Partners for Democratic Change Serbia

Active Citizens Against Corruption

Partners for Democratic Change Serbia (Partners Serbia), in partnership with organization Law Scanner, with the support of the Delegation of the European Union to Republic of Serbia (DEU) and Government of Serbia, Office for Cooperation with Civil Society, implemented the project Active citizens against corruption: Best practices to cure and prevent corruption in local communities” (the Project). The project commenced in December 2012 and was completed in June 2014.

The project was designed based on a series of successful anti-corruption interventions, starting from Ronald Maclean Abaroa, former Mayor of La Paz, Bolivia who, immediately after his appointment, started to apply an innovative anticorruption method.  The key of Mayor Abaroa’s reform was to understand that, despite problems of under performance of his local self government, the people working in the local self government are not the problem but part of the solution, when put in a proper and reformed working environment. The methodology was further developed by  Ana Vasilache and Nicole Rata from FPDL, Romania in collaboration with Mayor Abaroa, using theoretical framework developed by professor Robert Klitgaard. In 2011, this methodology received a prestige United Nations Public Service Award, while in 2012 Partners Serbia members successfully completed a nine-month training program on implementation of anti-corruption methodologies.

The Project increased accountability of public administration by supporting comprehensive community-based system to fight against corruption on the basis of active civil society participation and implementation of international strategies.


Activities conducted within the project:

Final project publication: Active Citizens Against Corruption (pdf, 1.43 MB). This publication contains an overview of the activities carried out within the Project and presents the achieved results. This includes: Anticorruption interventions and cooperation with municipalities of Pantelej and Beočin and the hospital in Zrenjanin on recognition and improvement of procedures that are vulnerable to corruption; Analysis of the corruption offences case law in Serbia; Survey on the role of civil society organizations in the fight against corruption, and perception of citizens on the scale of corruption in the health sector, with emphasis on the major challenges in combating corruption in this field.

Final Project Conference organized in Belgrade

Anti-corruption round tables organized in ValjevoŠabacNovi SadKragujevacZaječar and Niš

Anti-corruption leaflets in four languages

Newsletter I (December 2012 – March 2013)

Newsletter II (March – July 2013)

Newsletter III (July – October 2013)

Newsletter IV  (November 2013 – January 2014)

Newsletter V (February – May 2014)

Newsletter VI (June 2014)