On 28 of January 2019, in Gostivar, The Association of Financial Workers of Local Self Government and Public Enterprises organized the forum "Financial and non-financial support of CSOs from local authorities - conditions, opportunities and challenges” as part of the project "CSOs for making local democracy work".
The goal of the forum is to encourage discussion regarding the current conditions, as well as to produce conclusions and recommendations for improving the financial and non-financial support of the civil society organizations from the local authorities, which are also part of the Research of the financial and non-financial support of the civil organizations from the local authorities.
Within the forum, the methodology of the research and the analysis of the obtained results were presented by prof. Dr. Borche Trenovski, which was followed by a discussion where the participants had the opportunity to exchange their views, suggestions and ideas.
Representatives from the municipalities and the civil society organizations discussed the situation about financial and non-financial support of these two sectors in the Polog region, and at the same time agreed that is necessary to have better cooperation between the civil sector and the local authorities in order to encourage the development of the municipalities
The project "CSOs for making local democracy work" is implemented by ALDA, the European Movement of the Republic of Macedonia and the Association of Financial Workers of Local Governments financed by the European Union trough IPA Civil Society Facility and Media Programme.