Annual Activity Report CReDO 2014
This is the 14th annual executive report of the organization. CReDO was in its last years of implementation of the 3rd organizational development cycle based on the 2009-2013 Strategic Plan. However, the political instability is affecting strategic planning process for the elaboration of the new 4th Strategic Plan for the next 3 years.
The cyclist nature of the political instability of the current governing majority aiming at the European integration with 5 governments changed since 2009 with a popularity in constant decline. The eventually parliamentary elections will represent a point where either the country will continue its European integration agenda with the current Coalition in power or this decision will be subject of consideration from the current opposition returning to power after some 5 years. The strategic choices depend thus entirely on the outcome of the ellections. In the former case, CReDO strategy will be European value based constructive engagement, while with the last election come, the strategy might be reconsidered.
CReDO is among the most influencial policy analysis and advocacy organization, lately gaining its strong position in influencing wide range of policies from institutional reforms and democratization to human rights policies at the Cabinet of Ministers level as CReDO held the chairmanship of the (CNP) until mai 2014 and holds the chairmanship of the Anticorruption Allaince until February 2015. To mention just few as child protection strategy, tabacco control regulation, political parties funding and electoral regulation, non-discrimination law, greater independence of law-enforcement agencies, reform of police and Security Agency have been largely shaped by CReDO role. CReDO remained the leading actor in enforcing a most liberal and democratic law on public assemblies in the region. Our representatives are relied heavily on international level (OSCE/ODIHR, CoE and EU) for the assembly, policing and fair trial reforms.
The report offers a detailed overview of the organization’s expenditure continuing the tradition established in 2000 of providing society with all the information necessary for the organization’s activity. CReDO practices are based on principles of transparency and organizational responsibility, confirmed by the audit reports of the organization or big projects.
The activity report is built of 4 chapters. The introductory chapters are followed by the description of activities in the field of policy analysis and of advocacy and lobby. Further follows the chapter describing the results of implementation of policies promoting human rights and democracy and empowerment of vulnerable groups. The chapter on capacity building describes training. The final chapter contains financial information and the audit report.
A key challenge will be 2015 for the political instability that might change the configuration of the political majority. The relationships with the Government already changed, as the mandate of the CNP was not extended. The main challenge constitutes unfinished reforms in the justice, anti-corruption and independence/efficiency of public institutions. Another challenge is the building of the influence of the civil society sector on the policy-process in the Parliament.
CReDO will continue to provide leadership in improving the role of the civil society organizations at the government level raising civil society influence and making the Government more open and accountable and will set the course for making similar achievements with the Parliament.
CReDO will stay focused on the end-policy-process influence with specific policy opinions, legal amendments and solutions as proven to be the effective policy influence process. It is proven to be the most efficient way of influencing the policy process and provide direct policy advice in a format of several pages that are both legally sound and economically, socially and politically implementable.