Urban planning at the local level in Montenegro – risks for corruption

The Centre for Civic Education (CCE) has, in cooperation with the Institute Alternative (IA), NGO Bonum and NGO NADA, organized a panel discussion regarding “Urban planning at the local level in Montenegro – risks of corruption” on 29 November, within the framework of the project “Corruption at the local level – zero tolerance!”.

Panel discussion began with introductory speech of Ms Daliborka ULJAREVIĆ, the Executive Director of the CCE, followed by expert presentations within the session of “Urban planning at the local level in Montenegro – risks of corruption in the process of drafting, adoption and implementation of local planning documents,” with Ms Jelisava KALEZIĆ, a PhD professor and an MP of the Democratic Front, Mr Borislav VUKIĆEVIĆ, an architect and columnist of daily “Vijesti” and Mr Mirko BOŠKOVIĆ, a journalist at the Radio Television of Montenegro (RTCG), as speakers.

Ms Daliborka Uljarević assessed that “the environment shares destiny of society in terms of devastation” and that “budvanisation has become a synonym for chaos in the environment”. Also, she pointed out that “manipulations have initially been carried out with direct violation of the law, but today corruption is more frequently being incorporated in plans themselves, thereby becoming most dangerous, the legalized corruption.” Uljarević has expressed her concerns that local plans for the fight against corruption do not recognize urban planning as a risk zone for corruption to emerge and develop, as well as that the local authorities are reluctant to discuss this issue. “Corruption leaves devastating consequences, and if, in addition to that, there is no accountability system for what is done, it becomes a pattern of behavior. Chaos in the environment, oversized and unperformed administration and corruption reside together nowadays. In order to start returning the environment to its real purpose, to arrange administration to be efficient and effective, and declare corruption a persona non grata, we must act systematically, ” she concluded. »

Corruption on local level – zero tolerance!

Centre for Civic Education (CCE), Institute Alternative (IA), NGO Bonum and NGO NADA invited you at the panel discussion within the project
Corruption on local level – zero tolerance!

Panel discussion:
Urbanism on local level in Montenegro – corruption risks

Friday, 29 November 2013, 12h00-13h30
Centre for Civic Education, Podgorica

Panelists:
Daliborka Uljarević, Executive Director of the Centre for Civic Education (CCE)
Oliver Marković, acting Secretary in the Secretariat for spatial planning and protection of environment in the Capital City (tbc)
Jelisava Kalezić, MP on behalf of Democratic Front
Borislav Vukićević, architect and columnist of daily Vijesti
Mirko Bošković, journalist of Radio Televizija Crne Gore

Discussion

Panel discussion is open for all interested citizens.

Welcome!

The project is financed by the European Union through IPA 2011, and co-financed by the Royal Norwegian Embassy

Corruption on local level – zero tolerance!

Centre for Civic Education (CCE), Institute Alternative (IA),
NGO Bonum and NGO NADA
invited you at the panel discussion within the project

Corruption on local level – zero tolerance!

Panel discussion:

Public-private partnerships at the local level

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 12:00-13:30
Academy of knowledge, Budva

Panelists:

Miodrag Marković, Head of the Office for fight against corruption
Jovana Marović, Research coordinator in the Institute Alternative (IA)
Boris Marić, Senior Legal Adviser in the Centre for Civic Education (CCE)

Possible planning and assessment of value of the PPP and implementation of PPP in line with the development plans of the municipality, Cvetko Pajković, Secretary for Investments
Establishment of the efficient organisations – service for planning, monitoring and control of the implementation of the PPP at the local level, Mihajlo Đurović, Secretary for economy and finance

Discussion

Panel discussion is open for all interested citizens.

Welcome!

The project is financed by the European Union through IPA 2011, and co-financed by the Royal Norwegian Embassy

Three days long seminar was held on topic: Discrimination within the legal framework and the Montenegrin reality- how to improve the existing state?

Centre for Civic Education (CCE), on behalf of the Coalition for Equality STEP, organized three-days long seminar entitled “Discrimination in the legal framework and the Montenegrin reality – how to improve the current situation?” from 22 to 24 November 2013.

The training gathered more than twenty participants from non-governmental organizations dealing with various aspects of human rights, as well as young people interested in getting involved within the existing or establishing new non-governmental organizations in this field. Expert lecturers, through a combination of theoretical and practical approach, addressed with them legal and institutional framework in Montenegro concerning protection discrimination, with focus on legislation and institutional mechanism of protection against discrimination, as well as the legal framework and practice when it comes to the protection of rights of LGBT persons and participation of women in public and political life of Montenegro. A special part of the seminar was dedicated to the capacity building of participants in development of the project ideas and project management in this area through presentations and exercises related to the project cycle, basic information about NGO funding opportunities and available funds, logical framework matrix, filling in of the application form, with emphasis on the most common mistakes during designing and implementing the project. »

Violence against women still a serious problem in Montenegro

Youth Group of the Centre for Civic Education (YGCCE) is using the opportunity on the occasion of the International day for the elimination of violence against women to remind about the problem of violence against women in Montenegrin society, the need of serious dealing with this subject and to create conditions for the safe life of all women who have suffered violence, as well as the systematic assistance for all women who suffer violence to get rid of it.

International day for the elimination of violence against women was firstly established on 25 November 1981. This day was chosen to commemorate the murder of Mirabal sisters (Patria, Minerva and Maria Teresa), which happened on 25 November 1960. Mirabal sisters have operated under the name ‘Las Mariposas’ (Butterflies) and because of the revolutionary activities and fight for democracy and justice were arrested several times. They were murdered by the members of the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. In 1999, the United Nations, officially recognized 25 November as the International day for the elimination of violence against women. »