Independent Institute for Monitoring the Formation of Civil Society (IIMFCC), reported on 22th of December about meeting with Dr. Wojtek Sokolowski the Professor of the John Hopkins University Center for the Civil Society Studies.
During the meeting the Memorandum on Cooperation between the IIMFCC and the John Hopkins University Center for the Civil Society Studies has been signed, providing the realization of joint programs and projects in the sphere of studying of the issues of formation, and future development of civil society, organization of joint scientific and practical events.
In particular, they discussed the organization of the visit of the IIMFCC delegation to the United States and conducting the “round table” in Washington D.C., participation of the IIMFCC experts in research works in the field of development of civil society, held by the staff of the Center, organization of training seminars and internships for the staff of the Institute, the exchange of materials on methods for Civil Society Studies.
The meeting has been held in the atmosphere of constructive dynamic discussion.
The John Hopkins University Center for the Civil Society Studies conducts research in more than 40 countries since 1991 to measure the economic potential of NGOs and analyze the impact of the non-profit and public sectors on each other.
Methods and sources of research of the Center are the official statistics (labor market, employment, and population census), survey of different target groups on a specially developed questionnaire, public opinion polls, and studies of various aspects of the activities of NGOs.
The Independent Institute for Monitoring the Formation of Civil Society is one of the leading non-state and non-profit organizations in Uzbekistan.
The Institute was established in 2003 by the initiative of a number of social organizations, research and educational institutions of Uzbekistan.
The National University of Uzbekistan, University of World Economy and Diplomacy, the Creative Union of Journalists, Chamber of Trade and Industry, the Foundation of “Mahalla” and other organizations are the founders of the Institute.
The main goal of the Institute is the realization of the systematic monitoring the processes of formation and development of civil society, strengthening the role of civil society institutions in the way of democratic renewal and modernization of the country, enhancement of political culture, raising legal awareness, social and political activeness of the citizens.