Centre for Civic Education (CCE) announces the call for
EU ACCESSION NEGOTIATIONS SCHOOL
The School is comprised of seven modules which will be implemented through 22 thematic lectures in Podgorica and one three-days seminar outside of Podgorica.
- The EU Enlargement Policy and the history of Montenegro-EU relations
- Negotiation Chapters
- Negotiation structure and the accession negotiations process of Montenegro
- Regional and broader experiences
- Communicating EU in Montenegro and communicating Montenegro in the EU
- Availability of IPA funds and programmes in which Montenegro participates
- Writing project-proposals for EU funds
Sessions are held once or twice per week, for an hour and a half, as well as through expert seminars and conferences.
New issue of the European pulse has been published.
On the occasion of 28 January – Personal Data Protection Day, the Centre for Civic Education (CCE) appeals to the authorised institutions to urgently start the process of harmonization of the legislative framework of Montenegro with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that entered into force on 25 May 2018.
Data protection is fundamental human right, which is guaranteed by the Constitution of Montenegro and other legal acts. However, due to the ever more rapid technological advancement and digitization of business and private correspondence through numerous mobile applications, social networks, consumer profiling applications, Big Data, etc. problems occur that these acts have not foreseen. Therefore, the importance of this Regulation is also reflected in the definition of new obligations and codes of conduct for employees working on the citizens’ data processing, in order to ensure higher degree of personal data protection.
Centre for Civic Education (CCE) has researched data on number and manner of examinations of irregular pupils in Montenegro, the amount of incomes that schools have as per this basis and the manner of allocation of these incomes, and the data are summarised in the analysis Irregular Pupils in Montenegrin Educational System.
The focus of research were 48 state educational institutions which provide secondary education. The data have been requested for period from 2012 to 2017 about number of pupilswho took exam for irregular grade for each year individually; number of those who passed the year and the number of those who did not pass; amount of funds received by school as per irregular examination of pupils in this period; as well as how much has been allocated for fees for examiners. Furthermore, lists of all members of commissions for irregular examinations as per deadlines and years were also sought.
Out of 48 institutions, 45 has responded to the request of CCE, whereby 42 institutions submitted fully or partially the requested information. More precisely, 41 institutions have submitted data on received funds, and 36 of them about the amount of funds allocated for examiners. Mixed-High School ‘Danilo Kis’ Budva has submitted formal response on procedures in relation to this issue in this school, but not the requested information about number of these pupils and received funds. Educational Centre Pluzine and Educational Centre Savnik have not published the call for enrolment of irregular pupils since their establishment, nor have they organised irregular examination, of which they have orderly submitted the information. Unfortunately, three secondary schools have not submitted any information despite numerous urgencies: Vocational High School Berane, Electro-Economic High School Bijelo Polje and VocationalHigh School Pljevlja.
On the eve of 27 January – International Holocaust Remembrance Day – Centre for Civic Education (CCE) uses the opportunity to pay a tribute to millions of victims perished in Holocaust during World War II, and to highlight the importance of education and culture of remembrance for everyone who gave their contribution to the fight for equality, tolerance, solidarity and responsibility.
Nowadays, xenophobes extend and create divisions where they could not even be foreseen. Instead of mutual appreciation, members of another nation, religion, race, gender and sexual orientation are often under the attempt to being humiliated by hate speech or direct physical violence. In the midst of migration of peoples from war-torn countries, it is not a small number of those who instead of welcome and shelter are receiving exclusion accompanied with crude violation of their elementary rights.