Reconstruction of the State

Reconstruction of State (Rekonstrukce státu) is not merely a new movement, singular petition or political party. It is a joint endeavour by members of the lower house of parliament and Senators, many renowned experts, business leaders, chambers and associations, anticorruption organizations and their regional supporters, which pursues nine defined goals. The ambition of Rekonstrukce státu is to provide fresh impetus to anticorruption reforms in the Czech Republic and to promote, in time before the next general elections, nine realistic legislative measures—Legislative Arrears. Details about the project can be downloaded at www.rekonstrukcestatu.cz.

Almost 20 nongovernmental organizations concerned about the issues of good governance, transparency and accountability of public administration bodies form the backbone of the project, Reconstruction of State. Member organizations meet at plenary sessions once in three months to endorse main strategic moves. Depending on their respective know-how, these organizations participate in the deliberations of each expert group, campaign or politician-monitoring endeavours.

The project is coordinated by the Frank Bold Organization, specifically its Responsible State section. A team of project managers, lawyers and marketing specialists formulates and implements public campaigns, monitors the legislative process, prepares backgrounds for political decisions, consults political figures on legislative proposals, organizes events, coordinates working groups and ambassadors, and, importantly, canvasses financial support for this project.

Among the project’s sponsors are some of the leading figures in the field of law, economics, business, political science, sociology, media and arts and culture. They all employ their resources to promote quality legislative proposals pursued by Rekonstrukce státu. We turn to experts to judge and consult us on the proposals and standpoints formulated by Rekonstrukce státu. Well-known public figures help us to inspire and engage the broader public in our project.

Working groups, especially of experts from the member organizations, formulate recommendations and standpoints on every bill debated by lawmakers. Positions are also formulated on all amendments discussed to provide blueprints for the evaluation of voting sessions in parliament. If need be, the working groups help organize analyses and roundtables for political leaders.