BIRN Serbia and Partners Start Civil Society Advocates Project

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New project aims to strengthen a participatory culture in Serbia and empower civil society groups to get people more involved in advocacy work.

BIRN Serbia and its partners are starting a new three-year project, Civil Society Advocates: Through Partnership Towards Democratic Development in Serbia, which aims to to strengthen a participatory political culture in Serbia and credible democratic processes.

The project will be implemented by BIRN Serbia in partnership with Belgrade Open School (BOS) and the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (BFPE). It will be supported by USAID.

The project is designed to address the lack of capacities in civil society organizations, CSOs, to undertake successful advocacy efforts, their lack of cooperation with public authorities at all levels, and citizens’ lack of motivation to join and trust CSO advocacy actions.

The initiative is intended to support CSOs in Serbia to test, evaluate and scale their advocacy initiatives in a more strategic way.

By building skills, encouraging citizens’ engagement and improving advocacy programs, the project hopes to contribute to the strengthening of a democratic society.

At the moment there is an open call for CSOs in Serbia to be part of the project and get project support from BIRN, BOS and BFP.

Find out more about this open call on the project website: