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.


Better coordination and implementation of the inspection supervision: What will help?

The work of environmental inspection services is of great importance in the prevention and sanctioning of acts that lead to degradation of natural resources. The effective planning of regular inspection supervisions enables proper deployment of the monitoring and control resources where they are most needed. The regular supervisions should be planned according to the risk assessment made by inspectors and the severity of the harmful effects on the protected goods, the environment and the human health. However, many of the inspection supervisions carried out in 2019 were extraordinary inspection supervisions, which means that the inspectors, instead of being preventive, often acted reactively.