Project aim:

  • The project aims to enhance citizens’ participation in anticorruption as follows:
  • facilitate public access to information related to their rights;
  • offer juridical guidance regarding complaint procedures in case of fraudulent use of public funds or when citizens are victims of corruption or learn about cases of corruption;
  • offer citizens the opportunity to take action against corruption by implementing information campaigns. These campaigns will include brochures and citizens’ guides and will provide practical advice and information related to concrete questions, such as "How to fight against corruption in fiscal administration.”
  • open dialogue with public institutions for the setting up of mechanisms capable to deal with citizens’ complaints effectively

Project outcomes:

  • Setting up a juridical assistance service (through the setting up of an Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre) for victims and witnesses of corruption;
  • Drawing up and disseminating guides and other educational materials for victims and witnesses of corruption;
  • Advocacy activities for a more consistent enforcement of anticorruption regulations and for the improvement of current anticorruption legislation.

TI Romania's role in the project:

TI Romania was direct applicant and coordinator of project activities. TI Romania’s partner in this project was the Media Monitoring Agency – Catavencu Academy.


83,149 euros;

Project duration:

August 2003 February 2005.

Project donors:

The German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Auswertiges Amt.), through the Anticorruption Initiative of the Stability Pact for South-Eastern Europe (SPAI).