There is not enough knowledge about North Macedonia’s Digital Agenda and there is even less knowledge about the available e-services that the institutions offer to the citizens. As witnesses of the global COVID-19 pandemic, we can notice that the approach toward a digital transformation is more than a necessary step for better functioning of the society and we can see that many governments throughout the world, including the Western Balkans governments, instigated by the pandemic, have started creating new or improved versions of existing digital tools and e-services.
This was the general conclusion in the Report on the current condition and a guide for the promotion of North Macedonia’s Digital agenda that Metamorphosis Foundation prepared as part of the “Increasing Civic Engagement in the Digital Agenda – ICEDA” project which is financially supported by the European Union.
The session “Localizing the Western Balkans agenda” that will take place on the 25th of November and which is part of the 16th edition of the E-society’s conference titled “Inclusion and Effectiveness – Good Governance and the Internet,” willl be a discussion about the existing e-services and the measures taken to increase their number and usage in North Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia.
The speakers will emphasize the importance of good governance and the role of the digital agenda in the advancement of democracy and empowering the citizens. Stress will be put on the ongoing processes and efforts needed to create the right conditions for digital networks and services to yield the desired results.
For more information about the conference and the registration please follow the link.
The Digital Agenda is an initiative by the European Union, which was extended and adopted by 6 Western Balkans countries. The goal of this initiative is to help the citizens in the region to use completely the gains of the digital transformation.
The Digital agenda will allow the citizens to have the necessary skills in order to respond to the demands of the new economy and it will allow modernization of the public administrations, strengthening of the computer security, it will increase the interconnectedness and it will improve the business climate.
“The e-Society conference is organized by Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society in synergy with the projects “Increasing Civic Engagement in the Digital Agenda – ICEDA” and the “The Critical Thinking of Mediawise Citizens” (crithink.mk) with the financial support of the European Union. The views expressed during the conference do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.”