“Understand the public!” is a project funded by the Embassy of the United States of America, which the Institute for Development and Innovation is implementing in the period from August 2020 to August 2021. The project is being implemented in eight cities – Subotica, Novi Sad, Smederevo, Cacak, Kraljevo, Krusevac, Nis and Vranje.
The project objective is to increase the knowledge of journalists and representatives of non-governmental organizations in monitoring local and national public finances to raise the level of quality and increase the number of published articles that focus on this topic.
The project envisages the organization of training for journalists and NGO representatives in each of the selected cities. Throughout the training, participants will be introduced to the concept of public finances, their importance, data analysis methods, public procurement, and reporting skills.
By the end of the project, the Public Finance Dictionary will be prepared. Dictionary should be used as a manual for journalists and non-governmental organizations, in their work.