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Report: “OGP: Dialogue with CSOs on the National Action Plan 2016-2018“

Skopje, 23-24 March 2016

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The conference ”Open Government Partnership – Dialogue with Civil Society Organisations on the National Action Plan 2016-2018" was organised by the TACSO project (Technical Assistance to Civil Society Organisations) and Ministry of Information Society and Administration under the People to People component. In 2011, the Macedonian Government joined the global initiative for Open Government Partnership (OGP), an international platform for Governments and civil society organisations (CSOs) committed to making their governments more open, accountable and responsible to citizens.

In line with the obligations for all the countries that joined the initiative, the Macedonian Government adopted its first action plan in 2012, and in 2014 it adopted the second action plan for 2014-2016. Since the beginning of this year, the Ministry of Information Society and Administration (MISA) started with the preparation of the next OGP action plan for 2016-2018 and it plans to consult and involve all relevant stakeholders in its preparation. 

The conference objective was to promote the OGP initiative and to inform CSOs on the progress achieved in the country, to create space for dialogue among the CSOs and the Government institutions about the experiences and challenges in the implementation of the second action plan and about the design of the next action plan for the period 2016-2018. The conference also facilitated sharing of relevant information from the region and the sharing of good regional practices.

Ninety-seven representatives of state institutions and CSOs working in the areas relevant for OGP, as well as representatives of universities and foreign embassies participated in the conference.

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