country.
The measurement of the municipalities will be conducted according to the Openness Index which is a composite indicator that determines the degree of openness of institutions to citizens and society and is created to define the extent to which citizens receive appropriate and understandable information from institutions.
In order to measure the degree of institutional openness, following the legal regulations, international standards, recommendations, as well as good practices, the Openness Index monitors the units of local self-government in the Republic of North Macedonia according to special quantitative and qualitative indicators, which refer to the access to information on the official websites, published data on the operation of the institution, public procurement, information on spending public money, etc.
After the measurement of the openness of the municipalities, and based on the analyzed data, the Metamorphosis Foundation will prepare a public policy document, and will organize an advocacy campaign in order to help the municipalities in promoting their openness to the citizens.