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Project title: Equal Access for Effective Justice (2018-2020)

Donor: Central Financing and Contracting Department - Ministry of Finance, through the grant scheme “Strengthening the impact of the civil society in effective justice sector reforms” EuropeAid/159467/ID/ACT/MK

Implementer: Florozon – Centre for Environmental Democracy and EMLA (Environmental Management and Law Association)

Overall objective:

The project overall objective is to give a contribution towards creation of an independent, impartial, efficient, quality and transparent judiciary, responsible for the protection of individual rights and freedoms of thee citizens, thereby to enable appropriate protection of the public interest. на јавниот интерес

Specific goals:

  • To contribute to the building of an effective legal aid system in the country;
  • To increase the existing capacities of the civil society organizations and the relevant institution representatives on environmental law and free legal aid opportunities;
  • To enable inter-sectorial and multi-stakeholder cooperation based on partnership and networking vis-à-vis the judicial reform for free legal aid;
  • To provide the enabling environment for the marginalized groups;

To raise the awareness of the public on the right on environmental justice and existing legal remedying mechanisms i.e. free legal aid mechanism.


Project Title: Healthy Environment for Healthy Employees (2018)

Donor: European Commission through the grant scheme of Macedonian Occupational Safety and Health Association

The aim of the project is to promote the need for improvement of the national OSH legislation through application of the investigative journalism based on partnership and cooperation among the CSOs, media and relevant institutions in the Republic of Macedonia

  • Specific objectives of the project are:
  • Identification and definition of the gaps in the national legislative vis-à-vis the health and safety of the workers working outdoors in conditions of enormous air pollution
  • Raising awareness on prevention of the work-related diseases and accidents

Enabling OSH investigative case - research journalism aimed at achieving safe, productive and healthy working environment of the employees


Project Title: Citizens as active partner in water policy reform” IPA/TAIB12-7457/1 (2017-2018)

Donor: Central Financing and Contracting Department - Ministry of Finance as a part of the program for “Strengthened inclusion of the civil society in the reforms on the path to EU integrations” (Europe Aid/138660/ID/ACT/MK)

Overall Objective:

The overall objective of the project is to contribute towards improvement of the inclusion of the civil society in the creating, implementing and monitoring of the policies for water management. The specific goal is building the CSOs’ capacities for active and sustainable participation in the processes of enacting decisions for water management, but also as a protection of the water consumers’ rights through networking and partnership development.


Project Title: Development of Environmental Investigative Journalism (IPA/2015/370-710) (2016-2017)

Donor: EU Delegation grant scheme “Civil Society Support Action 2014 for building the capacities of the civil society organizations and freedom of the media” - Europe Aid/136-992/DD/ACT/MK

Implementer: Florozon – Centre for Environmental Democracy

Overall Objective: The overall objective of the project “Development of ecological research journalism” is to strengthen the cooperation between the civil society organizations and the media.

Specific goals of the project:

  • Development of the research journalism based on cooperation among the civil society organizations and media houses;
  • Creating a function of a supervisor which will be undertaken through the introduction of innovative tools for civil journalism.
  • Improved eco-journalism based on cooperation, networking, exchange of relevant information, as well as providing financial support.

Project Title: Local Action for Global Climate Adaptation (2016)

Donor: Embassy of Germany in Skopje

General objective of the project is enabling green development through transfer of knowledge and public awareness on adverse effects of climate changes on agriculture in the Republic of Macedonia. Specific objectives are:

  • Informing the farming community on the adverse effects of global warming
  • Development and transfer of knowledge on key stakeholders in Macedonia

Promotion of agricultural adaptation measures to climate changes

 


 

Project Title: Right to know – right now! (2014-2015)

Donor: Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Serbia

The overall objective is to give a contribution towards the implementation of monitoring of PRTR in the Republic of Macedonia. The specific objective is enhancement of capacity of key PRTR stakeholders in the Republic of Macedonia. The goal of this project is to enhance the capacity PRTR stakeholders to interact with and to monitor institutions and bodies responsible for development and implementation for the national PRTR system of Macedonia.

 


 

Project title: Improvement of the Environmental Legal Framework in the Field of Water Supply Consumer Right in the Republic of Macedonia (2012-2013)

Donor: Embassy of the United Kingdom in Macedonia

The main objective of the project is to implement integrated approach in managing the water resources in Macedonia by changing and amending the Law on Water in the R. of Macedonia. The results should be publishing an Analysis of the Water Supply Consumer Rights and amendments to the aforementioned Law.

 


 

Project Title: Improving of the living conditions in the Institute for Rehabilitation of Children and Youths with Special Needs in Skopje (IRCYSN) (2012-2013)

Donor: Embassy of Japan in Austria

The aim of the project is partial renovation of the institute, thereby improving the quality of life and health of the children and youths living in the IRCYSN. The main result is complete renovation of 8 (eight) sanitary knots located in the dormitory area of the institution. Namely, the overall water and sewer pipeline was replaced with new one, as well as toilet equipment were replaced too.

 


 

2011- Norwegian Embassy Skopje

Name of project: Greening Macedonian Justice

The main aim of the project is to strengthen the judicial system, the rule of law and democratization processes in Macedonia by building the capacities of the representatives of the Office of the Ombudsman and the Civil Society Organizations in environmental justice. The project is financing the printing of a manual which explains the citizens' environmental rights, the competences and obligations of the Ombudsman's office vis-a-vis environmental matters and the process of lodging complaints with the office of the Ombudsman. The project is also planned to deliver training sessions for representatives of the offices of the ombudsman and civil society organizations.

 


 

2010-2011- City of Skopje

Name of project : Renewable Sources of Energy and Energy Efficiency in the City of Skopje

The main objective of the project is the promotion of renewable energy sources, reduction of the emission of greenhouse gases and the possibility for sustainable economic development at local level. This project encompassed the organization of 3 workshops on the topic of renewable sources of energy, printing of a manual "Build Your Own Solar Panel" as well as the implementation of a media campaign throughout the City of Skopje.

 


 

2009-2010 - US Embassy Skopje

Name of the project: Opening the Door to Environmental Democracy

The aim of the project was institutional capacity building for imlementation and advancement of citizens' rights to access to information and public participation and creation of an open and strong democratic society with enahanced environmental protection.

Florozon implemented 3 training programs throughout Macedonia for the representatives of the local self-government and the interested NGOs.

 


 

2008-2010 - World Resurce Institute-USA/World Bank

Within the projected time-frame, three convergent projects were implemented with the main goal of supporting continuous change of governmental environment-related policies. On the basis of an assessment carried out by Florozon, the projects supported the implementation of legal and institutional reforms in the area of citizens' access rights. Through the implementation of the recommendations from the assessment the projects fostered the possibility for a constructive dialogue among all acting parties i.e. the Government, civil society, local authorities and the media.

 


 

2009-2010 - International Budget Partnership - IBP

Name of the project: Monitoring of Transparency of Government Budgets and Application of the Law on Free Access to Information

Florozon was selected by the International Budget Partnership as a national partner to conduct a Monitoring for Access to Information, as a part of the "6 Questions Campaign". This campaign was conducted at same time in 85 different countries around the world and its purpose was the testing of the implementation of the Law on Free Access to Information.

 


 

2009-2010 - Norwegian Embassy Skopje

Name of the project: Promotion of renewable sources of energy on local level

The main objective of the project was the promotion of renewable energy sources, the reduction of the emission of greenhouse gasses and the possibility for sustainable economic development at local level. Within the project framework students from primary schools from the municipality of Gjorce Petrov were trained and educated to build solar panels based on models procured by Florozon.

 


 

2009 - German Embassy Skopje

Name of the project: Integrated Waste Management in Rural Areas in the Municipality of Gjorce Petrov

The project had the goal of setting up a waste management system in the rural areas of the municipality of Gjorce Petrov by the procurement and setting up of waste containers in five rural populated areas, followed by a second phase which had an educational character with the main purpose of raising awareness among the local population about waste management and a clean living environment.

 


 

2009 - European ECO Bureau - Brussels

Name of the project: Conducting of Research on Public Participation in Environmental Matters

The purpose of this project was to determine the level of implementation of Article 7 of the Aarhus Convention - Public participation in policies and government programs. Florozon monitored the legal framework, the functioning of state authorities and practical implementation of art.7 and drafted a report on the afore-said. The conclusions and recommendations were also a part of this analysis. The report was made a part of a comparative analysis covering all countries that are parties to the Aarhus Convention.

 


 

2006-2008 British Embassy Skopje/ DEFRA UK

Name of the project: Building the Capacities of the Judiciary

The aim of this project was the organization of the first training for representatives of the judiciary branch in the Republic of Macedonia and topic was "Alternative Mechanisms and an Effective Judiciary in Procedures for Access to Information and Public Participation in Environmental Matters". The training, led by the Environmental Ombudsman of Hungary, Dr. Sandor Fulop, was attended by 75 judges from all 25 basic courts in Macedonia.

 


 

2007- Norwegian Embassy Skopje

Name of Project: Inclusion of Youth in Waste Management

The goal of the project was the procurement of equipment and setting up bins for waste as well as educating students on waste management on the territory of the municipality of Gjorce Petrov.

 


 

2005- DEFRA- The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Name of the project: Office for Free Legal Assistance

The office for free legal assistance opened in 2005 and its basic mission is free legal representation for all persons in need of legal protection vis-a-vis all matters pertinent to the environment. The office works exclusively according to the principles of the Aarhus Convention.