Advocacy for Open Government grant awarded to BiH NGO supporting whistleblowersAdvocacy for Open Government grant awarded to BiH NGO supporting whistleblowers

Aided by the award of a PASOS grant, an NGO in Bosnia and Herzegovina has launched a program to support the efforts of those who expose official corruption.

CEAS study: Online access to public information in Serbia lagsCEAS study: Online access to public information in Serbia lags

Only 25 percent of Serbian governmental ministries published their annual budget online in 2015, and only 37.5 percent did so for their public procurement plans, according to the results of a Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies (CEAS) report compiled for a PASOS project on open government.

DIF poll: 87 percent of Ukrainians support independenceDIF poll: 87 percent of Ukrainians support independence

Twenty-five years after Ukraine declared itself an independent country, 87 percent of its citizens say they would again vote in favor of Ukrainian sovereignty, according to the results of an Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation poll.

PASOS grant helps Kosovo NGO boost open governmentPASOS grant helps Kosovo NGO boost open government

A Kosovar NGO has launched a campaign to increase transparency, accountability, and public participation in their municipality, thanks to a PASOS project grant that will be used to fund the effort.

Ilko Kucheriv Democracy Fellowship Programme 2016 announces fellowsIlko Kucheriv Democracy Fellowship Programme 2016 announces fellows

Four professionals active in human rights and democratization efforts in Ukraine have been named recipients of an Ilko Kucheriv Democracy Partnership Programme fellowship for 2016.

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Perceptions of Personal Safety and Perceptions of Security Threats at the Local Level: A Comparative Overview of Serbia, Kosovo and AlbaniaPerceptions of Personal Safety and Perceptions of Security Threats at the Local Level: A Comparative Overview of Serbia, Kosovo and Albania

People who live in Serbia, Koso­vo and Albania have relatively strong feelings of personal safety but they do not believe they feel safe because of the efforts of state institutions, according to this Belgrade Centre for Security Policy report.

More Effective EU Democracy Support in the Eastern PartnershipMore Effective EU Democracy Support in the Eastern Partnership

This EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy paper matches political trends within the EaP states with short- and medium-term policy recommendations that the EU should be able to introduce through revisions to its democracy support instruments, mainly within the ENP and ENI reviews.

Independent think tanks and goverment: Partners in promoting reforms or two parallel worlds?Independent think tanks and goverment: Partners in promoting reforms or two parallel worlds?

About 95 percent of Ukrainian leaders and officials say that it is important to work with independent think tanks, but only about 13 percent actually do so, according to an Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation study.

What about the women? Understanding and Addressing the Problem of ISIS Female Recruitment in the Western BalkansWhat about the women? Understanding and Addressing the Problem of ISIS Female Recruitment in the Western Balkans

This Belgrade Centre for Security Policy paper aims to bring attention to an oft-neglected security problem in the Western Balkans: women being recruited by and migrating to the Islamic State.

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