Education – research – advocacy
Within each program, activities are carried out using one of three work methods, which ensures the quality and applicability of the results of program activities. Gong researches, advocates and educates, and the synergy of these methods achieves comprehensive and long-term results.
It is a cyclical process – first the selected topic is researched so that the results of the research would be the basis for advocating change among policy makers, and the last comes education, both for citizens and all those who implement the changes.
Gong conducts research independently and in collaboration with external collaborators, analysing the content and processes of public policies that contribute to and/or support good governance, all under the motto “we take the rule of thumb things as something verifiable”. These are primarily anti-corruption policy (including the right to access information), policy for the protection and promotion of human rights, public administration reform, and education for democratic citizenship.
Advocacy is what Gong is most recognisable for – by actively participating in the process of consulting with the interested public, participating in working groups, proposing amendments to draft regulations and informing interested parties from civil society.
Education is focused on non-formal lifelong learning and education programmes, with a focus on civic literacy education aimed at preparing teachers for youth civic education.