Models and Good Practices
for Legitimate Civic Representation



Democracy and good governance are usually defined by the active participation of citizens in the decision making process. The necessary conditions for this are clear and transparent procedures. Despite the existing 75 consultative councils, it is still not clear how their representatives are elected, how they function and what the outcomes of their work is. The objective of the project is analyzing the current situation in Bulgaria and researching the experience of ten other European countries. Based on that we will propose suitable models for development and functioning of consultative councils and other forms of citizens’ participation.


The project “Models and Good Practices for Legitimate Civic Representation” is financed by the NGO Programme under the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism.