Your Belgrade – Your right: Improving the Transparency and Accountability of public authorities, prevent corruption and strengthening civilian oversight of the implementation of environmental policy in Belgrade
The objective of the project is to provide effective civilian oversight of the implementation of public policies and projects in the city of Belgrade and to contribute to the prevention of corruption in the planning and implementation of projects financed or supported by public authorities which have a direct impact on environmental protection and pollution reduction.
Why? Lack of transparency and accountability of public authorities, as well as lack of independent civilian oversight of public resources and implementation of projects that should reduce environmental pollution in Belgrade directly contribute to excessive pollution (air, water, destruction of environmental functions of public areas), misuse of public authority and public money.
How? RERI seeks to ensure responsible and purposeful spending of public money, improve enforcement of regulations guaranteeing access to information and accountability of public authorities, and ensure access to justice in cases where citizens right to participate in the decision-making process has been denied or the right to a healthy environment has been directly violated.
The project “Your Belgrade – Your Right” consists of the following activities:
- Monitoring the implementation of projects and activities in the field of environmental protection;
- Preparation and presentation of a report on the implementation of the air quality plan in Belgrade;
- Organizing two trainings for activists and civil society organizations, and;
- Promotional activities on social networks and in the media.
The project is being realized from 1 June 2020 until 28 February 2021 supported by the Open Society Foundation.