Serbia

Open Society Foundation, SerbiaOpen Society Foundation, Serbia

Address: Kneginje Ljubice 14, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Tel: +381 11 30 25 800

Fax: +381 11 32 83 602

Web: www.fosserbia.org

E-mail: office@fosserbia.org; mmilosavljevic@fosserbia.org

 

Open Society Foundation, Serbia (OSFS) is a non-government, non-political and non-profit organization that develops and supports systemic developmental policies, programs and activities aimed at the advancement of democratic cultures and all they entail. For 20 years of its existence and operation the OSFS has been committed to systemic reform-prone policies, programs and activities aimed at advancement of democratic changes and culture, i.e. principles of the rule of law, good governance, accountability, participation of citizens in public affairs and respect for human rights.

 

The OSFS particularly focuses on building a functional democratic state, development and effective implementation of the pro-European public policies; fortifying stability and intensifying cooperation in the Western Balkans region and the speeding up of the internal process of Europeanization. OSF, Serbia widely supports, closely collaborates and takes part in activities of the Serbian and Western Balkans civil society anti-corruption community. OSFS was among the founders and leaders of two civil society coalitions in Serbia that have achieved significant success in effecting transparent and responsible governance: the Coalition for Free Access to Information and the Coalition for Civic Oversight of Public Finances. Through these coalitions and independently, the OSF, Serbia has been applying various methodologies in the fight against corruption, ranging from free access to information, to monitoring the implementation of anti-corruption policies to watchdog activities including strategic litigation. Since 2007 OSFS has been active in assembling and building capacities and influence of regional organizations, as well as in establishing a regional dialogue concerning these issues.

 

The OSFS has managed one and partnered in several EU funded projects – regional and national. OSFS has 14 full-time employees.