Watchdog activities at the local level – networking meeting

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Do you engage in watchdog activities? Are you representing an institution or initiative monitoring processes regarding public life at the local or regional level? Will you be interested in a project partnership with a Polish NGO regarding such activities under the Active Citizens Fund? If so, join a networking meeting on April 23rd (Friday) at 11.00 CET.

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Read more about the Programme HERE.

During the meeting you will:

  • have a chance to meet Polish NGOs engaged in watchdog activities at the local level, talk with them about their ideas for projects, and maybe find somebody to cooperate with,
  • get information about possibilities for international partnerships within the Active Citizens Fund-Regional 1st call for proposals (open until May 17th, 12.00 (CET).

Our guest presenter will be:

  • Ms Iryna Shvets – coordinator for international relations in the Civil Network OPORA which advocates for transparency in public life and encourages citizens to engage in decision-making processes in Ukraine at the local, regional and national level.
  • Ms Anastasia Matviyenko – deputy head of the CVU Odessa (Regional Organization “The Committee of Voters of Ukraine”) – a regional non-governmental organization active in Ukraine in the field of democratization and protection and promotion of human rights, including raising accountability of local councils members and transparency and accountability of local public budgets.
  • Mr Stephan Anguelov – attorney-at-law in the legal team of the Access to Information Programme Foundation, a Bulgarian NGOs advocating for enhanced transparency in the work of public institutions at central and local level and encouraging the citizens’ demand for government held information through civic education in the freedom of information area.
  • Mr Marek Zelenka – chairman of the Oživení, a non-profit non-governmental organization founded in 1997 in the Czech Republic. The aim of Oživení is to promote the principles of accountability and transparency in public administration, the development of civil society, democracy and the rule of law, and to support active participation of citizens in the administration of public affairs. Oživení is a part of Whistleblowing International Network.

The meeting will take 1,5 hours and will be run in English on the Zoom platform.


In order to participate in the meeting, please register at

The registration closes at 12:00 CET on the day before the meeting.

We will send the link to the meeting by 17:00 CET on the day before the meeting and two hours before the meeting. If you do not receive a message with a link, please contact Adriana Skutynska at

If you need help filling in the registration form or have questions for us related to these meetings – contact Ewa Stokluska at