Skopje, July 31, 2020
On July 29, the fourth correspondence session of the Council for Coordination and Monitoring of the Open Government Partnership Process and National OGP Action Plan 2018-2020.
The fourth correspondence session noted attendance from: Maja Petkovska Leses – Cabinet of the Minister without Portfolio in Charge of Communications, Accountability and Transparency; German Filkov – Center for Civil Communications; Maja Konevska – State Commission for Prevention of Corruption; Misha Popovikj – Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis”; Goran Mojanoski – Ministry of Finance; Darko Antikj – Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women; Nadica Josifovski – Ministry of Information Society and Administration; Martin Todevski – Center for Change Management; Eli Chakar – Ministry of Local Self-Government; Blagica Dimitrovska – Association for Promotion and Development of Inclusive Society “Inkluziva”; Dushan Tomshikj – Ministry of Labour and Social Policy; Ivona Stalevska – Foundation Open Society Macedonia; Teodora Obradovikj Grncharovska – Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning and Natasha Markovska – Academy of Sciences and Arts of the Republic of North Macedonia – MANU.
MISA provided expert and administrative support for preparation, organization and implementation of the session.
In light of the initiation of the process of the fifth Open Government Partnership Action Plan 2021-2023, during this session the Council adopted the following documents: Procedure for Conducting Consultations with Stakeholders on Creation of New Priorities and Commitments Within the Process “Open Government Partnership” with timeframe, Public Call for Applying to Participate in the Process of Co-creating the Open Government Partnership Action Plan 2021 – 2023 with Form and Guidelines for conducting a questionnaire for assessment of implementation of measures under the National OGP Action Plan 2018-2020 and the need to include said measures in the new action plan.
During this session, the Council established a working group consisted of council members. The group in question was tasked to prepare materials deriving from the Procedure for Conducting Consultations with Stakeholders on Creation of New Priorities and Commitments Within the Process “Open Government Partnership”: plan for promotion of the public call, educational materials and criteria for assesing relevance and relation to OGP principles. Members of the working group are the following council members: Maja Petkovska Leses, German Filkov, Misha Popovikj, Darko Antikj, Nadica Josifovski, Martin Todevski, Eli Chakar, Blagica DImitrovska and Ivona Stalevska.
This approach is expected to provide systemized manner of planning and implementation of the consultation process, which, in turn, would ensure timely, streamlined, inclusive and transparent process of co-creation of the new National Open Government Partnership Action Plan 2021-2023.
Ministry of Information Society and Administration