Activities within the project “Cooperation for Digital Democracy”

Activities within the project “Cooperation for Digital Democracy”

In the period from May 4 to May 12, 2022, a mission was realized with representatives of Lantmäteriet, which was joined by representatives of Sida and the Swedish Embassy, and at which an annual assessment was made of the implementation of the project “Cooperation for Digital Democracy”. Within the framework of the mission, numerous gatherings and working meetings were held with representatives of the Agency for Real Estate Cadastre, the municipalities involved in the process of validation of the field data collected that will be the basis of the future address register, NSDI entities and many other stakeholders.

On May 12, 2022, the annual meeting was held to review the results of the project “Cooperation for Digital Democracy”. The meeting was opened by the Director of the Agency for Real Estate Cadastre, Boris Tundzev, and was attended by Mikael Atterhög, who is in charge of development cooperation at the Swedish Embassy in Macedonia, representatives of Sida and representatives of Lantmäteriet. At the meeting, in addition to the results achieved thus far and the lessons learned from the project implementation, the current status, it was also discussed about the challenges, the continuation of the cooperation and the future plans, the Annual Report for 2021, the Annual Project Plan for 2022 and the Report on Quality and Possible Risks Caused by Various Impacts were reviewed.

Numerous joint meetings were held with all five components and the communications section was organized within the last mission of the Swedish colleagues with whom the Agency for Real Estate Cadastre cooperates on the project “Cooperation for Digital Democracy”. The missions were realized in accordance with the Annual Project Plan for 2022. The project is funded by Sweden and its goal is to contribute and influence the strengthening of the capacities in the Agency for Real Estate Cadastre of the Republic of North Macedonia.

The goal of the mission of the colleagues from Lantmäteriet was an annual meeting at which the progress of the activities of the project “Cooperation for Digital Democracy” was seen. During this visit, monitoring and evaluation of the project implementation were performed. Representatives of the Agency for Real Estate Cadastre, the Swedish International Development Agency and Lantmäteriet made a field visit to the Municipality of Chashka and the settlement of Banjica, where activities for establishing the Graphic Register of streets and house numbers have started. Some of the activities for field collection of the necessary data for streets and house numbers are supported by Sweden. The visit of the Ambassador of Sweden to the Republic of North Macedonia was also realized as part of these activities.

A special review and inspection was made of the establishment of the field data collection and the involvement of the municipalities in the process. Trainings were conducted and a complete analysis was made of the results achieved thus far and what needs to be done within the components: “Surveying”, Establishment of a unique, accurate and sustainable Address Register system”, “ICT” and “Scan Centre”. The regular “NSDI” evaluation mission was led by representatives of Lantmäteriet, and representatives of the NSDI entities were included in the meetings. The Quality Insurance Manager from Sweden held separate meetings with the coordinators of all five components and the communications section.

All components together attended the workshop conducted by the Swedish experts, which was led by the Quality Insurance Manager in charge from Lantmäteriet and addressed the status of the overall project and how to improve further activities.