Our Approach

ACF acts as an advocacy organization, aiming to encourage state institutions’ proactive investigation of corruption practices.

Our approach is to carry out our own research on suspected corruption and conflicts of interest and demand institutional reaction.

We rely on different approaches for disclosure and investigation of corruption activity: legal analysis, risk assessment, civic and media monitoring, access to information, analysis of public data resources, tip-offs from citizens and legal entities, regulatory impact assessment.

We screen reputable regional and national media and receive tip-offs from citizen activists and whistleblowers. We request public documents from all the relevant institutions, citing Bulgaria’s Access to Public Information Act. We evaluate the cases and investigate the ones that meet our criteria, combining expert research and legal analysis of all available documentation.

If we encounter proof or have reasonable doubts about wrongdoing, we file reports with all public institutions having jurisdiction to investigate the suspected violations.