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List of Projects

 

 

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 available here

 

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 available here

 

 

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 available here

 

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” available here
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” available here

 

 

 

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 available here

 

 

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 available here and here

 

 

 

 

Electronic journal “Identities” International peer reviewed journal for Politics, Gender and Culture October 8, 2013 Ministry of Culture of RM 40.000 MKD The journal is available at:

http://identitiesjournal.edu.mk/news.php

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” available at: http://isshs.bitsia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/TECHNOLOGY-OF-STATE-CAPTURE-Overregulation-in-Macedonian-Media-and-Academia-so-CIP-za-proverka.pdf

Policy brief “Solutions for the Macedonian Political Crisis after the Resignation of Ministers in the Cabinet: Seen from the Perspective of the Civic Movement” available at: http://isshs.bitsia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Policy-Brief-on-the-Macedonian-Political-Crisis-May-2015-ENG.pdf

Policy brief “The Uses and Abuses of Neoliberalism and Technocracy in the Post-totalitarian Regimes in Eastern Europe: The Case of Macedonia” available at: http://www.isshs.edu.mk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/The-uses-and-abuses-of-neoliberalism-and-technocracy-in-the-post-totalitarian-regimes-in-Eastern-Europe-The-case-of-Macedonia.pdf

 

“Fines in Macedonian Legislation over the years 1995-2014” available at: http://www.isshsvisualizations.com/fines.html ;

 

Policy study “Legalizing Restrictions of the Freedom of the Press” available at: http://isshs.bitsia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Legalizing-Restrictions-of-the-Freedom-of-the-Press.pdf

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” available at:

 

http://www.isshs.edu.mk/зборник-збор-и-слобода/?lang=mk

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 at:

http://www.schoolforpoliticsandcritique.org/videogalleryspc14.html

 

Identities Journal available at: http://www.schoolforpoliticsandcritique.org/identitiesjournalvol11.html

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 at: http://swisspeace.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/Media/Topics/Statehood___Conflict/Activities/DDLGN_Brochure_F2F_Summary.pdf
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 at:

 

http://www.mhc.org.mk/system/uploads/redactor_assets/documents/902/Istrazuvanje_Razbiranje_na_covekovi_prava_MK_EN_AL.pdf

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 at:

 

http://isshs.bitsia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Nationless-finalna-mala1.pdf

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”

available at:

http://isshs.bitsia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/freedom-of-exspresion.pdf

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 available at: http://www.schoolforpoliticsandcritique.org/videogalleryspc15.html

 

Identities Journal available at: http://www.schoolforpoliticsandcritique.org/identitiesjournalvol12.html

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 at:

http://zdruzenska.org.mk/истражување-состојбите-со-родовата/

 

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 available at: http://isshs.bitsia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/manuel.pdf

 

National survey on civic activism available at: http://isshs.bitsia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Resuts-of-the-survey-on-civic-activism.pdf

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” available at: http://www.isshs.edu.mk/media-policies-and-editorial-unfreedom/

 

Policy essay “The Specifity of the Macedonian Example of ‘State Capture’: Ruminations Following the Second Priebe Report” available at: http://www.isshs.edu.mk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/The-specificity-of-the-Macedonian-example-of-%E2%80%9Cstate-capture%E2%80%9D.pdf

 

Policy brief “The Urgency of the UBK Related Reforms” available at: http://www.isshs.edu.mk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Policy-brief-The-Urgency-of-the-UBK-Related-Reforms.pdf

 

Policy brief “Towards a Solution for the Political Crisis in Macedonia” available at: http://isshs.bitsia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/POLICY-BRIEF-Towards-a-Solution-for-the-Political-Crisis-in-Macedonia.pdf

 

Policy Memo on the Release of the EU Progress Report on Macedonia of November 2015 available at: http://isshs.bitsia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Policy-MEMO-000.pdf

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 available at: http://www.schoolforpoliticsandcritique.org/school-for-politics-and-critique-2016.html

 

Identities Journal available at: http://www.schoolforpoliticsandcritique.org/identitiesjournalvol13.html

 

Policy brief “The Real Price of the Cheap Labor Force” available at: http://www.isshs.edu.mk/the-real-price-of-the-cheap-labour-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 available at:

 

http://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 available at:

 

http://www.schoolforpoliticsandcritique.org/school-for-politics-and-critique-2017.html

 

Identities Journal available at: http://identitiesjournal.edu.mk/

Forum “Whose Prevolution”

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 available at:

 

http://www.isshs.edu.mk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Regulatory-Impact-Assessment-of-the-Effects-on-the-Editorial-Freedom-Created-by-the-Existing-Legislation-on-Audio-and-Audiovisual-Services.pdf

 

Policy essay “Discursive Forensics of the Macedonian Law on Audio and Audiovisual Services” available at:

http://www.isshs.edu.mk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Discursive-Forensics-of-the-Macedonian-Law-on-Audio-and-Audio-Visual-Services1.pdf

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?” available at: http://www.isshs.edu.mk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/The-Parliament-of-the-Republic-of-Macedonia-and-the-reforms-in-the-security-sector.pdf
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 Ongoing
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 Ongoing