Europe’s civil society: still under pressure

The civil society in Europe is still under pressure, shows the latest report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). The report includes a section on selected accession countries including Macedonia. EPI prepared the country report on the civic space in Macedonia.

Arguments, not labelling!

Recently we have witnessed attacks on civil society organisations due to their publically expressed attitudes on the French proposal on opening EU accession negotiations with North Macedonia. We would like to stress that, despite all, the European Policy Institute shall remain committed to the goals, mission and principles of the Institute.

Discussion: Mediation is more than just courts and lawyers, it is a culture developing quickly in this country

Mediation is more than just courts and lawyers, it is a culture. The public should accept it, because it is imperative for mediation to spread further than the legal aspect. This was one of the main conclusions from the promotional event “Improving the quality of mediation” organized by EPI, as part of the project “Mediate, do not hesitate!“.




  • NETWORK 23

    „Network 23 is composed of civil society organizations, which in their regular activities monitor and evaluate the policies of the Chapter 23 - Judiciary and Fundamental Rights, and advocate in these areas before the governmental institutions.“

  • TEN

    "Think for Europe Network (TEN) is a network of think-tanks from the six Western Balkan countries that work on EU accession."

  • WB6

    "WB6 Advocacy Group is an initiative of Western Balkan think tanks aimed at accelerating and facilitating the European Union enlargement towards the Western Balkans.“


    „Informal network of young professionals who completed their postgraduate and doctoral studies outside the Republic of North Macedonia in EU related areas.“

  • EELN

    In partnership with the University of Utrecht, , Migration Policy Group and Human European Consultancy, as of January 2019, EPI participates in the work of the European Commission's network - 'European Network of Legal Experts in Gender Equality and Non-discrimination' (EELN). EELN monitors the transposition of EU acquis on non-discrimination and gender equality at the national level in all EU members states, the EFTA countries and in the candidate countries. It also provides independent advice to the European Commission on matters within its scope of work.


    FRANET is a multidisciplinary research network of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights founded in 2011. It includes one research partner or consortium from each member state of the European Union. Since 2018, FRANET expanded to include Macedonia. with EPI as its national research partner. FRANET produces thematic studies, reports and brief notices on various issues related to fundamental rights.



"We are really hoping there will be political will to all EU member states to move with the enlargement process" says @skacarska. #KPDS2022
@NSIMitrovica @KCSSQKSS @NEDemocracy @RockBrosFund @AtlanticCouncil

We had the honour to organize the event “North Macedonia and EU: It's (still) complicated?” together with @hbs_sarajevo.

We used the visit of the member of the German Bundestag, Anton Hofreiter, to gather civil society actors, and academia to discuss the state of society.

HBS Sarajevo@hbs_sarajevo

Currently in Skopje 🇲🇰 where we have organized a joint event “North Macedonia and EU: It's (still) complicated?” with @epi_skopje
We used the occasion of the visit of the member of the German Bundestag, Anton Hofreiter to North Macedonia, to gather engaged civil society… 3

📢 Поаѓајќи од својата визија за Македонија како високо развиена демократија на слободни граѓани ИДСЦС ја поздравува одуката на @semm_mk против порталот за прекршување на член 1 од Кодексот на новинарите на Македонија.

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