Mitrovicë/a 26.04.2016: From 20 – 23rd of April, a group of 14 civil society activists from Mitrovica were part of a study visit in Gostivar, Macedonia. The purpose of the study visit was to get an inside glimpse of the work of local institutions and civil society organizations, their cooperation, their inclusion in decision making processes, lobbying, advocacy.
Civil Society representatives had an opportunity to share the challenges and tools to improve the work and implement those tools and mechanisms in their own municipalities with peers from Macedonia. They met representatives from municipalities Gostivar, Vrapciste and Bogovina and NGOs Help, Youth Empowerment Platform, Red Cross, ADI among others, and got an insight how the cooperation works. Besides good governance field, participants were eager to know more about the way of living in mixed municipalities and compare it to their own cities.
This study visit was part of the capacity building for local CSOs for monitoring, lobbying and advocacy, within the project 'My need, my decision' implemented by CBM in partnership with CRYM. Funded by European Union Office in Kosovo and co-funded by Netherlands Embassy in Prishtina, Austrian Development Agency and MOTT foundation.