|Grant Number||BG_III 2006_133|
|Organization||Institute for Regional and International Studies|
|Project Name||Citizens' Audit - Enhancing Civic Participation in the Municipal Budgetary Process in Bulgaria|
|Amount Awarded||USD 17,990.00|
|Grant Period||September 01, 2006 - September 01, 2007|
Enhancing the participation of civil society in Bulgaria in public policy formation through the "budget advocacy" approach. Strengthening the non-profit sector capacity to address critical societal and policy issues. Building budget literacy and capacity to influence decision-making among different groups of active citizens, local and business communities; establishing citizens' budget advocacy groups engaged in municipal budgeting process; creating formal spaces for civic involvement on municipal level; planning models to further replicate the project achievements.