Advertisment: Human rights school – XVI generation

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) is publishing an ADVERTISMENT for XVI generation of the

HUMAN RIGHTS SCHOOL
- school for learning human rights from theory to practice -

School comprises 3 modules in total of one intensive week with numerous lectures, workshops, film screenings and theater forums which will offer an opportunity to learn and discuss various topics concerning human rights. All costs related to the Scholl are covered by the CCE, with support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the regional project of human rights education in the Western Balkans, and with the obligation of participants to attend not less than 80% of the programme. »

Lack of political will followed with track record may endanger Montenegros accession to the EU

Ms. Daliborka Uljarević, Executive Director of the Centre for Civic Education (CCE), talked today at the conference „Enlargement in perspective: how do candidate and potential candidate countries perceive accession in the light of the current crisis?” organized at the European Parliament in Brussels and hosted by the MEP Maria Eleni Koppa (Rapporteur on Enlargement at the EP, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the EP) on the occasion of the follow up to her report on Enlargement.

The conference at the European Parliament was opened by MEP Maria Eleni Koppa, and opening remarks were given by Mr Štefan Fulle, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood plicy, Mr Jan Marinus Wiersma from Netherlands Institute of International Relations and Mr Othon Anastasakis, Director of the South East European Studies at Oxford University. Within the first panel moderated by Ms Koppa on Accession from the candidate/potential candidate state perspective Ms Daliborka Uljarević, presented the view of the Montenegrin civil society concerning how the enlargement process is perceived in Montenegro, which factors may endanger it and, in particular, what the NGO sector expects from policy makers in the EU and in Montenegro to speed up the process. »

Morality

What are the moral standards in Montenegro today? Which are the values we hold sacred, which allow us to tell good from bad? What is the ethical codex of the ruling establishment, whose leader is now, from the position of the moral policeman, starting “cleaning up”?

Not long ago we could read in the papers that the Prime Minister and president of the Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) Milo Đukanović explained at one of the promotional meetings that during his absence from the executive (as if anybody believed the executive was ever free of his influence?!), he had a chance to assess the situation objectively and to see all the “lack of commitment, professionalism, loyalty and moral ground in so many individuals and parts of public administration”. In his signature manner, he also threatened that “the state apparatus should be efficiently purged of all that…” »

CCE presents its views on the EU integration process and position of the civil society in Montenegro at the European Parliament

Daliborka Uljarević, Executive Director of the Centre for Civic Education (CCE), takes part tomorrow (6 March), at the conference organised at the European Parliament in Brussels and hosted by the MEP Maria Eleni Koppa (Rapporteur on Enlargement at the EP, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the EP) entitled „Enlargement in perspective: how do candidate and potential candidate countries perceive accession in the light of the current crisis“. On the occasion, she will have a presentation on how the accession process is perceived in Montenegro and which forces may endanger its successful outcome, putting a focus on the expectations that the civil society organisations have in terms of democratization of the country, overall position of the civil society and relations with diverse stakeholders. »

Limitations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration hindering access to the EU funds

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) recalls that Montenegro, respectively the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration (MFAEI) as the competent institution, repeatedly announced that by the end of 2011 it would receive accreditation, i.e. introduce the decentralized implementation system (DIS) for the management of EU funds and the transfer of ownership of the process from the European Commission to Montenegro. However, although the scheduled deadline was postponed several times, the plan is not completed and, still, there are limitations in the administrative capacity that are preventing it.

Such attitude and failure to meet the criteria set by the EU brings to the delay in the possibility of withdrawal of funds under components III and IV and this certainly causes damage to Montenegro. Due to administrative limits of the competent authority, which is primarily reflected in the non-strategic employment of persons that do not possess the expertise and experience to deal with these matters, Montenegro will not be able to withdraw the money for projects that would otherwise be at its disposal. »