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.


ICS awarded with new UNESCO Chair

We’re pleased to announce that UNESCO has awarded the ICS with the UNESCO Chair in Futures and Media and Information Literacy under the UNESCO/UNITWIN Chairs Programme.

The main objectives of the UNESCO Chair will be:
1) to empower different groups of the population, including the young generation and disadvantaged groups in a changing and increasingly complex media landscape;
2) to endorse national and international futures and media and information literacy research of people’s skills, knowledge and understanding of communications technologies and the content they use;
3) to engage into national and international cooperation in futures literacy for inclusive and equitable knowledge societies in a changing environment.

We see this project as an opportunity to create long-term and sustainable cooperation in media and information literacy, as well as futures literacy, as a step towards creating a more responsible use of modern digital tools for communication and content sharing.

Be on the lookout for announcements regarding exciting new activities to be organised within the Chair.