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2011- Norwegian Embassy Skopje

Name of project: Greening Macedonian Justice

The main aim of the project is to strengthen the judicial system, the rule of law and democratization processes in Macedonia by building the capacities of the representatives of the Office of the Ombudsman and the Civil Society Organizations in environmental justice. The project is financing the printing of a manual which explains the citizens' environmental rights, the competences and obligations of the Ombudsman's office vis-a-vis environmental matters and the process of lodging complaints with the office of the Ombudsman. The project is also planned to deliver training sessions for representatives of the offices of the ombudsman and civil society organizations.

2010-2011- City of Skopje

Name of project : Renewable Sources of Energy and Energy Efficiency in the City of Skopje

The main objective of the project is the promotion of renewable energy sources, reduction of the emission of greenhouse gases and the possibility for sustainable economic development at local level. This project encompassed the organization of 3 workshops on the topic of renewable sources of energy, printing of a manual "Build Your Own Solar Panel" as well as the implementation of a media campaign throughout the City of Skopje.

2009-2010 - US Embassy Skopje

Name of the project: Opening the Door to Environmental Democracy

The aim of the project was institutional capacity building for imlementation and advancement of citizens' rights to access to information and public participation and creation of an open and strong democratic society with enahanced environmental protection.

Florozon implemented 3 training programs throughout Macedonia for the representatives of the local self-government and the interested NGOs.

2008-2010 - World Resurce Institute-USA/World Bank

Within the projected time-frame, three convergent projects were implemented with the main goal of supporting continuous change of governmental environment-related policies. On the basis of an assessment carried out by Florozon, the projects supported the implementation of legal and institutional reforms in the area of citizens' access rights. Through the implementation of the recommendations from the assessment the projects fostered the possibility for a constructive dialogue among all acting parties i.e. the Government, civil society, local authorities and the media.

2009-2010 - International Budget Partnership - IBP

Name of the project: Monitoring of Transparency of Government Budgets and Application of the Law on Free Access to Information

Florozon was selected by the International Budget Partnership as a national partner to conduct a Monitoring for Access to Information, as a part of the "6 Questions Campaign". This campaign was conducted at same time in 85 different countries around the world and its purpose was the testing of the implementation of the Law on Free Access to Information.

2009-2010 - Norwegian Embassy Skopje

Name of the project: Promotion of renewable sources of energy on local level

The main objective of the project was the promotion of renewable energy sources, the reduction of the emission of greenhouse gasses and the possibility for sustainable economic development at local level. Within the project framework students from primary schools from the municipality of Gjorce Petrov were trained and educated to build solar panels based on models procured by Florozon.

2009 - German Embassy Skopje

Name of the project: Integrated Waste Management in Rural Areas in the Municipality of Gjorce Petrov

The project had the goal of setting up a waste management system in the rural areas of the municipality of Gjorce Petrov by the procurement and setting up of waste containers in five rural populated areas, followed by a second phase which had an educational character with the main purpose of raising awareness among the local population about waste management and a clean living environment.

2009 - European ECO Bureau - Brussels

Name of the project: Conducting of Research on Public Participation in Environmental Matters

The purpose of this project was to determine the level of implementation of Article 7 of the Aarhus Convention - Public participation in policies and government programs. Florozon monitored the legal framework, the functioning of state authorities and practical implementation of art.7 and drafted a report on the afore-said. The conclusions and recommendations were also a part of this analysis. The report was made a part of a comparative analysis covering all countries that are parties to the Aarhus Convention.

2006-2008 British Embassy Skopje/ DEFRA UK

Name of the project: Building the Capacities of the Judiciary

The aim of this project was the organization of the first training for representatives of the judiciary branch in the Republic of Macedonia and topic was "Alternative Mechanisms and an Effective Judiciary in Procedures for Access to Information and Public Participation in Environmental Matters". The training, led by the Environmental Ombudsman of Hungary, Dr. Sandor Fulop, was attended by 75 judges from all 25 basic courts in Macedonia.

2007- Norwegian Embassy Skopje

Name of Project: Inclusion of Youth in Waste Management

The goal of the project was the procurement of equipment and setting up bins for waste as well as educating students on waste management on the territory of the municipality of Gjorce Petrov.

2005- DEFRA- The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Name of the project: Office for Free Legal Assistance

The office for free legal assistance opened in 2005 and its basic mission is free legal representation for all persons in need of legal protection vis-a-vis all matters pertinent to the environment. The office works exclusively according to the principles of the Aarhus Convention.