Projects

Assessment of the community-policing model in Skopje

 

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Between June 2014 and May 2015 Analytica’s security fellows will be researching the extent to which citizens in Macedonia’s capital are involved in community policing.  This would be a first independent research focusing on the role that individuals play in contributing to the more general safety in the communities they live in. For this purpose two municipalities in Skopje will be selected and research activities including opinion polling, focus groups and interviews with officials will be conducted.

Even though introduced a decade ago community policing still does not mean a lot to the younger generations while the more mature identify it with the old Yugoslav policing models. Consequently there is a perception that the instruments available for greater citizens’ involvement in local policing are not utilised enough.  For this reason this policy paper will feature sound analysis and number of recommendations that should improve the overall participation in local policing.

The project is supported by the Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF).

For more information please contact Mr.Andreja Bogdanovski at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Training Course on the Security Sector for the Media

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Analytica was granted the project “Training Course on the Security Sector for the Media” with an aim to support and develop more informed and balanced reporting on Macedonia’s security sector through a series of awareness-raising and capacity-building activities.

For this purpose we envisage developing a specially designed security handbook for journalists innovatively explaining Macedonia’s security architecture in order to provide timely and accurate information on its actors, creation of policies, chain of command etc.

Secondly, we aim at training journalism graduates who are interested in security related topics, providing them knowledge and expertise for covering security relevant topics. Target group are journalism students in their final year of studies and recent graduates. They will be trained over a period of seven months by Analytica’s researchers and other experts. Besides classical methods of lecturing encompassing theoretical approach, there will be also interactive discussions, practical exercises (individual and group work), case-study approach, writing short articles on given topic, reading and analyzing articles that are already published ect. Trainees will be encouraged to identify problems, to think independently and to propose topics to be covered on the online platform.

In parallel to the trainings, Analytica will launch a blog as an online platform where participants will write media articles related with security and over time should evolve into a unique virtual place for posting news stories on topics that affect the security of the regular citizen of Macedonia as well as getting information about international security phenomena. The blog would enrich Macedonia’s media space and have long positive effect towards information sharing and keeping the public up to date with relevant information.

The project is funded by the Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of the Armed Forces from Switzerland (DCAF).

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For more information, please contact Ms. Magdalena Lembovska at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Покана за учество во работилница

 

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Имајќи ја предвид важноста на ЕУ фондовите во Македонија, Еко-свест и партнерските организации Аналитика, Фронт 21/42, МЦЕО, ЕПИ, Реактор, Асоцијација Зенит, поддржани од Центар за граѓански комуникации, УСАИД и ФООМ организираат дводневна работилница за граѓанските организации.

На работилницата која ќе се одржи од 27-28 февруари во Охрид ќе се дискутира за Националниот стратешки документ (во прилог на пораката се наоѓаат англиска, македонска и албанска верзија) и ќе се собере придонесот на организациите за негово подобрување, ќе се спроведе избор на претставници на граѓанскиот сектор и ќе се креира механизам за консултации помеѓу владините институции и граѓанскиот сектор.

Работилницата ќе има цел на вмрежување и заедничко делување во делот на насочувањето на ЕУ фондовите (Инструментот за претпристапна помош) во Македонија.

Дневниот ред на работилницата може да го погледнете тука.

За учество во работилницата мора да се пополни пријава.

Пополнетата пријава треба да се испрати на This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (во насловот на пораката наведете го секторот во кој е пријавувате). Пријавата може да се најде тука.

Coordinated participation of civil society in the programming of IPA funds (PRAG - programming relevant for active citizens)


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Учество на граѓанскиот сектор во програмирањето на ИПА 2014-2020

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Analytica together with Zenit, Institute for European Policy, Eko-Svest as project coordinators, Front 21/42, Macedonian Center for European Training and with the support of Reaktor and  Center for Civil Communications won the projectCoordinated participation of civil society in the programming of IPA funds (PRAG - programming relevant for active citizens) funded by USAID. In the following months the informal network will implement the project which objectives are:  Strengthening the civil society and promoting their contribution to the IPA 2014-2020 programming period; Strengthening civil society participation in the preparation of the National Strategy Document (NSD); Establishing formal structure with elected representatives from civil society to implement the principle of partnership with the central governmental institutions in Macedonia.

Expected results of the project:

1.1 . CSOs understand the programming of EU funds and are willing to engage in future processes of programming of the IPA II in Macedonia;

1.2 . Civil society organizations provide substantive comments on the NSD to ensure the sustainable development of Macedonia;

2.1 . CSOs have elected their representatives (in each sector according to the sectors listed in the Strategic Document for Macedonia for IPA 2014-2020);

2.2. A network of over 100 civil society organizations and their representatives will actively inform the Government and the public for their views and intentions for future participation in the programming of IPA II;

2.3. Will put pressure on the Government to include the legitimately elected representatives of CSOs in a structure that provides information and active participation of civil society in the programming of IPA II.

Main activities include:

- Providing access to the proposed National Strategy Document in Macedonian and Albanian;

- Organizing consultative workshops for civil society;

- Setting links between civil society, government and the European Commission;

- Advocacy and information.

Main representative of Analytica to the project: Research and Management Coordinator

Sonja Zuber This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


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Американскиот народ, преку УСАИД, има инвестирано околу 500 милиони американски долари во Македонија од 1993. УСАИД работи со луѓето од Македонија за да креира работни места, да се зајакнат демократските институции и практики, да се подобри интегрираното образование и студентите да се подготват за работна сила. Овие иницијативи го подобруваат квалитетот на живот и ја поддржуваат македонската транзиција кон една стабилна и просперитетна демократија. УСАИД обезбедува економска и хуманитарна помош во повеќе од 100 земји. За повеќе информации посетете ја веб страницатаmacedonia.usaid.gov или www.facebook.com/USAIDMacedonia.

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Energy and security sector governance in Macedonia: how to improve its efficiency?


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Analytica was granted the project called „Energy and security sector governance in Macedonia: how to improve its efficiency?“ funded under the Slovak and Balkan Public Policy Fund Programme with the support of Slovak Aid, implemented by Pontis Foundation and the Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN). The project will be implemented in a period of 5 months.

 

The aim of the Slovak and Balkan Public Policy Fund Programme is to contribute to capacity building of civil society organizations of the Western Balkans and their engagement in creation of public policy in regards to the EU integration process.

Analytica as part of this project will prepare a policy paper called „Energy and security sector governance in Macedonia: how to improve its efficiency?“ which aims to analyze the energy and security sector governance in Macedonia by focusing on the sectors‘ institutions‘ efficiency in order to draft recommendations for its improvement by drawing lessons from positive Slovak examples.

The energy and security sector governance in Macedonia, which is defined as a process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented or not implemented in the respective areas, have been subjected to reforming due to the Macedonia‘s determination to join EU and NATO. However, due to these sectors‘ closedness and resistance to reform processes, there has been lack of efficiency in their performance as well as many identified bottlenecks in the sectors‘ governance structure, stepping out in negative regard when compared to other sectors. This concept of efficiency means that processes and institutions produce results that meet the needs of society while making the best use of resources at their disposal.

Thus, this research aims to analyze the energy and security sector governance in Macedonia by focusing on the sectors‘ institutions‘ efficiency in order to draft recommendations for its improvement by drawing lessons from positive Slovak examples, a newer EU and NATO member and former communist country which has noted good development in the mentioned two sectors. The project’s overall aim is contributing to better application of the good governance principles in the two sectors in Macedonia.

The project‘s motivation lies in need for constant assessment of the closed energy and security sectors in Macedonia, and that both areas have been with years in the main research focus of Analytica. Main activities as part of this project include desktop and field research both in Macedonia and Slovakia, preparing the policy paper, its promotion and dissemination.

For more information on the project, please contact Magdalena Lembovska This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Ana Stojilovska This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Information about the promotional event at the website of BCSDN

The paper "Energy and security sector governance in Macedonia: how to improve its efficiency?" published in a SBPPF Policy Papers Joint Publication 2014

The paper "Energy and security sector governance in Macedonia: how to improve its efficiency?" published in the Rule of Law II - SlovakAid Grantees part of the SBPPF Policy Papers Joint Publication 2014

Promotional event for the report „Energy and security sector governance in Macedonia: how to improve its efficiency?"

Energy and security sector governance in Macedonia: how to improve its efficiency?

 

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File-pdf-32Energy and security sector governance in Macedonia: how to improve its efficiency?

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Analytica was granted the project called „Energy and security sector governance in Macedonia: how to improve its efficiency?“ funded under the Slovak and Balkan Public Policy Fund Programme with the support of Slovak Aid, implemented by Pontis Foundation and the Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN). The project will be implemented in a period of 5 months.

The aim of the Slovak and Balkan Public Policy Fund Programme is to contribute to capacity building of civil society organizations of the Western Balkans and their engagement in creation of public policy in regards to the EU integration process.

Analytica as part of this project will prepare a policy paper called „Energy and security sector governance in Macedonia: how to improve its efficiency?“ which aims to analyze the energy and security sector governance in Macedonia by focusing on the sectors‘ institutions‘ efficiency in order to draft recommendations for its improvement by drawing lessons from positive Slovak examples.

The energy and security sector governance in Macedonia, which is defined as a process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented or not implemented in the respective areas, have been subjected to reforming due to the Macedonia‘s determination to join EU and NATO. However, due to these sectors‘ closedness and resistance to reform processes, there has been lack of efficiency in their performance as well as many identified bottlenecks in the sectors‘ governance structure, stepping out in negative regard when compared to other sectors. This concept of efficiency means that processes and institutions produce results that meet the needs of society while making the best use of resources at their disposal.

Thus, this research aims to analyze the energy and security sector governance in Macedonia by focusing on the sectors‘ institutions‘ efficiency in order to draft recommendations for its improvement by drawing lessons from positive Slovak examples, a newer EU and NATO member and former communist country which has noted good development in the mentioned two sectors. The project’s overall aim is contributing to better application of the good governance principles in the two sectors in Macedonia.

The project‘s motivation lies in need for constant assessment of the closed energy and security sectors in Macedonia, and that both areas have been with years in the main research focus of Analytica. Main activities as part of this project include desktop and field research both in Macedonia and Slovakia, preparing the policy paper, its promotion and dissemination.

For more information on the project, please contact Magdalena Lembovska This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Ana Stojilovska This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Information about the promotional event at the website of BCSDN


The paper "Energy and security sector governance in Macedonia: how to improve its efficiency?" published in a SBPPF Policy Papers Joint Publication 2014


The paper "Energy and security sector governance in Macedonia: how to improve its efficiency?" published in the Rule of Law II - SlovakAid Grantees part of the SBPPF Policy Papers Joint Publication 2014


Promotional event for the report „Energy and security sector governance in Macedonia: how to improve its efficiency?"

Regional Project on Police Corruption


The project is a set of three workshops organized in 2013 by the Geneva Center for Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) for representatives of several Western Balkans CSOs, including Analytica. These workshops aim to provide training both on issues of police corruption and in research methods, with the overall purpose of enabling participating CSOs to plan, prepare and carry out larger-scale research projects on police corruption in their countries.

Participants were invited to write small research projects to accompany the workshops. Analytica has proposed to undertake a research project entitled “Fighting police corruption: analysis of national policies”, which aims to map and assess the theoretical and practical challenges of implementing anti-corruption measures in Macedonia.

File-pdf-32"Mechanisms for Fighting Police Corruption in the Republic of Macedonia-Legal and Institutional Set Up"

Regional Security in the context of European Integration

 

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The region of Western Balkans has endured a complex past of conflicts and mistrust between ethnicities and state structures. Various international stakeholders have been involved through various missions and programmes to try to pacify and bring lasting stability to the region.

The promise of European perspective as well as various instruments of assistance has helped to create some of the root socio-economic and ethnic causes of conflicts and lack of regional cooperation. While a number of Western Balkans countries are at varying levels of contractual relations with the EU and have managed to strengthen the security structures, Kosovo, Macedonia and Albania have struggled in the path for various political, social and economic reasons. The issue of security sector reform in Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo has involved a number of international actors. There are two essential streams of external influences in reforming the pillars of security apparatus namely (a) NATO membership and conditionality and (b) EU stabilization and Association Process (SAP) and Visa liberalization process.

Therefore, the project "Regional Security in the context of European Integration" was launched in order to examine the challenges of Europeanization of the security sector in Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo. Leading partner of the project is the Kosovar Center for Security Studies from Pristine and Analytica is project partner, along with the Institute for Democracy and Mediation from Tirana.

The main objectives of this project are:

a. To further strengthen the cooperation and confidence-building framework in the field of security between Kosovo, Macedonia and Albania;

b. To open new channels of communication and dialogue between security officials, policy-makers and civil society;

c. To substantiate and promote a more inclusive approach in security sector;

d. To explore the challenges and propose steps of addressing security challenges in the context of EU integration.

The project is supported by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and will be implemented until the end of November, 2013.

For more information on the project, please contact Magdalena Lembovska at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Conference: Progress in the Europeanization of the Security Sector in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia

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