The Municipality of Kotor does not want any further work and development of NGOs

The NGO Coalition Cooperation to the Goal, today, sent to the Mayor of Kotor, Željko Aprcović, request for amendments to the draft Decision on Amendments to the Decision on the amount, criteria, method and procedure of allocation of funds to Non-Governmental Organizations.

The Decision on Amendments to the Decision on the amount, criteria, method and procedure of allocation of funds to Non-Governmental Organizations, which planned to halve the funds for NGO projects instead of the previous 1% of the current budget to 0.5%, is currently opened for public debate.

The proposed solutions seriously worsen the environment for the work and development of non-governmental organizations in the Municipality of Kotor, but also diminish the possibility of implementing local public policies through non-governmental organizations.

If we assume that the amount of funding for NGO projects and programmes is reduced from the current 1% to 0.5% of the municipal budget, it will be a step backward in relations between local self-government and NGOs, as it will jeopardize functioning of precisely those organizations of which citizens and local authorities benefit the most. »

LGBTI day at the 2019 FAST FORWARD festival

The Centre for Civic Education (CCE) organized, within the framework of the just completed X Human Rights Film Festival FAST FORWARD Montenegro, thematic day dedicated to affirmation of LGBTI rights. This included presentation of three great film achievements to Montenegrin audience with an accompanying panel discussion on the role of film in bridging the gap between stereotypes and life of LGBTI person.

Festival Ubrzaj LGBT panel »

Film – an ally in the fight for human rights

Podgorica, PR Press Service – Regional authors strongly contribute to the development of films that address human rights as well as films dealing with the past, thus informing about historical events and shaping collective consciousness of society.

This was announced at a panel discussion, “Film Deals with the Past”, organized by the Centre for Civic Education (CCE), in cooperation with the forumZfD.

Festival Ubrzaj panel »