On July 6, 2022, Eurothink – Centre for European Strategies in cooperation with the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) organized a EUROTALK session with the Deputy Director of the Intelligence Agency of the Republic of North Macedonia, Mrs. Aleksandra Bakrevska Dodovska. The session took place at the premises of hotel Solun in Skopje, and it gathered a significant number of guests from the civil society sector, mainly representatives of the “Network 24” (a CSOs network working in the field of Chapter 24 of the EU acquis: Justice, Freedom, and Security) journalists and media representatives.
The aim of the session was to discuss about the communication approach of the Intelligence Agency (IA) of the Republic of North Macedonia towards the public, collaboration between the civil society and the Agency as well as how to increase the levels of trust between the Agency and the public. At the beginning of the event, Mrs. Bakrevska Dodovska presented a general overview of the work of the Agency, with a particular focus on their transparency and communication strategies towards the public. It was particularly emphasized that due to the sensitive scope of work of the agency, the communication approach towards the public is rather specific.
The expose of the Deputy Director of the Intelligence Agency was followed by a constructive and fruitful Q&A session. This EUROTALK session is a first in a row of security sector related EUROTALKS as part of an endeavor and activity undertaken by Eurothink which is themed: “Proactive agencies for greater civil trust” – Improving the public communication strategies of the security sector agencies in North Macedonia financially supported by the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) as part of the Intelligence and Security Sector Reform Program 2021 – 2026 implemented by DCAF.