In September 2017, with support of CIVICA MOBILITAS, Analyica think tank started working on 6 months project, for transparency and accountability of public finances, but with special focus on public private partnership (PPP). The main research topic of the project is the legal framework for PPPs, PPP contracts, the process of implementation and monitoring of PPPs, as well as the challenges that institutions and companies are facing with in the process of implementation of PPPs.
In the next five years, Analytica together with Development Solutions Associates (Albania), Banja Luka University (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Faculty of Economics-Split (Croatia), Center for Political Courage (Kosovo), Institute for Socio-Economic Analyzes (Montenegro) and the coordinator Institute for Economic Sciences (Serbia), will work on a project funded by Bloomberg (USA) and implemented through the Chicago Illinois University (UIC).
In December 2016 Analytica think tank and ELIAMEP (Greece) started working on one year joint research project examining various layers of cooperation between Macedonia and Greece such as cross-border cooperation as well as education.
Analytica is happy to announce its next CVE related project titled ‘Working towards resilient communities’. The duration of the project will be 12 months, and it will include two segments.
Analytica during this period will work on the project Transport and energy sector's current standing in the country, how to accelerate the reform process which is funded by the IPA 2 CSO Mechanism, an EU funded project implemented by the MCET, Eco-Svest, Reactor and Zenith.
The aim of the project is improving the situation with the reforms in the sectors of transport and energy; greater involvement of civil society in the development of sectoral policies on the above topics; preparation of an expert report which will identify the main problems existing in these two sectors from which should result innovative solutions to accelerate the EU reform processes; improving public debates on policies that will lead to an increase in the number and quality of the participants in the debates on such important issues like energy and transport.
The analysis refers to two sectors: transport and energy, i.e. the responsible authorities for these sectors, the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Energy Agency, the Energy Regulatory Commission, etc.
The results of the research will be useful for the donors who help the Macedonian institutions in the reforming of these two sectors as well as civil society organizations working on issues related to energy and transport policies, the media and so on.
The second target group are the citizens who will be informed of the status of the reforms in these two sectors and what needs to be done in order to improve their functioning.
|Sonja Risteska for the media regarding the new study on transport and energy reform processes in Macedonia|
Analytica Think Tank is happy to announce its next project, titled “Mother Schools for Countering Radicalism”. This project will be implemented in cooperation with Women Without Borders, our partner organization from Austria. The project aims to raise awareness on countering radicalism and enhance the competences and capabilities of mothers from Macedonia to deal with the phenomenon of radicalization, in their relationship with children.
The project will provide trainings for mothers in order to empower them to build a community based security strategy to counter radical ideologies. Moreover it will provide mothers with the capacity and knowledge to preempt and react to early warning signs of radicalization in their children. Within this model, mothers can work to demystify the threat and engage their families and communities to be vigilant and mobilized against this threat.
The implementation of the project is set to start in December 2016 and finish in March 2017.
Our partner organization Women without Borders has an extensive track record when it comes to working with affected communities throughout the world. Analytica is delighted for being chosen as a local partner in Macedonia and the project as such is pilot activity in the whole of the Western Balkans. Moreover for the implementation of this project we have partnered up with Adelina Marku, a respected and influential women's and civil society activist.
More information about Women Without Borders is available here: http://www.women-without-borders.org
Within the next two-year programme for legislative advocacy led by the National Democratic Institute (https://www.ndi.org/macedonia), Analytica was selected with the proposal for new legislation i.e with the initiative to amend the Energy Law in order to enable individuals, without them having to start a business and open a company, to be authorized producers and sellers of electricity from renewable sources.
One of the measures to stimulate the development of the use of renewable energy among citizens is exactly the possibility of individuals without establishing a firm to be able to produce electricity from renewable sources and sell it directly to the system. So far this possibility does not exist, with that even though there is quite a progress in the RES sector it has been slow and inadequate. As an incentive for developing and encouraging the use of renewable energy, this is an opportunity to activate households through enabling them if they invest in solar panels, to sell the electricity they produce with a prior agreement with the operator i.e. distributor EVN (or whoever) and not only use it for their own purposes.
Although until now there have been initiatives from various stakeholders, institutions, etc. this measure did not become part of any energy related legislation. There are expected obstacles and problems in making this part of the legislation such as lack of capacity of the network to receive the electricity, etc., however, these issues can be explained and properly addressed in the legal solution that will only give the opportunity to households to sell their electricity and thus stimulate further market development of RES.
The utilization of RES in this way can encourage the strengthening of households as consumers as it would enable active participation as well as profit from participation in the electricity market. It will also encourage smarter consumer habits. Besides sales, the consumption of energy, which they produce, can reduce the cost of the energy system, as for example the use of photovoltaics in sunny countries like Macedonia could help reduce peak demand in the network when, for example everybody turns on the air-conditioners on working days when it is very hot outside. Further, by local production and consumption of electricity, the losses in the system can be reduced and also it can provide financing to the energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
The idea is to make an analysis of the Macedonian legislation through comparative analysis with a country/ies where this measure is successfully implemented in order to be able to draw up a legal solution to finally grant private persons the possibility to sell electricity from renewable energy, with which measure not only will the households benefit, but also the companies and the state itself.
|Настан - Мрежно мерење во РМ, можности, перспективи, примери – како до почиста енергија|
Analytica has started implementing activities as part of the “Transparent and efficient state regulatory and oversight bodies” framework project supported by the British Embassy in Skopje.
In the next period our researchers will be focusing on the work of the Commission for Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information and Directorate for Personal Data Protection as state oversight and regulatory bodies. The main purpose of this project is enhanced public scrutiny through monitoring and publicising the work of these two bodies in order to contribute to improvement of their performance, effectiveness, transparency and accountability.
The main activity for achieving this objective is monitoring the progress in the performance of the chosen institutions against clear indicators and publishing quarterly reports with recommendations. Other products include a policy report in order to establish the baselines of legislation, roles and responsibilities of the monitored bodies and a final report on the trends and progress noted in the quarterly reports. Moreover a mixture of events: conferences, round tables in 3 different cities, press conferences, a training course and two installations will be also organized.
|October - December 2016
January - March 2017
April - June 2017
July - September 2017
|Основни документи за следење на работата на Комисијата за заштита на правото на слободен пристап до информации од јавен карактер и Дирекцијата за заштита на личните податоци|
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