Call for intership

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) announces call for VI generation of interns. Programme of internship lasts for two months, from 23 October to 23 December 2017, with a possiblity of extending cooperation on various grounds.

We invite you to apply for following programmes:

Democratization and Europeization1 position
Human Rights1 position
Active Citizenship1 position

THE CALL IS OPEN TO ALL WHO WISH TO:

  • Acquire experience that will help them in choosing a future occupation;
  • Become acquianted with the concept of project management and methodology of work in NGO sector;
  • Be a part of organization of conferences, seminars, workshops, panels, festivals and other events in the area of democracy, European integration, human rights and active citizenship;
  • Establish contacts with representatives of institutions, domestic and international organizations, as well as decision makers from area they opt for;
  • Learn about the concept of teamwork;
  • Wish to help in implementation of initiatives for the welfare of comunity that we all live in.

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Priests shall not be above Constitution

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) strongly condemns statement of the Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral Amfilohije that he expressed yesterday during service in the Cetinje monastery. This is only one in a series of similar statements with which Amfilohije continually spreads intolerance towards various social groups, and in this case, towards members of one nation.

In a civic society, burdened with numerous divisions, hard word has a multiple meaning. By insulting feelings of an entire nation, Amfilohije is damaging a multinational character of state of Montenegro. In a volatile region, under pressure from revisions of history and anti-fascism, priests have a special role to mainstream tolerance and peace among those who believe, but also to those who do not believe, and not hate and intolerance. Amfilohije’s rhetoric belongs to some other, past and tragic time, wherein such statements have led to conflicts.

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Last commemoration on Mamula in its original state

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) will tomorrow on 16 September 2017 lay down flowers and pay respect to victims who were detained in the Mamula camp during the Second World War. CCE invites all interested parties to attend the commemoration and pay tribute to monstrously tortured anti-fascists, prisoners of war and civilians from Montenegro, organized by the Organization of fighters of liberation war 1941-1945 Herceg Novi that provides free ferry transport from the port of Zelenika (at 9h00) and from Rosa at 9h15).

CCE emphasizes that this will be the last commemoration on Mamula in the original state.
Namely, commencement of works is expected already this month within the framework of Oraskom project of construction of a luxury hotel complex at this site of suffering, which will be directed towards elite tourism, and thus will not contribute to building a culture of remembrance and respect for victims. We remind that in February 2015, the Government of Montenegro and Oraskom signed an agreement on the lease of island of Lastavica and the Mamula fortress for 49 years, for a price of 1.5 EUR per m2, and the sea equatorium of the island for 90 cents per m2. The investment project is worth 15 million euros. This Government’s proposal initially failed to pass the parliamentary procedure at the end of July 2015, since opposition members and the SDP, who was then part of the ruling coalition, were against it. However, proposal re-entered Parliament in December 2015 when the ruling majority DPS, minority parties and the Liberal Party were given support from former SDP MPs Damir Šehović and Mićo Orlandić and MPs of the Positive Montenegro Darko Pajović, Azra Jasavić and Goran Tuponja.

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Montenegro – long journey from democrature to democracy

On the occasion of 15 September – International Day of Democracy – Centre for Civic Education (CCE) reminds of an underdeveloped level of democracy and application of democratic values in Montenegro, especially in the area of rule of law, respect for human rights and freedoms and fight against corruption and organized crime.

Theme of this year’s United Nations Day of Democracy is strengthening democratic institutions in order to promote peace and stability. Unfortunately, after more than two decades of transition, Montenegro is far from the state of strong institutions, and supremacy is still taken by strong individuals regardless of whether they have formal or informal levers of power by restricting professionalization and consolidation of institutions. Processing of “high corruption” cases remains unconvincing, even when some investigative actions are initiated, responsibility for million-valued damages suffered by the state budget is lacking, and very rarely the constructive criticism of NGOs is appreciated, that for years have pointed to failures in the exercise of power in the areas such as employment in the state administration, fight against corruption and organized crime, improvement of educational system, effective response to discrimination, and the increasingly difficult economic situation of citizens.

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Insufficient efforts of authorities in relation to disclosure of fate of the disappeared

Association of Families of Disappeared, Kidnapped and Murdered Persons “Red Peony”, in cooperation with the Centre for Civic Education (CCE), today organized a press conference on the occasion of 30 August – International Day of the Disappeared.

Tamara Milaš, programme associate at the CCE and spokesperson of the Coalition for RECOM in Montenegro, said that it is necessary to point out the need to illuminate fate of disappeared persons since it is an obligation towards the victims, their families and the whole society. Milaš reminded the public that 57 people are still deemed disappeared, estimating that this figure has declined slightly in recent years, indicating the still inadequate efforts of authorities to disclose the fate of the disappeared.

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