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Macedonian CSOs and local authorities together towards Europe

On 6 and 7 November, 2018 the international conference “European integration trough the perspective of cooperation between civil society and local authorities” will take place at the Great Hall of the Council of the City of Skopje. The conference is organized by the European Movement of the Republic of Macedonia and the European Association for Local Democracy- ALDA Skopje within the project “CSOs for making local democracy work”.

The aim of this conference is to share good practices from Macedonia, the Balkan region and the European Union countries focusing on the cooperation between civil society and the local authorities and the role of such cooperation in the European integration process.

Representatives of the local and central government, the EU Delegation in Skopje, international organizations, the academic community, entrepreneurs and other representatives from the expert public will present their experience. More than 15 experts from the member states of the Central European Initiative as well as from other countries will attend the conference.
The panel discussions will tackle various aspects of cooperation between civil society associations and local authorities such as open government partnership in the service of local democracy as well as the preconditions for effective cooperation between civil society and local authorities. Another important topic open for discussion will be the importance of partnerships in the direction of improving economic and social development and recognizing European values in local communities.
This conference is organized within the project “CSOs for making local democracy work”, supported by the IPA Civil Society Facility and Media Programme and supported by the Central European Initiative (CEI).
The goal of the project CSOs for Making Local Democracy Work is to strengthen the impact of the civil society organizations in the public policies, on local level. The project is implemented by ALDA Skopje with cooperation of the Association of Finance Officers of the Local Governments and the European Movement from Macedonia.
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