Bulgaria – Judicial Strengthening Initiative

January 01, 2004

Technical Area
  • Rule of Law
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Europe and Eurasia
  • 2004 – 2007

The Judicial Strengthening Initiative was the cornerstone of USAID’s strategy for advancing the professionalism, good governance, efficiency, and effectiveness of the Bulgarian judicial system, thereby breaking the cycle of citizen mistrust and apathy toward the judiciary. As a subcontractor, Checchi provided a long-term advisor to help promote public education and awareness of judicial reform issues. Activities included development of public awareness/outreach campaigns, training of court personnel in media relations and presentation skills, and working with other USAID partners to increase the knowledge, reporting accuracy, and motivation of print and broadcast media.