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The institutions in North Macedonia still publish data in scan-to-PDF documents

If the personnel of the institutions had been trained to work with open data and about the process of publishing this data, as well as the advanced technical aspects thereof, then this knowledge has to be put into practice in their everyday work. This is the opinion of Professor Ivan Chorbev, a Dean at the Faculty of Computer Science...

Hackathons are the main door for promoting young people’s innovative business ideas

The innovative ideas by young winners at the data hackathons, organized by Metamorphosis Foundation as part of the USAID's Project for Civic Engagement, but also other initiatives in the region, have proven their big potential at today's panel discussion on the subject of "What can be done with open data?" that took place as part of the International Open...

Open Data Conference: The public interest prevails on the side of the right to information, as opposed to the right to privacy

The public interest establishes the balance between basic human rights and the freedom of expression/informing and privacy. If the public interest prevails over the private interest, then the data and information can be revealed regardless of if they represent a violation of the privacy of a certain individual or a group. This, among other issues, was stated during the...

Metamorphosis Foundation’s International Open Data Conference has started

The International Open Data Conference “Data and the Culture of Openness” that is organized by the Metamorphosis Foundation was opened today at the Holiday Inn hotel. Today, two sessions of the three-day program took place at the Conference that is organized as part of the USAID Project for civic engagement. At the opening of the conference, in his opening speech,...

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....

Metamorphosis Foundation: Openness not priority for municipalities in North Macedonia

Only 10 municipalities in North Macedonia have published civil budgets, while the local self-government units are meeting only a modest 27% of the indicators in the sub-domain of financial transparency. The municipalities aren't publishing data about salaries of officials and the salaries of the members of their councils. This is just a small part of the results of the research...

Discindo Team wins 3-day Open Data Hackathon organized by Metamorphosis Foundation

The online Open Data Hackathon for students and start-ups has a winner. The Discindo team offered the best and most creative software solution for the challenge that the local self-government units are facing when publishing the budget, as part of the hackathon that was organized by the Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society as part of the USAID Civic...

Open call for participation in the online Open Data Hackathon

The Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society is organizing the first Open Data Hackathon as part of the USAID Civic Engagement Project. This four-day challenge aims to bring together and encourage young, creative and innovative people to develop demo innovative solutions that should bring closer to citizens the open data published by state institutions.   WHO CAN APPLY? Students and startup companies...

Sanjay Pradhan: Building partnership between citizens and government is of particular significance during the COVID-pandemic

Sanjay Pradhan, the Chief Executive Officer of the Open Government Partnership - OGP, addressed yesterday the Government of North Macedonia's session. For the past 10 years, North Macedonia has been a part of this initiative and has implemented four Action Plans with the assistance of the civil sector. Pradhan explained that OGP's goal is to secure that the governments...

Open Data Portal is a good step forward, but for full transparency there is still a lot of work to be done

The creation and launch of the new Open Data Portal for the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia is a good step forward, which gives a clear signal of commitment to transparency. However, in order to identify the real potential benefits, it is necessary to open data that will enable the creation of new products and services by...

Government launches open data portal data.gov.mk

The Ministry of Information Society and Administration today launched a new national open data portal where 111 data sets have been published, from 42 institutions, all part of the public administration reform. According to the Minister of Information Society Damjan Mancevski, some of the data available on the portal have been published for the first time; some have already been published,...

New tool for public procurement data

The Public Procurements Bureau, operating as a part of the Ministry of Finance, created the Open Data platform available at the e-Nabavki website. The new tool allows every interested party to conduct personalized analyses and research on the public procurements system or any specific institution and contracting party in the public procurement itself. According to the Ministry of Finance’s spokesperson, Jovana...