NETWORK OF AUDIENCE COUNCILS
Supported by CIVICA Mobilitas

In the period from October 2019 to March 2020, with the support of the Civica Mobilitas Program, RESIS completed the first phase of the action research which involved over 50 civil society organizations at the local level working with various vulnerable groups: children and minors, people with sensory and other impairment, people with rare diseases, members of the LGBT community, socially disadvantaged groups, addicts and other vulnerable groups. During the research process, the CSOs themselves critically assessed the media content and the situation in the media sphere and engaged in the RESIS action for the establishment of a Network of Audience Councils, through which they will influence the media policies in a coordinated manner. The second phase of this research, which is conducted until December 2020, consists of a consultation process with civil society organizations on the draft Strategy for networking and communication. In the third phase, which will start in 2021, workshops with civil society organizations will be conducted and the Network of Audience Councils will be formally established.

SOUTHWESTERN REGION

Inclusion – Association for multicultural integration
Inclusion is an association formed by young intellectuals and enthusiasts with different national and ethnical backgrounds. The association is formed to protect and promote human rights, non-discrimination and integration of different ethnical communities.
NGO Option - Ohrid
Option - Ohrid is an organization that promotes the rights for equal socioeconomic status and access to health services of marginalized groups such as sex workers and drug addicts.
Mobility - Ohrid
The National Association of People with Physical Disabilities - MOBILITY MACEDONIA is a national organization for people with physical disabilities in The Republic of North Macedonia which promotes the rights for a more accessible lifestyle, better socioeconomic status, better healthcare system and overall inclusion of people that are disabled.
Poraka Nova
Poraka Nova - Struga is a center for inclusion, education and improvement of everyday life of people with intellectual disabilities and their families.

VARDAR REGION

Mobility – Sveti Nikole
The National Association of People with Physical Disabilities - MOBILITY MACEDONIA is a national organization for people with physical disabilities in The Republic of North Macedonia which promotes the rights for a more accessible lifestyle, better socioeconomic status, better healthcare system and overall inclusion of people that are disabled.
GIZH - Sveti Nikole
GIZH - Sveti Nikole is a women association that works on the promotion of equal rights and bettering the opportunities and rights of women, especially in the Vardar Region.
ASSOCIATION OF PEOPLE WITH DIABETES - Lollipop
Lollipop is a civil society organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life of people with diabetes by advocating for better health care for them, educating their families and raising awareness among citizens about diabetes.
Mobility - Veles
The National Association of People with Physical Disabilities - MOBILITY MACEDONIA is a national organization for people with physical disabilities in The Republic of North Macedonia which promotes the rights for a more accessible lifestyle, better socioeconomic status, better healthcare system and overall inclusion of people that are disabled.
Mobility - Kavadarci
The National Association of People with Physical Disabilities - MOBILITY MACEDONIA is a national organization for people with physical disabilities in The Republic of North Macedonia which promotes the rights for a more accessible lifestyle, better socioeconomic status, better healthcare system and overall inclusion of people that are disabled.
Council for prevention of juvenile deliquency - SPPMD
SPPMD is a voluntary organization with a mission to make a better justice system for minors and prevention of juvenile delinquency.

SOUTHEASTERN REGION

Organization of women of the city of Strumica
The Organization of women of the city of Strumica is a CSO that represents women's rights and works on improving their social integration, including women in the policy making process on local and national level.
Izbor Association
The Association IZBOR is actively working on helping a variety of vulnerable groups of citizens such as sex workers, drug users, alcoholics, trough their programs for prevention of drug abuse, harm reduction, treatment and healing, etc.
Poraka
The Republic Center for Support of Persons with Intellectual Disability – PORAKA is a civil national disability and non-profit organization representing the rights and interests of persons with intellectual disability.
Mobility - Strumica
The National Association of People with Physical Disabilities - MOBILITY MACEDONIA is a national organization for people with physical disabilities in The Republic of North Macedonia which promotes the rights for a more accessible lifestyle, better socioeconomic status, better healthcare system and overall inclusion of people that are disabled.
Аssociation of deaf and hard of hearing - Strumica
The Association of deaf and hard of hearing - Strumica is dedicated to protecting the rights and interests of this vulnerable group of citizens.
Women's Action - Radovish
Women's Action is an association for improving the social status of women from different ethnic groups.
Свесност - Svesnost - Diabetes Association – Radovish
SVESNOST is a diabetes association that is working on providing better treatments for patients and access to medication, as well as raising awareness about people with diabetes.
Mobility - Radovish
The National Association of People with Physical Disabilities - MOBILITY MACEDONIA is a national organization for people with physical disabilities in The Republic of North Macedonia which promotes the rights for a more accessible lifestyle, better socioeconomic status, better healthcare system and overall inclusion of people that are disabled.
Women’s Lobby - Demir Kapija
Women’s Lobby- Demir Kapija is a formal association of women from Demir Kapija . The main goals of theorganization are women’s emancipation and inclusion of women in the process of socio-economic development of the society.
Poddrshka
Poddrshka is a civic organization that promotes good values as well as offers psychological support for the young people in the local region.

SKOPJE REGION

Loud Hands
Loud Hands is an association of certified interpreters of Macedonian sign language.
Ljubeznost
Ljubeznost is a civic volunteering organization that helps homeless people and socio-economically vulnerable people and families.
The Association for Protection of the Rights of the Child
The Association for Protection of the Rights of the Child is a non-governmental and non-profit organization that represents children's rights and actively works on adding proposals and suggestions to the Law on Social Protection and the Law on Family.
HOPS
Healthy options project Skopje primarily conducts its activities in order to improve the status of drug users and sex workers, as well as all other marginalized groups.
HERA
HERA – Health Education and Research Association is an organization that represents sexual rights, educates about reproductive and sexual health and is a part of the Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).
Association for the Rights of Children and Youth with Special Needs - Lastovica
Lastovica is an association whose goal is to minimize the social difficulties faced by people with disabilities from every social sphere in order to build a strong personality who will effectively use their potential.
Daily Center - Dose of Happiness
Dose of Happiness is an organization for rehabilitation and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome that works on a local and national level.
HAE Macedonia
HAE Macedonia is an association of patients and family members with rare disease Hereditary Angioedema (HAE).

NORTHEASTERN REGION

Inkluziva
Inkluziva, an association for promotion and development of inclusive society, is a voluntary, non-profit, non-governmental, non-partisan association formed by citizens for advancement of the civil society and local communities, as well as to encourage moral values, strengthen interethnic relations and economic development in the territory of North Macedonia.
ROMA WOMEN'S ORGANIZATION from Macedonia- DAJA
The Roma Women's Organization from Macedonia "DAJA" is a non-governmental and non-profit Roma organization that aims to provide assistance to Roma women in Macedonia.
DROM
DROM is an association that advocates the integration of Roma people and advancing their socioeconomic status in North Macedonia by promoting their rights as a minority and a vulnerable group.
Sadakaya
Sadakaya is an association that offers special education, speech therapy and psychological services to children without parents or minors who have learning difficulties.
Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired – Kumanovo
The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a national, non-governmental, non-partisan and non-profit organization that works to create better living and working conditions for the blind and visually impaired people in the North Macedonia.
Humanitarian Association MOTHER
"Mother" was established to promote the rights of women, children and young people in North Macedonia with a focus on the need to prohibit discrimination on the grounds of gender.
Doverba Association
Doverba is an association of citizens that organizes trainings, seminars, workshops, public forums to strengthen physical, emotional and mental health of young people and marginalized groups.
Norges Vel
Norges Well is an independent, non-governmental organization founded as a sister organization of the Royal Norwegian Development Society which contributes to the local community through democratic and socially responsible actions.
Center for Youth Initiatives Cik-Cak
The Center for Youth Initiatives Zik-Cak is a non-profit, non-governmental organization operating on the territory of the municipality of Kriva Palanka. This organization works with young people to strengthen the capacities and improve their social status.

PELAGONIA REGION

Coalition of youth organizations - SEGA
The Coalition of Youth Organizations - SEGA is a national platform of youth organizations that lobby for changes in legislation, support youth activism, provide access to information and enable the participation of young people in activities to find solutions to the problems they face.
Together Macedonia
"Together Macedonia" was founded to meet the needs of young people for better education for professional development and their better integration in social, cultural and civic life.
Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women - ESE
The Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women - ESE is a civil society organization that actively works to improve and implement the social and economic rights of vulnerable groups of citizens.
Life with Challenges
The Association "Life with Challenges" was established in order to develop social awareness about people and families of people suffering from rare diseases as well as promote the right to better healthcare for patients with rare diseases.
Center for Development of the Roma Community - Bairska Svetlina
The Center for Development of the Roma Community - Bairska Svetlina is an organization that represents the rights of the Roma community in the North Macedonia.
YMCA - BITOLA
YMCA - Bitola is a non-profit, non-governmental, youth organization that aims to provide opportunities for local youth through their active involvement in creating local policies and providing skills and knowledge through their informal education, promotion of youth activism, volunteering and positive values.
Association for Informal Education of Roma People - Roma Tear
Roma Tear from Prilep was established in order to integrate Roma people in the socio-economic processes in North Macedonia and to protect their basic human rights.
Roma S.O.S..
ROMA S.O.S. is a civic association that promotes the rights and needs of Roma people as a marginalized group.

POLOG REGION

LGBT United Tetovo
LGBT United Tetovo is a non-governmental, non-profitable and multi-ethnic organization with goals to protect, promote and respect human rights, primarily to LGBTI people, to provide equal access to health care and to provide other vital social and legal services, thus guaranteeing equality and inclusion of LGBTI.
Women's Forum
Women's Forum - Tetovo is a non-governmental, non-profit, humanitarian association in which 40 members are actively involved who work on organizing various actions and seminars for informal education of women and children.
Happy Life - Tetovo
Happy Life - Tetovo is a non-governmental, non-profit organization formed by psychologists, pedagogues, social workers, professors, economists and students who are working with children with special needs.
The Civic Integration Initiative - IGI
The Civic Integration Initiative - IGI is a non-governmental organization that actively works to raise awareness of gender-based violence. This organization also organizes trainings for informal education of young people and activities to protect the environment.
Center for Women's Rights - ETIKA
ETIKA is a multiethnic organization that represents the rights of women in Gostivar and the Polog region. They are actively working to improve the status of women and are committed to achieving gender equality, integration of women and education of young people and inclusion.
The Center for Education and Development - CED
The Center for Education and Development - CED is an organization that offers non-formal education, volunteering opportunities and participation in various projects for young people that want to contribute to the development of the local community.
Moon - Humanitarian and Charitable Association
Moon - Humanitarian and Charitable Association is an organization that aims to provide access to Roma people to education and raise awareness for achieving equality of the Roma community.
Association for Cerebral Palsy - Tetovo
The Association for Cerebral Palsy from Tetovo is a non-governmental and non-profit organization with a purpose to help people with disabilities in exercising their rights and achieving equality for people with disabilities.

EASTERN REGION

The Foundation for development of the local community
The Foundation for development of the local community - Stip is a non-profit and non-governmental organization whose whose purpose is to involve citizens in creating public policies that affect the welfare and improvement of quality of life in the local community.
Roma People Association - Cerenja
The Roma People Association - Cerenja is committed to promoting the status of Roma in North Macedonia. This association is working on education and encouragement of Roma women.
The Citizens' Association NGO KHAM - Delchevo
The Citizens' Association NGO KHAM - Delchevo is a non-governmental, non-profit organization composed of a group of citizens whose main goal is to improve the educational needs and socio-economic conditions of marginalized groups in the Eastern region.
Equal for All - Kocani
Association "Equal for All" from Kocani functions on a voluntary basis, to protect the elderly as a vulnerable group. They organize humanitarian actions to raise funds to help the socio-economically disadvantaged people in the Eastern region.
The Association of Unemployed Intellectuals - INI
The Association of Unemployed Intellectuals - INI is an organization that works to implement programs in the field of education, sustainability, health, economy and good governance in order to improve the life of the local community.
Mobility - Kocani
The National Association of People with Physical Disabilities - MOBILITY MACEDONIA is a national organization for people with physical disabilities in The Republic of North Macedonia which promotes the rights for a more accessible lifestyle, better socioeconomic status, better healthcare system and overall inclusion of people that are disabled.
Youth Club - Shtip
The Youth Club is a civic organization in Stip working on educating, informing and engaging children and young people. This organization conducts activities and workshops that offer active inclusion and integration of young people in the local community.

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