Involvement of Business in a More Efficient Fight Against Corruption in Velingrad Municipality

Project “Involvement of Business in a More Efficient Fight Against Corruption in Velingrad Municipality” (January 2004 – September 2004).

The project was implemented under the program “Civil Society Against Corruption” of Coalition 2000 ( http://www.anticorruption.bg/bg/project2004.htm ) with the financial support of USAID. The local partner was Association “Regional Development Agency-Velingrad”.

The major goal of the project was to build up sustainable mechanisms for prevention of corruption  through public/private partnership between local authorities, business and civil society.

The activities included: two focus groups, public discussion, foundation of  Civil Initiative Committee, anti-corruption forum, special Internet application of the Charter at: www.cbivel.org, closing meeting, media campaign.

The Charter is an open document and every one who accepts its principles may join it. The document may be signed at the Business and Information Center and also in the Town hall – it is kept with the Municipal Council Chair’s office.