Grant NumberSK/2012/04
TypeIn-Country Grant
OrganizationVia Iuris
Project NameResponsible Citizens, Accountable Government
Amount AwardedUSD 99,848.00
Grant PeriodJune 01, 2012 - May 31, 2013
Project Description

Goal: Introducing legislative changes that will create effective system of accountability of public officials and supporting citizens in participating in decision-making processes will in long-term perspective contribute to the rule of law in Slovakia and restore citizens’ trust in democratic institutions.


  • The top-down approach: extensive legislative adjustments of the system of accountability of public officials (including major legal norms such as Civil Service Act, Civil Proceedings Act, Criminal Code, etc.).
  • The bottom-up approach: legal assistance (litigation, consultations) to citizens in precedent cases of public interest and raising their awareness about rights and possibilities to participate in decision-making and influence public policies.

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