European Civic Forum

ECF

 

The European Civic Forum is a young network with a strong European ambition: to encourage a civic and popular ownership of Europe by its citizens. The European Civic Forum (FCE) is a transnational network gathering today 91 associations and NGOs from 23 countries of the European Union. It was created on 17 December 2005 in Strasbourg after a meeting of European NGO leaders that took place in the Council of Europe.  The members of the FCE are national, regional and local associations and NGOs engaged, in their country, in matters relating to citizenship and civic education. Some European networks involved in these questions are also members of the network.

The objectives of the European  Civic Forum are the following ones:
  • To work in order to bring to the foreground a real European civic dialogue based on clear thinking, exchange and the elaboration of propositions on the use of civic rights for all and on the link between citizens and the European institutions and administrations;
  • To encourage meetings and exchange programmes between associations and NGOs in each of the countries involved during initiatives and events of civic nature, organised by network members;
  • To carry out information and awareness campaigns for the European citizens, but also claiming campaigns through the collection of signatures in order to influence the policies of the European Union;
  • To organise, every year, in a different European country, a meeting of European NGOs leaders.These civic forums, all the while promoting the human, cultural and festive dimensions of European construction, will make it possible to clarify and to precise the civic and democratic model that we want for Europe.

*For further informations please visit the official web site of Europian Civic Forum: www.civic-forum.fr

COALITION OF YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS "SEGA"

logo_segaYouth Council Prilep and two partner organizations led the initiative to establish a coalition of youth organizations to apply and implement the project “National Youth Action Plan”. Continuing the process, the Coalition of Youth Organizations SEGA was unofficially established on January 20th, 2004 in order to contribute to the development andimplementation of the National Youth Strategy of Macedonia and to improve the satisfaction of the needs of the youth. On the 27th of September 2004, a decision was made to formally register the Coalition as a citizen association. Coalition SEGA is a national organization with collective membership.The membership of the Coalition (at the moment) consists of 15 full and 14 associate member organizations.

The management structure is composed of the following bodies:

  • Assembly – composed  of all members;
  • Steering  Committee – composed of five representatives from the full members;
  • Supervisory Committee – composed of three representatives from the Assembly members.

The executive structure is organized in the Central office, which is located in Prilep, and five Regional offices in:Shtip, Ohrid, Tetovo and 2 offices in Skopje.

Official web site: www.sega.org.mk

SWG RRD

The “SWG” stands for Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group in South Eastern Europe and is an International Intergovernmental Organization, consisted of governmental institutions responsible for rural development in respective countries and territories. Its managing and coordinative body is the SWG Head Office/Secretariat, based in Skopje, Macedonia.

The SWG, as a platform for networking and regional co- operation, has been established during the Agricultural Policy Forum 2005 (“Rural Development Opportunities for Co-operation in the SEE”) held in Macedonia and Serbia in June 2005. The SWG is acting as per the conclusions of the Leipzig Agricultural Policy Forum and the adopted Agenda 2004.

It was founded on the basis of a common wish to establish an organization for sustainable rural development in SEE. As an organization the SWG is a non-political body, acting in a spirit of friendship and good neighborliness and enhances mutual respect and confidence, dialogue and cooperation among the Member Institutions.

 

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Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA)

ALDA

About ALDA

ALDA – the European Association for Local Democracy is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to the promotion of good governance and citizen participation at the local level. ALDA in particular focuses on activities that facilitate cooperation between local authorities and civil society. ALDA was established in 1999 at the initiative of the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional

Authorities to coordinate and support a network of Local Democracy Agencies which was established in the early 1990s. It remains one of its supporting programmes. It is the umbrella organisation of the Local Democracy

Agencies which are self-sustainable, locally registered NGOs that act as promoters of good governance and local self-government. ALDA is a membership based organisation gathering more than 190 members – including Local Authorities, Associations of Local Authorities and non-governmental organisations – from over 35 countries. ALDA is funded through membership fees and project funding from the European Commission, the Council of Europe and other public and private donors.

What is unique about ALDA?

Most of ALDA’s work is based on the method of multilateral decentralized cooperation. This method involves a multi-stakeholder approach which focuses on strong partnerships between Local Authorities and non- governmental organisations. These partnerships create positive synergy and ensure that common goals are reached in a successful way.

What we do?

In the framework of promoting good governance and citizen participation at the local level ALDA focuses on various themes, such as European integration, decentralisation, civic initiatives and volunteering, human rights and sustainable economic development.

Where we work?

ALDA works in most of Europe and the European Neighbourhood countries. Activities in the European Union focus in particular on the promotion of Active European Citizenship. Activities in the Western Balkans and European Neighbourhood focus on good governance, citizen participation, European integration and decentralisation.

Most of the Local Democracy Agencies are located in the Western Balkans, which gives a natural focus on that area. But ALDA is also becoming more and more active in the European Neighbourhood. In 2006 a Local Democracy Agency was established in Kutaisi in Georgia and in 2011 a Local Democracy Agency was opened in Gyumri in Armenia. In 2015, the LDA of the Dnipropetrovsk Region in Ukraine was opened. ALDA is also leading several other projects and developing partnerships in other European neighbourhood countries, such a Belarus, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey.

 

Y-PEER network

Y-PEER is international network that is supported by the United Nations Population Fund. Beside this fund the network is supported by many other foundations like Dance4LIfe, MTV Staying Alive Foundation and other.
Also, Y-PEER exists and works in Macedonia for few years now putting a special stress on the folowing activities:

  • Marking an international days in Macedonia: World AIDS day, International day of Young people
  • National trainings for trainers for sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Filming a video for MTV competition and other

More about the work and the activities of the network at: http://youthpeer.org.mk/

PHILIA – ASSOCIATION OF MULTIETHNIC CITIES OF SOUTHEAST EUROPE

The Association was founded in 2003 deriving from the project of the Igman Initiative – a micro project for building cooperation between the cities in the triangle Tuzla-Osijek-Novi Sad, based on the Agreement on Interethnic Tolerance. The Association functionally answers the need to periodically compare experiences, analyze general problems and determine joint priorities for the activities of the civil society sector and local authorities on the improvement of interethnic tolerance and cooperation, based on the principals of The European Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Basic Liberties, The European Charter on Local Self Government, The Charter of Paris on the New Europe, The Framework Convention on the Protection of National Minorities and finally, also based upon the principals of the Constitution of the European Union.

The PHILIA’s headquarter is in Novi Sad (Serbia) but PHILIA has its offices in all countries of the region of Southeast Europe: Croatia, Albania, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia.

Peoples technique

Association for promotion of technical education and science – New Peoples Technique – Tetovo (APTON) is an alliance of associations with special authorization given by the Ministry for education and science of Republic of Macedonia, aiming to develop technical and scientific culture with the young people and to motivate attainment of new knowledge. The programs of APTON – NPT as well as the programs of the Republic alliance are financially supported from the budget of Republic of Macedonia through the Ministry of education and science.

APTON – NPT is a member of the Alliance of association. of technical culture of Republic of Macedonia. To see more about the work and activities of the Alliance visit their official web site:http://www.atcm.org.mk/

UNITED Against Racism

UNITED coordinates, supports and strengthens a network of 560 organisations from 46 European countries. They all share values such as intercultural communication, diversity and Human Rights. We are concerned about the international situation and about the direct and indirect forms of discrimination, hate crimes and intolerance and highlight intercultural understanding, equal rights for all and a Europe without racism.

For more information about the work and activities of the Network UNITED visit the official site of the network: http://www.unitedagainstracism.org/

Coalition for REKOM

Member of the REKOM network of non-governmental organizations, associations and individuals who advocate for establishing a regional and independent commission with a mandate to establish and publicly disclose facts about war crimes and other serious violations of human rights in the former Yugoslavia, including the fate of the missing.

For more information about the work and activities of the Coalition for Rekom visit the official site of the coalition: http://www.korekom.org/