We urge the Government of Montenegro to withdraw the Draft Law on Amendments to the Law on Classified Information from the procedure, to organize a public hearing and harmonize this document with international standards.
This Draft Law, adopted last week by the Government without any public or expert debate, envisages the introduction of a new basis for declaring data classified, which is not in accordance with the Constitution or international agreements that bind Montenegro, including Article 19, paragraph 3 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Article 10, paragraph 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights, and Article 3 of the Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents.
The Constitution precisely prescribes under what conditions information in the possession of state bodies can be declared classified and in no case stipulates provision from the Draft Law that the data can be hidden from the public for “exercising of the authority of a body”.
From 4 February to 6 March 2019, Centre for Civic Education (CCE) has organized training for development of IT competences for 10 unemployed persons with disability, within the framework of project ‘Skills Development for Better Employability of Persons with Disabilities’.
During one-month training, participants have learnt to use MS Word, MS Excel and MS Power Point, they were creating and formatting their resumes, etc. Special attention was dedicated to communication potential of internet in the business world, search of useful information from internet platforms and their incorporation and processing through different databases.
EU Accession Negotiation School, organized by the Centre for Civic Education (CCE), was launched today. The School is implemented within the project framework “Let’s Together Negotiate for Montenegro in the EU” supported by the Ministry of Public Administration. First session was held by professor Gordana Đurović, PhD, who spoke aboout ”EU – political aspects of European integration process and EU development through enlargement waves.”
EU Accession Negotiation School has attracted great interest, supported by the multiple time higher number of applications compared to the planned 30 participants for this programme. This reaffirms the trust of the citizens of Montenegro into the quality of the alternative education programmes, which the CCE has provided since its foundation, i.e. in last 17 years.
On 2 and 3 March 2019, Centre for Civic Education (CCE) organized training for ten persons with disabilities registered as unemployed, on entrepreneurship and start-up concept, with skills for development and management of business plans, within the project ‘Skills Development for Better Employability of Persons with Disabilities’.
During two-day intensive work, participants had the opportunity, through presentations, conversation and practical work, to gain knowledge and guidelines for design and development of their own business, as well as for drafting successful business plan and its implementation. Thus, they were working on concepts of entrepreneurship and development of business plan, along with exercises wherein they have designed ideas for starting their own business, followed by market assessment for these ideas and existing competition, discussion about available funding, risks, planned revenues and expenditure. Also, focus was on the concept of start-up with practical work on business model, discussions about technological start-up, start-up community in Montenegro, investments, but also on the analysis of successful example of start-up business and elaboration of individual ideas.
New issue of the European pulse has been published.