The 16th edition of its Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index (CSOSI), covering events from 2012 in CEE and Euroasia, was released. The Index has tracked the progress of the CSO sector in twenty-nine countries over the past sixteen years. It examines the overall enabling environment for civil society, focusing on the legal environment, organizational capacity, financial viability, advocacy, service provision, infrastructure, and public image.
The Sarajevo-based, four-day long YouthLINC Innovation Lab gathered nearly 110 young people from six Balkan countries. Divided into ten smaller geographically and gender-balanced groups and supported by IT experts, the participants worked together and developed their project ideas for two days. The closing ceremony showed that in the end, they managed to turn their conceptions into reality!
The International Conference “National Human Rights Institutions and the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in Macedonia and the Western Balkans” was held on 3rd and 4th of October, 2012 at the EU Info Centre. Represetnatives from national Human Rights institutions and from CSOs from the Southeast Europe region gathered to discuss legal, policy and economic aspects of the current Human Rights institutional frameworks in the countries in SEE.
On October 3-4, 2012, The Center for Regional Policy Research and Cooperation “Studiorum” will organize the International Conference titled “National Human Rights Institutions and the promotion and protection of Human Rights in Macedonia and the Western Balkans” at the EU Info Centre.
Within the project “Solving an Institutional Puzzle: What National Human Rights Institution Model for Macedonia,” Studiorum invites abstract submissions, as well as panel proposals for the international conference under the working title “National Human Rights Institutions and the promotion and protection of Human Rights in Macedonia and the Western Balkans”.
As part of the project “Monitoring and improvement of the implementation of the legislation regarding human rights in health care” the second Fellowship Orientation Meeting took place in Istanbul, Turkey from February, 15-19, 2011. The purpose of the meeting was to define and coordinate the project activities, as well as to engage the new partners and share the experience that some of the countries have in this project.
CRPRC Studiorum’s project team commenced the implementation of the planned project activities within the frame of the project “Effective Participation of the Small Ethnic Communities in theLocal Government in Macedonia: Passing the 20% barrier”. The project aims to provide a critical analysis of the impact the Ohrid Framework Agreement on the small ethnic communities in Macedonia in the eve of the tenth anniversary of its signature.