We identify successful local projects and we replicate them to other countries by building capacity in receiving organizations. We also experiment by creating cross-border tech solutions that can aid activists around the region.
Fact-checking initiatives has spread in Western Balkans thanks to the ActionSEE network collaborations. TransparenCEE has supported most recent of this replications - implementing Faktograf fact-checking initiative in Croatia.
Georgia’s freedom of information legislation has long been touted as one of the more progressive in the region. However, independent reports on FOI highlight that the biggest problem with the existing legislative framework is its implementation. According to regional media representatives, while many requests for information are answered, generally the answers are incomplete, deadlines are not respected, and repeated requests have to be made.
Montenegro is one of the top countries as rated by the quality of the asset declarations law, partly because that assets are being published in HTML tables on a central website. The practice of working with assets shows a rather different perspective: the site is often down and it's hard to extract standardized data due to the laxity of politicians. How can we remedy that?
The Red Flags project supports the fight against corrupt procurements by monitoring procurement processes and highlighting fraud risks at different stages of the procurement process. Although risky does not mean corrupt, flagged procurement documents can be further checked by public officials in control agencies, journalists and citizens.