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Institutions use the interoperability platform “as they wish”, citizens wander around counters [infographic]

Institutions in the RNM communicate very little with each other through the Interoperability Platform, which is intended for the exchange of data through electronic systems, with the aim of more efficient and faster provision of services. The data provided by Portalb.mk show that, in general, all institutions on the Platform have a decrease in the number of executed transactions,...

Josifovska-Danilovska: Without a digital identity there is no continuation of the digital transformation of public services

Digital identity is very important to discuss in the digital age because without digital identity we will not be able to continue with the digital transformation of public services. Estonia’s road to digitalization is a good example to follow and master in the local circumstances of our countries. This was stated at the panel “Dialogues for the Digital Agenda:...

Openness Index: Government of North Macedonia first, Parliament third in Western Balkans

According to the latest Openness Index, which ranked four countries from the Western Balkans - North Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, i.e. their governments and parliaments, the Government of North Macedonia was ranked first on the list, while the country's Parliament was ranked third. The evaluation of the state of good governance of the parliaments and the executive...

Artificial intelligence has already arrived, we only need to know how to reap the benefits

We should not be afraid that artificial intelligence (AI) could completely replace man, because it can only be a tool that will make some things easier. Just as we all now use a computer and it helps us, so AI can be a tool to be better. For example, those doctors who will use it as a tool will...

Metamorphosis Foundation’s research: Average openness of municipalities in North Macedonia in 2021 was 25%

In North Macedonia there are municipalities that have two official websites or have a website which is not registered with the gov.mk domain. On the other hand, the websites of some municipalities, like the municipality of Saraj, aren't meeting the cyber security standards. Even 12 of the country's local self-government units didn't publish their budgets on their official websites....

Discussion about 5G: The advantages are enormous, the dangers, so far, lie only in the conspiracy theories

All the  scientific studies that were conducted or are underway all around the world including the measurements in the places where this technology is implemented, including the measurements during the tests conducted in Skopje, show that 5G technology has no proven adverse effect on people's health or the living environment. It is always good to be cautious, to question...

Call for applications for grants to civil society organizations promoting the Digital Agenda

The Foundation for Internet and Society - Metamorphosis, through the "Increasing Civic Engagement in the Digital Agenda – ICEDA” project that is co-financed by the European Union, published a call for applications for grants to civic organizations promoting the Digital Agenda. "Through the second Small Grants Scheme Cycle LOT 2:Awarding of grants for Digital Agenda Advocacy Initiatives, awarding 15 small...

North Macedonia: Government’s Plan for Fight against Corruption adopted, digitalization of the registers part of it

The Government of North Macedonia in today's session adopted the Plan for Fight against Corruption, whose implementation was elaborated in a press-conference by the Prime minister Zoran Zaev and the Deputy Prime minister Ljupco Nikolovski. The Anti-corruption Plan includes a group of measures and actions, the drafting of which was done in consultation with "Transparency International", the State Commission...

At this year’s E-Society conference, learn more about the existing e-services in North Macedonia and the region

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...

Investigative article: Aspects to pay close attention to: Security and privacy of electronic services in RNM (IV)

Cyber-security is one of the biggest challenges facing the modern digital world. Advances in technology and its inclusion in every segment of the functioning of society and state systems have also brought the risk of cyber attacks, certain structures or groups obtaining the data or information, which are super strong artillery to gain/cause great harm or great benefits, both...

Investigative article: We do not need proof of citizenship, we have an ID card, electronic services can remove many documents from use (III)

The electronic services in RNM would remove some documents from use, which should not exist, to be withdrawn from use, because they only increase the costs of the citizens and are a waste of time when applying and waiting to receive it. "The idea for digitalization of the registers in the institutions is to remove from use some documents, for...

Investigative article: RNM’s Portal for e-Services is semi-functional, citizens possess the equipment, but do not receive information (II)

"More commitment by all state institutions is needed to exploit the full potential of the e-portal. The COVID-19 crisis has proved the importance of digitalising the public administration and strengthening the provision of online services to citizens and businesses through the e-portal "- was the message in the European Commission report published on 6 October 2020, regarding the use...

Investigative article: Citizens still go to the counters, N. Macedonia is 10 years behind Europe in digitalization (I) – Portalb.mk

Citizens of North Macedonia can hardly obtain documents "with just one click" on the Internet. This is because the state provides limited electronic services, the potential of the e-portal is not fully used, and citizens, although they have the equipment, do not have enough information about electronic services. According to the research conducted by "Portalb.mk", it appears that there...

COVID-19 crisis confirmed the need for promoting safe access to digital technologies

The COVID-19 pandemic is the best indicator for the need of digital technologies, that one way or another we are all using for work, learning, studying, fun, communication, playing games i.e. for normal functioning. They will have to be developed and promoted so that all citizens will be able to have access and possibilities for safe use. This was stated...

Metamorphosis Foundation is organizing online event “Dialogues for the Digital Agenda”

On the 30th of October, starting at 11 AM on the ZOOM online platform, the Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society will organize an online event titled "Dialogues for the Digital Agenda" which is a part of the “Increasing Civic Engagement in the Digital Agenda – ICEDA” project and is co-financed by the European Union. It is implemented in...