Pro-NGO: quality management for social change

Pro-NGO – quality management for social change is a capacity building project for civil society organizations in Croatia. Project applicant Culture Development Association “CDA” implements this project with 5 different civil society organizations and with a Norwegien partner. The financial support for this project is 200.000 EUR and project duration is 36 months. Innovative approach… Continue reading Pro-NGO: quality management for social change

How can EU citizens vote in local elections in Croatia?

Citizens of other EU member states living in Croatia need to register by April 15 in order to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming local elections on May 16. All citizens of the European Union have a certain set of legally guaranteed rights throughout the EU. Such status gives them the right to… Continue reading How can EU citizens vote in local elections in Croatia?

Gong’s comments on the Digital Sevrice Act

Gong shared its perspectives and suggestions on some of the articles of the Chapter III of the Digital Service Act: Article 19 (Trusted Flaggers) Having in mind the differences between some member states in relation to the rule of law, it would be beneficial to address the possible need for awarding the trusted flaggers’ status… Continue reading Gong’s comments on the Digital Sevrice Act

Institutionalised sources of corruption in Croatia: an experts’ insight

Zagreb, 15.03.2021 - Vijećnik Gonga Dario Čepo sa Katedre za sociologiju zagrebačkog Pravnog fakulteta na konferenciji za medije predstavio je publikaciju pod nazivom 'Institucionalni izvori ukorijenjenosti korupcije u Hrvatskoj: uvid stručnjakinja'. Na fotografiji Dario Čepo, Đurđica Klancir, Oriana Ivković Novokmet. foto HINA/ Daniel Kasap/ dk

Gong presented the research ‘Institutional sources of corruption in Croatia: an experts’ insight’, and its author doc. dr. sc. Dario Čepo from the Department of Sociology at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb and a member of the Gong Council pointed out that corruption is linked to political institutions. The research Institutionalised sources of corruption… Continue reading Institutionalised sources of corruption in Croatia: an experts’ insight

Instead of fighting corruption, the Minister prefers to accuse Gong

From the letter of the Minister of Justice and Public Administration Ivan Malenica to GRECO, in which he tried to deal with Gong, it is clear that our concern is justified and that the Commission for the Prevention of Conflicts of Interest will lose its power. The Commission will no longer be able to decide… Continue reading Instead of fighting corruption, the Minister prefers to accuse Gong

Letter to GRECO: The Commission must not be destroyed

Gong warned GRECO, the Council of Europe’s specialized anti-corruption body, that the Commission for the Prevention of Conflicts of Interest in Croatia must not be destroyed. The Commission for the Prevention of Conflicts of Interest in Croatia has been under attack from the ruling party for a long time, and now it could be left,… Continue reading Letter to GRECO: The Commission must not be destroyed

The European Commission will draft new guidelines following Gong’s appeal

Following Gong’s complaint to the European Ombudsman concerning the participation of President von der Leyen in a HDZ election campaign video, the European Commission decided to develop guidelines for the participation of its members in national election campaigns. The European Ombudsman, the body to which Gong reported Ursula von der Layen‘s participation in the HDZ’s… Continue reading The European Commission will draft new guidelines following Gong’s appeal

Government attacks on civil society in Croatia

Many civil society organisations in Croatia are suffering from burnout and exhaustion, and have been at brink of existence for a long time, with less and less time for the most important part of their job and their very reason for existence – solving social problems and creating positive social change. Gong publishes analysis with… Continue reading Government attacks on civil society in Croatia

Search Gong databases

Gong advocates open data. In cooperation with civil hackers from Code for Croatia, we create searchable databases that all citizens can use. Here is a chronological list of our searchable data. Final financial statements – Parliamentary elections 2020 All data from the final financial reports on donors, expenditures and media discounts in the parliamentary elections… Continue reading Search Gong databases

Anti-corruption demands at the time of the coronavirus pandemic

Resolving a crisis caused by a coronavirus, and further complicated by the Zagreb earthquake, requires swift and decisive action. However, during this crisis management, the Croatian Government must not forget about transparency so as not to undermine citizens’ confidence in institutions. Identifying corruption risks can help strengthen our response to the pandemic and provide healthcare… Continue reading Anti-corruption demands at the time of the coronavirus pandemic