The project aims at supporting the inclusion of the Human Rights Based Approach into the planning processes of the national and local authorities dealing with the issues of social inclusion, social protection and poverty reduction.
This includes identification of the vulnerable groups, consolidating their participation in the design and implementation of specific policies directed to improve their well being and supporting the creation of an effective system of accountability and monitoring of the relevant duty bearers.
In particular, the project aims at strengthening the capacities of the MLSP’s decentralised offices (Centers for Social Work) and the Employment Agency’s decentralised offices – as well as of the local authorities to provide efficient and effective social services to the most vulnerable groups, respecting the principles of the HRBA. Having in mind the decentralization process, the project will stress the obligation to bring the authorities closer to the citizens, especially close to the most vulnerable and poor inhabitants.
Moreover, the project will strengthen the coordination of the civil society in its role of being a social partner and improve its capacities in monitoring and holding the institutions accountable for guaranteeing the rights arising from the national and international human rights instruments which are in force in Macedonia.
In order to enable continuity and development of analysis on poverty and social exclusion in Macedonia, the second edition of the Report on Poverty and Social Exclusion by MAPP- Macedonian Platform Against Poverty, supported by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights Ludwig Boltzmann - Research Association Skopje (BIM-FV) has been making its own contribution to the systematic, multidimensional and multidisciplinary review of policies, conditions and challenges in the field of poverty and social exclusion in Macedonia in 2011.
On 30.04.2012, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human rights, BIM-FV Skopje in partnership with the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy (MLSP) organized Round Table titled “Decentralization of Social Protection and social Inclusion in Macedonia – Factual situation, challenges and opportunities”.
The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights has continued providing support for institutional strengthening and positioning of the Macedonian Anti-Poverty Platform (MAPP) in the Macedonian society.
On 12/29/2011, Macedonian Platform Against Poverty (MAPP), with the support of the Institute for Human Rights Ludwig Boltzmann - Research Association Skopje, and in cooperation with the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, organized a mass donation of the second part of the collected funds from donor Telethon event, for those who need it most - children at risk and street children. The Teleton was organized in cooperation with the Macedonian Radio Television as part of last year's campaign to combat poverty and social exclusion, which was organized by MAPP under the motto Every third person in Macedonia leads a poor live.