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.
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.
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.
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.
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.