Center for Change Management

Center for Change Management

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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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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.

Presentation of the Country Report and Roadmap for Digital Agenda

Date: 07.07.2021

A representative of CCM participated in the discussion on the current situation and a roadmap for advancing the Digital Agenda in Northern Macedonia, organized by the Metamorphosis Foundation.

Some of the findings from the research on electronic services, the results of the cooperation between the civil society organizations and the public sector were presented, and the participants gave recommendations for the promotion of digitalization, as well as steps for better delivery of specific services for citizens and businesses.

Initiate digitalization of services that are of interest to you through the CCM portal.

Second Workshop for Youth involvement in a constructive dialogue: Communist past in contemporary Western Balkan in Skopje

Date: 21.06.2021

Center for Change Management within the project “Youth involvement in a constructive dialogue: Communist past in contemporary Western Balkan” / YOU-WB (YOU-WB) - supported by European Union in the framework of Europe for Citizens progamme (February 2021 – July 2022) 18 months, organized the second 3 day workshop (18-20 June) in Skopje.

The theme of the second workshop was "The effect of rapid social changes during post-communist transition and people’s perceptions in Macedonia". This was a mixed event that consisted of online presentations and discussions through the ZOOM platform and a visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje.

About 40 young people attended the two days workshop and together with the panelists, discussed topics related to the period of communism and the transition of the Balkan countries, but with an emphasis on the case North Macedonia.

The first day (18.06.2021)- Professor Maleski and Professor Frchkoski had their presentations on the topics: Independence Through Peaceful Self-determination (The case of Macedonia) and Policy of identities and liberal democracy in transitional countries in the region, about the current situation of North Macedonia in terms of the democratic process, the definition of identities today, etc.

The second day(19.06.2021) was attended by 7 panelists Ass. Prof. Dr. Natalija Shikova was speaking about building multicultural society: developing and sustaining dialogue among the communities , Prof. Dr. Jeton Sasivari focused on the constitutional aspects of Transition in North Macedonia: governance of political parties vs. Governance for Citizens, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Marina Andeva had an interesting presentation about the Minorities’ rights: individual or collective protection, Prof. Dr. Mirjana Maleska took everybody back in the time of the revolutions from 1989, the history and the legacy. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Petrusevska Ristovska had an interesting topic- “Spaces of oblivion”, she is an artist and shared with the participants her photos of old buildings in Skopje and what’s her point of view, how she sees things through her camera. Vladimir Janchevski, researcher had a presentation of “provocative Images, Again(St): Contemporary Art interventions in Public Space” .Mr. Agron Biba an actor and director, was talking about the Youth Perspectives, through true stories examples from the past and talked about the importance of communism and explained why it is important on a personal level as well.

Day 3 (20.06.2021)- Vladimir Janchevski, together with young students visited the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje and talked about its importance and history.

Communism, although long gone, is still part of many countries around the world. It left a great impact on many people, many thinkers, economists, philosophers, opinion makers and even on sports and popular culture.

The project duration is 18 months and is targeting especially youth from Albania, North Macedonia, France and Italy, as well as academic, politicians, civil society, decision-makers, researchers in remembering the past in order to secure and fight for better future for all. The main goal of the project is to foster national and transnational youth activists’ dialogue about the reflection of past communist regimes in contemporary WB and EU countries.

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“Youth involvement in a constructive dialogue: Communist Past in Contemporary Western Balkans” / YOU-WB project is funded by the European Union in the framework of Europe for Citizens, European Remembrance strand and led by Center for Comparative and International Studies in partnership with with Mediterranean Center; SCiDEV; Patrimoine sans Frontières: PERIPLI and CCM.

Workshop for strategic planning of the Commission for Prevention and Protection against Discrimination

Date: 21.06.2021

Within the project "Combatting discrimination through effective work of CPPD", funded by the Government of the United Kingdom with the support of the British Embassy Skopje,a workshop on Strategic Planning of the Commission was held. We have determined the indicators for the envisaged goals and activities and we have prioritized the activities for 2022.

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.

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

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

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

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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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