Why did we initiate this project?
The activity of local councilors in Brasov is still unknown to the citizens. There are 27 councilors of Brasov, but only the councilors who have become vice-mayors are more visible as an activity. Activity reports are rare, we have not identified press releases or information that new local counselors have set up days and hours of audience or contact information, and few local counselors use social media to communicate with citizens. Moreover, the sessions of the Local Council of Braşov committees are closed sessions and there is no real debate on the local interest regulations, which counselors can present to the citizens. A new local council was formed in June 2016 and we want its members to be open, transparent, inform and consult citizens and local stakeholders interested in the problems / needs / situations of the city and the citizens.
Purpose and objectives of the project
Purpose: To stimulate local councilors for public consultation and to inform the citizens of Brasov municipality.
Objectives: Monitoring and Evaluation of the activity of local councilors in Brasov; Transparency of the local legislative process in Braşov municipality and the realization of a web page of the Brasov club of the Pro Democracy Association.
Analysis of the local legislative process in terms of its transparency and the information tools used by local authorities, Initiating a “Adopt a counselor” campaign through which citizens will monitor and evaluate the activity of local councilors in Brasov for a period of 10 months and organizing meetings public to look for new solutions for informing citizens. At the end of the project, we will organize a seminar in which, in the presence of local councilors, county councilors, mass media and other stakeholders, the proposed methods and solutions to increase the transparency of the local council’s activity and to disseminate these solutions to other NGOs.
How can I get involved in this project?
You can register as a volunteer of APD Braşov through a message on the Facebook page of the project: Adopt a counselor, written on the email of the association: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 0754833752 – ORANGE fixed (9: 00-13 : 00)
Volunteers’ activities: monitoring local counselors, support in organizing consultation events of various social actors.
A project developed with the financial support of the Civic Innovation Fund, a program developed by the Foundation for Civil Society Development in partnership with the Romanian-American Foundation, supported by Enel Romania and Raiffeisen Bank.