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.


Local Action for Better Environmental Policy – SHAPE

“Local Action for Better Environmental Policy – SHAPE” is a project of the Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) and the Macedonian Environmental Society (MES), which aims to enable civil society organizations and young people to acquire skills and knowledge for environmental protection.

The project envisages the establishment of partnerships between high schools and civil society organizations from six regions in Macedonia, which will propose action to solve a local environmental problem. Both organizations will train eco-activists and students from Pelagonija, Ohrid, Strumica, Tikves, Demir Kapija and Prespa how to initiate and present a certain problem in their region, and in the solution of which they will involve citizens and institutions.

The project is implemented with the financial support of the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR).