Governments of the Western Balkan (WB) countries achieve low scores when it comes to information provision on their performance to the public.
Monitoring done within the regional WeBER project indicates worrying trends in proactive informing of the citizens by the governments of the Western Balkans, particularly in aspects related to annual reporting, budget, public consultation, with a clear lack of citizen-friendliness in presentation of information and absence of open data practices.
Impact Institute for Research (Skopje, Macedonia) conducted research within the framework of “Comparative analysis and recommendations for improvement of the practices for external consultation in policy creation of local self-governments in the South-East region in Macedonia” project.
Consultations of DG NEAR with representatives from international and non-governmental organisations took place on 19th of January 2018 in Brussels.
Preliminary results of the research on the civil society and citizen involvement in decision and policy-making process, conducted by Praxis within the project “Contributing to Public Administration Reform (PAR) in Kraljevo“ reveal that public participation in the process adopting legal acts in Kraljevo is almost non-existant.
On 30 October 2017, Institut Alternativa organised the second meeting of PAR National Working Group (NWG) in Podgorica, Montenegro.