Participatory Civic Monitoring entails citizen groups or communities monitoring the implementation and performance of public services and evaluation level of effectiveness of these services (are they properly focused, delivered in time, do they have desirable out-come, etc) and how these services are connected with communityâ€™s real needs.Training program aims to increase participantsâ€™ capacity in citizen monitoring tools, including Participatory Budgeting, Citizen Report Card and Citizen Advisory Councils and make them able to use these tools independently.
The major goal of the training is to help local government structures in implementation of new perspectives / visions dealing with local population relationship. The training tries to increase level of activity within civil society and make it more involved in working process of local government structures, which includes participating in all duties local governments are obliged to do: defining priorities, budget planning, monitoring of budget expenditure rates and project developing processes, cooperating in all processes. Training attempts making local leaders more active, particularly increasing the level of their involving in local government working process and providing them with new skills and tools. As a result, in future, participants are able to cooperate better with local government structures, also advocating interests of the citizens cooperatively.