Bulgaria Fund — Good governance project
The principal location of the project is the North East Planning Region of Bulgaria (NUTS 2). Cross-border exchange is planned with the Constanta and Galati regions in Romania. Overall budget of the project is about USD 30 000. Project duration is 12 months: from October 2008 till September 2009. To support effective citizens’ control on governments the project envisages to involve NGOs and media in educational training and two practical modules of learning (‘Secret client’ and Access to information) about measures ensuring transparency and accountability of governments and then help to establish sustainable partnerships with governments in NE Bulgaria and two Romanian regions.
Goal and Objectives:
The overall project goal is to strengthen the capacity of civil society in North East planning region of Bulgaria to apply mechanisms of public control over the work of governments and administrations and compare experience with Romanian partners from Constanta and Galati administrative regions
The achievement of the below objectives will contribute to the achievement of the project goal.
- To improve the knowledge of civil society organizations and media about key issues of good governance such as transparency and accountability and efficiency of the authorities and administrations
- To improve the skills and practical experience of civil society organizations and media on civil control and monitoring on the activity of authorities and administrations
- To achieve effective partnerships and dialogue between regional actors from the civil society sector and the authorities with involvement of Romanian partners
The project goal is to strengthen the capacity of civil society in North East Planning Region of Bulgaria to apply mechanisms of public control over the work of administrations and governments and compare experience with Romanian partners from Constanta and Galati. The project envisages six activities the implementation of which will improve the knowledge and practical skills of NGOs and media to exercise effective control on governments and establish effective partnerships and dialogue with various regional actors from civil society and the authorities. Those comprise a strategic planning meeting of applicant and key partners and an educational seminar for NGOs and media on transparency and accountability policies and practices. NGOs and media will implement a module ‘secret client’ supported by publication of report.
Another activity is a practical educational module for access to information for NGOs and media supported by a publication on good practices. The round table for NGOs, media and authorities with partners from Bulgaria and Romania will help establish dialogue and partnerships. The informal network for exchange and future work on good governance issues provides continuation and sustainability to the project activities. The project has about 200 direct beneficiaries participating in events, 1000 indirect beneficiaries readers of publications, target audience covered by the media about 8 000—12 000 people and a positive social impact on the civil society sector, governments and the wider public
Project results are improved knowledge of civil society organizations and media about key issues of good governance such as transparency and accountability of the authorities and administrations; improved skills and practical experience of civil society organizations and media on civil control and monitoring on the activity of authorities and administrations.
- Publications about the project
- Good and Bad Practices (PDF, 9.7 MB)
- Charter of Good Administrative Behaviour (PDF, 74 KB)
- Local governance and environmental sustainability (PDF, 64 KB)
- Programme Round Table (PDF, 83 KB)
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