Archive October 2017


This research was done for the purposes of implementation of the activity: ” Review of measures taken in the Republic of Macedonia to improve access of Roma children in schools to prevent dropouts and security in their success in school ” by using methods for defining barriers to enroll and continuing education of young Roma and analysis of all programs and projects that were aimed at improving the education of Roma, such as, reducing barriers faced by Roma in the educational process.


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Ky hulumtim u zhvillua për qëllimet e aktivitetit: “Pasqyrë e masave të ndërmarra në Republikën e Maqedonisë për përmirësimin e përfaqësimit të fëmijëve romë nëpër shkolla, pengimi i largimit nga shkollat dhe siguria për suksesin e tyre në shkollë”. Projekti u realizua duke përdorur metoda, me të cilat bëhet përcaktim i barrierave për regjistrimin dhe vazhdimin e arsimit nga ana e romëve. Njëkohësisht u bë analizë e të gjitha programeve dhe projekteve, të cilat ishin të orientuara drejt përmirësimit të arsimit të romëve, gjegjësisht për zvogëlimin e pengesave me të cilat ballafaqohen romët në procesin arsimor.




За целите на спроведување на активноста:„Преглед на мерките превземени во Република Македонија за подобрување на пристапот на ромските деца во училиштата, да се спречи осипување и безбедноста во нивниот успех во училиштата” направено беше ова истражување со методи за дефинирање на бариерите за запишување и продолжување на образованието на младите Роми и анализа на сите програми и проекти кои беа насочени кон подобрување на образованието на Ромите, односно намалување на препреките со кои се соочуваат Ромите во образовниот процес.






PGF Report 2011-2014

This report is result of the monitoring of the projects supported by PGF – Project Generation Facility -an intervention of “Making the Most of EU Funds for Roma” (MtM), an initiative of OSI Budapest, which seeks to connect achievement of Roma inclusion objectives to EU development resources. The project begun with its implementation in 2011 by Macedonian Center for International Cooperation – MCIC and Association Initiative for Social Change – InSoC, and is currently in the application stage for the next Year 4 (2015). During these years of its implementation, PGF supported in total 132 project ideas, selected and prepared 106 project application of which in total 26 applications were approved with total budget of 1,719,067.00 €.

This subsections list and describe each of the projects supported by PGF that has been awarded until august 2014.

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Analyses of the early parliamentary elections in Republic of Macedonia: The accountability and responsibility of political parties for their pre-electoral promises

The early parliamentary elections in the Republic of Macedonia has been triggered by the political crisis. The leader of the largest opposition party, Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) Zoran Zaev in February 2015 started publishing wiretapped conversations from the last few years which apparently indicated the involvement of governmental officials and public servants in election fraud, corruption, abuse of power, and pressure on the media .
In several wiretapped conversations, it can be heard the inappropriate language used by the ministries’ officials regarding Roma. In addition, from the wiretapped conversation it can be heard how Roma are used for electoral fraud. Through official statements, the political Party for Emancipation of Roma (PCER) and several non-governmental organization publicly condemned the Government officials .
The process before the election itself was preceded by a dynamic period full of various events in political upheaval. However, the first step toward resolving the political crisis was taken on 2nd of June 2015, when the European Union, European Commission, and the US Embassy in Macedonia through mediation process initiated the four major political parties, VMRO DPMNE, SDSM, DUI, and DPA to sign the Przino Agreement . The second step was taken on 15th of July 2015, when the mediators came up with the Protocol on Przino Agreement regarding the return of SDSM in the parliament and the preparations for the early election that were foreseen to happen on 24th of April 2016. However, the political crisis continued, and the parliamentary elections were postponed twice, once on 24th of April 2016 and later to 5th of June 2016 and the election happened on 11 of December 2016.