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Towards transparent, accountable and inclusive police in North Macedonia

Key information about the project

Donor

United States National Endowment for Democracy

Time frame of implementation

July 2021 – June 2022

General goal of the project

To contribute to better police work and increased trust in the police of the Republic of North Macedonia.

Specific objective of the project

1. Strengthening the trust between the police and the citizens, by promoting the concept of “police in the community”, which enables mutual cooperation and communication.
2. Contributing to the improvement of public opinion and understanding regarding the transparency and accountability of the police organization through an increased degree of supervision and dialogue.

Activities

1. Analysis of existing legislation and national strategies to identify trends and challenges in police and supervision of their work.
2. Public opinion research at the national level, to measure citizen perceptions and trust in the police.
3. Implementation of eight (8) focus groups in the eight planning regions in North Macedonia.
4. Conduct structured interviews with police representatives from the eight planning regions.
5. Drafting of three public policy documents related to institutional challenges for implementing sustainable policies aimed at improving police integrity, including studies that provide practical recommendations and a roadmap to more transparent, accountable, and participatory work.
6. Carrying out seven discussions involving representatives of the police, local authorities and civil society where they will talk about improving communication and social dialogue between citizens and the police organization, as well as local authorities.

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