The International Day of Tolerance marked in solidarity with France

Today, Centre for Civic Education (CCE) with participants of XXI generation of Human Rights School commemorated the International Day of Tolerance by expressing the solidarity with France and families of victims of terrorist attacks in Paris.

Participants of XXI generation of Human Rights School, with the CCE activists and interested citizens, gathered in front of the Embassy of Republic of France in Podgorica in Atinska 35 at 12 o’clock sharp, and held a minute of silence to commemorate the victims, in same manner in which it was done across the European Union. On this occasion, they signed in the book of condolences in the Embassy, laid flowers and left their messages.

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Cooperation for the fifth time in the implementation of Fast Forward Human Rights Film Festival

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) and Radio Television of Montenegro today signed the agreement on cooperation regarding the implementation of sixth Fast Forward Human Rights Film Festival 2015, that will be held in Montenegrin national theatre (CNP) in Podgorica from 11 to 15 November 2015 (five days), in Kotor from 12 to 13 November 2015 (two days) and in Berane from 13 to 14 November 2015 (two days). The agreement was signed by Rade Vojvodić, general director of RTCG and Daliborka Uljarević, executive director of CCE.

This represents the continuation of five-year long cooperation between CCE and RTCG in the realisation of Fast Forward Human Rights Film Festival, the only festival of its kind in Montenegro, which, in addition to Podgorica, now encompasses Kotor and Berane thus putting them on the map of cities from region which foster this kind of festival events.

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The election of Ombudsman can not be diminished to the formality

Non-governmental organisations evladine organizacije Centre for Civic Education (CCE), Juventas, SOS hotline for women and children victims of violence, Queer Montenegro, Centre for monitoring and research (CEMI) and Center for Development of NGOs (CDNGOs) regarding the President Filip Vujanovic Call for previous consultations with non-governmental organisations focused on protection of human rights and freedoms, regarding the opinion on candidate Mr Šućko Baković (current Ombudsman) as Ombudsman of Montenegro expressed its position at the held consultations as well as in the letter to the president Vujanovic.

The letter is given in integral form:

PRESIDENT OF MONTENEGRO
Filip VUJANOVIĆ

Podgorica, 11 November 2015

Your Excellency VUJANOVIĆ

We are addressing You regarding the Call for previous consultations with non-governmental organisations focused on protection of human rights and freedoms, regarding the opinion on candidate Mr Šućko Baković (current Ombudsman) as Ombudsman of Montenegro.

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Empowering student’s leadership and activist potential

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) organised the Student Leadership Programme from 5-8 November, in hotel Residence in Miločer, whereby the selected students attended the intensive training programme consisted of combination of lectures, workshops, panel discussions, film screenings, exercises and simulations. Student Leadership programme is part of a wider project “Only knowledge should get you the title”, financed by the EU Delegation to Montenegro, and co-financed by the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Commission for the allocation of part of revenue from games of chance.

Programme consisted of 18 sessions that dealt with issues such as the Bologna declaration, its legislative framework, tendencies of further development of higher education, quality and achievements in the reform of higher education, process of employment and advancement, as well as double labour relations in higher education, mobility of students and researchers, exchange programmes, perception of corruption, and transparency, financing and decision-making in higher education. Special sessions were dedicated to leadership, the importance of communication, rules of good speeches and speakers, concept of civic disobedience and academic integrity, academic writing and plagiarism as phenomena. In addition, students discussed through panel discussions with guest speakers about the student activism in Montenegro, media and non-governmental organisations as actors of democratisation, including the challenges of political marketing and communication in Montenegro. Also, within new contexts of activism, the emphasis was on art and activism. Finally, students had the opportunity to create actions which, with the help of CCE, will be conducted on their universities or on a larger scale.

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