Skopje, July 22, 2020
On July 20th, the third video session was held of the Council for Coordination and Monitoring of the Open Government Partnership Process and National OGP Action Plan 2018-2020.
The session was organized and chaired by Ms. Maja Petkovska Leses, co-chair of the Council for Coordination and Monitoring of the Open Government Partnership Process (Council) and National OGP Action Plan 2018-2020 (NAP).
A total of 11 Council members participated on the session, as well as Gordana Gapikj Dimitrovska – National Open Government Partnership Coordinator under the Ministry of Information Society and Administration (MISA), Adrian Abazi and Stanislav Vasilevski – MISA; Aleksandra Cvetkovska – NDI; Bojan Vasilevski – Parliament of the Republic of North Macedonia; Zlatko Atanasov – Parliamentary Institute – Parliament of the Republic of North Macedonia; Aleksandra Jovevska Gjorgjovska – Instutute for Democracy “Societas Civilis“; Gorica Nadzinska – CPIA; Marija Nikolovska Arsovska and Kjendresa Sulejmani – Foundation Metamorphosis.
Two representatives of the expert and administrative unit under MISA and Ivona Stalevska from the Foundation Open Society Macedonia (Council member and coordinator of the OGP Civil Society Organizations Network) secured administrative and logistics support for preparation and organization of the session.
After adopting the proposed agenda, the working group established by the Council for Coordination and Monitoring of the Open Government Partnership Process and National OGP Action Plan 2018-2020 during a session held on 09.06.2020, with members: Darko Antikj from the Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women, Ivona Staleska from Foundation Open Society Macedonia, Eli Chakar from Ministry of Local Self-Government, Gordana Gapikj Dimitrovska from the Ministry of Information Society and Administration, Sunchica Kostovska-Petrovska from Foundation Open Society Macedonia, Kjendresa Sulejmani and Marija Nikolovska Arsovska from Foundation for Internet and Society Metamorphosis, tasked to prepare the proposed timeframe and manner of implementation of the process of co-creation of the Open Government Partnership Action Plan 2020-2022, notified the council members about the proposed dynamics and procedure for implementation of the process of co-creation and presented the draft documents: Proposed procedure for implementation of public consultations for creating new priorities and commitments within the “Open Government Partnership” process; documents deriving from the proposed procedure (Timeframe for preparation of NAP, forms to be filled – part of the co-creation procedure, Public call for application to participate in the process of co-creation of the National OGP Action Plan 2020 – 2022), as well as proposed guidelines for conducting a questionnaire to assess implementation of measures under National OGP Action Plans and the need to include said measures in the new action plan.
Council members reviewed and discussed the proposed documents. Upon necessary amendments in the contents, the council members decided to adopt the documents during a correspondence Council session on 29.07.2020. Voting would be conducted electronically by entering individual credentials of every Council member.
Furthermore, during the Council session, Aleksandra Cvetkovska from NDI presented ongoing activities in the process of co-creating commitments for Open Parliament, whereas Gorica Nadzinska from CPIA present ongoing activities in the process of co-creating commitments for Open Judiciary.
Ministry of Information Society and Administration