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Tuesday
17
APR

Public Infrastructure in Southeast Europe - in Whose Interest?

09:00
14:30

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In the framework of the ‘CSOs as equal partners in monitoring #publicfinance’ Project, a regional study of public infrastructure projects showed that those projects are often marred by lack of #transparency and risk of #corruption. There is a lack of public debate when public infrastructure projects are selected on a strategic level. Priorities are pre-decided by the authorities and almost never changed as a result of consultations. Public consultations, where they take place at all, are done at a very late stage when the decision to go ahead with the project has already been made. “Strategic” projects are usually anything but strategic and governments rarely provide compelling evidence in favour of prioritising these projects.

During the event, the regional study of public infrastructure will be presented. Representatives of various institutions, from #EuropeanCommission to #Energy Community, and civil society from the EU and #WesternBalkans will discuss public infrastructure challenges, such as lack of transparency, risk of corruption, poor public consultation processes, unequal division of benefits, and the prioritization of environmentally harmful options.

To open a platform for discussing the described challenges of the #publicinfrastructure sector, as well as to deepen the dialogue between civil society and national, regional and #EU decision-makers, we cordially invite you to take part in the event "Public infrastructure in southeast #Europe - in whose interest?"

The #Regional event, under the given Project, is hosted by project partners, #Analytica, #FondacijaKrilaNade, #Focusdruštvozasonaravenrazvoj, #BIRNKosovo, #CEKOR, #NgoFractal, #Centarzaekologijuienergiju, #NVOMANS, #ЗаЗемята, #EnaBanda.

#BalkanMonitoringPublicFinance #Slovenia #Kosovo #Montenegro #Serbia #Bulgaria #Macedonia #BosniaandHerzegovina