Table of contents
Counteracting the Corruption in Local
Authoritiesis published by ACCESS Association, partner
of Coalition 2000. The reader contains Bulgarian experts'
analysis with practical data about the legislative framework of
local self-government, the opportunities of direct and indirect
civic involvement, new forms of civic control applied in
municipalities in local issues decision-making and combating
corruption. The Code of Ethics of the municipal council members
designed by the Foundation for Local Government Reform (FLGR) and
the European Charter for Local Self-government of the Council of
Europe are included as well. The edition is mainly aimed to serve
municipalities and local NGOs as a practical manual in their
efforts for increasing local authority transparency and
The chapters of the reader are designed by a team of experts as
follows: The Manual for Municipality Council Members by Ms.
Milana Krivachka, State Official, Legal Department to the Council
of the Ministers; Civic Participation in Local
Self-government - Ms. Eli Georgieva, Executive Director of
Challenges Foundation; Civic Control and Transparency in the
Local Administration. The Ombudsman - mediator between people and
local authority by Ms. Teodora Gandova, Program Director to the
Centre for Social Practices.