Public participation at stake in participatory processes in the EU
December 16, 2022
The end of 2022 coincides with the conclusion of the preparation of the 2021-2027 cohesion policy. Soon, the European Commission will approve the last partnership agreements and operational programmes outlining the investment priorities and specific objectives for the following years. At the same time, there are other important processes to follow at the European and national levels.
EU investments: voice of the public must be heard!
June 16, 2022
Member States are currently making important investment decisions to address the multitude of crises we are facing. This money has the potential to transform our economy, yet the challenges to ensure it meets this potential are high. The EU’s unprecedented COVID-19 recovery package should be spent wisely and in a transparent manner. Yet it is for the moment far from open, and it is unlikely this will change any time soon.
Corridor Vc in Bosnia and Herzegovina
January 29, 2021
The transport Corridor Vc is a motorway planned to run for 330 kilometers through Bosnia and Herzegovina. Various sections of this corridor are being financed by the EIB and the EBRD. This briefing provides an overview of the key issues identified by a Bankwatch fact finding mission to a section of the motorway project south of Mostar, including non-transparent decision making, a threat to the fragile balance of interests of different ethnic groups in this post-war community, illusory public consultations, and biodiversity at risk.
RASPRAVA O SPALIONICI OTPADA U VINČI IZA LEĐA GRAĐANA! Ovo im može ugroziti zdravlje, ali i udariti po džepu
December 20, 2018
Šta je tačna svrha javne rasprave ukoliko o njenom održavanju građani ne mogu da saznaju i ukoliko sa njenim sadržajem ne postoji način da se zaista upoznaju, u oglasu nije objašnjeno Source: RASPRAVA O SPALIONICI OTPADA U VINČI IZA LEĐA GRAĐANA! Ovo i
As human rights declaration turns 70, development banks have a ways to go to respect and protect rights defenders
December 10, 2018
Today 10 December marks the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To coincide with this milestone, Bankwatch together with more than 200 organisations globally has called on international financiers  to ensure that these institutions support the realisation of human rights, avoid causing or contributing to rights abuses, promote an enabling environment for public participation, and safeguard rights defenders.
Comments on the draft EBRD Agribusiness Sector Strategy
September 12, 2018
These comments focus on the sustainability of EBRD investments, the need for better governance in the sector (both corporate and institutional), on issues that the draft Strategy is missing and needs to include or define better. While the draft inclu
How the EBRD can seize the day in sustainable development
June 28, 2018
To truly invest in changing lives and preventing human rights violations, the EBRD must ensure that its independent accountability office can conduct rigorous investigations into allegations of abuse in financed projects – and hold itself accountable.
At 60, EU public bank needs fundamental reform – civil society groups
June 18, 2018
The European Investment Bank (EIB) needs to end its investment in fossil fuels and boost support for sustainable energy, reinforce its public accountability, and prioritise human rights, a group of 21 European NGOs write in a letter to EU finance ministers.
A Recipe for Success: Cookbook on Public Participation
February 13, 2018
Experiences from Visegrad 4 and Eastern Partnership countries
How could participatory budgeting be introduced in the post-2020 EU Budget?
January 17, 2018
This is an analysis of best practice amongst the growing trend towards democratising public spending through participatory budgeting. With recommendations for the introduction of pilot processes within the post-2020 EU Budget, empowering citizens in sp