Programmes

Accession monitoring and advocacy: National EU Debate

The European Policy Institute – EPI (Skopje) in July 2016 started implementing the project “National EU Debate”. This project is financed from a Civica Mobilitas program, and will be implemented in a duration of 18 months.

In an absence of a national debate for the European Union, the project will initiate an inclusive dialogue with a broad range of stakeholders for the accession process of the Republic of Macedonia in the EU. This project will provide a model for consulting and informing a wide audience and experts, which will contribute for overcoming the chronic lack of consultation and debate, as well as providing a firm ground for an evidence based debate for issues regarding the EU.

The project envisions to include not only the expert, but also the wide public in an innovative deliberative polling, aiming to contribute for a better understanding about the gains and losses for the Republic of Macedonia in the process of accession in the EU. The project is expected to broaden the cooperation between the CSO’s and administration in the creation of public policies, taking the problems, needs and priorities into the citizens into account.

National EU Debate

National EU Debate

In an absence of a national debate for the European Union, EPI will initiate an inclusive dialogue with a broad range of stakeholders for the accession process of The Republic of Macedonia in the EU. This project received a grant from Civica Mobilitas, as part of the Action grants for 2016.

The project “National EU Debate” addresses the problem caused by the lack of public debate based on impartial and easily understandable data for the EU. At the same time, the debate aims to include the general public in the process of creating public policies in The Republic of Macedonia. This project will provide a model for consulting and informing the general public, which will contribute to overcome the chronic lack of consultation and debate, as well as the specific lack of evidence based debate related to the EU.

The action includes the opinion of experts and the general public in an innovative deliberative poll, to help better understand the gains and losses for The Republic of Macedonia from the process of EU integration. The project is expected to help the CSO’s and government agencies broaden their cooperation in the creation of public policies, having the problems, needs and priorities of the citizens into account.

The action grants from Civica Mobilitas support CSO’s which aim to promote their goals and activities, which include capacity building of their target groups via improving the relation with the citizens, communities and the general public, as well as increasing their influence for achieving positive changes in the society.

The project starts July 2016, and is expected to end in January 2018.