Grants for implementation of six-month projects have been awarded to 18 civil society organizations from six countries: Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina, which will address urgent local and national issues in the upcoming period in order to advance good governance and the rule of law.
These grants are dedicated to local civil society organizations, and have been awarded within the ACTION SEE – Accountability, Technology and Institutional Openness Network in SEE project, which is implemented by Center for Democratic Transition (CDT), Metamorphosis Foundation from Macedonia, Westminster Foundation for Democracy from Great Britain, CRTA – Center for Research, Transparency and Accountability from Serbia, Citizens Association Why not? from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Open Data Kosovo – ODK and Levizja Mjaft! from Albania, with financial support of the European Union.
Grantees from Kosovo are:
Non-Governmental Organization KOHA, implemented the project “Informed and Active Citizenry through the Freedom of Information Act”. This project has the aim to request greater transparency and accountability from the municipal authorities, to inform the citizens about laws and regulations related to freedom of information and decision-making as well as to improve citizens’ participation in public policies via transparency and accountability.
Non-Governmental Organization – Youth Association for Human Rights (YAHR), implements the project “The media as a mechanism for transparency in local institutions”. The project aims to strengthen local media through the formation of operational mechanisms in order to increase the transparency and accountability of local institutions. Thus, by lobbying to local institutions, formation of the informal group for transparency, awareness campaign in local media.
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