Election Compass Macedonia 2016 is a project implemented in the period October 2016 – January 2017. The main aim of the project was creating an online voting advice application for the parliamentary elections held on December 11, 2016. This tool enabled citizens to compare their positions with the positions of the political parties and coalitions participating in the elections on 30 crucial societal issues. Around 10.000 citizens compared their positions with the ones of the parties, by which this tool contributed to a politically better informed citizenry.

Project director: Olimpija Hristova Zaevska

Team:

Trajche Panov – project manager and coder

Elena B. Stavrevska – public relations and coder

Marija Pavleska – public relations and coder

Milka Ivanovska Hadjievska – coder and blog editor

Borjan Gjuzelov – coder

Dane Taleski – coder

Bashkim Bakiu – coder

Rabie Abazi – coder and translator

Frosina Pandurska – Dramikjanin – translator

André Krouwel – academic consultant (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Levente Littvay – academic consultant (Central European University)

Ognjan Denkovski – academic consultant (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Oscar Moreda Laguna – general operations manager (Kieskompas BV)

Yordan Kutiyski – academic research coordinator (Kieskompas BV)

Zowie Langdon – technical implementation (Akoten BV)

David Kempenaar – graphic design (Tree62)

Partners:

Kieskompas BV, Netherlands

Central European University, Hungary

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

Financial support:

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

German Embassy in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Project website: https://www.izborenkompas.mk/mk/

Project Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/izborenkompas/

Action research and human rights education for rural youth is a project realized in cooperation with Qendrat Youth For Social Change from Tirana, Albania in the period October 2015 – June 2016. The project main goal was to encourage human rights advocacy activities by young people who live in rural areas, through education and training for advocacy skills. Impact, as a project partner, had the task to identify, select and prepare participants for two training events held in Albania. Impact also conducted research for the needs of youth in rural areas and in relation to their basic human rights and freedoms.

Impact project coordinator: Ilona Olehlova

Partners: Qendrat Youth For Social Change, Albania

Financial support: Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission

Citizen On is an international training event that took place in Brno, Czech Republic in the period 15-24 April 2015 and in Skopje, Macedonia on 26 September and 10 October 2015. The training included 24 youth workers and leaders from the Czech Republic, Turkey, Macedonia, Croatia, Italy, France and Latvia. The main goal of the training was to introduce participants to the practice of citizen journalism, as a tool for disseminating stories in their communities and achieving social impact. The participants had the chance to present stories on the topic of homelessness through photography, video and text.

Impact project coordinator: Ilona Olehlova

Partner: Be International, Czech Republic

Financial support: Erasmus+ Programme of European Commission

Seminar on nonviolent citizen movements: theory and practice is the first activity of Impact, held on 4-5 October 2014 in Skopje. This event was realized in cooperation with the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict from Washington D.C., US. The two-day workshop was attended by young activists and participants in civic initiatives and movements in Macedonia. The main goal of the event was to inform participants on the success and effectiveness of nonviolent civic movements around the world and to encourage the use of nonviolent strategies in influencing and advancing public causes.

Project director: Roska Vrgova

Partner: International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, US

Financial support: International Center on Nonviolent Conflict