New project “Safeguards Against Corruption”
We are thrilled to announce the new project "Safeguards Against Corruption", led by Center for Civil Communications - CCC and seven other partner organizations with financial support of The Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherlands in Skopje.
This project aims to reduce corruption and misuse of public funds at the local government level by increasing the transparency, accountability and integrity of local institutions and implementing measures envisaged in the National Strategy on Prevention of Corruption and Conflict of Interests 2021-2025.
Multikultura participated in the high-level conference for promotion of the fifth Open Government Partnership National Plan 2021-2023, organized by Open Society Foundation- Macedonia in partnership with Center for Civil Communications - CCC and the Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women, and in cooperation with the Ministry of Information Society and Administration.
Within the USAID’s Civic Engagement Project, starting from today, 15 February 15 2022, a new measurement of the openness of the local self-government units in the Republic of North Macedonia begins.
The Metamorphosis Foundation, in partnership with Quantum Prima - Kavadarci, Center for Intercultural Dialogue - Kumanovo, Association Multikultura - Tetovo, Foundation for Local Community Development - Stip, Center for Social Innovation Blink 42-21 - Skopje, Local Development Agency - Struga, AGTIS Prilep and Sky Plus Strumica will conduct monitoring of all municipalities in our country.
The measurement of the municipalities will be conducted according to the Openness Index which is a composite indicator that determines the degree of openness of institutions to citizens and society and is created to define the extent to which citizens receive appropriate and understandable information from institutions.
In order to measure the degree of institutional openness, following the legal regulations, international standards, recommendations, as well as good practices, the Openness Index monitors the units of local self-government in the Republic of North Macedonia according to special quantitative and qualitative indicators, which refer to the access to information on the official websites, published data on the operation of the institution, public procurement, information on spending public money, etc.
After the measurement of the openness of the municipalities, and based on the analyzed data, the Metamorphosis Foundation will prepare a public policy document, and will organize an advocacy campaign in order to help the municipalities in promoting their openness to the citizens.
Binthebutt in Tetovo
It is estimated that only one-third of cigarette butts out of the 18 billion cigarettes smoked worldwide end up in the trash every day.
Based on this low awareness of the citizens, on 31st of January 2022, Multikulturaorganized the ecological action #BintheButt in Tetovo to place cigarette butts in the ballot boxes.
These ballot boxes are located in more parts of the city in order to solve the problem of cigarette butts thrown everywhere, and at the same time this action will also contribute to the selection of waste.
Smokers can vote by placing their cigarette butts in front of their preferred answer to these questions:
- Who is the best player in the world?
- What is the best team in the world?
- What is the best brand of cigarettes?
- Mercedes vs. BMW vs. Audi
This activity was realized within the project "Positive changes for the management of municipal waste in the Municipality of Tetovo", supported by the Foundation Open Society Macedonia.
Online meeting with partners of the "Suitcase of my life" project!
Last week, we had an online meeting with the project partners in order to discuss and coordinate the following duties and activities within the project.
We are excited about the upcoming activities and motivated to share the wonderful suitcases that are being created by seniors and youngsters.