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

Training "Implementation of public procurement, legislative framework and practices in the Republic of North Macedonia"

Date: 20.05.2022

On May 19 and 20, a training on "Implementation of public procurement, legislative framework and practices in the Republic of North Macedonia" was held, designed and created according to the needs of the Commission for Prevention and Protection against Discrimination.

This training is implemented within the project "Fight against discrimination through the support of the Commission for Prevention and Protection against Discrimination" supported by the Government of the United Kingdom through the British Embassy in the Republic of North Macedonia.

Strengthening the capacities of the CPD is one of the goals of the project. This training goes in that direction on an important topic that is crucial for transparent and efficient operation of state institutions.

Exhibition "Women in handcrafts"

Date: 19.05.2022

The Center for Change Management (CCM) within the project "Measures to strengthen women's businesses after Covid-19" supported by USAID North Macedonia and Balkan Trust for Democracy, organized an exhibition "Women in Crafts" under the auspices of the wife of the President Northern Macedonia Mrs. Elizabeta Gjorgievska.
The exhibition was organized from 16 to 17 May 2022 on the plateau at the residence of the President of the Republic of Northern Macedonia.


The event was opened on May 16, 2022 with welcoming speeches by the Executive Director of CUP Neda Maleska Sachmaroska, the Wife of the President of RSM Mrs. Elizabeta Gjorgievska, the Minister of Culture Bisera Kostadinovska Stojcevska, the US Ambassador to RSM Aneta Atanasovska Chamber of Crafts.

The exhibition on 17 and 18 May 2022 was open to the public of previously registered visitors. The event was attended by the President Stevo Pendarovski, a group of MPs from the Assembly of RSM, students and high school students.
The attendees got acquainted with the culture, tradition and art that carry the unique products of women craftsmen. But the most important thing is that everyone recognized the importance of women entrepreneurship and the need for its further support and development.

Final Conference of the Project "Involving Youth in Constructive Dialogue: The Communist Past in the Contemporary Western Balkans"

Date: 11.05.2022

CCM was part of the final conference of the project "Youth Involvement in Constructive Dialogue: The Communist Past in the Contemporary Western", held at the Mediterranean University in Tirana.

The event had two panel discussions focusing on dealing with the communist past, the role of youth and politicians

Speakers provide analysis and discussion from a variety of perspectives. The panelist representative from CUP prof. Dr. Natalija Shikova had a presentation on the topic "From Communism to Democracy - the development of the Macedonian multicultural society"

Meeting of the Ministry of Defense with civil associations

Date: 05.05.2022

The Center for Change Management (CCM) was part of a meeting with representatives of civil society organizations organized by the Ministry of Defense, relevant to defense and security and public policy making and accountability.

With this arrangement, the Ministry of Defense launches a process of consultative dialogue with stakeholders to implement the current process of defense and security reform as a basis for using all resources in public policy making. According to the Ministry of Defense, our society has a necessary need for a constructive atmosphere for important issues that determine the security and stability of our country and the region.

Visit of women entrepreneurs who make traditional clothes

Date: 20.04.2022

On April 20, on the occasion of the day of folk costumes, the wife of the President of RSM Mrs. Elizabeta Gjorgievska together with the team of the Center for Change Management will visit women entrepreneurs who nurture and transmit cultural heritage by making unique handicrafts of traditional Macedonian and Albanian folk costumes. This visit is organized within the project "Measures to strengthen women's businesses after Covid-19", which is supported by Balkan Trust for Democracy and is part of the support of Ms. Elizabeta Gjorgievska in the promotion and development of women entrepreneurship in our country.

The purpose of the visit is to promote the valuable work of skilled women who manage to keep and revive the forgotten traditional skills and today, in a new, modern way, through a creative masterpiece of colors, fabrics and embroidery to preserve cultural heritage. In this way, women manage to revive the centuries-old tradition and to pass it through the threads of modern living.

Presentation of a platform for electronic enrollment of high school students

Date: 06.04.2022

On April 6, 2022 at the Hilton Hotel, CCM organized a presentation of the new digital service of the Ministry of Education and Science "Platform for electronic enrollment of high school students".

The event was attended by the principals of the high schools in RNM, where welcoming speeches were given by the Executive Director of CCM Neda Maleska Sachmaroska, the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to RNM Rachel Galloway and the Minister of Education and Science Jeton Shaqiri.

FINKI professor Boro Jkimovski and IT specialist Daniel Kiprijanovski presented the new platform to the present educators who after the presentation got involved in a fruitful discussion about the application of the platform and the need for wider digitalization of the education system.

The platform was developed by CCM with the support of the British Embassy Skopje

Publications

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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

Improving the organizational structure of the Patronage service

The UNICEF country programme 2020-2025 focuses on policies relevant to children, primarily health, social protection and education, and the porposed collaboration falls within the expected outcomes related to health. UNICEF detected that "in the health sector, there has been insufficient emphasis on preventative and primary care, and the government has mainly focused on building hospitals, buying expensive equipment, and benefiting from fraudulent procurements. The input by CCM will cover aspects related to institutional organisation and development, human capital development, more specifically systematization of working positions, job descriptions and competences (general and professional), as well as performance management and appraisal. Improved functioning of the Patronage Service as part of the health sector will significantly indirectly contribute to the wellbeing of children in the country.

Period: 01.11.2021 - 01.06.2022

Donor:
UNICEF

Support to reforms for governance in the Ministry of Defence of North Macedonia

The impact of the project will be to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the MoD through functional public procurements’ management. In the mid and long-term, the developed e-system for management of public procurements should enable timely planning and preparation of procurement and successful implementation of tender procedures with standardized documents, while minimising the risk of corruption and conflict of interest. The actual public procurement process is undertaken by the Bureau for Public Procurement, so this project will improve the planning and coordination of procurements.

Period: 15.09.2021 - 31.03.2022

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

Digitalisation of services in the education sector

The focus of this project will be to further digitalise services in the education sector, which are used frequently and can have a larger impact both on the users, and the MES as a service provider. The project will encompass full digitalisation of these services (reaching transactional level according to EU benchmarks), providing support in reorganising the internal processes in the MES for these services, building capacities of the administration in the MES for administering the services, and designing and delivering promotional campaign to motivate the relevant user groups in using the e-services.

Period: 01.10.2021 - 31.03.2022

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

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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