Closing Conference "Local Democracy - Ideal or Practice"
The final conference of the project "CSOs for making Local Democracy Work" will be held on January 22nd, 2020 in Skopje.
The aim of the conference is to present the results and achievements of the project and reflect on past and future activities concerning local democracy in the Republic of North Macedonia. The conference will unite representatives from civil society and local authorities, as well as various stakeholders involved in the project.
The Conference will be addressed by the project implementers and representatives from the institutions and civil society organisations.
To approach the question of "ideal or practice" the event will cover topics such as cooperation between civil society organizations and local self-government; financial and non-financial support of CSOs from local authorities; and involvement of civil society organizations and local self-government in the European integration process.
The project experience at local level will be presented through the sub-granting scheme. A crucial result was the initiation of establishing a Network for Local Democracy: the project partners and sub-grantees will sign a memorandum for formalizing the Network for Local Democracy after the Closing Conference.
The project "CSOs for making Local Democracy Work" was implemented under IPA Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2015.