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Milieukontakt Macedonia is a non-profit, civil society organization supporting the initiatives of the civil society organizations on environment, nature and sustainable development.
Milieukontakt Macedonia is registered in 2012 as a result of the 12 years of successful implementation of Milieukontakt International programs in Macedonia. “A strong, visible, professional, self-sustainable environmental CSO movement based on the principles of democracy and openness” is our vision. This means a movement that has a high visibility in society, is able to raise public awareness and is capable of playing an important role in policy-and decision-making processes, on a local, national and international level.

Milieukontakt initiates partnerships to improve the quality of life by enhancing people’s participation in the development of environmentally sustainable societies.
Milieukontakt cooperates with international partners because environmental problems do not stop at borders. Many of the current environmental challenges are worldwide. On the local level people can be supported and learn from the experiences of others working in other parts of the world with the same problems. Milieukontakt connects people, organizations,
and networks that deal with the same challenges and want to cooperate towards enhancing people’s participation in defining their own future. Milieukontakt provides people with the means and skills to actually use the possibilities for participation, including training, (legal) advice, assistance and seed financing. Participatory decision-making processes are essential in these partnerships. Milieukontakt focuses on the research and development of tools for participatory learning, decision-making, and project implementation.

The application of methodologies to involve people in decision making and implementation processes capacity building through mobilization of participants’ knowledge and skills in training sessions advise and coaching of networks for sustainable development.

Capacity building;
Networking and linking people and organizations;
Public participation in the decision making process;
Joining different sectors;
Solving environmental problems;
Development of public campaign on environmental issues;
Supporting democratization and EU accession process;

We achieve high quality results by organizing capacity development and stakeholder involvement in projects on community development, climate change, persistent organic pollutants, water management, and civil society development. We use highly innovative participative methods for effective and sustainable decision making and can reach and directly involve local citizens and work easily with authorities, business or civil society.
Our partners appreciate us for our success in work directly with local citizens and high level decision makers in the governments.
the application of methodologies to involve people in decision making and implementation processes capacity building through mobilization of participants’ knowledge and skills in training sessions advise and coaching of networks for sustainable development.

Our Vision

A strong, visible, professional, self-sustainable environmental CSO movement based on the principles of democracy and openness. This means a movement that has a high visibility in society, is able to raise public awareness and is capable of playing an important role in policy-and decision-making processes, on a local, national and international level.

 

Building capacities

Being an environmentalist means life-long learning, and that is what makes it so interesting! To be effective, an environmental movement requires a certain set of skills that is not easily learned at school or university. Environmentalists have to know about the wide range of subjects covered by ‘the environment’. Energy, climate change, waste, water management, sanitation, chemicals, and agriculture are some of the issues with totally different content. You also have to keep up with developments in scientific and political circles. These days, it is all about climate change and what it will or will not bring in the future.

 

Involving citizens

MKM achieves high quality results by stimulating stakeholder involvement in its projects. It uses innovative participative methods for effective and sustainable decision making and can reach and directly involve local citizens. MKM works with local and national authorities, business and civil society. Through our partners in the Milieukontakt International network, we have direct access to social and political networks, know country specific laws, regulations, cultural aspects, civil society, environment and local networks in 20 European and Asian countries.

 

Solving environmental problems

The capacity building and citizen involvement pillars of MKM’s activities are meant to help build a sustainable society and specifically to help prevent and solve environmental problems. Solving environmental problems is the third of our pillars. MKM connects the three pillars in the conviction that one cannot be done without the other. Creating a sustainable society requires involvement of citizens and capacities of skilled experts. Below are some of the recent examples when MKM helped solve environmental problems.

Management board

Supervisory board

Our Timeline

23 april 1999

We started right here

10 september 2000

2000-2002 Development of Macedonian citizens’ organizations

Development of CSO skills in internal organization and management, networking and public participation.

05 may 2002

2002-2005 Environmental organisations reach out to their communities

To develop a strong and democratically organised environmental NGO movement in Macedonia, to the extent that they are highly visible in society, are able to raise public awareness and play an important role in policy and decision-making.

05 may 2005

2005-2006 Sustaining the Macedonian Environmental Movement

CSOs understand strategic action planning and are able to execute campaigns, thereby gaining local commitment and raising the level of cooperation with local government; CSOs are able to make effective use of different media ensuring their cooperation with each other and with their national government; Sustainable and well-functioning CSO services of the partners: KOCKA, EkoNet, Working Group on Greening Local Elections.

13 december 2006

2007-2010 Joining forces for a sustainable future of the Western Balkans

The overall objective is to contribute to the transition towards (further) democratisation, sustainable development and stability in the Western Balkans.

01 september 2009

2009-2010 “A window to Green Agenda in the Western Balkans” – local storytelling through Participatory Video Making

Participatory video making – local sustainable initiatives

26 december 2009

2009-2011 European partnership for the local green agendas

Promotion of the good governance principles trough the implementation of the green agenda

01 may 2010

2010-2011 The Green agenda as a tool for preserving the natural values

Implementing the Green Agenda in new communities in Macedonia

26 september 2012

26 september 2012

2012-2016  USAID – Municipal Climate Change Strategies 

Municipal Stakeholders Better Prepared to Face Local Climate Change Challenges.

01 july 2013

2013 Shoot and React

20% increase in reported and solved environmental problems, under authority of state environmental and municipal inspectorates in the target pilot municipalities

07 november 2014

2014-2015 To jointly develop a regional model for a smart municipal service reporting system used by citizens, local government associations and consumer organizations in Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro.

To jointly develop a regional model for a smart municipal service reporting system used by citizens, local government associations and consumer organizations in Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro.