CRTA received OSCE Democracy Defender Award 2018


CRTA is recipient of the 2018 OSCE Democracy Defender Award. The Democracy Defender Award honours a person or group for exceptional contributions to the promotion of democracy and the defence of human rights.

Election Day Not in Accordance with Democratic Standards for Free and Fair Elections


The quality of election process on the Election Day was not in line with international standards for free and fair elections. Serious breaches of electoral procedures were recorded at eight percent of polling stations, while occurances such as evidencing voters in parallel lists and bringing groups of voters to polling stations to cast a vote were recorded in front of seven percent of polling stations, the CRTA election observation mission stated.

CEC to enable domestic observers to monitor the work of the Electoral Commission


After more than 20 days, the City Electoral Commission (CEC) have not approved domestic observers to attend the CEC sessions and monitor the work of this electoral body.

Our topics

“If not us, who? If not now, when?” – John F. Kennedy

Democratic culture

Because politics is not just for politicians. It is our human and citizen right to participate in the processes of making decisions which influence our lives. A dialogue has no alternative.

Free and fair elections

Because elections are the pillars of democracy. It is every citizen’s right to decide on whom to give his/her vote in free and fair conditions. Our vote is valuable and it can make a difference.

Open institutions

Because institutions serve the citizens. We need strong institutions with integrity which protect the public interest.

Free media

Because media should ask questions and critically analyse the reality. We need the media which protect the public interest and tackle the needs of the citizens.

Latest publications

Parliament openness in Serbia 2017.

In cooperation with partners from the regional network "ActionSEE", the CRTA has prepared a proposal of practical policies in which levels of transparency, openness and accountability of the legislative power in the West Balkans region were analysed. The proposal is a result of a comprehensive research, based on methodology, undertaken by the members of the network ActionSEE in previous months in all West Balkans countries.

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Openness of the executive power in Serbia and in the region 2017.

In cooperation with partners from the regional network NGO “ActionSEE”, the Centre for Research, Transparency and Accountability (CRTA) prepared the index of openness of institutions in which we analyse a level of transparency, openness and accountability of the executive power in the Western Balkans region.

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Our initiatives


Civic media that holds politicians and public officials to account

Citizens on Watch

Active citizens for free and fair elections in Serbia

Open parliament

The answer to the question what is happening in the Parliament

Inspiring girls Serbia

Part of a global campaign to inspire girls to aim high