What is Gong?

Gong is citizens' megaphones: disrupting corruption and building liberal democracy

Gong is a democracy watchdog, a think-do tank focused on enhancing democratic processes and institutions as well as developing democratic political culture

Today Gong's core portfolio includes anti-corruption, civic education, media literacy, active civil society, safe and progressive digital environment and responsible and independent media

Gong was founded as an election observation organization in 1997 and since then has been active in non-partisan election observation, including in European elections

Over the last 25 years of public engagement Gong has changed from a grassroots organization into one of Croatia’s most influential and vocal advocacy organization grounded in strong and focused policy research and close collaboration with investigative journalists, policy experts and engaged in a number of legislative and policy monitoring initiatives geared towards greater transparency and fairness of the electoral process, management of conflict of interest of public officials, improved access to information, more inclusive policy-making, greater political accountability, increased civic participation and resilient civil society.

Gong implements its activities combining the methods of research, education, public advocacy and public communication.

Gong’s Statute

Gong’s Statute.

Activity Reports

Annual report 2000
Annual report 2001
Annual report 2002
Annual report 2003
Annual report 2004
Annual report 2005
Annual report 2006
Annual report 2007
Annual report 2008
Annual report 2009
Annual report 2010
Annual report 2011
Annual report 2012
Annual report 2013
Annual report 2014

Annual report 2015

Annual report 2016

Annual report 2017 

Annual report 2018

Annual report 2019

Gong is a partner in these coalitions of civil society: 

Gong is a member in these public bodies:

Gong's representatives are members of the following working groups:

  • Operational Programme Efficient Human Resources 2014-2020 (OPEHR) Monitoring Committee

Gong's representatives took part in the following:

  • Drafting the Act on Amendments to the Act on Freedom of Information
  • Drafting the Law on conflict of interest prevention
  • Drafting the Act on Amendments to the Law on Voters’ Lists
  • Drafting the Act on Amendments to the Law on Local Elections
  • Drafting the Act on Amendments to the Law on Local and Regional Self-governments
  • Drafting the Act on Amendments to the Law on financing political activities and election campaigns
  • Drafting the Act on Amendments to the Financing of Political Parties and Election Campaigns
  • Drafting the Act on Amendments to the Law on Volunteering
  • Drafting the National Curriculum on Civic Education
  • Drafting the Law on financial management and accounting Non-Profit Organizations
  • Drafting the Law on Lobbying
  • Thematic working groups programming of EU funds
  • Expert working group to assess needs and making possible amendments to the Law on Prevention of Conflict of Interest
  • Coordination working group for drafting Anti-Corruption Strategy