E-Conference "Open Government Partnership – Dialogue on the National 2021-2023 Action Plan“

Skopje, September 30th, 2020

The Minister of Information Society and Administration, Jeton Shaqiri, addressed the e-conference  "Open Government Partnership - Dialogue on National 2021-2023 Action Plan“. The underlying aim of the event was to promote the OGP Initiative among civil society organizations, to inform on the benefits and the progress attained thus far, and to create space for discussion about future steps in co-creation of the new action plan.

"In the past several years, the Republic of North Macedonia noted progress in the fields that contribute to attainment of the basic Open Government Partnership principles. Numerous activities were taken to build partnering relations with citizens and companies in shaping national policies and creating the national legislation, strategies and initiatives. Such approach always contributes to attainment of good results and more quality legislation. What remains high on the priority list us improvement of all mechanisms that guarantee inclusion and partnering relations between institutions and the civil society sector as grounds for building a democratic society“, said Minister Shaqiri.

The Minister also highlighted that the past period notes success in expansion of this initiative in the Parliament as well. This success is expected to be further expanded during the upcoming period by involvement from the judiciary, with the new Action Plan covering the following two years.

The е-conference included discussions on the topics: Benefits from RIA Proccess, Importance of Involvement in this Process, Steps for Preparation of 2021 - 2023 OGP AP and Priority Areas to be Worked On.

The following participants also addressed the conference: Miki Milkovski - Deputy Secretary General of the Parliament of the Republic of North Macedonia, Paul Maassen- Open Government Partnership Secretary General, Gordana Gapikj Dimitrovska - National OGP Coordinator (MISA), Martin Todevski - Co-Chair of the Council for Coordination and Monitoring of the OGP Process and the National 2018 - 2020 Action Plan, Ivona Stalevska - Foundation Open Society Macedonia, OGP Civil Society Organizations Network, Zlatko Atanasov, Parliamentary Institutute Parliament of RNM - Open Parliament, Zharko Hadzi-Zafirov from the Center for Legal Research and Analysis - Open Judiciary, Daniela Arsenova Lazarova, LED coordinator in the Municipality of Sveti Nikole - Local Level OGP, German Filkov, member of the Council for Coordination and Monitoring of the OGP Process and the National 2018 - 2020 Action Plan, as well as Sandra Pernar, Regional OGP Coordinator for Europe and Marija Nikolovska Arsovska from Metamorphosis Foundation.

Moreover, our country is member of the 2011 initiative and has thus far adopted four national action plans (in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018 ). Coordinator of OGP government activities is the Ministry of Information Society and Administration (MISA).

Ministry of Information Society and Administration