First Advisory Committee meeting in Macedonia
Posted by civilsocietyindex on November 13, 2009
After a delayed start due to funding constraints, the Macedonian CSI Advisory Committee held its first meeting at November 4, 2009. Please see below for some pictures of the event. And to follow the CSI implementation in the country, please click here or visit the link to MCICs CSI implementation pages in the right-hand sidebar of this blog.
At the AC meeting, the members of the Committee had the opportunity to acquire information about this action-research project which assesses the state of civil society in different countries around the world. The thorough discussion allowed them to determine the main social and political issues in Macedonia, the topics for case studies as well as the key persons that will be interviewed during the later phases of the research.
Part of the discussion was dedicated to the definition of civil society that will be used for the purposes of the research and to the categories of civil organizations.
The members of the Advisory Committee made the preliminary assessment of the civil society by evaluating the sub-dimensions: civil engagement, level of organization, practicing values, perceived impact and the external environment.
The CSI project was successfully implemented in Macedonia for the first time during the period 2003-2006 phase of implementation. The result of the project was the most comprehensive research of the civil society in Macedonia that has ever been conducted. The use of standard methodology allowed comparing civil societies around the world which apply the Index.
The Macedonian Center for International Cooperation is the national coordinating organisation of the project for Macedonia. It is expected that the new research will be completed by July next year.
Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC)
PO Box 55, 1060 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Phone: + 389 (0)2 3065-381 ext. 138/139
Fax: + 389 (0)2 3065-298
AC members identifying the key thematic issues in Macedonia
Discussion of the civil society definition in Macedonia
Identifying case study topics