With high school students about violence against LGBT persons

Centre for Civic Education (CCE), from February to April, organized eleven workshops for high school students on “Suppression and prevention of violence against LGBT persons“, within the project NO to Discrimination – YES to Diversity! implemented with the support of the Ministry for Human and Minority Rights of the Government of Montenegro. Previously, through this… »

RECOM II call for support to CSO projects

Centre for Civic Education (CCE/CGO), on behalf of project partners, within the project Regional CSO Activism for Regional Reconciliation in the Former Yugoslavia – in Support of RECOM, announces SECOND CALL FOR SUPPORT TO PROJECTS OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS IN NORTH MACEDONIA AND KOSOVO You may submit your project proposals, which should contribute to strengthen… »

Erosion of media freedoms is problem for the entire society

In Montenegro, we have documented continuity of regression within media sphere, which is visible through hard censorship, self-censorship and soft censorship. Moreover, there are also strong political pressures which had its culmination in the party overtaking of the public broadcaster Radio Television of Montenegro (RTCG). That was assessed by the Executive Director of the Centre… »

175 books collected for the library of ZIKS

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) organized today, from 11h00 to 13h00, in Podgorica, on the plateau in front of the National Library ‘Radosav Ljumovic’, second street action of collecting books to enrich the library of the Institute for the Execution of Criminal Sanctions (ZIKS). During the two street actions, today and the first one that… »

(Non)transparency of judiciary affects (dis)trust of citizens

Public opinion when it comes to trust in the current judiciary system of Montenegro is divided, but slightly higher number of respondents states that has no trust in the judiciary, as indicated by data from the public opinion survey on transparency of judicary in Montenegro which the Centre for Civic Education (CCE) presented today. ’Those… »

Berlin Process Ministerial Meeting in Warsaw: Participants welcomed a briefing by the European Commission on way ahead with regard to RECOM

Participants of the Berlin Process Western Balkan Ministerial Meeting held in Warsaw underlined their commitment to reconciliation and welcomed support of the European Commission on way ahead with regard to RECOM (Regional Commission Tasked with Establishing the Facts about All Victims of War Crimes and Other Serious Human Rights Violations Committed on the Territory of… »

Education for multiculturalism and interculturalism

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) organized Youth Intercultural Camp from 11 to 14 April, at Ivanova korita, within the framework of the project Education for Multiculturalism and Interculturalism, supported by the Ministry for Human and Minority Rights of the Government of Montenegro. Youth Intercultural Camp was attended by 24 high schools pupils from nine Montenegrin… »

Changes in existing public policies and offers are necessary

With amendments to electoral legislation and the introduction of open lists, MPs and councilors would be more accountable to citizens, and change of power requires specific proposal of the opposition concerning social issues. This was stated at the panel discussion ’Democracy and political parties: to whom are responsible councilors – citizens or parties??’, organized by… »

Controlled chaos in regulation of electronic media

It is necessary to ensure non-selective application of Law on Electronic Media towards all broadcasters which have broadcast license, in order to protect public interest within the area of informing citizens on issues important for satisfying everyday life needs, as it was concluded today at the presentation of the study of Centre for Civic Education… »

Councilors – representatives of citizens or interests of political parties?

The Coalition for Transparency and Fight against Corruption at the Local Level (KUM) notes that democracy at the local level in Montenegro is not sufficiently developed. Challenges are particularly identified in insufficient understanding of the role of councilors in local parliaments and the need for continuous communication with citizens even after the end of electoral procedures. However,… »