CONFERENCE: Transparency and Accountability: A Perfect Pair for Restoring Confidence in Public Institutions
Government transparency and accountability are of key importance for citizens’ trust in its work. When citizens feel a closer interaction and connection with the institutions, trust tends to grow. Otherwise, when transparency is eroded and there are reservations about the responsibility of the institutions, it leads to their delegitimisation and decline of public trust.
We invite you to participate in the conference Transparency and Accountability: A Perfect Pair to Restore Trust in Public Institutions, which will be held on 12 December, 2023, starting at 10:00 a.m., at the Limak hotel – Skopje.
The conference will offer new perspectives and approaches for increasing trust in government institutions, with a focus on transparency and accountability in the areas of rule of law and corruption. Prominent speakers from the country and abroad will discuss the responsibility of government institutions when non-transparency and non-accountability signal corruption and the proactivity of the prosecutor’s office and the judiciary in discovering and prosecuting such practices.
Please register to participate in the conference no later than 7 December (Thursday) on the button below.
*Travel expenses will be covered for participants coming from outside Skopje.
The conference is organized by the Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) within the project Use Facts, which is supported by British Embassy Skopje.
Registration and coffee
Assoc. Prof. Zaneta Trajkoska, PhD, Director, Institute of Communication Studies
Dr. Dimitar Kovachevski, President of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia
HE Matthew Lawson Ambassador of the United Kingdom in North Macedonia
Session 1: Suppressed or Nurtured ‘Right to Know’: Transparency and Trust in Public Institutions
Moderator: Prof. Nenad Markovich, PhD, Faculty of Law Iustinianus Primus – Skopje
Open Government Partnership Action Plan 2024-2026: Next Step
With transparency in the fight against corruption
Difficulties in measuring the transparency of public institutions: formal procedures
Reaping transparency’s benefits: between promises and pitfalls
Session 2: Reconsideration of the Culture of Responsibility of Public Institutions
Moderator: Vasko Magleshov, Journalist and president of the Judicial Media Council
Practicing transparency, accountability, and responsibility in the operations of the State Audit Office
Institutional proceedings and feedback after decisions of SCPC
The public sees corruption – do the institutions see it?
Transparency is the guardian of the integrity of judgesBesa Ademi, Judge and President of the Supreme Court