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PROJECT TITLE SHORT DESCRIPTION  PERIOD DONOR BUDGET PUBLICATION 
Improving the Forcibility of Mechanisms and Instruments for Judiciary’s Independence Qualitative analysis of the mechanisms and instruments that ensure independence of the judiciary, facilitated discussions with the judges and production of policy paper. April 30, 2012-January 31, 2013 “THINK AND LINK” – Regional Policy Program 14.270 EUR Policy analysis
Ethnically and Gender Inclusive Grass root LGBTI Movements in Macedonia: Strengthening the Capacities of the Grassroot LBGTI Movement in Macedonia Strengthening of the LGBTI movement in Macedonia especially within the “invisible” groups like lesbians, transgendered people and gays from other ethnicities. September 1, 2012- December 31, 2013 The Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Macedonia 1.487.923 MKD Policy analysis
Strengthening the Capacities of Local Governance and Local Activism toward Effective Gender Equity Policies in Macedonia Increasing of competences of the representatives of the local self-government for the inclusion of gender issues in the local documents, policies and activities. October 18, 2012 – December 17, 2013 UN Women 2.872.800 MKD Policy study
Institutional grant Institutional grant December 1, 2012
November 30, 2013
Foundation Open Society Institute (FOSI) 50.000 USD

Policy study “Who Owns Alexander the Great: A Question Upon Which EU Enlargement Relies

Institutional Grant Institutional Grant January 1, 2013 December 31, 2013 Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation – CIRA
Program: Civica Mobilitas
59.000 USD Policy brief “Abandoning Ethnicity-Centered Discourse in the Government Political Rhetoric and in Institutional Policy Making
Skopje 2014 Project and its Effects on the perception of Macedonian Identity Among the Citizens of Skopje Comparing the state’s narrative and the citizens’ of Skopje narratives about the Macedonian identity in order to find out if the former corresponds with the latter. March 1, 2013-
July 31, 2013
Fridrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation 4.770 EUR

Policy brief

A Study on Gender and Media Representation in Macedonia for 2013 Analysis of existence and treatment of gender issues in informative programs and news and analysis regarding the presentation of males and females in program contents. September 1, 2013-December 31, 2013 Commissioned study (by National Broadcasting Council of Republic of Macedonia) 115.000 MKD Two research and analysis reports
Electronic journal “Identities” International peer reviewed journal for Politics, Gender and Culture October 8, 2013 Ministry of Culture of RM 40.000 MKD Journal IDENTITIES
Institutional grant Institutional grant December 1, 2013- November 30, 2015 Foundation Open Society Institute (FOSI) 80.000 USD Policy brief “Technology of State Capture: Overregulation in Macedonian Media and Academia

Policy brief “Solutions for the Macedonian Political Crisis after the Resignation of Ministers in the Cabinet: Seen from the Perspective of the Civic Movement

Policy brief “The Uses and Abuses of Neoliberalism and Technocracy in the Post-totalitarian Regimes in Eastern Europe: The Case of Macedonia

Fines in Macedonian Legislation over the years 1995-2014

Policy study “Legalizing Restrictions of the Freedom of the Press

Building Alliances for Free Journalism and Democracy Opening a wider debate on the importance of media freedom and journalistic independence January 1,2014-
June 30, 2014
USAID – FOSM 22.355 USD Collection of essays “Word and Freedom
Tackling the Crisis and Strengthening the Left in Macedonia Strengthening the Macedonian left. January 1, 2014-December 31,2014 Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung 45.340 EUR School for Politics and Critique 2014

Journal IDENTITIES

Official Language Usage in Municipalities in the Republic of Macedonia Reviewing the existing practices to the use of official languages in certain municipalities and their impact on inter-ethnic relations. March 3, 2014- September 30, 2014 High Commissioner for National Minorities OSCE 21.360 EUR Research report available in print, only on demand
The Independent Context Watch 2014 The project is aimed at assessing the general developments and issues in the areas of: Democratic Governance and Decentralization, Democratic Law Making and Civil Society, taking in consideration general trends nationwide. June 1, 2014-
September 30, 2014
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation 1.811.660 MKD Policy analysis:
available in print, only on demand
Promoting Child Social and Financial Education Developing curriculum for financial and social education for primary school children July 1, 2014/
August 7, 2015
UNICEF 73.133 USD
Learning project on unusual actors in local democracy- Case study Macedonia Data collection, analysis, methodology on social-political dynamics in Macedonia November 20-2014 January 20, 2015 Commissioned study (by Swisspeace) 2.100 CHF Brochure available here
Increasing the Transparency and Improving the Rule of Law by Monitoring and Reporting the Violation of Human Rights in Macedonia Survey about how well-informed the citizens are about human rights, and what mechanisms to use for protection against human rights violation. December 18, 2014

January 15, 2015

Commissioned study (by Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia) 3.260 USD Research available here

 

Nationless Opening a space for artistic intervention, thinking and re-thinking the issue of nationalism January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015 Balkan Arts and Culture Fund 22.000 EUR

Publication available here

 

Analyses of the Policies and Laws that Affect the Freedom of Expression Analyzing the policies and laws that affect freedom of expression January 1, 2015
June 30, 2016
USAID – FOSIM 39.730 USD Policy study “Freedom of Expression, Association and Entrepreneurship in a Captured State: Macedonia in 2015
 Enacting political activities to build a left platform in Macedonia  Enabling a process of close collaboration of activists of the left toward establishing a wide coalition  January 1, 2015 / December 31, 2015  Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southeast Europe  43.200 EUR

School for Politics and Critique 2015

Journal IDENTITIES

 The Independent Context Watch 2015  Assessing the general developments and issues in the areas of: Democratic Governance and Decentralization, Democratic Law Making and Civil Society  February 26, 2015 – September 30, 2015  Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation  2.306.800 MKD  Policy study: available in print, only on demand
 Research on Gender Equality in the Municipality of Polog Region as part of “Equality and Gender Mainstreaming Across Borders”  Strengthening the local organizations in promoting gender equality, empowering capacities of local women organizations, technical support of their monitoring role and better media coverage.  April 2015 /
February 2016
 Commissioned study (by Akcija Zdruzenska, Institute for Development of Community- Tetovo, supported by European Union)  600.000 MKD Research available here
 Civic organizations for advocacy and promotion of the right to free expression and free association Strengthening the knowledge and the capacities of the civic organizations for promotion, protection and advocacy of the right to free expression and free association. August 1, 2015

January 31, 2017

 Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
(Program: Civica Mobilitas)
1.790.000MKD

Manual for civic organization

National survey on civic activism

 Organizational Development Grant  Organizational Development Grant  December 1, 2015 – November 30, 2017  Think Thank Fund/OSI Budapest  137.784 USD

Policy brief “Media Policies and Editorial (Un) Freedom

Policy essay “The Specifity of the Macedonian Example of ‘State Capture’: Ruminations Following the Second Priebe Report” available at:

Policy brief “The Urgency of the UBK Related Reforms

Policy brief “Towards a Solution for the Political Crisis in Macedonia

Policy Memo on the Release of the EU Progress Report on Macedonia of November 2015

 Responding to the Challenges of a Socialist Strategy and Discourse in Macedonia  Strengthening of social capacities and activist/political networks towards a sustainable socialist social strategy in Macedonia and the region of SEE  January 1, 2016 December 31, 2016  Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southeast Europe  44.950 EUR

School for Politics and Critique 2016

Journal IDENTITIES

Policy brief “The Real Price of the Cheap Labor Force

 Shifts in class and national identities in Macedonia since 1980  Exploring shifts and transformations in Macedonian society since 1980 in terms of social class, labor, gender and national identity.  January 1, 2016-December 31, 2018  Ministry on Education and Science of Republic of Macedonia (bilateral collaboration with Austria)  597.000 MKD
 Unmasking the state capture in Macedonia: “Illiberal democracy is legal”  Widespread data-driven campaign of visualizations, presentations, factoids and personal stories on the practice of state capture.  May 1, 2016 April 30, 2017  National Endowment for Democracy  45.000 USD

Specially designed web page

www.zarobenadrzava.net

 

 The Independent Context Watch 2016  Assessing the general developments and issues in the areas of: Democratic Governance and Decentralization, Democratic Law Making and Civil Society.  June 1, 2016 /
October 10, 2016
 Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation  2.184.800 MKD  Policy analysis:
available in print, only on demand
 The Independent Context Watch 2016  Improving incorporation of the transversal topic of social inclusion  October 10, 2016 November 4, 2016  Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation  144.000 MKD  Policy analysis:
available in print, only on demand
 Proof reading  Proof reading of manuals and guidelines related to gender-based violence  November 1, 2016 December 10, 2016  Commissioned study (by UNFPA)  6.600 USD
 Opening of a new potential for the left in Macedonia  Wider and deeper impact in the national but also regional political and theoretical strengthening of left-leaning groups and organizations  January 1, 2017 – December 31,2017  Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southeast Europe  35.000 EUR

School for Politics and Critique 2017

Journal IDENTITIES

“Whose Revolution?”

 Initiative for editorial freedom: New policies and data driven advocacy New policies and data driven advocacy on editorial freedom.  February 1, 2017-February 1, 2019  IPA Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2015  261.240 ЕUR

RIA document

Policy essay “Discursive Forensics of the Macedonian Law on Audio and Audiovisual Services

Research (available only in Macedonian) „Споредбен преглед на Европското законодавство во поглед на медиумските аудиовизуелни услуги

Policy document concerning the public policy on the effects of the existing regulation on editorial/media freedom

 Erasmus +  Mobility of professors in partner countries February 1, 2017

May 31, 2018

National Agency for European Educational Programs and Mobility, KA 107  1.650 EUR
The Independent Context Watch 2017   Assessing the general developments and issues in the areas of: Democratic Governance and Decentralization, Democratic Law Making and Civil Society. May 8, 2017 – October 30, 2017  Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation  1.960.000 MKD Policy analysis:
available in print, only on demand
Erasmus +   Mobility of students and professors in partner countries June 1, 2017

September 30, 2018

 National Agency for European Educational Programs and Mobility, KA 103  31.200 EUR
Policy discussions on reform priorities to enable ‘’de-capturing’’ of state institutions  Policy discussions with MPS on reform priorities  July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018  National Endowment for Democracy   45.000 USD  Policy brief “The Parliament of Republic of Macedonia and the Reforms in the Security Sector: A Voting Machinery or a Genuine Forum of Deliberation?

Policy Memo “Major Civil Concerns Related to the Reform of Macedonia’s System of Interception of Communications

Position paper “A House Ready to Crumble? Putting Back the Building Blocks of Macedonia’s Parliamentary Democracy”, available at:

Position paper “Deliberation: The path of dismantling the #StateCapture in Macedonia

 A Study on Gender and Media Representation in Macedonia for 2017  Analysis of existence and treatment of gender issues in informative programs and news and analysis regarding the presentation of males and females in program contents.  October 30, 2017
December 15, 2017
 Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services  300.000 MKD Study on “Gender Representation in Media 2017
 Mapping the social care services   Mapping the social care services provided by public institutions, private providers and NGOs.  November 13, 2017
December 24, 2017
 United Nations Development Program (UNDP)  338.500 MKD
Erasmus + Mobility of students and professors in partner countries February 1 2018

May 30, 2020

National Agency for European Educational Programs and Mobility, KA 103 17.450 EUR
Tackling the Tide of Illiberal Democracy in Europe: Policy Research and Communications Plan of Collaborative Actions Research on the growing phenomenon of illiberal democracy, the crisis of liberal values and the rise of authoritarianism and populism. Scope visits and fellowships to European institutes and Universities. Collaborative actions with international experts on conferences, debates and joint publication. March 15, 2018
March 14, 2020
OSIFE $206.972
“Identities” Journal for Gender, Politics and Culture May 18, 2018

August 10, 2018

Ministry for Culture, Annual Call for financing projects of national interest in culture 180.000 MKD Journal “Identities”
The Independent Context Watch 2018 Assessing the general developments and issues in the areas of: Democratic Governance and Decentralization, Democratic Law Making and Civil Society June 1, 2018
September 30, 2018
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation 1.621.400MKD Policy analysis:
available in print, only on demand
Innovation in Education: Intersecting Sciences and Humanities The project promotes the concept of interdisciplinarity in the curricula of higher education institutions in Southeast Europe October 1, 2018

September 30, 2020

 National Agency for European Educational Programs and Mobility, KA 203 152.647 EUR
Cooperation Between Political Parties and CSO’s: Reducing the Asymmetric Power of the Executive Branch Engage the political parties in a wide debate on models of culture of parliamentary dialogue and debate seeking to overcome political polarization in the country October 1, 2018

September 30, 2019

National Endowment for Democracy  45.000 USD Policy study “Polarization as Means of Populist Governance and How to Overcome it

Policy brief “Transitional Justice as Method of Healing a Polarized Society

Skopje 2014 – Info Center Developing several aspects of the “Skopje 2014” project by collecting quantitative and qualitative data, which will be used for the needs of the Museum of City of Skopje within the frameworks of the project “Skopje 2014 – Info Center.” October 1, 2018
December 31, 2018
Museum of City of Skopje 1.931.500 MKD Policy study and special website, owned by the Museum of the City of Skopje
Exploring the role of Religion in WB Societies – RiS Initiate debate on exploring the role of religion, which will rely on analytical and evidence-based contributions generated through a call for papers and contextual research. September 2018
March 2019
Institute for Democracy and Mediation, Tirana, Albania 7.640 EUR Publication “Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe
Preparation of investigative story research study within the package: Increased political participation for marginalized groups, Macedonia: Western Balkans CSSF Research study on women’s political participation of investigative story February 2019

May 2019

Commissioned study by Westminster Foundation for Democracy 3.000 GBP Policy study “Women’s political participation in North Macedonia
Social Normalization: Strengthening Political Dialogue and Depolarizing Public Discourse Depolarization of public discourse, party alliances, public policy advocacy June 1, 2019

November 30, 2020

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Program: Civica Mobilitas 1.794.180 MKD Policy analysis (available only in Macedonian) “The polarizing discourse and the impact on the political and social polarization in the Macedonian society
Left-Wing Solutions for Ongoing Municipal and Urban Problems Regional platform for leftist activist networking July 1, 2019

December 31, 2019

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southeast Europe 11.000 EUR Journal “Identities”

School for Politics and Critique 2019 “Municipalist organization and leftist environmental solutions”

The Independent Context Watch 2019 Assessing the general developments and issues in the areas of: Democratic Governance and Decentralization, Democratic Law Making and Civil Society April 1, 2019
September 30, 2019
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation 1.732.150MKD Policy analysis:
available in print, only on demand
Toward depolarization of public discourse in North Macedonia: Dialogue between the opposing political poles is the pre-requisite of surpassing the populist model of governance Expanding the conversation on the topic of depolarization and contribute on a sustainable basis to establish and maintain a productive dialogue among political opponents October 1, 2019

September 30, 2020

National Endowment for Democracy 45.000 USD Policy brochure “The basic steps of polarization and populism” (available only in Macedonian and Albanian)

Аwareness raising campaign “De-polarize”

Policy brief “The State of Democracy in North Macedonia in the times of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Policy analysis “Measuring ‘authoritarianism from below’ in Macedonian society in the context of the Covid-19 crisis

Position paper on depolarization of inter-party relations as a precondition of substantively dismantling populist “state capture” governance,

Gender struggle: New forms of feminism and materialism Presenting the current feminist and gender issues related discussions through the lens of contemporary Marxist, Marxist-feminist, new materialist and speculative discussions. 2019-2020 RLS Southeast Europe 15.000 EUR  
Demographic Research in North Macedonia Demographic analysis of the voters’ needs and education with a special focus on socially marginalized groups 2020-2022 International Foundation for Electoral Systems 3, 329,400 MKD