Thursday, August 2, 2012


Appeal to the civil society organizations
e are witnessing tectonic shifts in the political and social sphere in the country. Republic of Macedonia is in a state of continuous turmoil for some time now, which directly affects its development, the state of human rights and freedoms, democracy and rule of law, international and regional positioning of the country, as well as the everyday life of the citizens.
Participation of the civil society sector in the processes of essential importance for the presence and the future of the Republic of Macedonia is far from visible. By this, we do not claim that civil society organizations do not do enough, but fragmentation and non-coordination lead to short-term or no effects and low visibility of changes that civil society organizations stand for.
It is time to change that.
It is time for civil society organizations to raise their voice and show they are not to be bypassed, but to be respected as one of the greatest resources that this country has in these times.
It is time for civil society organizations to give up the formal seats in phony commissions and connect with the people.
It is time for civil society organizations to claim what they have achieved and make our work worth mentioning and remembering.
It is time to connect and work together on common issues for the benefit of all citizens of the Republic of Macedonia.
Let us overcome doubts and constraints, let us join forces and await for the coming period of even greater turmoil -- ready and as credible carriers of the interests and expectations of our fellow citizens.

Civil – Center for Freedom

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