A comprehensive analysis of the situation in the area of fight against corruption needs to precede to the improvement of the existing mechanisms to prevent this phenomenon. Furthermore, it is necessary to clearly define which body at the national level coordinates and monitors the implementation of anti-corruption activities at the local level.
This was assessed by the Programme Coordinator at the Centre for Civic Education (CCE), Ana Nenezić, at the first panel of the national conference during the presentation of annual report on fight against corruption at the local level, which is part of the project “Let’s put corruption into museum!”, organized by the CCE and the Center for Monitoring and Research (CeMI).
In Montenegro, more proactive approach and cooperation of all competent institutions, at national and local level, is needed for the fight against corruption, and support of civil society organizations, media and citizens is prerequisite for track record in this area. This was assessed at the national conference within the framework of project “Let’s put corruption into museum!” organized by the Center for Monitoring and Research (CeMI) and the Centre for Civic Education (CCE).
Minister of Public Administration, Suzana Pribilovic, said that integrity of local officials and state employees and fight against corruption at the local level represent key determinants of new approach to the functioning of local self-government units. “Also, in our local self-governments, apart from legal, ethical rules and standards of behaviour applied to all holders of public functions are determined for employees at the local level,” explained Pribilović.
Centre for Civic Education (CCE) reminds that Montenegro is marking another International Right to Know Day with limited track record in the field of data access and worse legislative framework compared to one that was the starting point.
The Anti-corruption Agency and NGO Centre for Civic Education (CCE) signed Memorandum of Cooperation which aims to further improve and strengthen cooperation through joint preventive action in fight against corruption. Memorandum was signed by Director of the Agency, Sreten Radonjić, and Executive director of the CCE, Daliborka Uljarević.
Memorandum prescribes joint activities in the field of prevention of corruption which will be, amongst other, implemented in areas of strengthening the level of public ethics, integrity, transparency and public control over performing public duties and authorities, control over acting and financing of political entities and electoral campaigns, protection of whistleblowers, control of lobbying, prevention of conflict of interest in performing public duties, education and research on corruption, etc.
Ministry of Education, Ministry of Sports, Office for European Integration, Television Vijesti and Centre for Civic Education (CCE), signed Memorandum of Cooperation for implementation of project How well do you know the European Union?
The project How well do you know the European Union? has in its focus production of quiz for high school students that will be broadcast on TV Vijesti. Through that interactive and creative form, it will contribute to the improvement of interest, information and knowledge of high school students about the EU, its functioning and public policies, accession conditions, as well as culture, economy, natural beauties and contents offered by the EU. Furthermore, the project contributes to the strategies and existing efforts of the Government of Montenegro, the European Commission and civil society in raising awareness about the importance of European integration of Montenegro. The target group are high school students, aged 16 to 18, from 21 out of 24 Montenegrin municipalities, who are ready to learn about the EU and to promote Europeanisation in Montenegro. The CCE had previously worked with different partners in two series of this quiz, in 2014 and 2017, and the experience points to the need for continuation of the project.