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Making democracy more inclusive of persons with disabilities in North Macedonia

2019-12-06T16:28:46+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Macedonia, Persons with Disabilities’ Political and Policy Leadership, Western Balkans, Western Balkans Democracy Initiative|

In North Macedonia, WFD is working with persons with disabilities (PWDs), a marginalised and underrepresented group in society, to ensure their needs are at the top of the policy agenda. This work is being done as part of WFD's Western Balkans Democracy Initiative. Through the initiative, WFD has built partnerships with PWD advocacy groups to [...]

Call for Expression of Interest – Research on the Cost of Youth Emigration in Bosnia and Herzegovina

2019-11-18T14:31:14+00:00November 18th, 2019|Western Balkans Democracy Initiative, WFD Request for Proposal|

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is seeking to engage consultants to conduct a study on the cost of youth emigration in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Assignment WFD is currently implementing a three-year CSSF-funded project that operates in six countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Kosovo and is coordinated through a regional [...]

Call for Research: Political Party Transparency in the Western Balkans

2019-11-05T08:56:32+00:00November 4th, 2019|Western Balkans Democracy Initiative, WFD Request for Proposal|

Most political parties in the Western Balkans rarely provide organisational, financial or operational information on their work to citizens. They are not easily accessible and open through their party websites and in their communications. Most party websites have very little information on party finances, they are not regularly updated with information on decision making and [...]

Youth emigration is damaging Western Balkan economies

2019-10-24T15:15:53+00:00October 24th, 2019|Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Western Balkans Democracy Initiative|

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 [...]

Making it more affordable to run for office in Albania

2019-12-06T16:23:47+00:00September 26th, 2019|Albania, Europe, Western Balkans Democracy Initiative|

Voters examine the voter lists, Tirana. Source: OSCE Parliamentary Assembly / Flickr In September 2019, Westminster Foundation for Democracy and the Albanian Enterprise Institute published a study which outlined and analysed the costs that at present are incurred by party candidates. The study reveals how much the political landscape in Albania is open to [...]

Oversight of public spending in North Macedonia will foster trust

2019-09-23T12:41:41+00:00September 5th, 2019|Financial oversight, Macedonia, Open Parliament, Parliaments, Western Balkans, Western Balkans Democracy Initiative|

WFD works in North Macedonia to set up new ways to make state institutions more transparent, through increasing the level of scrutiny over public spending - which we believe will lead to a higher level of trust among citizens in key state institutions' capabilities.  One way which the Assembly is doing this is by setting [...]