Program description

The stability of democratic institutions and the rule of law is unthinkable without the active participation of civil society and citizens in public policy-making, problem solving, recognition and realisation of the potential that is necessary for progress of a community. Advocacy plays a key role in strengthening democratic processes and moving towards a democratic society based on a culture of citizen participation.

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Program description

The project is a three-year initiative launched by BOS, in cooperation with the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (BFPE) and the Balkan Research Network (BIRN), with the aim of improving advocacy practices in civil society, practices that represent the interests of local communities and actively involve citizens in the your work.

The overall objective of the Active Citizens – Better Society: Advocating for Cooperation and Democratic Development project is to contribute to strengthening a democratic society in Serbia, based on a culture of participation in the political process and consistent democratic practice.

With this project, BOS will seek to:

  • improve advocacy practices in civil society in Serbia
  • increase citizens’ support for the activities of civil society organizations
  • improve decision making and policy development
  • advance understanding of the advocacy role of civil society organizations among citizens, media and decision-makers

The project is going to be implemented from 19 November 2018 to 18 November 2021.