Grantee profile


Founded in 2015, Declic is an advocacy and campaigning network coordinated through an online platform. Its principal areas of focus are good governance and the protection of the natural environment. The organisation was founded in order to build momentum around a growing public discontent at Romania’s endemic corruption and its impact on democracy and the environment. The organisation now has 540,000 citizens in its membership. Declic uses research, media campaigns, strategic litigation, on and offline petitioning and public actions to campaign on a broad range of issues. It has been particularly active in fighting attempts by the government to weaken the rule of law as well as challenging illegal and opaque logging and mining projects. Declic was founded by Tudor Bradatan, a passionate and longtime activist. Along with Goldman Environmental Prize winner Stephanie Roth, Tudor was one of the first activists involved with, and a lead in, ensuring the success of the Save Roşia Montană campaign to prevent the opening of the Apuseni Mountains to an open-pit gold mine. That campaign grew to become Romania’s biggest social and environmental movement.