Projects

Monitoring of tenders, procurement and budgeting in the energy sector in Macedonia


In the following five months Analytica will work on a developing a mechanism to ensure financial accountability of the institutions in the field of energy policy (Ministry of economy, ELEM, MEPSO, the Energy Regulatory Commission) as a platform to influence the design and implementation of future budgets, tenders and public procurement. In the longer term, the results of the project are expected to encourage democratic reforms for greater financial accountability and transparency in the energy sector and the involvement of other actors who have a role of supervision and control (Parliament, the media, other civil society organizations). This project is re-granted through the Action network for good governance (Акциска мрежа за добро владеење) which is a network of three Macedonian organisations: Metamorfozis, MCET and Reaktor. The main donor is the European Commission through its Civil Society Facility (CSF) Program.

Objectives of the project:

- Publishing a shadow report on the process of budgeting and tendering procedures for public procurement in the energy sector in the Republic Macedonia.

- Advocacy in order to improve the management of funds by the institutions in this sector.

- Improving public policy debates that will lead to an increase in the number and quality of participants debating budgetary issues in the energy sector, especially considering the liberalization of the energy market that needs to happen on January 1, 2015.

The analysis will refer to the Ministry of Economy, Energy Regulatory Commission, Energy Agency, Commission for Protection of Competition, ELEM and MEPSO. The research results will be useful for civil society organizations working to encourage accountability and transparency in budgeting, public procurement and tendering procedures, then the parliamentary committees (Committee for economic affairs, Committee for Financing and Budget and others), as well as other interested stakeholders especially the donor community, media etc. The broader target group are the citizens who in this way will be able to get information about the spending of their tax money by the energy sector.

Main activities of the project are: 1). Monitoring the budgeting process of  ELEM, MEPSO, etc., tendering and public procurement by the Ministry of Economy, as well as the companies, oversight on these processes done by the Energy Regulatory Commission and the Commission for Protection of Competition (planning, approval, execution, review) as well as the State Audit Office; 2). Writing a shadow report after the completion of monitoring and analysis; 3). Organizing two events, one for media one for experts where there will be discussions on the presented results.

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

Research on corruption in public-private partnership at local level

 

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Analytica was granted the project “Research on corruption in public-private partnership at local level” supported by the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” Skopje (IDSCS), the Ohrid Institute for Economic Strategies and International Relations (OI) and the Macedonian Institute for Media (MIM), implemented in the framework of the project “CSOs Watchdog Network to Prevent Spoils and Conflict of Interest in the Public Administration”, funded by the EU through the IPA Civil Society Facility.

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.

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За учество во работилницата мора да се пополни пријава.

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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?"