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Two new publications promoted

high perception of other people’s “selfishness”

The Macedonian Center for International Cooperation has promoted the publications called “Civil Sector Individuals” and “The trust, the social issues accountability and the charity in Macedonia”.
The Macedonian Center for International Cooperation has promoted the publications called “Civil Sector Individuals” and “The trust, the social issues accountability and the charity in Macedonia”.

”This is the last publication in the line of address books that the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation has been preparing for 11 years now”, said the promoter Suncica Sazdovska. “Besides the civil society organizations and the projects, we now have the individuals who are part of these organizations and are involved in the projects’ implementation”.

”Civil Sector Individuals” contains the profiles of 71 leader, activists, volunteers, trainers, consultants, etc. The publication will provide easier access for all interested access to the resource civil sector individuals.

MCIC has also promoted the publication “The trust, the social issues accountability and the charity in Macedonia”, a publication based on two surveys to find out the public opinion on the above-mentioned issues. “The citizens have the biggest trust in their look-alikes”, said Saso Klekovski, one of the authors. “The trust in one’s family is 94%. However, there is a tendency for it to go down as the categories become more generalized. Although the Macedonian citizens have least trust in the state, they still expect  most of it”, Klekovski added. Only 26.4% of the polled have trust in the solidarity which leads to the conclusion that there is a high perception of other people’s “selfishness”. “The citizens’ trust in the civil society organizations is as follows: 50.3% have it, whereas 49.7% lack it”, said Aleksandar Krzalovski, one of the authors. Nevertheless, it must be noted that the general public opinion regarding the civil society organizations is positive. That notion is correlated to the organization’s profile, and, of course, the social indicators. “The judges of the civil society issues belong to the middle class, i.e. they are well educated, live in the urban settlements, are employed in the public sector, have higher monthly salaries and are younger, on average”, says Suncica Sazdovska, one of the authors of this publication. The research showed that 83.2% of the citizens have donated in the last 12 months, although the number of those who do it regularly is relatively small (8.3%). “The citizens’ priorities regarding the donating have not changed in the last 5 years”, said Gonce Jakovleska, one of the authors. “Both in 2001 and now, in 2006, they give most for health purposes, for children and young people and for the handicapped”. The research has also showed that the citizens find it easiest and most appropriate to donate money hand-to-hand, the amounts ranging from 10 to 100 denars.

The research is a response to the need for checking the assumptions and to base the planning of the future activities on facts.
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