The RESIS Institute started the Mapping of communication habits, knowledge, needs and interests of vulnerable groups of citizens in the Eastern and Southeastern regions of RNM. The mapping includes citizens who live with a certain degree of physical disability, intellectual disability or visual and hearing impairment, as vulnerable categories of citizens whose communication rights are most threatened. This is the first Mapping of the communication habits of vulnerable citizens in RNM and will serve as a basis for a thorough research that will assess the needs and communication habits of groups in the local community.
The mapping is carried out by representatives of civil society organizations from the Eastern and Southeastern regions who represent the rights of vulnerable categories of citizens. The RESIS Institute conducted training for the civil activists who carry out the research based on a Questionnaire that contains several sets of questions about different aspects of the communication needs and habits of people living with a certain type of vulnerability.
After the completion of the Mapping of the communication habits, knowledge, needs and interests of the vulnerable groups of citizens in the Eastern and Southeastern regions of the RNM, trainings will be held with representatives from civil society organizations to create content that will be published on the new online community media platform called #LocalActive. The platform is part of the project Encouraging civic engagement in local governance - LocalActiveMedia, whose main goal is to improve access to the public sphere of vulnerable groups of citizens from the Eastern and Southeastern regions.
The project is supported by the non-profit foundation National Endowment for Democracy (NED).