The Center for civil communications on June 15, 2017 in Skopje held a workshop for NGOs that received small grants within the project “Investigative reporting to boost reforms”, which is implemented with the financial support of the EU.
Eight NGOs will work on collecting, processing and analyzing the relevant data on predetermined areas of all municipalities in the region to which they belong. The areas within which they will collect public information are: economics and finance, quality of life, health and environment. Specific data sets that will be provided through the small grants in each of these areas are previously determined through a broad consultative process and evaluated by civil society organizations and journalists as most useful for their future work. The collected and processed data on regions will represent the basis for the development of unified databases for all 80 municipalities and the City of Skopje. The databases will contain data in a time series of a few years to be a useful resource to initiate journalistic research and analysis, but also to serve as a basis for taking further actions by NGOs.
Holders of small grants within the project Investigative reporting to boost reforms are: Association Institute for Strategic Research and Education – Skopje, Youth Cultural Center Bitola, Association Novus Strumica, Association Initiative of unemployed intellectuals from Vinica, Association Civic Center for Sustainable Development Egri Kriva Palanka, Association Scout Squad Dimitar Vlahov Veles, Association Center for community development Kicevo and Association Center for development and promotion of public life Tetovo.