Election irregularities mainly caused by the abuse of public resources and unequal media representation in the campaign


Following its systematic observation of the elections in previous three years, CRTA developed 60 detailed recommendations for improvement of electoral conditions, also available on the website. At the conference, CRTA presented the recommendations which could influence improvements if addressed by the 2020 elections and which enjoy the greatest citizen support.

Union of Informed Citizens received the Democracy Defender Award for 2019


The Union of Informed Citizens (UIC), an Armenian civil society organization, received the OSCE Democracy Defender Award for 2019. The award ceremony took place on March 11 in Vienna, and was attended by CRTA Director Vukosava Crnjanski as a representative of the last year’s Democracy Defender Award recipient.

Letter to the Parliament: Proposed criteria for the election of a new Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection


Crta started the action “Hoću Poverenika, a ne poslušnika!” ("I want a Commissioner, not an obedient!") to draw attention to the fact that the process of electing the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection should be initiated and that the criteria of transparency, openness and integrity must be respected

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“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

Parliamentary Insider for March 2019

Parliamentary Insider for March 2019 brings monthly analyses of the work of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, including law summaries and key novelties introduced by the adopted lawsA part of the opposition MPs carried on with their boycott in March as well, and in the Assembly Hall, the abuse of procedures and discussions on topics unrelated to the agenda continued. The agenda included two proposals from the opposition party League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina MPs.

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CRTA recommendations for improving the electoral conditions by 2020

In this document, we have mentioned only those recommendations that CRTA believes could be implemented by the time of 2020 elections, with the help of the political will and understanding between the relevant actors, as these recommendations realisation would be an essential start for systematic and complete improvement of election process quality.

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A civic media calling politicians and public officials to accountability for public say.

Citizens on Watch

Active citizens for fair and free elections in Serbia.


Open Parliament

What’s happening in the Parliament? Get involved, it’s all about you.

Defending the Right to Know

We have the right to be informed about the work of public institutions and to an Independent Institution of the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance.

Istinomer News Briefs

To know not only what happened, but why it happened. To find out more in less time. News as they should be.

 Who Is in My Government

Has the local councilor flew over to another party in your or neighboring municipality? Learn more or report.

Access to Information

The right to free access to information of public importance implies your right to request and receive information regarding the work of public authorities.

Citizens on Watch Data

Accessible, searchable and comparable results of presidential and parliamentary elections.

Inspiring Girls Serbia

Part of a global campaign aimed to inspire girls to freely and without prejudice pursue their professional choices and dreams.

Open Government Partnership Serbia

The governments’ commitments to citizens include promotion of transparency, empowering citizens, fight against corruption and use of new technologies to strengthen the governance system.

Budget Info

You are interested in budget funds of your city or municipality? Here you can also access information about the amount of budget funds allocated to local public companies.


Compare your political attitudes with the attitudes of presidential candidates competing in the elections.

All information about presidential candidates in the 2017 elections at one place.



Access, liberate and reuse diverse public data at the state and local level in an open format.

Open Data Serbia

Innovative educational programs for data management, advocacy for opening of public data and creating digital solutions using available data in an open format.

Open Government

How does the Government work, to what extent is it accountable to citizens? Acquire the information about the annual work plan of the Government, as well as regulations, proposed laws and strategies.


How many promises of the current president has been fulfilled? Track the (non)fulfillment of his promises through mandates.

Map the Money

Track the progress of investments in your city or municipality financed from the local budget.

Our Money, Our Concern

Take care of the management of public funds by authorities.