The Center for Civil Communications has been established in April, 2005 as a nongovernmental, nonprofit, and nonparty association of citizens. In its more than ten years’ operation, the CCC has focused its work on two groups of mutually related activities: (1) monitoring of state institutions, and on the basis of this, recommending measures and policies for enhancing their work and for narrowing the room for corruption, and (2) enhancing the abilities of the journalists and the special role of the media and the nongovernmental organizations in the fight against corruption.
In this regard, the CCC has so far composed and suggested several hundreds of concrete recommendations for taking measures for enhancing the legislation and the practice in terms of more a transparent, accountable, and responsible working of the central and local governments; it has trained over 250 journalists from the national and local media in investigating and reporting on corruption, and it has published around twenty researches and manuals. CCC representatives regularly participate in workshops and expert groups for creating strategies and measures for the fight against corruption and for other issues related to the areas of CCC’ operation.
|Type:||NGO working on Crime|
|Address:||Bul. Koco Racin 26-1/2
|Country:||The form. Yug. Rep. of Macedonia|
|Short description:||CCC is the only NGO in Macedonia that closely monitors the public procurement process and issues quarterly reports on major findings as well as recommendations for measures to be taken in order to minimize corruption. In addition, CCC publishes rationality indices that measure the spending of public money by comparing the prices of products and services for which each state institution pays. CCC also works with several local governments to improve their transparency, accountability, and responsibility mechanisms, as well as train journalists to investigate corruption.|