How does GONG work?

Every program consists of activities enforced by 1 of 3 methods, ensuring quality and applicability of the results.

It is a somewhat cyclical process – research is conducted on a certain topic so the results could serve as a basis for advocating change. The education of citizens and advocating for change then follows.

Research is conducted independently and in collaboration with external partners, all under the slogan „We (dis)prove it“. We focus our research and analysis on the content and processes within public policies that contribute to and/or support good governance and protection and improvement of human rights.

Advocacy is what makes GONG recognizable – based on research and other experiences, GONG publicly advocates via e-consultations, active participation in working groups and information sharing with the interested public. 

Education is focused on lifelong learning and informal education, primarely for civic literacy focused on the preparation of teachers of civic education of young people.

„The worst illiterate is the political illiterate, he doesn’t hear, doesn’t speak, nor participates in the political events. He doesn’t know that the cost of life, the price of the bean, of the fish, of the flour, of the rent, of the shoes and of the medicine, depends on political decisions. The political illiterate is so stupid that he is proud and swells his chest saying that he hates politics. The imbecile doesn’t know that, from his political ignorance is born the prostitute, the abandoned child, and the worst thieves of all, the bad politician, corrupted and flunky of the national and multinational companies.“ – Bertolt Brecht