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Document: Charter of Reciprocal Commitments between the State, Mouvment Associatif and Territorial Collectivities 21Sep
2019

Document: Charter of Reciprocal Commitments between the State, Mouvment Associatif and Territorial Collectivities

The signatories of this charter commit themselves, under the watchful eye of the citizens, to a partnership approach aimed at better recognizing the associative life in our country and intensifying their cooperation...
Research "Use of EU funds by municipalities in Macedonia"

Research "Use of EU funds by municipalities in Macedonia"

21 September 2019
The purpose of this research is to provide an objective analysis of the use of European funds by municipalities, ie to study the key challenges faced by municipalities in applying and implementing European projects...

The purpose of this research is to provide an objective analysis of the use of European funds by municipalities, ie to study the key challenges faced by municipalities in applying and implementing European projects and to propose measures for greater inclusion and better use of EU funds than side of the municipalities in the Republic of Macedonia.

Research "CSO participation in cross-border cooperation"

Research "CSO participation in cross-border cooperation"

21 September 2019
The purpose of the research "Participation of CSOs in cross-border cooperation" is to give a clear picture of the participation of CSOs in cross-border cooperation programs, focusing on the following...

The purpose of the research "Participation of CSOs in cross-border cooperation" is to give a clear picture of the participation of CSOs in cross-border cooperation programs, focusing on the following issues:
- Participation of CSOs in cross-border cooperation projects,
- Participation of CSOs in the process of planning and decision making in cross-border cooperation programs,
- Cooperation between civil society organizations, municipalities and other stakeholders in cross-border cooperation projects.

Document „Public Administration and Local Governments...

Document „Public Administration and Local Governments...

21 September 2019
Reforms in the Public Administration and local authorities in the Eastern Partnership countries are considered one of the main goals to be achieved in the coming years reflected in the European Neighborhood Policy...

Reforms in the Public Administration and local authorities in the Eastern Partnership countries are considered one of the main goals to be achieved in the coming years reflected in the European Neighborhood Policy review in 2015, as well as underlined in the action plan CORLEAP 2016-2017. . The topic is also relevant in the agreements for associations signed by Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova. The difficulties are obvious because they relate to the same organization of the state and the relationship between citizens and authorities (both nationally and locally).

Document „Cooperation with Civil Society to promote Public Administration Reform in Eastern Partnership Countries“
21 September 2019

Document „Cooperation with Civil Society to promote Public Administration Reform in Eastern Partnership Countries“

The reform of Public Administration is NOT an essentially legislative process but it is strictly connected with cultural and systemic elements in the community. It is therefore essential to consider the existence/non existence of the relation between institutions and citizens. PAR and the legislation cannot be developed without considering a constant process of information, dialogue and exchanges with citizens that will establish trust from both sides that will then allow the laws/provisions to have a certain chance of being implemented. 

Document „The actors of decentralized cooperation: Local authorities and CSOs working together“
21 September 2019

Document „The actors of decentralized cooperation: Local authorities and CSOs working together“

Actors for democracy: civil society versus local authorities. Mistakenly, often, decentralised cooperation (but not only) considers elected representatives as the only “pure” expression of local democracy. Indeed, it seems that the magic moment of the elections gives its blessing to all those who have been elected. Today, when representative democracy is going through a difficult period, we wonder how much elected representative could be the only democratic voice or actors, and therefore to be able to transmit these capacities in decentralised cooperation. Our basic assumption is that democratic civil society, governed by democratic rules and respectful of the criteria of the membership and financially accountable, is a real actor of democracy. Citizens participate with membership, with opinions and actions (often much more than it is the case in the political parties themselves). They could even participate in large, cross border movements, much wider and influential than the political parties themselves. Therefore, they could be considered fully, and without any doubts, real actors of democracy.

Document „LADDER Project - "Decentralised cooperation and community approach between the EU and EAP Countries” - by Antonella Valmorbida“
21 September 2019

Document „LADDER Project - "Decentralised cooperation and community approach between the EU and EAP Countries” - by Antonella Valmorbida“

Local authorities and local communities are the most effective problem solvers if they have the possibilities to have their own decision-making and resources. The process of decentralisation and empowerment of local communities and the participative approach is one of the most challenging ones of these last years in the Eastern Partnership countries. Thanks to decentralised cooperation, which engages local authorities and local communities in international cooperation, it is possible to develop projects and activities that support local democracy and economic and social development. They are also creating strong links between communities and citizens, creating dialogue and trust. 

Document „Issue #2 - Survey on development of active citizenship - A way to strengthen local democracy in Eastern Partnership countries“
21 September 2019

Document „Issue #2 - Survey on development of active citizenship - A way to strengthen local democracy in Eastern Partnership countries“

On the initiative of the Mayor of the City of Gdansk, Poland, The European Association for Local Democracy ("ALDA") was asked to conduct a survey that revealed local issues and opinions with the help of the Local Democracy Agencies in Georgia, Armenia and Ukraine.

Document „EPD - Democracy Support Fact Sheet“

Document „EPD - Democracy Support Fact Sheet“

Local self-government outlines the right and the ability of local authorities, within the limits of the law, to regulate and manage a substantial share of public affairs. In a local...
Document „European Charter of Local Self-Government“

Document „European Charter of Local Self-Government“

Considering that the aim of the Council of Europe is to achieve a greater unity between its members for the purpose of safeguarding and realising the ideals and principles which are their common...
Document „Strategy for cooperation of the Government...

Document „Strategy for cooperation of the Government...

In 2007, the Government of the Republic of Macedonia adopted the first Strategy for Cooperation of the Government with the Civil Society and the Action Plan 2007-2011. There, the...
Document „Law on Local Self-Government of the Republic...

Document „Law on Local Self-Government of the Republic...

This law regulates: the competencies of the municipality; the direct participation of the citizens in the decision-making; the organization and work of the municipal bodies; municipal...
Document „Co-operation between public Authorities and...

Document „Co-operation between public Authorities and...

The main goal of the study is to inspect the mechanisms for cross-sectoral cooperation and dialogic mechanisms at the local level and on that basis to make a series of recommendations for further...
Publication "Research on the Financial and Non-Financial...

Publication "Research on the Financial and Non-Financial...

How do the municipalities support CSOs? Has the cooperation between the local government and the civil sector improved? Which municipalities have publicly announced a call for projects? The...

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