Center for Change Management

Center for Change Management

About us

Center for Change management is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that promotes understanding and nonviolent social change. The organization focuses on soft measures and policies that help various entities accept changes in society as normal situations and turn them into positive outcomes. The organization believes that strengthening the capacity of public administration, civil society, business community, euro - integration and investment in people are the main agents of change in society.

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Latest news

Workshop on the Code of Ethics for Members of Parliament and Guidelines for its implementation

Date: 14.09.2021

This weekend, a workshop was held on the Code of Ethics for Members of Parliament and the guidelines for its implementation.

The Code of Ethics for the Members of Parliament in the Assembly of the Republic of North Macedonia defines the basic ethical principles and determines the standards of conduct and behaviour of the Members of Parliament.

The purpose of the Code is to provide a framework of principles and standards for the conduct of MPs in the performance of their function as representatives of the citizens.

The Code aims to:

Define and promote the ethical principles and standards of conduct and behavior that are expected from the MPs during the performance of the function for the duration of their mandate, which contribute to building mutual trust, tolerance and understanding;
Increase the openness, transparency and integrity of the Members of Parliament and the Assembly and to strengthen the public confidence in the office of Member of Parliament.
The Code is a self-regulatory tool whose purpose is not to control the work of MPs, but to establish standards of conduct, provide guidance for action, establish common rules for responding to unacceptable conduct, and ensure trust by the public in the work of the Members of Parliament and the Assembly.

The ethics workshop was supported by OSCE Mission to Skopje/OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the Swiss funded Parliament Support Programme. #CHinMK

Call for participation in a focus group

Date: 25.08.2021

CCM within the project "Women power measures against Covid consequences", is organizing a focus group that aims to identify the problems that all women entrepreneurs faced in the Covid crisis, in order to develop effective proposals and policies for support for women entrepreneurship and economic empowerment of women entrepreneurs.

The focus group will be held on 04.09.2021 from 11:00 to 13:00h.

Take the opportunity to apply for free mentorship and marketing promotion of your business.

The focus group and participation can be:

With physical presence in the premises of the Center for Change Management-CCM

44/1 Rajko Жinzifov Street and

online at the following link

https: //us02web.zoom.us/j/85951206281 ...

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Please confirm your participation on the following e-mail address: jasna.pajkovska@cup.org.mk

Workshop for the Rules of Procedure of the CPPD

Date: 12.08.2021

Today, within the activities of the project - "Combatting discrimination through effective work of CPPD", a project funded by the Government of the United Kingdom, through the British Embassy Skopje, and implemented by the Center for Change Management, a workshop was held for finalizing the draft text of the Rules of Procedure of the Commission for Prevention and Protection against Discrimination in the premises of the Commission.

Presentation of the first Quarterly report on the work of the Commission for Prevention and Protection against Discrimination

Date: 21.07.2021

Within the project - "Combatting discimination through effective work of the Commission for Prevention and Protection against Discrimination", funded by the Government of the United Kingdom, through the British Embassy Skopje, and implemented by the Center for Change Management, a presentation of the first Quarterly Report on the work of the Commission for Prevention and Protection against Discrimination. The event took place in the MPs' Club, in hybrid form, with a live presence of a small number of visitors and the opportunity to follow through a channel on the ZOOM platform. The event was attended by Her Excellency, the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to North Macedonia, Rachel Galloway, as well as media representatives, civil society representatives, representatives of international organizations, representatives of embassies and members of the Parliament of the Republic of North Macedonia.

CCM through the project, will guide and support the Commission through the process of setting strategic priorities for the implementation of legal responsibilities, acting as a professional institution dedicated to protecting the rights of citizens and strengthening the capacity to perform the function and improve accountability to citizens.

WORKSHOP ON THE RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE COMMISSION FOR PREVENTION AND PROTECTION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION

Date: 14.07.2021

A workshop was held to create the Rules of Procedure of the Commission for Prevention and Protection against Discrimination within the project "Combatting discrimination through effective work of CPPD" funded by the Government of the United Kingdom, through the British Embassy in Skopje. The workshop, conducted by representatives of the Center for Change Management, was actively attended by members of the Commission for Prevention and Protection against Discrimination, as well as legal experts and representatives of other organizations working in the field of protection of human rights and protection against discrimination.

The impact of government interventions on the Macedonian economy during the COVID-19 pandemic

Date: 09.07.2021

What were the government measures taken in 2020 to rescue the economy from the recession in which it fell and what was the impact of them with a special focus on the business sector? Conclusions reached through the analysis of the realized budget from 2020 and the planned budget for 2021;

Does the government achieved the desired results through the measures it has taken, measured by an analysis of the achieved macroeconomic performance for the first quarter of 2021 and their future impact on the economy;

What are the conclusions and recommendations to the Government and relevant institutions to accelerate the process of economic recovery in order to achieve the projected growth of GDP from 4.1% by the Ministry of Finance for 2021?

The analysis is available here.

Publications

Research in our focus

Our goal as an organization is to contribute to changes in the society by better public policies. See our research in our published work.

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Ongoing projects

Combatting discrimination through effective work of the Commission for Prevention and Protection against Discrimination

Building a strong and professional Commission, which will be supported by a strong and professional expert service. Namely, a precondition for the effective action of the CPPD is not only the Law on prevention and protection against discrimination, but also the functioning of the service that provides the basic support for the work of the commissioners. The activities envisaged in the first year of the project will contribute to the establishment of an appropriate organizational structure based on functional analysis, development of detailed job descriptions with clearly defined goals and objectives, but also necessary core and specific competencies, development of clear, precise and efficient work procedures in relation to cases of discrimination, building a system for collecting and analyzing data in the field of discrimination, as well as determining the tools and mechanisms through which information will be shared with the public and public awareness in the area will be strengthened. The activities related to building and strengthening the capacities of the members of CPPD and the employees in the professional service, which are foreseen in the second year of the project implementation, will enable independent work of the institution in order to protect the rights and freedoms of the citizens and will actively contributes to building equal opportunities and access to resources for all.

Period: 01.06.2021 - 31.03.2023

Donor:
This project is funded by the Government of the United Kingdom, through the British Embassy Skopje

Women power measures against COVID consequences

This project will address the challenges and the future development for 9 women owned businesses, affected by the Covid-19 economic downfall. They will go through a process of structuring and restructuring their business model, some of them (informal businesses) formalizing activities especially those in the field of the agricultural sector. Not only that, know-how techniques that will be developed and knowledge and skills improved but also woman will be encourage to modify and introduce innovate products and services. Furthermore, innovative manufacturing and selling techniques will be introduced, with the sole purpose of strengthening, improving the sustainability and profitability of the businesses.  Also, progress in digital skills will be introduced, especially since the coronavirus crisis has shown that adequate digital skills are crucial for the business to be able to connect and adapt to the new digital economy.

Furthermore, the project will be focused on creating policies and measures for alleviation of the economic consequences arisen form the COVID-19 crisis specifically considering women owned businesses and women entrepreneurs, as one of the most vulnerable group to the health crisis. By the end of the project, it is expected measures and different policy changes to be proposed to the local and central governmental bodies with all the activities to be undertaken in the next 12 months

Period: 15.07.2021 - 16.07.2022

Donor:
The Balkan Trust for Democracy

Youth involvement in a constructive dialogue: Communist Past in Contemporary Western Balkan (YOU-WB)

The project Youth involvement in a constructive dialogue: Communist Past in Contemporary Western Balkan (YOU-WB) is a project funded by Europe for Citizens Program, European Remembrance. 

It involves students, practitioners, and academicians from Albania, Macedonia, France, and Italy and aims is to foster national and transnational youth activist's dialogue about the reflection of past communist regimes in contemporary Western Balkan (WB). 

The project activities are envisaging different thematic 4 workshops in 4 different countries tackling the topics that reflect the past communist regime (such as rules, norms, rights, practices, and customs); the national Identities and collective memory in an enlarged Europe; political culture and social changes in post-communist transition, finalizing with the conference that will focus on the Post-Communism and Democracy in WB.

The project is a partnership among Center for Comparative and International Study (project leader) CCIS; Mesdheu Center (MC) Qendra SHKENCE DHE INOVACION PER ZHVILLIM (SCiDEV) (from Albania); Center for Change Management (from North Macedonia); Patrimoine sans Frontières (PSF) (France) and PERIPLI - Culture e Società Euromediterranee (Italy)

Period: 01.02.2021 - 01.07.2022

Donor:
Europe for Citizens Program

Institutional grant provided by the CIVICA MOBILITAS programme

The institutional grant is awarded by the Civica Mobilitas programme financed by the Swiss agency for development and cooperation (SDC) represented by the Swiss embassy in the Republic of North Macedonia. The grant is intended to support CCM in conducting activities for institutional development and organizational strengthening.

Period: 01.07.2019 - 30.06.2022

Donor:
CIVICA MOBILITAS programme - Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Support to SIGMA mission for annual assessment of public administration

The Center for Change Management is supporting SIGMA Mission for annual assessment of public administration in the Republic of North Macedonia for the year 2021, by providing local expertise and logistics of the staff and international experts engaged by SIGMA. The activities inlude support of the Ministry of Information Society and Administration in organization and coordination of meeting with relevant institutions, providing relevant documents, review and assessment of submitted documentation by institutions and support in preparation of the report by SIGMA.

Period: 15.03.2021 - 30.06.2021

Donor:
SIGMA - OECD

Analysis of retention issues in IPA structures in North Macedonia

Period: 15.03.2021 - 30.06.2021

Donor:
SIGMA-OECD

Catalogue of services

Data management

Quality management

EU integrations

Soft skills

Project management

Organisational skills

Public administration

Gender equality and non-discrimination

Our platforms

Portal for women entrepreneurship - womenpoweron.mk

National open data portal - data.gov.mk

Web portal for monitoring results in good governance of the municipalities - оpstina.mk

Web portal for connecting SMS with multi-national companies - kompanii.mk

Web portal for investigative stories - istrazi-fakti.org.mk

Web portal for assessing public services - javni-uslugi.mk

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e-mail: info@cup.org.mk