Water-use permits open for public scrutiny and standardized monitoring for water quality and quantity
This is made possible by the digital platform that supports the Water Ledger - a water management database - and the Methodology for Monitoring of Water, which were developed within the “Clear it Up” campaign, for the needs of the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning (MoEPP).
Improving qualitative information from inspection services
The Inspection Council will amend the rulebook for preparation of the reports of the inspection services in order to improve qualitative information.
Improvements to the new Water Law would warrant complete water protection
The draft Law on Water opens up greater opportunities for the protection of water resources after the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning (MoEPP) involved civil society organizations and experts from the “Clear it Up” Alliance in the earliest stage of drafting the law. However, the "Clear it Up" Alliance believes that the proposed legal amendments are not enough and there are still shortcomings in terms of full regulation of water use and storage.
ICS launches regional project to popularize environmental communication
Environmental communication is essential to understand the complex environmental challenges and to strengthen the role of individuals and organizations in environmental management.
First ICS and IREX Symposium on Media Literacy in Higher Education
The complexity of media literacy and the various approaches in its implementation within the education were the main topics of the two-day international symposium organized by the Institute for Communication Studies (ICS) and IREX "Keeping up the pace: media literacy education in an acceleration age", which took place on 3 and 4 February 2022 as part of the USAID’s Media Literacy Project YouThink. The online event was attended by world-renowned media literacy persons of authority, such as American professors - Renee Hobbs and Paul Mihailidis, but also well-known individuals from Europe and the Western Balkans who empirically confirmed that the systematic
Youth for nature
Can the creativity of our youth change our environment, can the youth be the creators of the world they want to grow in?
The draft-law on environmental inspection should be improved via amendments made by Parliament
A consistent solution for coordination of state and local inspectors, functional supervision by the State Environmental Inspectorate (SEI) on local inspectors, a more substantial process of planning inspections, availability of inspectors after working hours and on weekends, equipping inspectors and strengthening of transparency. These are some of the proposed amendments to the Draft Law on Environmental Inspection, which is in parliamentary procedure. The proposed amendments were submitted to Parliament today by 35 civil society organizations, higher education institutions and experts, members of the Civic Inspection Council (CIS) and the Advocacy and Lobbying Alliance "Clear it Up,". Amendment proposers have requested MPs
International Higher Education Symposium organized by the Institute of Communication Studies and IREX “Keeping Up the Pace: Media Literacy Education in an Accelerating Age”
In previous decades, media literacy and media education mostly emphasized critical thinking, the need to understand how information is created and how media outlets are organized. But, with the development of technology and social media platforms, the patterns of both media creation and media consumption have been muddled.
CSOs, professors and experts present the 2030 environmental goals and priorities
Reducing air pollution, establishing an integrated waste management system and rigorous control of the industry, improving water quality, protecting forests and biodiversity, creating sustainable food production systems and taking greater climate action. These are some of the 2030 environmental objectives and priorities that representatives of civil society organizations, professors and experts from the “Clear it Up” Alliance conveyed today to President Stevo Pendarovski at a public discussion concerning the drafting of the Development Framework #MKD2030. According to them, the priority areas that require intensified actions are climate change, circular economy, air quality, waste and water management, industrial pollution, soil and sustainable food
Call for consultants under USAID’s media literacy project YouThink
USAID’s media literacy project YouThink is recruiting for consultant positions with experience in media literacy and critical thinking, education, journalism, training design, fact-checking, communications, and/or related fields to become Resource Development Consultants.