An Initial Conference for the EU funded Project “Promoting Good Governance and Economic Rights through Empowering Macedonian Civil Society to Monitor and Tackle Hidden Economy” was held on 05.06.2014 in the conference hall of Vodenica Mulino in Skopje. The event was organized in cooperation with our partners from the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) and was on the topic of: “Tackling the Hidden Economy: Strengthening the Public-Private Dialogue.”
The first session of the conference was opened by CRPM’s Executive Director, Marija Risteska, followed by the Director of the Economic Program at CSD, Ruslan Stefanov, and the Head of Operations at the EU Delegation in Skopje, Jaromir Lavicek. Representatives from labor organizations, academia, and public institutions also presented their views on the current status and future actions to be taken regarding the hidden economy in Macedonia.
The second session enveloped training on empowering civil society organizations (CSOs) in Hidden Economy Monitoring and Policy Advocacy. Discussions were spurred by the excellent mix of representatives from public institutions, CSOs and business associations, all of which offered interesting insights into the different hidden economy factors specific to the Macedonian context.
At the same time, through this event, CRPM and CSD have laid the ground for establishing the future Hidden Economy Task Force. This Task Force will be comprised of CSOs, representatives of public institutions, and business associations and will be a collaborative entity that will recommend innovative methods in tackling the hidden economy in Macedonia.
For the Hidden Economy Conference in the news please check the news thread: http://www.time.mk/c/794bac5d52/sivata-ekonomija-jade-20-otsto-od-bdp.html
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