About ICS

The Institute of Communication Studies is a leading research organization in the field of journalism and media studies, public relations and corporate communications. Our mission is to contribute towards strengthening of Macedonian democracy by working with media, civil society and public institutions, educating a critical public that will ask for greater transparency and accountability through engagement in the policy creation process.



Macedonia is threatened by various pollutants. Air pollution is one of the highest in Europe, a large amount of waste is not being recycled, water quality is deteriorating, there is excessive deforestation, biodiversity is under the threat of extinction, and climate change is affecting food production. In such a growing environmental crisis, public institutions, businesses, civil society organizations, the media and academia should become increasingly accountable for their actions and communicate about the environment. In this way, awareness and understanding of complex environmental issues will be raised, which in turn will strengthen the role of citizens and organizations in the