Pavlina Filipova, Supporting civil society in the Balkans

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Pavlina Filipova, Supporting civil society in the Balkans

  1. 1. Supporting Civil Society in the Balkans Balkan Trust for Democracy
  2. 2. <ul><li>Created in 2003 as a </li></ul><ul><li>10-year, $30 million initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Supports: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Democracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good Governance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Euroatlantic Integration </li></ul></ul>About BTD
  3. 3. Partners of BTD <ul><li>Subsequent Contributors: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Danish Government </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Czech Government </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Royal Netherlands Embassy - Belgrade </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Robert Bosch Stiftung </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rockefeller Brothers Fund </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Compagnia di San Paolo </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tipping Point Foundation </li></ul></ul></ul>Founding Partners:
  4. 4. <ul><li>Grantmaking </li></ul>What BTD Does: Policy Dialogue
  5. 5. <ul><li>To Whom? </li></ul><ul><li>Civic Groups </li></ul><ul><li>NGOs </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>Think Tanks </li></ul><ul><li>Governments </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Institutions </li></ul>Grantmaking
  6. 6. <ul><li>Where? </li></ul><ul><li>Albania </li></ul><ul><li>Bosnia and Herzegovina </li></ul><ul><li>Bulgaria </li></ul><ul><li>Croatia </li></ul><ul><li>Kosovo </li></ul><ul><li>Macedonia </li></ul><ul><li>Moldova </li></ul><ul><li>Montenegro </li></ul><ul><li>Romania </li></ul><ul><li>Serbia </li></ul><ul><li>Regional </li></ul>Grantmaking
  7. 7. Grantmaking <ul><ul><li>Linking Citizens to Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional Cooperation and Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bulgaria Fund 2007-2010 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>Program Areas <ul><ul><li>Since inception, over $18 million in 661 projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Around 30% of the projects are regional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 2009: total of 125 projects with a value of $ 3,351,884 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additionally, in 2008-09: total of 48 projects with a value of $ 2,405,538 through the Bulgaria Fund </li></ul></ul>Overview
  8. 8. OVERVIEW BTD Spending Breakdown by Territory 2003 to 2009
  9. 9. Examples <ul><li>Linking Citizens with Governments </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy and Monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Monitoring of Public Services in Kosovo” </li></ul></ul>Institute for Public Policy (IPP): “ Making Local Accountability Work in Romania: Developing Tools for Measuring Mandate Performance of Local Elected Officials in between Elections” Foundation for Local Government Reform: “ Good Governance Principles: Bridging Citizens and Governments”
  10. 10. <ul><li>Fighting against corruption and organized crime </li></ul>Examples Center for Study of Democracy : “ Monitoring of the Anti-corruption Reforms in Bulgaria” BTC Pro Media Foundation: “ Fighting Corruption through Investigative TV Programming” Risk Monitor Foundation : “ Basic Practices against Money Laundering in Human Trafficking” + regional “Organized crime in the Balkan Political Context” with organizations from Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Romania Romanian Academic Society (SAR): “ Anti-Corruption: What Works In Our Region. A Resource Casebook.” with organizations from all Balkan countries Regional
  11. 11. <ul><li>&quot;Civil society has a central role to play in the EU integration of the candidate and potential candidate countries and their transformation into modern European democracies.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Statement by enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn during the Conference on Civil Society Development in Southeast Europe, Brussels, 10 April 2008 ) </li></ul>
  12. 12. CONTACT INFORMATION: The Balkan Trust for Democracy The German Marshall Fund of the United States Dobračina 44 11000 Belgrade, Republic of Serbia Tel: 381 11 3036 454 Fax: 381 11 3288 022 www.gmfus.org/balkantrust

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