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COMPONENT 3

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Research and Development (R&D) contributes to the production of new CS knowledge as well as to the development of practical tools.

GOOD GOVERNANCE, DECENTRALIZATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE

  1. Enhance good governance in its external environment through the pathway of practicing the principles of good internal governance and management;
  2. Support further decentralization through the pathway of promoting decentralization in the CS sector itself, notably by addressing CS development gaps between and within the regions;
  3. help increasing positive social change through the pathway of helping CSOs involving and promoting positive social change in strengthening their organisations.

CIVIL SOCIETY INDEX AND ITS APPLICABILITY IN CS REGIONAL, SECTORAL AND THEMATIC CONTEXTS

The focus of this research will be on the applicability of CSI not just as a research tool but also as a tool for CS strategic and tactical policy and decision-making. The research will include an assessment of the applicability of the classic CSI and its components in different national, sectoral and thematic contexts and it will include a series of analyses based on the new CSI Rapid Assessment.

RESEARCH ON GENDER, INTER-ETHNIC RELATIONS AND MIGRATION

The focus of this research will be on how CS can help enhancing and promoting gender equality and inter-ethnic relations by addressing its own practicing of the values of gender equality and good ethnic relations. In addition, the research will focus on the interface between CS and migration, notably on how CS in Macedonia can use the potential of the Macedonian migrant population in Switzerland, with emphasis on their CSOs, to contribute to social change in Macedonia.