CEPPS seeks to increase government transparency, accountability, and responsiveness to citizens by advancing the work of diverse political parties and movements, civil society organizations (CSOs), parliamentary actors, election authorities, and government institutions.
To support this overarching goal, CEPPS focuses on promoting more responsive and inclusive political parties. CEPPS coaches parties and movements to build internal processes to better hear and respond to citizen priorities, and adopt more inclusive practices. It helps to build a new generation of skilled political leaders and develop party structures at the local level. CEPPS also improves the ability of political parties to organize party operations to engage citizens through strategic communications planning and tools, including digital literacy initiatives and training to develop strong messages that resonate with citizens. CEPPS also works with parliament to encourage multi-party discussion of salient issue areas, and to improve communication with citizens.
Additionally, CEPPS provides capacity support to the Republic Electoral Commission (RIK) and the Anti-Corruption Agency of Serbia (ACAS) so they are able to fulfill their mandates in accordance with the law and international best practices. To promote accountability and public awareness, CEPPS also delivers assistance to local civil society and media to build their capacity to monitor, report and advocate on the abuse of state resources, political financing, election observation, election dispute resolution, and advocacy for improvements to electoral processes.
CEPPS Key Achievements in Serbia:
CEPPS strengthens political pluralism by improving cross-party cooperation, and the capacity of political parties to respond to citizens’ needs, including to the unique needs of underrepresented communities:
CEPPS assists government and non-government efforts to maintain the quality and security of electoral processes.