Transparent and accountable NGOs are a fundamental building block for well-functioning democracies. One of the Programme’s main objective is to promote the principles of transparency and accountability within Greek civil society.

All project promoters will be encouraged to abide to basic principles of transparency, accountability and good governance as set forth in the International Non Governmental Organisations Accountability Charter.

Basic principles include respect of human rights and universal principles, independence, openness and transparency in fundraising, accountability towards stakeholders, accuracy of information for activities and projects, non-discrimination, annual reporting and auditing by independent, external auditors.

Project promoters will be further supported to adopt and actually implement these principles through NGO Capacity Building Programme, organized by the Bodossaki Foundation. The workshops were launched in May 2015 and will be completed in December 2015.