On Friday, 21 December 2018, we will organise a press conference to award grants to nine civil society organisations (CSOs) within our project “Money Watch – Civil Society, Guarding the Budget”, financially supported by the European Union.
Press conference will begin at 11 AM and will take place in PR Centre, Josip Broz Boulevard 23A, in Podgorica.
Nine CSOs will be supported through this Small Grants Facility to implement projects and initiatives aimed at increasing participation of the citizens, civil society and the media in the processes of budget planning and public spending oversight.
The budget and public finances should not be the exclusive competence of a narrow circle of professional organisations and institutions – monitoring of the preparation, adoption and management of the budget must become an integral part of the work of all organisations, which monitor public policies and advocate changes.
Through this project component, Institute Alternative wants to financially support such initiatives regardless of the organisations’ specific thematic scope and area of operation and to encourage CSOs to perform budgetary analysis and effective scrutiny of public spending, in order to better understand the state-of-the-art in their field of interest.
At the conference, grantees’ representatives will present their projects and their contribution to more effective oversight of public spending. Topics to be covered by these projects include public spending oversight at the national and local level, citizens’ participation in budget planning and control of budget execution, oversight of the concessions, games of chance and money allocated to the Fund for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment of Persons with Disabilities, as well as public debt, capital projects investments etc.
Institute Alternative Team