Citizens Have the Power

The aim of the project was to develop sustainable democratic mechanisms and to improve participation of citizens and NGOs in decision making on local and regional levels. CESI was project coordinator alongside the following partners: Mreža udruga Zagor, Giacomo Brodolini Foundation, Krapina-Zagorje County and the City of Klanjec. The project was completed in March.

A local action has been organized in Zabok in 2015 with the goal of informing citizens about the Code for Consultation With Interested Public in procedures for adopting general acts of Krapina-Zagorje County (KZC); Council for Civil Society Development of Krapina-Zagorje County has been constituted; a local Codex in the city of Klanjec was enacted; a final conference of the project has been organized. The conference had 70 participants, NGO representatives, public institutions and local and regional self-government from Krapina-Zagorje County.

The goal was to present project's results, to provide an insight into national policies and programs for the development of civil society and to begin the process of developing the Strategy for Creation of Stimulating Environment for Civil Society Development in Krapina-Zagorje County. The project has been financially supported by the European Social Fund.