January 20, 2017
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE SERVICE OF THE ASSEMBLY
In order to strengthen the administrative capacities of the staff of the Service of the Assembly, in the course of 2016, the Parliamentary Institute organized and conducted language courses (German, Albanian and French) in cooperation with a language school.
TRAINING COURSE FOR STAFF OF THE ASSEMBLY ON THE SUBJECT OF FINANCE MANAGEMENT
A three-day workshop on the subject of finance management, organized by the National Democratic Institute from Skopje, took place in December, in the premises of the Parliamentary Institute. Anna Kovachikova from the office of the National Council of the Slovak Republic shared her experiences concerning the financial planning, proposing and negotiating the budget of the Slovak National Council, while experiences on the preparation of economic and budgetary analysis were also shared.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE EXCHANGE OF EXPERIENCES
In order to strengthen the administrative capacities and international cooperation, in November 2016, the staff from the Department of Education and Communication/ Research library and legislative archive in the Parliamentary Institute, made a study visit to the Federal Assembly of the Swiss Confederation.
19 October 2016
INTRODUCTORY SESSION FOR THE FUTURE VOLUNTEERS IN THE PARLIAMENTARY INSTITUTE
Officials of the Legislative department, the Working bodies department of the Parliamentary Institute and by representatives of NDI Macedonia took part in the workshop. It was held on 19 and 20 October 2016, at the Educational Centre of the Parliamentary Institute. In the first part of the workshop, experiences on the role and responsibilities of the Legislative department of the Assembly of Macedonia and the Legislative departments of the Assemblies of Central and Eastern Europe were exchanged.
WORKSHOP FOR THE ASSISTANTS OF THE PARLIAMENTARY GROUPS
In October 2016, a two-day workshop on "Legal drafting, work resources and international experience", took place in Strumica. The external associates of the parliamentary groups of VMRO DPMNE, SDSM and DPA, the civil servants from the Assembly, NDI and one scholarship holder attended the workshop.
23rd September 2016
ONE-DAY SEMINAR ON "DEMOCRACY AND THE ASSEMBLY" FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
On September 23rd, 2016, the Unit of Education and Communication of the Parliamentary Institute organized one-day educational seminar on "Democracy and the Assembly" in the Educational Centre of the Parliamentary Institute. The seminar involved students of secondary schools from Veles, Shtip, Kumanovo, Strumica and Skopje.
CONFERENCE ON RESEARCH AND LIBRARY SERVICES IN PARLIAMENTS
The management team of the Parliamentary Institute took active participation in the joint HDP (House Democracy Partnership) and IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) conference "Research and Library Services in parliaments" which took place in August 2016 in Washington D.C.
SECOND REGIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE PARLIAMENTARY RESEARCH SERVICES "EFFECTS OF THE MIGRANT CRISIS ON THE COUNTRIES OF SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE"
On July 8th, 2016, the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia hosted a regional conference organized by the Parliamentary Institute which was attended by representatives of parliamentary research services from Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, Slovenia and Macedonia. Representatives from various international governmental and non-governmental organizations, including SDC, NDI, IOM and OSCE participated at the conference, too.