“Be responsible” campaign to be extended in 2015

    Podgorica, Montenegro (3 April 2015) – Successful implementation of the two-phase “Be responsible. It’s up to you. Grey economy 0%” campaign, during which citizens reported more than 5000 irregularities related to grey economy to the authorities, resulted in collecting over EUR 1.1 in fines. In that regard, the Government has decided to extend the campaign in 2015, thus enabling the allocation of the funds for investing socially beneficial projects proposed by the citizens themselves. During the first two phases of the project, more than EUR 500.000 has been diverted from the gray zone to socially beneficial projects.

    Citizens will be able to report illegal economic practices via the mobile and web app Be Responsible (Budi odgovoran) or phone numbers of the Administration for Inspection Affairs and Tax Authority.

    Based on the Government’s decision, 30% of the fines issued according to the citizens’ reports will be invested in the remaining 11 projects form the list, which had not been qualified for the implementation in the previous year. The campaign’s project team will announce the rules of voting for the projects in 2015.

    In order to maintain the project’s sustainability after 2015, 5% from the fines issued according to the citizens’ reports will be used for financing activities of the “Citizen Involvement in Fight against Grey Economy” campaign.

    The campaign “Be responsible. It’s up to you. Grey economy 0%” is part of the project “Citizen Involvement in Fight against Grey Economy”, which is being implemented by the Government of Montenegro, Faculty of Electrical Engineering Podgorica, and UNDP Montenegro.

    Source: Government of Montenegro