Reporting Democracy

Western Balkans and Visegrad Four (V4) Countries
BIRN Hub Reporting Democracy is a cross-border journalistic platform dedicated to exploring where democracy is headed across large parts of Europe.

Mapping Digital Freedom Violations

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, North Macedonia, Romania and Serbia
2019 – 2020
BIRN Hub The project aims to provide accurate information about digital threats, monitor changes, raise awareness and issue policy recommendations.

Advocating Transparency in Kosovo’s Judicial System

May 2019-June 2020
BIRN Kosovo In close cooperation with JSSP, BIRN Kosovo and Levizja FOL aim to improve efficiency, transparency, and accountability at all levels of the judicial system. This will be achieved through various activities, including montioring of courts, publishing of inforgrapics, articles, and reports on the courts’ performance, as well as organizing roundtables, TV shows, and designing PSAs.

Kosovo Society Dialogue: Town Hall Debate Series

January 2019 - June 2019
BIRN Kosovo During the 2018 United Nations Trust-Building Forum, held from 6 to 8 May in Ljubljana, Slovenia, more than 120 participants representing a broad cross section of Kosovo society, including civil society, media, youth leaders and municipal leadership from both majority and non-majority communities, met to exchange perspectives on building trust for a more peaceful and inclusive society

Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda

January 2019 - July 2022
BIRN Kosovo The project intends to reach its aim by creating a partnership based on ‘Triangle Model Advocacy’ by utilising skills and expertise of think-tanks, grassroots organizations, and media, in advocating on crucial energy and environmental issues in Kosovo.

Institutional Support

5-May-2017 to 5-May-2019
BIRN Kosovo Enhancing public participation in decision making processes by improving accountability and transparency of public institutions in Kosovo.

Monitoring and Reporting on Kosovo’s Public Services and Public Spending

May 2017 - May 2019
BIRN Kosovo Monitoring and reporting on Kosovo’s public services, public spending and public Administration, civic oversight of the Kosovo-Serbia Agreement implementation.

Civil Society Advocates: Through Partnership Towards Democratic Development in Serbia

November 2018 – November 2021
BIRN Serbia The project aims to strengthen a participatory culture in Serbia and empower civil society groups to get people more involved in advocacy work.

Media Ownership Monitor (MOM) – database update

January 2019 – May 2019
BIRN Serbia BIRN Serbia is conducting media ownership monitoring for the second time in order to reveal relevant trends in ownership concentration, enabling the public to make more educated choices as media consumers.

Fact-Checking for Accountable Media

January 2019 – March 2020
BIRN Kosovo Through this project, BIRN Kosovo wants to contribute to educating local media on the standards of fact-checking in order to develop their capacities to use the standards in their daily work.

CSOs as Equal Partners in Monitoring Public Finances

January 2016 – December 2019
BIRN Kosovo Although CSOs in the Western Balkans have been implementing diverse activities related to public finance and financial institutions, these activities have not been systematically conducted.

Supporting Civil Society to Increase Public Oversight and Accountability of Kosovo Public Institutions

August 2018 – March 2021
BIRN Kosovo Promoting the watchdog function of local CSOs and good governance, transparency and accountability of public institutions.

BIG Deal – Monitoring of the Implementation of the Brussels Agreement

September 2018 – May 2019
BIRN Kosovo Supporting the monitoring of the Brussels agreement between Kosovo and Serbia and ensuring a transparent and accountable leadership.

Monitoring the Public Consultation Process at Government Level 2018

February 2018 – March 2019
BIRN Kosovo BIRN Kosovo, through this initiative, is engaged in monitoring Kosovo's judicial system.

With Participatory Democracy for a Kosovo without Radicalisation

June 2018 – October 2020
BIRN Kosovo The goal of this project is to contribute towards diminishing the motives and incentives for radicalisation that may lead to violent extremism.

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