Official title of the project

A-COP: Civil Society against Police Corruption


Project information

CIVIL SOCIETY FACILITY PROGRAMME 2011 Theme 1: Strengthening the Rule of Law
Region / City
Total budget of programme / project

116,112.00 EUR

Implementation period
2012. Nov - 2014. May
Expected results
  1. The A-COP group of 10 credible CSOs from local communities was established
  2. The first empirical assessment of police corruption in Serbia was produced and recommendations for building police integrity presented and discussed with the representatives of the Internal Affairs Sector, Criminal Police, Traffic Police, Border Police and Human Resources in the MoI.
  3. Consensus between A-COP members and MoI representatives on key areas for strengthening police integrity was reached.
  4. As a result of the increased capacities of the A-COP group 7 cases of police corruption in local communities in Serbia were investigated and presented in 6 municipalities across Serbia.
  5. The Internal Affairs Sector in the Ministry of Interior recognized the A-COP group as a credible actor in preventing police corruption and building police integrity.
  6. The recommendations for fostering involment of CSOs in fighting police corruption produced and presented to the civil society in Serbia and anti-corruption networks.
  7. Results of the conducted public opinion survey was published within working paper “Citizens of Serbia on Police Corruption”.

Novi Sad School of Journalism and Toplica Centre for Democracy and Human Rights

Summary of the project

The project aims to enhance the involvement of civil society in public oversight of the implementation of an anti-corruption policy in the police. The project is addressing the deficiencies in the capacity of Serbian CSOs to monitor, evaluate, and advocate for the implementation of an anti-corruption policy in the police and connecting CSOs into a nation-wide anti-corruption group in the police (A-COP).

Programme/Project objectives

The project objective is to network Serbian Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) into the A-COP group [anti-corruption of police] and to strengthen their ability to monitor and advocate implementation of anti-corruption policy in the police.