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. In comparison with 2017 presidential and 2016 parliamentary elections, the percentage of recorded irregularities at polling stations is higher.
Our research activity aims to address the degree of democratic development, parliamentarism and parliamentary procedure, transparency, and institutional openness as a way of holding those responsible for public goods accountable.
We use the collected information as the basis for providing recommendation on improving the work of institutions. Additionally, the results we gather from our research are used for arguments in creating and implementing a public advocacy campaign.
We believe in the power of written and spoken words. However, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. In the 21st century, when we are overwhelmed with innumerable information, only the information presented in a unique and interesting way reaches us. Because video is the quickest information source to reach the public, we started CRTA video production. Our production team consists of a director, screenwriter, producer, editor, cameramen and journalists- people with years of experience in video production. We believe that video production is an innovative way for our voice to be widely heard. We wish to share the experience and knowledge we have in this field with our colleagues in the civil sector.
Striving to reach as many people as we can, we deliver our messages through a variety of video sources:
Starting in 2005, CRTA has been working on the development of its own Training center. All of the CRTA trainers have NDI (National Democratic Institute) certificates and have specialized in trainings focusing on the development of organizational capacities, political skills, as well as the organization and managing advocacy campaigns.
Trainers working with CRTA have held over 500 trainings with more than 6000 participants, mostly young activists of the civil society oriented NGOs and political parties in Serbia and the region.
Some of the topics we have worked on are:
- Public and budget advocacy
- Phases of a successful campaign
- Survey creation
- Project writing
- Resource management
- Strategic planning
- Survey as a method of problem identification
- Campaign management
- Human resources and volunteers
- Time management
- Elections observation
- Public speaking
- Door to door campaigning
- Get out the vote campaign (GOTV)
- Female empowerment campaign
- Press conference
- Media campaign
- Event planning
- Communication message
- Press release
- Rural campaign
- Printed material
- Role and responsibility of the local government
- Internal communication
In the future, CRTA plans to expand the Training center’s capacities through constant education and support of professional development of its employees, members and activists.
Active citizens for free and fair elections in Serbia
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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.
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.
Because institutions serve the citizens. We need strong institutions with integrity which protect the public interest.