In order to raise the discourse on political party transparency, the WFD invited eligible applicants, members of political parties from the Western Balkans or persons affiliated to political party think tanks or political party research institutes to prepare a brief case study on the transparency of their political party. Friday 14 August 2020 10:30 CET, [...]
RFQ Reference number: RFQ – MK – 2020 - 001 Procurement value = £5,000 Description of company 1. Overview Westminster Foundation for Democracy (“WFD”) is the UK public body dedicated to supporting democracy around the world. WFD partners with UK political parties, parliaments, electoral and financial audit institutions to help over 30 developing countries make [...]
Building on previous work in Serbia with political parties and organisations, WFD intends to expand its work into different aspects of political engagement focusing on organisation, policy making and capacity building. In order to design its future engagement and support for political parties and organisations in Serbia, WFD plans to conduct a post-election Mapping and [...]
Contract length: July 16, 2020 - January 31, 2021 Contract type: Service Contract Mapping of Serbian Diaspora 1. Introduction Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). With over 25 years’ experience of supporting democracy around the world, WFD’s strategic plan elaborates our expertise and [...]
More women in parliament in North Macedonia, but more needs to be done to bolster political participation
Many factors limiting women’s participation in north Macedonia In the latest Parliament of the Republic of North Macedonia, 45 out of 120 of MPs (38.3%) are women. Local councils established after the 2017 elections are 29.8% women. These numbers show progress in women’s political participation, but the figures still linger at the threshold of the [...]
In North Macedonia, 80% of young people think that the authorities do not care about them at all or only partially care about them and their needs and problems. This finding is a part of a recent study on the “social-political participation of youth” that Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) conducted in the country. [...]
Young people in Albania show little interest in engaging with the political life in the country, a new WFD study shows: Two thirds of the youth surveyed by WFD in Albania claim that they are not satisfied at all with the current political situation in the country. Similarly, they have low trust in the democratic [...]
WFD conducted a survey on youth perceptions and attitudes towards politics in Montenegro in order to achieve a better understanding of the ways that young can be included in the political life of the country, as well as the factors that cause pessimism among Montenegro's youth.
With the highest emigration rates in Europe, the Western Balkans face a range of economic and social consequences because of people leaving to find a better life abroad. What is more, young people are the most represented group among emigrants, so the future development of these countries will see more and more challenges. Westminster Foundation [...]
On 8th of October 2019, the Westminster Foundation for Democracy launched the HUGEN project. HUGEN stands for human rights and gender network. The project aims to support Western Balkans parliaments in reaching international standards for human rights and gender equality.