What is PNDL in Romania was the program “Good Roads for Moldova” for the government in Chişinău: discretionary purse in anticipation of the general elections of February 2019. In fact, the micro-targeting was even more sophisticated and perverse than parties are able to do in Romania, but the problem of systemic clientelism – discretionary use ···
The EFOR 2019 report outlines the results of a series of projects of the organisation and its partners on both components: measuring clientelism and combating strategic political misinformation. Clientelism can be powered either directly from public funds, as it is the case for financial transfers made by local authorities to the local governments for investment – which have been documented by us throughout recent years; or affecting strategic sectors through more subtle schemes, such as energy.
The 2018 report on Romania was written by Laura Ștefan, anticorruption expert, former director in the Romanian Ministry of Justice, and international expert on rule of law; and Sorin Ioniță, expert in public administration reform and development and an associate lecturer at Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and Babeş-Bolyai University (Cluj); and Septimius Pârvu, expert in ···
How many years does a country need to become inclusive, participative and open to its citizens? The answers may be difficult and very different from one case to another. Romania is still struggling to make its participative mechanisms functional, to open data or to develop a culture of active civic involvement. Recent years have shown ···
Expert Forum, in partnership with the Rule of Law South East Europe Program of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the British Council opened a new call for School for Democracy which will take place between 31st August and 4th September 2015, in Sinaia. The School for Democracy addresses a number of 18 gymnasium and ···
Surely you often wondered why governments make decisions without consulting the citizens; or decide contrary to the interests of the community; or simply do not understand why they should work for the well-being of the citizens. Is it because they lack the will to apply principles of good governance? Because there are not enough citizens ···
After the projections in Chisinau (April 19 to 21), Expert Forum, British Council and Pro Democracy Association, in partnership with the Cultural Institute “Michael Ursachi” Documentary Film Festival, organize the WHY DEMOCRACY? festival in Iasi, April 25-29. The films in the festival are part of a large international project and are made by independent filmmakers awarded at renowned film ···
What connection can there be between a student from China who runs for class monitor, the role of new media in the expansion of riots in Egypt, the transition from pre-1989 Romanian economy to market or the election of a female president in Liberia? Apparently none. However, each case answers the question What is democracy ···