MEDIA AND FINANCIAL LITERACY

MEDIA AND FINANCIAL LITERACY

ZMAI’s mission is to bring quantitative research methods and public policy-making closer to young people, but also to the professional and general public. In the past 2 years we have witnessed a significant increase in transparency and availability of data from state institutions at a central and local levels. This situation provides increased opportunities for research and analysis of civil society organizations, which are primarily focused on creating policy and advocacy. On the other hand, we are witnessing that the capacities of many local organizations are very small, and thus the quality of research and public policies are not at an enviable level.

Considering the fact that the influence of civil society organizations has increased with the establishment and the work of the Council for Cooperation and Development of the Civil Society, however, at the individual level, the number of successfully accepted or implemented public policy proposals proposed by the civil society is still small. Hence, ZMAI as an organization that promotes the creation of successful public policies based on data, supported by research and statistical solutions, recognizes the need to transfer knowledge and experience to other civil society organizations.

By increasing research capacity and publishing analyzes based on quantitative research and analysis, the CSOs contribute to increasing the level and promotion of financial literacy among citizens and the development of critical and analytical thinking about social phenomena.

By greater presence of knowledge and policies based on facts in the public, the media literacy increases, not only among active citizens but also in the general public. Our commitment is constantly to be active actors in the fight against false news and misinformation. Hence, we work proactively in capacity building, not only within the civil society organizations, but also within the teaching staff in schools, youth and the research community.

TEAM

Jovana Avramovska

Jovana Avramovska graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Skopje. She has many years of experience as a journalist, and from 2017 to 2019 she is the PR of the Ministry of Finance. He is currently working in the field of communications and dealing with fake news and misinformation.

Faton Sulejmani

Faton Sulejmani has a master’s degree in economics in the field of statistical methods for business and economics. In 2020 he won the Chevening Scholarship, where he completed his studies at Imperial College London.

Nevena Spasovska

Nevena Spasovska is one of the founders and researcher at the Association for Research and Analysis ZMAI since its establishment in 2014. Works as a Software Support Specialist in the company MEDIAGENIX. It realizes its affinity for research work and statistical data processing by taking an active part in the project activities of ZMAI.

Goran Mojanoski

Goran Mojanoski is one of the founders of ZMAI Skopje. He has devoted most of his research career to primary education, investment, and the capital markets. His narrower area of specialization is the capital market for which he is preparing a doctoral dissertation.

Viktor Stojkoski

Viktor Stojkoski has been a researcher at ZMAI since 2015. In addition to his engagement in ZMAI, Viktor is employed as an assistant at the Faculty of Economics in Skopje. He is the author of more than 30 scientific papers and has participated in more than 10 international scientific research projects. His research interest is to develop methods for data analysis. He is current postdoctoral scholar at Université de Toulouse.

Ksenija Popovikj

Ksenija Popovikj is a graduate economist at the Faculty of Economics in Skopje and has a master’s degree in economics in the field of statistics. She has six years of experience in the banking sector, of which five years as a sales manager where she is responsible for planning, coordinating, supervising and controlling the work. She is one of the founders and researchers of ZMAI.

Viktor Mitevski

Viktor Mitevski is a co-founder of ZMAI and is currently the President of the Association. From 2015-16 he resided at Texas A&M University where he obtained a Master of Science degree in Economics. From 2017 to 2019 he works as a special advisor to the Minister of Finance. Victor is the recipient of the 2015 Fulbright Scholarship.

Cane Mojanoski

Professor Dr. Cane Mojanoski is a professor at the Faculty of Security – Skopje in the subjects Research Methodology, Basics of Statistics, Sociology and Contemporary Sociological Theories.

PROJECTS

Center for building public policies

DURATION: June 2020 – September 2021

DONOR: Civica Mobilitas

Responding to the socio-economic effects of COVID-19 by supporting vulnerable groups, low-wage workers, informal economy workers and casual workers

DURATION: July 2020 – July 2021

DONOR: Foundation Open Society – Macedonia

Career counseling for easier adjustment to the labor market in the conditions of COVID 19

DURATION: August 2020 – December 2020

DONOR: Agency for Youth and Sport

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