FOL LEVIZJA

ABOUT US

In 2009, FOL Movement was officially registered as an independent NGO, based in Prishtina. Its chief mission is to contribute to good governance and prevention and fighting corruption through supporting and promoting active citizenry, enhancing transparency and accountability of public institutions. FOL focuses its work on public expenditure, fighting various forms of corruption and institutional negligence, as well as promoting accountability. Through policy research, advocacy, technical and institutional support, monitoring of public institutions, conferences, seminars, roundtables and other forms of mobilization and networking, as well as debate and debate training programs, FOL increases public pressure on decision-makers to reduce abuse of public power. In addition to strengthening the transparency and accountability of decision-making authorities and public officials, FOL works to open up new channels of communication between government and citizens and reduce civic apathy.
In 2012, FOL has initiated the process of Kosovo membership in Open Government Partnership – OGP. Based on FOL request Kosovo Government has made official decision to initiate the procedures for membership in this organization. . FOL Movement with the support of Ministry of European Integration and Coordination Group has developed National Action Plan 2014-2016 with total of 29 actions and 41 sub-actions. The National Action Plan 2014-2016 was approved by Kosovo Government on April 29, 2014. Furthermore, in January 2014, FOL has become a member of the United Nations Convention against Corruption – UNCAC Coalition. While in April 2014, FOL has been elected as a member of Coordination Committee for European Region in UNCAC Coalition. UNCAC is a global network of civil society organizations that engages and promotes the fight against corruption through advocacy for ratification, implementation and monitoring of the United Nations Convention against Corruption – UNCAC. This coalition is established in 2006, through mobilization of civil society organization of UNCAC in international, national and regional level.
FOL Movement is also the member of national NGO Network Democracy in Action that deals with monitoring of election in Kosovo. Also FOL is a member of National Committee on cooperation between Institutions and Civil Society Organizations since September 2014.

WHAT WE DO!

FOL is deeply devoted on improving and achieving better levels of citizen representation in public life. FOL is committed for a better governance and founded on democratic principles, responsible, transparent and accountable institutions, and participating law enforcement and making.
FOL, through research, education campaigns and advocacy will carry out activities that will help citizens and government get closer with the ultimate goal of increasing transparency and accountability.
FOL will be a spirit representing the citizens of an independent state, to take their essential role in a democratic society and try for the progress of the state.
FOL fulfills its goals by fighting civic apathy and indifference, and making more active and voiced the citizen; make the citizen an active part of the community interest and always willing to oppose the abuse, misuse, corruption and other misconducts of governance.

Programs

The overall purpose

  • Promote active citizen participation in decision-making processes and their education in the anti-corruption field.

Objectives:

  • Creation and recruitment of a group of activists of FOL, who activists will be organized and mobilized for the realization of FOL goals;
  • Increase of requests for Access to Public Documents;
  • Cooperation with local NGOs to create mechanisms that enable open discussion of decision-making processes between citizens, civil society and public institutions;
  • Increasing citizen awareness of their rights and responsibilities;
  • Creation of Anti-Corruption Resource Center.

Goals:

  • Improve the legal, institutional and enforcement mechanisms in preventing and combating corruption;
  • Identifying and measuring the level of corruption, and space for corruption in public institutions and the private sector.

Objectives:

  • Evaluating the quality and applicability of the anti-corruption legal framework and other relevant laws;
  • Assessing the quality and implementation of policies for preventing and combating corruption;
  • Assess the coordination and performance of institutions responsible for preventing and combating corruption;
  • Assessment of capacities of responsible institutions and implementing mechanisms for prevention and fight against corruption;
  • Contributing to the improvement of the legal, institutional and enforcement mechanisms for preventing corruption.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the public procurement process vis-à-vis the principles of transparency, accountability and effectiveness;
  • Monitoring the work of public organizations responsible for collecting public money, such as Customs and Tax Administration;
  • Research and identification of corruption and misuse practices in the public and private sectors, including public funds;
  • Assess and improve the transparency and accountability of public institutions, with a view to preventing corruption and misuse of public authority;
  • Monitoring and measuring the work of public institutions in combating and preventing corruption;
  • Monitoring the declaration of assets of senior public officials and exploring potentials for conflict of interest;
  • Improve the quality and transparency of statistical data on the fight against corruption;
  • Monitoring political parties’ finances and their relationship with the private sector;
  • Monitoring the implementation of the law on the confiscation of illegally acquired property;
  • Monitoring of customs and TAK.

The overall purpose

Promoting effective public policies for preventing and combating corruption, as well as addressing existing gaps in the system.

Objectives

  • Kosovo Public Institutions adhere to the Transparency Standards in the field of public procurement
  • Membership of the Republic of Kosovo in OGP (Open Government Partnership)
  • Increasing the effectiveness of public institutions to respond to corruption reporting;
  • Promoting e-procurement as a way of preventing corruption;
  • Simplifying and unifying the corruption reporting system;
  • Publication of public contracts on the websites of public institutions;
  • Increasing the transparency and accountability of political parties in relation to their funds;
  • Increase of cooperation between the private sector and civil society in the fight against corruption;
  • Promotion of the black list of enterprises that can not obtain public contracts;
  • Simplifying bureaucracy in the field of public procurement: reviewing the hierarchy and mandate of PRB and PPRC.

STAFF

Advisory BOARD

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