Activities in 2021 year
In February, 2021, Open Journal Systems (OJS) announced that it is being translated into 52 different languages, including the Macedonian language translated by the Scientific Foundation SPIROSKI (thanks to Teodora Fildishevska)!
“With every major release, we task our community of translators with preparing translations before launch. For OPS, Macedonian has been added and completed. And on OMP, Catalan, Finnish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian) and Macedonian are now complete. Our latest release also featured several new languages added to Weblate, including Bosnian, Greek, Gaelic, Hebrew, Armenian, Japanese, Macedonian, Korean, and Slovak. Although not every language is complete at this point, we are delighted to see growth in both the number of contributors (translators) and the languages represented.”
Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences on March 8, 2021 migrated to a new URL address with the new Open Journal Systems 126.96.36.199. I would like to thank the Public Knowledge Project staff for the quick and smooth migration and upgrade of the OJS software.
On March 31, 2021, the Civica Mobilitas Grant Selection Commission evaluated the received applications and awarded seven grants that will be implemented by a total of 22 organizations. The actions of the new grantees will be implemented in 9 different sectors and will cover topics of civil society development, gender issues, democracy, environment and natural resources, good governance, human rights, education, science and research.
Part of the projects will develop a model for strengthening civil/women’s alliances (platforms) for the representation of socio-economic policies at the local level during the recovery from the pandemic; a dispatch center and a mobile team will be established to provide social services for the care of old and infirm persons in rural areas; tools will be created that will increase the volume of donations for socially relevant innovative projects. Then, the functionality and transparency of local inspection supervision will be improved and two-way communication with civil society organizations and citizens in general will be encouraged; inter-ethnic relations will be strengthened, and radicalization will be prevented through the creation of a peer learning system. Some of the actions will establish a system for monitoring policies and legislation in protection against discrimination, with a special focus on the work of the new Commission for Prevention and Protection from Discrimination, etc.
The supported actions will mainly be implemented at the national level, and some at the regional and local level. The grantees come from five regions, namely the Skopje, East, South-West, Pelagonia and North-East regions. The call was open until March 3, 2021. 92 applications were received for a total of 195 civil organizations, foundations, and media. Of them, 83 met the administrative criteria and were submitted to the Commission. Of them, 83 met the administrative criteria and were submitted to the Commission. The Scientific Foundation SPIROSKI project was accepted in cooperation with the Association of Citizens Macedonian Medical Student Association – MMSA and the Student Organized Medical Association SOMA, Shtip with the project SFS – Marrow Donor Registry [SFS-MDR].
On April 14, at 6:00 p.m., on the Microsoft teams platform, the Student Organized Medical Association – SOMA, led by the students of the medical university – “Goce Delchev”, in Shtip organized a webinar entitled “Scientific meeting: What we know about COVID -19?”. The webinar was attended by: prof. Dr Mirko Spiroski, Scientific Foundation SPIROSKI, Skopje: Immune responses to infection with SARS-CoV-2 viruses; Assoc. Dr Golubinka Boshevska, Laboratory Technical Officer – WHO Balkan Hub; Laboratory of Virology – Institute of Public Health: Laboratory diagnostics of SARS CoV-2 viruses; Assoc. Dr Subspec Rada M. Grubović Rastvorceva, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Head of the Institute for Transfusion Medicine – Skopje, Convalescent plasma as a therapeutic option for COVID-19; prof. Dr Katarina Smilkov, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor of Biopharmacy and Biotechnology, Department of Applied Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy: Vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 virus: approaches and challenges; and assist. Dr Mary Shorova, spec. in transfusion medicine: Coagulation disorder in patients with COVID-19.
On September 25, 2021, Civica Mobilitas held the fourth consecutive “Civil Organizations Day” in the City Park near “Skolka”. We visited the event and thanked Her Excellency Sybil Suter Tejada (Ambassador of Switzerland in Macedonia) and Mr. Aleksandar Krzhalovski (Director of MCMS) for the awarded project “Program for the Promotion of Marrow Donors”.
In addition to the promotion of organizations from the civil sector, codes were also signed by the organizations. Scientific Foundation SPIROSKI has signed the Code for Citizens and Organizations and will fully respect it.
On 29.12. 2021 Scientific Foundation SPIROSKI, Skopje (Prof. Dr Mirko Spiroski, third from the right) received a certificate of appreciation from the Mayor of Tearce Municipality, Nuhi Neziri (third from the left), together with the Leshok Local Community (Jovica Popovski, first from the left), the bishop Tetovsko-Gostivarski Josif (second from left) and Special Hospital for Tuberculosis Leshok (Dr Ismail Vaiti, second from right). We remain committed to improving civic values.