Centre for Civic Education (CCE) organized today, in Podgorica, training on phenomenon of radicalization, violent extremism and terrorism for professionals working in formal education in Montenegro, as part of the project Safe Net. CCE recently presented findings of the public opinion survey on attitudes towards violent extremism and radicalism.
Centre for Civic Education (CCE) has organized, from 8 to 24 March 2019, training for project proposal writing and management of projects funded by the EU for10 unemployed persons with disability, within the framework of the project Skills Development for Better Employability of Persons with Disabilities.
During three three-day intensive trainings, participants have been working on design of their own project ideas. Through presentations, discussions, group and individual work, they developed logical framework matrix for their ideas, fulfilled the project abstract and application form, by studying the background of identified problems, existing national and EU strategies, projects sustainability, methodology and budget, in a detailed way.
Centre for Civic Education (CCE), on the occasion of 24 March – International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims – again urges Montenegrin Judiciary to undertake all the legal measures in order to clarify the destiny of missing ones and to combat impunity of the war crimes comitted during post-Yugoslav wars in 90s. Additionally, the CCE assesses that more dedicated work on enforcement of all legal aid mechanisms at the international level is needed, for the purpose of screening, investigation or judicial proceedings, and in relation to the serious violations of International Humanitarian Law on the territory of former Yugoslavia since 1991.
The importance of the international mechanism in fight against the impunity of war crimes and establishment of transitional justice is indicated also by the recent verdict against Radovan Karadžić. The conviction of Karadžić should be source and warning to the Montenegrin society for the need for adequate confrontation with our war past. In Montenegro, we still have a climate that supports the impunity of war crimes and insults dignity of victims. One of the important sources for this is decades long and continuous rule of those who were in power when those crimes were committed and who then and now made decisions on behalf of citizens of Montenegro. Consequently, the formal refusal of the fact that Montenegro has ever been in the war is still in force, although we have Montenegrin victims as well, crimes committed at the territory of Montenegro, crimes that Montenegrin citizens committed in other territories , as well as Montenegrin citizens who lost their lives in the camps at the territory of former Yugoslavia.
Two-thirds of citizens in Montenegro consider that the use of violence to realize political, social and religious aims is not justified. However, one-third states that there are situations when violence can be justified in order to achieve these objectives, which represents potential for radicalization and requires multisectoral preventive response, as indicated by data from the public opinion survey about attitudes towards violent extremism and radicalism which the Centre for Civic Education (CCE) presented today.
Centre for Civic Education (CCE) has organised an awarding ceremony for best visual displays of corruption consequences within the framework of the project Let’s Put Corruption into Museum! today in the EU Info Centre in Podgorica.
On this occasion, CCE Executive Director, Daliborka Uljarevic, has assessed that ‘Montenegro has a serious problem with corruption, which no society is immune to. The additional problem that Montenegro has lies within inefficiency and selectivity of the authorised institutions when it comes to sanctioning of corruption‘. She pointed out the preciousness of the views from the perspective of the engaged artists, stating that such views are not common in Montenegro. ‘Communication of consequences of corruption through these works, can significantly help us in efforts to have more citizens who understand devastating consequences of corruption for the entire society as opposed to the benefit of individuals from the structures of power’.