Programmes

Investigative Journalism on EnvironMEntal Issues, with Citizens’ Engagement

Montenegro
2020-2021
BIRN Hub The project aims to strengthen investigative reporting capacities and public interest in topics related to environmental protection in Montenegro.

Reporting Democracy

Western Balkans and Visegrad Four (V4) Countries
2019-2020
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.

Europeanisation of Kosovo’s Environmental Agenda

Kosovo
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.

Civil Society Advocates: Through Partnership Towards Democratic Development in Serbia

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

Serbia
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.

CSOs as Equal Partners in Monitoring Public Finances

Kosovo
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.

BIG Deal – Monitoring of the Implementation of the Brussels Agreement

Kosovo
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

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

Corrupting the Birth Rates

Serbia
January – April 2019
BIRN Serbia A new law on financial support to families with children (which was adopted in 2017 and came into force in 2018) has been creating confusion among citizens of Serbia.

Strengthening Quality News and Independent Journalism in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey
2019-2021
BIRN Hub The overall objective of the project is to provide structural support to media freedom and media integrity in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

Accurate and Ethical Reporting in Online and Televised Journalism

Kosovo
02 May 2018 to 30 April 2019
BIRN Kosovo Through this project, BIRN Kosovo aims to empower young journalists and lawyers in Kosovo, through capacity-building training courses on accuracy and ethical reporting, access to public documents, and the consequences of inaccurate reporting, among other subjects.

Empowering Women to Seek Their Inheritance Rights

Kosovo
April 18, 2018 – April 17, 2019
BIRN Kosovo The project aims to educate, raise awareness and empower women about their property rights. Through TV, online publishing and social media, BIRN will reach out to women and men of all ages and ethnic backgrounds throughout Kosovo.

Technical Assistance to Public Service Media in the Western Balkans

Western Balkans
2018-2020
BIRN Hub The purpose of the Technical Assistance programme is to support the national public service media (PSM) of the Western Balkans in the development of long-term reform strategies for better management, accountability and financial sustainability.

Resonant Voices Initiative

Western Balkans, European Union
2018-2020
BIRN Hub Resonant Voices Initiative (RVI) is a network of journalists, activists, and community leaders who challenge dangerous messages online, map online radicalisation trends, and provides training, mentoring, and technical support to counternarrative campaigns.

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