Serbia

Project title: 

Toward to transparent and accountable public administration at the local level

Period of implementation: 

1 June 2017 - 28 February 2018

About the project:

The main goal of this project was to strengthen the roles, participation and integrity of the civil society and the media in the civil control of the work of three local government through monitoring of budget execution, implementation of public procurement, the use of budget reserves, the activities budget inspectors and internal auditors, as well as through advocacy for civil budget priorities, increasing citizen participation in the budget process, improve the quality and transparency of municipalities and decrease the risk of corruption.

Publications title:

Ka transparentnijoj i odgovornijoj javnoj upravi na lokalnom nivou 

Project title: 

Civic watch - quality public services in local community 

 

Period of implementation: 

1 June 2017 - 31 December 2017

About the project:

The main objective of the project was to improve the efficiency, transparency and accountability of the public administration in providing services to citizens in the City of Nis. This has been achieved through the following set of activities: 1. Analysis of the tools and mechanisms which the local government utilizes on offering services to citizens Result: Most applicable tools and mechanisms utilized in offering services to citizens defined; most effective ways for offering services identified 2. Surveying the sensibility (how citizens are satisfied/dissatisfied with the services offered) Result: Analysed quality of offered services, defined new and potential ways of offering services; Increased level of awareness and knowledge among the beneficiaries of the services on the possible ways of achieving the services. 3. The inclusion of CSOs in the process of monitoring the delivery of public services through focus groups and analysis of their role Result: Recommendations and suggestions for a more efficient service to citizens 4. Media promotion of the Projects Result: Wider public informed, Raised level of awareness in the sector of offering public services; 5. Final conference Result: Presented recommendations, experience exchanged; Presented good practice models.

Publications title:

Istraživanje javnog mnjenja: GRAĐANSKA OSMATRAČNICA – KVALITETNE JAVNE USLUGE U LOKALNOJ ZAJEDNICI

Project title: 

The new law on the employeeold problems?  Towards transparent recruitment processes in local administration

Period of implementation: 

1 June 2017 - 30 April 2018

About the project:

The overall objective of the project was to promote greater transparency, openness and accountability of public administration in recruitment processes at the local level by conducting research and advocate for its improvement in three local self-governments in Serbia. The main activities: Writing analysis, studies and recommendations; Capacity building of civil society - a two-day seminar; Presentation of the results of research analyzes and round tables; TV debates; Final Conference and presentation of the final set of recommendations; Informative - promotional activities. Main results of the project: To Identifiy the main problems in the system of transparent recruitment in local administration since the start of the implementation of the new Law (2 analyzes); To raise the capacities of civil society and the media for dealing with this topic (1 two-day seminar); |To create a set of recommendations for the improvement of employment procedures and provided contribution to the successful implementation of the reform of the public sector (3 round tables and 1 set of recommendations); The problem of non-transparent recruitment placed under the media spotlight (1 TV debates, 1 info-promo campaign).

Publications title:

Novi Zakon o zapošljavanju, stari problemi? Analiza učinkovitosti popunjvanja radnih mesta na lokalnom nivou

Project title: 

Human Resource Management - the Key of Efficient, Professional and Depoliticized Local Self-Government

Period of implementation:  

1 June 2017 - 31 December 2017

About the project:

The objective of this project was monitoring and advocating of the establishment of modern human resource management  (HRM)  function in the municipality administrations in  Gornji  Milanovac, Užice and Požega within the process of public administration reform at the local level. The main achievement of this project was: 1) conducted baseline research on the state and capacities of local administrations in Gornji  Milanovac, Užice and Požega for the establishment the modern human resource management; 2) strengthened capacities of local media and  CSOs for advocacy and monitoring of the transparent recruitment of local civil servants.

Publications title:

Uspostavljanje funkcije upravljanja ljudskim resursima - korak ka dobroj lokalnoj upravi 

Project title: 

Local Civic Monitor

Period of implementation: 

1 June 2017 - 28 February 2018

About the project:

The project aims to contribute to enhancing accountability principles in the practice of exercising the right to access to public information at the level of LSGU through joint CSOs and local media initiated awareness raising, monitoring and advocacy actions. Project is designed as a consistent and inter-related set of activities jointly implemented by the applicant and local media outlet, comprising: awareness raising, survey and report making of local practice in implementation of the right to access to public information, reporting and evidence-based advocacy activities in order to achieve the following results: 1) Enhanced CSOs skills and competencies in monitoring and advocacy actions for consistent enactment and application of the right to access to public information; 2) Established co-operation platform between grass-root CSOs and local investigative media in monitoring performances of LSGUs;3) Reinforced role of CSOs awareness raising and information activities in support of the promotion of public participation and consultation with stakeholders; 4) Increased number of collaborative CSOs and local media actions in promoting the role of local self-government in the EU accession process.

Publications title:

Pregled i analiza lokalne prakse u opštinama Subotica, Bačka Topola, Kanjiža, Ruma, Sombor

 Project title: 

 My  budget  –  my  responsibility 

Period of implementation: 

 1 June 2017 - 28 February 2018

About the project:

The objective of this project was improving transparency and quality of budget practices on the City of Nis level,  in the process of formulation,  approval, execution and oversight through monitoring and relevant recommendations provided by CSOs and citizens. The main achievements of this project were greater  participation  of  the  civil  society  organizations  and  citizens  in  the  formulation  process  and  awareness  on  the  lacks  of  the  procedure  (short  term  for  discussion,  lack  of  citizen  initiatives  funded  etc.), engagement  of  the  local  representatives  in  the  City  forum  that  was  dedicated  to  budgetary  practices  in  the  City  of  Nis  (that  was  not  done  in  years)  and  also  creation  of  the  Analysis  on  the  budgetary  processes  and  fiscal  practices  that  the  citizens  did  not  have  insight  in,  considering  the  fact  that  Final  report  on  budget  execution  was  not  filed  in  the  local  parliament  since  2014. 

Publications title:

Analiza budžetskih procesa Grada Niša 2008 – 2017
Građanski budžet Grada Niša za 2018. godinu

Project title: 

Contributing  to  Public  Administration  (PAR)  in  Kraljevo  

 Period of implementation: 

1 June 2017 - 31 March 2018

About the project:

Theobjectiveoftheprojectismonitoring the work of Local Self-Government bodies (Ulcinj) through monitoring of public administration accountability, contributing to the capacity building of NGOs and local media in support of public administration reform at the local level. The greatest achievement during this project is the Monitoring Report on transparency and accountability of Ulcinj Local Self-Government. This report published information that are very important for the overall work of the Local Administration, but primarily for the local community. Local officials themselves were not aware of the extent to which the work of the Municipal Authorities and Services was non-transparent. Critics came from all sides, while decision makers in the Municipality expressed readiness to approach major changes in this area.

Publications title:

Contribution to Public Administration Reform in Kraljevo