Projects

Working together for clear air

Working together for clear air

Eko-svest and project partners Reactor - Research in Action, Analytica, Center for Climate Change, Macedonian Green Center and ORT - Training for Sustainable Development have joined their forces to work on the issue of air pollution in Macedonia which has reached alarming levels in the last several years. The aim of the 12-month long project is to advocate for clean air on more levels, by improving communication between relevant bodies dealing with air pollution, working with Macedonian Assembly and working with media to ensure US and EU practices on reduction of air pollution are implemented in Macedonia. The beneficiaries are the Macedonian Assembly, relevant institutions dealing with air pollution and media, as well as all citizens of Macedonia. At the end of this project beneficiaries will have better communication and a Short-term Action Plan for response to high air pollution will be generated.

The goal of the proposed project is to ensure that air pollution is done on all levels and that access to clean air and clean environment is guaranteed for each citizen.

The objectives of the proposed project are:
- improvement of cooperation between institutions responsible for sectors that cause most severe air pollution
- proposing a response plan for air pollution management in Skopje
- working with Macedonian Assembly to initiate public debate on air pollution
- working with media to ensure they take an active role in solving the problem of air pollution
- mobilizing citizens to express their opinion of air pollution before relevant authorities in a structured way
- EU and US practices on reduction of air pollution are implemented in Macedonia

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ПРЕДЛОГ ПЛАН ЗА УПРАВУВАЊЕ СО ЗАГАДУВАЊЕТО НА АМБИЕНТАЛНИОТ ВОЗДУХ ВО МАКЕДОНИЈА

For more info on Analytica's involvement in this project please contact Research and management coordinator Sonja Risteska at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WESTERN BALKANS PULSE FOR POLICE INTEGRITY AND TRUST (POINTPULSE)

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THE CITIZENS’ OPINION OF THE POLICE - Results of the Public Opinion Survey Conducted in Macedonia

ЈАВНО МИСЛЕЊЕ ЗА ПОЛИЦИЈАТА - Резултати од анкетата за истражување на јавното мислење во Македонија

OPINIONI I QYTETARËVE PËR POLICINË - Rezultatet e një sondazhi të opinionit publik të kryer në Maqedoni


ASSESSMENT OF POLICE INTEGRITY IN MACEDONIA
ПРОЦЕНКА НА ПОЛИЦИСКИОТ ИНТЕГРИТЕТ ВО МАКЕДОНИЈА

 

The projects overall objective is to contribute to increasing trust and confidence in the law enforcement agencies in the Western Balkans by promoting police integrity and helping fight against corruption in the police.

Analytica Think Tank since February 2016 joined the network of six regional civil society organizations (Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP) and Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), Centre for Security Studies from Sarajevo, Institute Alternative (IA) from Montenegro and Kosovo Centre for Security Studies (KCSS) from Prishtina, Institute for Democracy and Mediation Albania (IDM)) into POINTPULSE project (Western Balkans Pulse for Police Integrity and Trust) which main aim is to enhance the oversight of police integrity in the Western Balkans.

Objectives

Overall objective(s): Contribute to increased trust and confidence in the law enforcement agencies in the Western Balkans by fighting police corruption and promoting police integrity.

Specific objective(s): Established regional civilian oversight network in the Western Balkans fully competent to understand and monitor the state of police integrity and advocate for policy changes in the region.

Activities

The project partners will implement the following activities:

1. Establishing the fully functional oversight network of civil society organizations: Western Balkans Pulse for Police Integrity and Trust (POINTPULSE).

2. Developing POINTPULSE methodological framework for analysing police corruption and providing a coherent, comprehensive framework for assessing the state of play regarding police integrity.

3. Monitoring and benchmarking police integrity in the Western Balkans (including public opinion survey, production of analysis, country reports and annual report).

4. Influencing policy makers and raising awareness on police integrity (including workshops with representatives of the regional initiatives, panel discussions, online POINTPULSE platform, media feature stories and annual conference).

The project is supported by the European Union through Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) programme Civil Society Facility (CSF) EuropeAid/136-034/C/ACT/Multi.

The online platform could be checked at the following link: http://pointpulse.net/

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.

CSOs as equal partners in monitoring public finance

CSOs as equal partners in monitoring public finance

In the next four years Analytica together with Fractal (Serbia), Za zemiata (Bulgaria), CEE (Bosnia and Herzegovina), MANS (Montenegro), CEKOR (Serbia), BIRN (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Smehomat (Slovenia), Focus (Slovenia) and the coordinator Wings of hope (Bosnia and Herzegovina) will work on a project funded by the Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2014-2015 (Support to regional thematic networks of Civil Society Organisations; EuropeAid/150147/DH/ACT/PRAREG).

“Assessment of Macedonia’s efforts in countering violent extremism, view from civil society”

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Analytica is pleased to announce that starting from September 2015 will be implementing the research project “Assessment of Macedonia’s efforts in countering violent extremism, view from civil society”. The duration of the project will be 12 months and it includes desktop and field research activities.

The overall goal of the project is to contribute to the Macedonian efforts in countering violent extremism by producing a policy study that would analyse country’s progress in addressing the challenges stemming from the increased number of foreign fighters going to Syria and Iraq.

Support the national authorities and other stakeholders in planning and decision-making by providing in-depth analysis on trends, patterns and local specifics when it comes to Macedonian citizens fighting in Syria and Iraq.

Previous publications by Analytica on the subject of radicalization and the phenomenon of foreign fighters:

Are we putting at risk yet another of our freedoms - the freedom of movement? – January 2015

We did criminalize it – now what? Policy brief September 2014 Western Balkans response to the foreign fighters threat – September 2014.

Is it time to prepare a “response strategy” for Macedonian nationals fighting in Syria? – January 2014.

Chapter VII solution for Syria? More healing time needed after the Libyan experience – September 2013

Andreja Bogdanovski giving a statement about NATO Wales Summit outcomes on ISIS fighters and the possible impact on Macedonia

Andreja Bogdanovski's interview for Republika political weekly magazine, where he talks about foreign fighters dilemma


Responsible persons for contact:

Andreja Bogdanovski This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ;

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

* This project is funded in part through a U.S. Embassy grant. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed herein are those of the implementers/authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Government.

Овој проект е делумно поддржан од Амбасадата на САД.  Мислењата, откритијата, и заклучоците, или препораките изнесени овде се на имплементаторот (ите)/авторот(ите), и не ги одразуваат оние на Владата на САД.

Ky projekt është pjesërisht i mbështetur me grant nga Ambasada e SHBA-ve. Mendimet, zbulimet dhe konkluzionet ose rekomandimet e paraqitura këtu janë të implementuesit/autorëve dhe nuk i reflektojnë domosdoshmërisht ato të Qeverisë së SHBA-ve.

 

 

Comparative analysis: TPPs vs RES and EE in terms of available jobs in Macedonia

Comparative analysis: TPPs vs RES and EE in terms of available jobs in Macedonia

Sonja Risteska and Ana Stojilovska in the following period will work on a study commissioned by Analytica’s partner Eko-svest, which will deal with the issue of jobs in the energy sector and is it better to work in thermal power plants or in the renwables sector? The main research question will be whether there is such employment potential in new/replacement lignite power plants and new possible lignite mines in Macedonia as the main proponents of this idea say or no? As well as the possibilities that energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors offer in terms of employment potential, while not depleting already scarce national resources and helping in achieving EU 2030 and 2050 targets. This has been an experience in some EU countries, but it should be tested whether it is true also of Macedonia.

*Компаративна анализа: работни места во термоелектрани наспроти работни места во сектори со обновливи извори и енергетска ефикасност во Македонија

*Презентација на студијата Компаративна анализа: работни места во термоелектрани наспроти работни места во сектори со обновливи извори и енергетска ефикасност во Македонија

 


 

Contacts:
Sonja Risteska This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
Ana Stojilovska This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TRAIN Programme 2015

Analytica is pleased to announce for the third time has been selected to participate the TRAIN Programme (Think Tanks providing Research and Advice through Interaction and Networking) funded by the Federal Foreign Office (Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe) and run by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP).

The research will be conducted by our security research fellow Kaltrina Selimi. She will work on the paper “Examination of External Oversight Mechanisms of Police Forces in Macedonia”.

The aim of this policy paper is to examine the external oversight mechanisms of police forces,  in light of Macedonia’s EU integration policies and the strengthening of democratic governmental policies, it is of significant importance to further research how the lack of independent external oversight body affects the work of the police forces and whether further reforms are needed or what measures for improvement should be taken.

About Train

The TRAIN Programme (Think Tanks providing Research and Advice through Interaction and Networking) seeks to foster a fruitful policy dialogue between think tanks and political actors in the EU candidate countries and potential candidate countries of the Western Balkans.

Especially with a view to the European integration process, the voice of think tanks of the region and their impact upon national policy-making must be strengthened and their visibility and credibility vis-à-vis EU actors enhanced. In order to build the necessary institutional capacity in the countries concerned and to support networking within the region as well as in Brussels, the programme focuses on four areas:

-          Training to build upon and enhance existing capacities;

-          Regional co-operation to exchange good practices;

-          Interaction with national political actors to influence policy debates;

-          Networking with EU actors to increase visibility on the Brussels stage.

The TRAIN programme is divided into four key stages:

  1. An introductory regional seminar will offer the occasion to set the research agenda, exchange good practices, and begin networking. Targeted workshops will aim to enhance existing capacities with regard to the drafting of policy papers and effective dissemination strategies.
  2. A mid-term seminar in Berlin will allow for a review of the draft policy papers and discussion with relevant actors from the German policy scene on the chosen topics.
  3. A wrap-up seminar in Brussels will allow the participating researchers to present their findings to EU decision-makers and thus to establish contacts with relevant Brussels actors.
  4. The dissemination stage of the programme will take place at the national level and should bring together key decision-makers from the Parliament and relevant ministries. Building upon the findings in the policy papers, think tanks should establish a fruitful policy dialogue and actively feed their ideas into the policy process.

Also, in regards to the subject of oversight over security sector, previously has been carried out the research project “Mapping and monitoring security sector reform in Western Balkans”,  implemented by other Analytica’s researchers in the period 2009 - 2012 in cooperation with the Belgrade Center for Security Policy (BCSP).

Information about the TRAIN 2013 project at the website of DGAP.

*Here you can read the policy brief that was produced as part of the TRAIN Programme 2015

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

Western Balkans Civilian Capacities in Peace Operations

Analytica has started implementing a project on Macedonia’s civilian capacities for peace operations. The first phase of the project included working on a baseline studies of civilian capacities available for such operations in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia, including mapping the practical and political challenges and opportunities in their deployment.

The second phase of the project intends to strengthen the knowledge of relevant stakeholders in the respective governments of policy options going forward to realize the ambition of deploying civilians, and support capacity development of the states to roster, train and deploy civilian capacities. This will be done through the provision of policy options, background notes, and facilitation of input by other seasoned actors in this field.

This project is conducted together with the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, the Center for Security Studies (Sarajevo), the Centre for Peace Studies (Zagreb) and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, supported by the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Products:

Macedonia’s preparations for civilian contribution to peace operations – The next big thing after the withdrawal from Afganistan

- Article Journal of Regional Security

- Policy Brief  English / Macedonian

- UN Peacekeeping profile – The Republic of Macedonia

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

Energy efficiency in Macedonia at local level – the challenge of preparing energy efficiency programs

Energy efficiency in Macedonia at local level – the challenge of preparing energy efficiency programs

Analytica was granted the project “Energy efficiency in Macedonia at local level – the challenge of preparing energy efficiency programs” supported by the Government of the Republic of Macedonia. The project aims to analyze the process of preparation and implementation of municipalities’ energy efficiency programs and to offer research-based recommendations, in order to contribute to their successful realization in Macedonia. The overall aim is contribution to successful implementation of the energy efficiency policies in Macedonia envisaged in the Energy efficiency strategy.

The municipalities have gained more competences in the area of energy efficiency as they are obliged to prepare energy efficiency programs. However, by doing so they are faced with a range of obstacles both in the preparation and in the implementation of these programs such as lack of financial, human capacities, political will and similar. Moreover, a comprehensive analysis of the state of preparation of the programs, which could determine the good practices as well as the challenges and subsequently draft solutions, is missing. Since the implementation of the state energy efficiency goals depends on the actual realization of these local energy efficiency programs, therefore, Analytica continues to work in the area of energy efficiency at local level by analyzing the situation with the municipal energy efficiency programs in order to suggest solutions for their indentified challenges.  

The project will be implemented in the territory of Macedonia in a period of 6 months. The methodology will include desktop and field research.

The main project result will be a policy paper which will be promoted on a public event to all relevant stakeholders. The policy paper’s goal is to analyze the state of preparation and implementation of the energy efficiency programs of the municipalities and prepare concrete recommendation to the relevant stakeholders.

Анализа на локалните програми за енергетска ефикасност во Македонија – состојби, предизвици, решенија

The paper “Analysis of the local energy efficiency programs in Macedonia – situation, challenges, solutions” has also been published by Akademik

Project manager: Ana Stojilovska This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.