Democracy Plus (D+) is an independent and non-profit organization founded in March 2016. D+ is committed to building a democratic society by increasing citizen participation in political processes, increasing accountability and influencing decision-making processes. We strive to integrate information technology in all our efforts, this to promote the use of the Internet, which has an important role in the democratization of a society. D+ aims to contribute to the creation of good practices for good governance by public institutions at central and local level, strengthening the rule of law, advancing political parties, and supporting free and fair electoral processes. D + undertakes initiatives aimed at bringing decision-makers closer to the citizens through policy research, facilitation of dialogue or communication and public education. We are proud of the fact that our staff has ethnic diversity and professional development from different academic fields, where each of them advocates for the promotion of democratic values and practices, thus strengthening the voice of Kosovar society.
Governance and societies where democratic culture and values are the norm.
D+ is committed to the development of a democratic society, through influencing decision-making and strengthening civic participation in the design and implementation of public policies.
Recycling Matters Activity - Gračanica/Graçanicë
June 1, 2023 / June 1, 2023
Recycling Matters Activity - Gračanica/Graçanicë aims to increase socio-economic cohesion between Informal Waste Collectors from Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptian communities, the private sector, youth, and the municipality of Gračanica/Graçanicë creating sustainable models of recycling in cooperation with all the targeted groups.
Promoting right and just administrative procedures for citizens and businesses
February 1, 2023 / July 31, 2023
The project aims to promote right and just administrative procedures for citizens and businesses through two objectives: (1) Addressing the right to seek compensation in cases of damage caused by public bodies to private individuals as recognized by the Law on Obligational Relationships. (2) Addressing citizens and business challenges with administrative burdens when obtaining public services while providing direct assistance to a group of institutions for simplifying some services and digitalizing the respective services.
Assessment of procedural justice application across basic courts and court branches in Kosovo
September 1, 2023 / October 31, 2023
The project aims to assess procedural justice application across all seven (7) basic courts and 20 court branches in Kosovo and to provide evidence-based and tailor-made policy recommendations in order to improve procedural justice implementation in each court.
Strengthening oversight role of the parliament and empowering youth to seek accountability toward elected officials
February 1, 2023 / January 31, 2023
The project aims to contribute to strengthening the parliamentary oversight with a focus on the implementation of legislation. Through the monitoring activities, we aim to identify key gaps which impede the proper implementation of laws, discover the interests behind them, and address these findings to the Assembly of Kosovo to take the necessary measures to improve the overall situation. While through the internship program, we aim to empower youth roles in society, which will be done by increasing their research skills and providing them with a platform to discuss with elected representatives and seek accountability.