About us

SLOGAN:

Global knowledge – local impact!

MISSION:

ZIP Institute is an independent, nongovernmental organization which aims at improving democratic processes, the rule of law and the development of civil society in the Republic of Macedonia, through tailor-made solutions to the most pressing social, societal and systematic problems.

A key feature of the work of ZIP Institute are detailed, encompassing analyses, initiatives and actions on local, national and regional levels, as well as  connecting the processes of research and analysis with tangible solutions to the most pressing problems and contributing to policymaking processes.

Through cooperation with relevant stakeholders, such as governmental, nongovernmental and regional institutions, ZIP Institute has the mission of strengthening democratic processes in Macedonia, observing respect for the rule of law and protecting human rights and overall, providing the best solutions to the problems of the citizens and institutions in Macedonian society.

One of the key features of the work of ZIP Institute is social inclusion. Throughout its work, ZIP Institute is always aiming to reach  vulnerable and marginalized communities, by listening to their needs and including them in the processes of finding solutions to their problems. Considering that social inclusion and bridging differences are one of the key pillars of our work, through a balanced approach, ZIP Institute contributes towards a diverse coexistence.

VISION:

ZIP Institute has the vision of serving as a catalyst of positive societal changes, through a proactive approach towards solving the main problems in the processes of democratization. Its vision of the Republic of Macedonia is a highly developed democratic state, member of the European Union, with socially active citizens and a developed societal, collective consciousness.

LONG TERM GOALS:

  • Democratization of Macedonian society
  • Rule of law and good governance
  • Active civil sector
  • Active citizens
  • Strengthening of the civil consciousness
  • Inclusive policies
  • Cooperation and long term dialogue between the nongovernmental sector and governmental institutions
  • Eradicating socially deviant behaviors
  • Promotion of informal education
  • Promotion of sustainable formal education
  • Multiethnic, multicultural coexistence
  • Promotion of regional cooperation
  • Promotion of Eurointegration