About ALO!

Ask the Locals! is a civic project aiming at utilizing small community structure and dynamics for enhancing accessibility and effectiveness of allocation of EU resources. It will be conducted in a period of 18 months starting from August 2015 by 6 civil society organizations, involving 600 participants and volunteers from 4 EU member states & 2 EU candidate states with severe problems with corruption and equal transparency scores: Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, F.Y.Ro.Macedonia (Transparency International, 2014).
ALO! maintains that promoting civic engagement and empowerment locally has important conceptual and methodological advantages in the process of EU integration as it fosters immediateness and easier mobilization and contributes to building a culture of participation at other levels. At the same time, it involves citizens and stakeholders who rarely have a chance to contribute in the process of building a European narrative.


  • Case-study collection.
  • Documentary with locals’ stories of corruption.
  • Awareness campaign.
  • Final event.

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