BIRN Serbia Donors and Partners

Donors and Partners

Association of Online Media – AOM

Association of Online Media - AOM was established in 2015 and gathers more than 20 independent digital media outlets.

Balkan Trust for Democracy (BTD)

The Balkan Trust for Democracy is a 10-year, USD 36-million grantmaking initiative that supports democracy, good governance, and Euroatlantic integration in Southeastern Europe.

Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP)

Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP) is an independent think-tank founded in 1997 and dedicated to advancing security of the citizens and society on the basis of democratic principles and respect for human rights.

British Embassy to Serbia

The British Embassy in Belgrade is the official representation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Serbia. It is responsible for developing and maintaining relations between the UK and Serbia.

Bureau for Social Research (BIRODI)

BIRODI is a "think-thank" non-governmental organizations in the field of Social and Political Sciences, conducting applied research, analyzing, proposing and implementing viable solutions within the public, civil and commercial part of society.

Center for Investigative Journalism of Serbia – CIJS

CIJS is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to investigative journalism according to the internationally recognized standards, including the use of new tools and techniques.

Center for research, transparency and accountability – CRTA

CRTA is a group of activists and journalists that engages with both citizens and institutions in an effort for higher institutional and public officials’ accountability in Serbia through monitoring and oversight of their work.


Danas, both on-line and off-line edition, is privately owned media with pro-democratic editorial orientation and high appreciation for professional journalistic standards. Danas newspaper has long list of international awards, including International Press Institute Media Freedom Award (2002) and the most recently an award of the Austrian Foreign Ministry for Inter-culturalism and tolerance (2015), and is often regarded as the only independent national daily.

Embassy of the Netherlands to Serbia

Matra is a major program run by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs through which the Netherlands supports countries of the Southeast Europe with their EU accession prospects. The name Matra derives from the Dutch words for social transformation – ‘maatschappelijke transformatie’.


The European Partnership with Municipalities – EU PROGRES- is the largest area-based development programme in Serbia, covering 25 municipalities in the south and southwest of the country, and is a result of the continuous pledge of support of two major donors - the European Union and the Government of Switzerland to the Government of Serbia.

European Commission

The European Commission represents the interests of the EU as a whole. It proposes new legislation to the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, and it ensures that EU law is correctly applied by member countries.

Executive Group

Executive Group is a leading integrated communications agency in Serbia and South East Europe. Executive Group handles corporate communications, digital, marketing and advertising, branding advisory and public affairs, and has won top international and domestic and awards for its work.

Freedom House

Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world. Founded in 1941, Freedom House was the first American organization to champion the advancement of freedom globally.

House for Human Rights and Democracy

House for Human Rights and Democracy is committed to building democratic and open society based on the respect of human rights and the rule of law.

Independent Journalists’ Association of Serbia

The Independent Journalists’ Association of Serbia (IJAS) is an independent citizens’ organization of 3060 freely associated professional journalists and other media professionals.

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