About Project


This two-year Action supports active involvement of CSOs and young people (university students) to defend the right of the public to know, in order to entrench implementation of transparency and accountability standards in Serbia. By performing a series of analytical, capacity building, networking and advocacy activities, the Action challenges the existing models of citizens' access to information and aims at improving the freedom of information (FOI) standards in the country. Furthermore, by strengthening mechanisms for citizens’ participation and free media reporting, the Action additionally promotes and supports the rule of law especially within European integration process, thus contributing to the process of reforms and overall process of democratization. The Action will work directly with civil society organizations throughout Serbia, including the CSOs media, to improve their knowledge and skills and enhance their cooperation in defending the FOI. Through sub-granting scheme, the Action will support at least five local CSOs, to investigate and report on respect of the FOI in their local communities, thus improving their programmatic (training, mentoring and transfer of know-how) and managerial (administration and management of sub-grants) capacities, and enhancing their influence at the local level.

  • Rule of Law
  • Public Administration
  • Democracy and Human Rights
EuropeAid reference
  • Lot 2 – Support to Civil Society
City / District
EU Contribution
260,919 €
Implementation period
December 2017 - December 2019
Civil society; independent and local media; national and local institutions whose compliance with the FOI legal framework is monitored; Anti-corruption Agency and Anti-corruption Council; young people and students throughout Serbia; academia; the general public
Implemented by
Partners for Democratic Change Serbia (Partners Serbia). CO-applicants: Bureau for Social Research (BIRODI) and Law Scanner