LOCAL AND NATIONAL CAMPAIGNS
A few visible changes: the re-planting of the linden trees in Iasi, the rearranging of a park with a playground, a pedestrian walkway for the pupils' access to school, arranging the area near Gheorgheni Lakes (Cluj), putting an end to the construction of two illegal buildings, modifying two orders of the Ministries of Health and Labour, improving the legislation for people with autism spectrum disorders.
CeRe stands next to citizens when they need guidance to determine authorities to solve various problems faced by communities - lack of playgrounds for kids, lack of green spaces or abusive deforestation, lack of consultation of citizens by the administration in important projects for the city, etc.
EDITIONS OF THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AWARDS GALA
The Gala awards citizens, organizations or public authorities that through their actions manage to change or adopt a public decision for the benefit of the community they represent. It is the only Romanian competition that awards advocacy efforts and public consultation projects.
We believe that citizens and organizations need to make their voice heard when they have something to say regarding public decisions that concern us. For this, we have two types of related intervention: community organizing and advocacy support.
The Public Participation Awards Gala is the stage where we annually reward courageous citizens who are stubborn enough to push the public administration until they resolve things that are not going well. It’s the stage we also provide to institutions when they show citizen involvement in the decision-making processes.
We are concerned with the real access of NGOs to post-accession funds, but also with the monitoring of institutions that are responsible for the implementation of the programs financed by the Structural Instruments, through the European Fund for Agriculture and Rural Development, through the European Fisheries Fund.
Don’t wait for superheroes is a campaign for accountability and transparency of the Capital’s public administration. Initiated in 2012, it mainly targeted the City Hall and the General Council of Bucharest. Since 2015, it has been extended to local city councils and local councils.
We learn about and adapt interesting methods of public consultation in decision-making, advocacy tactics, and how others work with citizens.
At the same time, we offer opportunities for learning, reflection and exchange of experience to other organizations or individuals.