Are young people involved in extracurricular activities in this area and what is being done by CSOs and institutions about environmental protection are some of the questions covered by the research "Local Priorities for Environmental Protection in Regions with Protected Areas (Demir Kapija, Prespa, Strumica Pelagonija, Tikves and Ohrid)” conducted by the Institute of Communication Studies in partnership with the Macedonian Ecological Society (MES). The main goal of the research is to strengthen the communication capacities for advocacy of the civil society organizations and youth and to strengthen the participation of the public in environmental decision making.
The “Handbook on how to communicate more effectively with the citizens through digital media: A Handbook for CSOs” provides an overview of the opportunities offered by digital media versus the traditional media. In addition, it looks at how digital media can help the CSOs to promote their activities, projects and initiatives. The Handbook also contains practical tips for creating effective messaging, audience segmentation, and tips on which digital tools are most appropriate for certain audiences, how to easily measure the impact of the social media and how to develop a social media plan that will help the CSOs reach their
The analysis “Connecting citizens: digital communications in civil society in Macedonia” addresses the benefits and the need for efficient and effective communication of the CSOs with their target groups and the general public using modern communication tools and techniques.
In the wake of the media reforms arising from the Przhino Agreement, a group of media organizations have submitted to the Government a Request for a systematic media reform which highlights the priority issues that require urgent legislative changes and practical measures to be implemented by the relevant institutions.
The purpose of the research was to explore the communication practices of the media, activists, and representatives of the state institutions during some of the citizen protests that took place in Macedonia in 2014 and 2015.
A group of experts and civil society organizations, including the Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) have prepared a Blueprint for immediate democratic reforms aimed at restoring democratic standards and values in Macedonia, thus restoring the confidence of the citizens in key state institutions.
The Institute of Communication Studies has produced a policy brief assessing the situation in the media sector in Macedonia, in the context of the recommendations made by the Senior Experts’ Group on systemic Rule of Law led by Reinhard Priebe.