International cooperation and projects

One of the priorities of the Agency for Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information is to achieve proactive cooperation at the international level. Such a provision is also determined as one of the competencies of the Agency, stipulated in the Law on Free Access to Public Information (Official Gazette of the Republic of North Macedonia No. 101/2019), Article 30, indent 10: “performs activities related to international cooperation the execution of the international obligations of the Republic of Macedonia, participation in the implementation of projects of the international organizations and co-operates with the bodies of the other countries and institutions in the field of free access to information of public character “. The need for realization of international cooperation and projects, as well as the cooperation with international related institutions and organizations is dictated by the continuous need to be in line with the dynamic way of life and functioning of each individual in accordance with monitoring and implementation of modernized technological tools on access to public information in society. The goal of establishing unified standards in each area depends in some way on the degree of the established international cooperation, including the protection of the right to free access to public information. The future development of the state bodies, especially the of the information holders, depends on the trend of received international support, with the aim of unhindered provision of the right to free access to public information in the system. With the support of the protection of the right to free access, the realization of the constitutionally guaranteed right of each individual is enabled, and on the other hand, increased transparency and accountability of the state institutions is guaranteed.