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.









Improving democratic culture, the rule of law and the freedom of the media

By developing the communication capacities of civil society organizations, the goal of this project is to empower organizations to use innovative techniques in more effectively way, also tools and communication channels for more effective action and a real impact on democratic change in their communities.

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Citizens in power

This project aims to bolster citizen-driven demand for accountable and responsive government institutions, thus enabling democratic environment where citizens feel empowered and have the confidence to influence public decision-making.

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Who is in My Government – Bottom up Approach in Improving Democracy in Serbia

Main tagret of this project was to contribute to democracy, good governance and rule of law through empowering civic participation in holding institutions and public officials to account

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Citizens on Watch – Free, Fair and Democratic Elections in Serbia

This project contributes to the quality and stability of democratic processes through the establishment of a foundation for the impartial assessment of the transparency, integrity and regularity of the elections in all stages (both during and in between election cycles) as basic mean of citizen participation in democracy.

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Citizens on Watch

Purpose of this project was to safeguard the citizens’ voting rights and ensure the prompt response and reaction to electoral breaches, thus securing and protecting the democratic character of the elections.

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Strengthening Cooperation and Communication between the Parliament and Civil Society Organisations

Project objective was to assist the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia to enhance its communication and co-operation with civil society organizations (CSOs), thus increasing their capacities to accommodate different civic initiatives.

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Accountability, Technology and Institutional Openness Network in South East Europe – ACTION SE

The main objectives of this project were enhancing the involvement of civil society and media organisations in the creation of public opinion, policymaking and participation in the decision-making mechanisms and increasing capacities of civil society to build its constituencies and tackle bold issues.

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Istinomer Mobile Monitors

Istinomer mobile teams’ monitoring, on-sight reporting and direct engagement with political parties, media and citizens provided an ongoing access to credible information on developments around election campaigns in local communities. Access to information on election developments supported voters to make an informed decision in the elections, thus contributing to a more democratic and inclusive political culture in Serbia.

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Improving public finances accountability mechanism

This project created an integration roadmap for scraping financial data from a number of online sources such as company registers, public procurement repositories, customs administration etc.

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Open Government Partnership

The project goal was to contribute to the promotion of the principles and values of the Open Government Partnership in Serbia and enhance the dialogue between the civil society and public administration as one of the basic goals of the Open Government Partnership and the Government of the Republic of Serbia, as a member of the Partnership.

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Budget Advocates in Action

This project aimed to strengthen CSOs' budget advocacy capacity through the development of an online manual and toolkit and accompanying training program, mentorship, and 10 local public advocacy campaigns.

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State funding channels in Serbia

This project aimed to ensure better informed public about state funding, under which considerable budget funds are allocated in an insufficiently transparent way.

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Budget Advocates in Action

Aim of this project was to strengthen the role and capacities of civil society to effectively advocate transparency and openness of local budgets, to monitor accountability of public administration and empower citizen engagement in budgeting process.

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Civic Oversight of the Kosovo – Serbia Agreement Implementation

Aim of this project was to increase accountability and transparency of the Serbia-Kosovo Agreement implementation through establishing an effective mechanism for civic oversight over the process.

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Open Parliament

Within this project, CRTA continued monitoring of parliamentary work and public disclosure of parliamentary information, and advocated for the adoption of the Declaration on Parliamentary Openness (a set of shared principles on the openness, transparency and accessibility of parliaments developed by the international PMO community) that calls national parliaments to increase their commitment to openness and to citizen engagement.

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Open parliament

The aim of this project was to empower citizens to demand an accountable Parliament through disclosure of facts about existing parliamentary decision making patterns and practices and development of an effective mechanism for public oversight of parliamentary work.

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Our initiatives


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.


Data centar.io

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.







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.

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Video production

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.

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Education and training center

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.

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