Electoral manifestos mostly ignored civil society

Centre for Civic Education (CCE), after analyzing the election manifestos, notes that most participants in the parliamentary elections in Montenegro, held on Sunday, 11 June, did not specifically address the position of civil society in Montenegro in their election manifestos. More precisely, out of 15 electoral lists and 14 analyzed manifestos (one list did not… »

Challenges in preserving basic human values

When we talk about human values, we refer to the legacy of the Enlightenment as an era that provided one of the most significant impulses to the development of modern civilization. To what extent do universal human values live in Montenegro nowadays? Freedom, equality, and human rights are inherent to every individual and should be… »

From crypto to cringe – election campaigns in 2023 Montenegro Parliamentary election in Montenegro 2023 (strategic-communication perspective)

Introduction The election campaign is the top of the political communication pyramid and the final step of the political campaign. A good and intelligent political campaign lasts every day of exercising power or opposition work, from the moment of taking office until election day. By no means with the same topics, the same messages, or… »

Necessary urgent investments in cyber capacities of police and prosecution organizations

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) expresses concern about the underdeveloped awareness of the importance of capacity building to fight cybercrime within the prosecutorial and police organization, and in the conditions of the pronounced vulnerability of the Montenegrin system to cyberattacks. The CCE urges decision-makers to put this issue on the agenda so that the entire… »

How much do pre-election promises cost?

Whoever wins the elections this week, we will hardly recognize Montenegro if the future government – whoever its constituents may be – fulfils even a part of the election promises. Let’s start with infrastructure and so-called capital projects. The leader of the Europe Now (PES) movement promises the construction of two highways and two fast… »

Youth should be empowered to resist radicalization

“It is important to empower political awareness and youth participation. This encompasses education on the political process, democratic values, human rights, improving civic education, and creating an environment where young people feel valued and included, enhancing their resilience to extremist ideologies,” as concluded of today’s agora “Youth Today for Tomorrow’s Future” organized by the Centre… »

Who does Montenegro choose?

In anticipation of the extraordinary parliamentary elections that will be held in a few days, the Centre for Civic Education (CCE) has published the publication “Who does Montenegro choose? –  Gender, Age, Geographic, and Professional Structure of Electoral Lists in the 2023 Extraordinary Parliamentary Elections”. For the first time, the publication provides the citizens of… »

18 NGOs: Election of RTCG director defeat of the rule of law, Council members who participated in the voting to resign

Human Rights Action (HRA), Spectra Association, Centre for Civic Education (CCE), Center for Monitoring and Research (CeMI), Centre for Women’s Rights (WRC), Centre for Civil Liberties (CEGAS), Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM), Centre for Investigative Journalism of Montenegro,  Centre for Development of non-governmental organisations (CDNGOs), Association of Professional Journalists of Montenegro (DPNCG), Association… »

Prosecution offices ordered to process hate speech more efficiently

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) welcomes the decision of acting Supreme State Prosecutor, Tatjana Begović, which refers to the written address to the Higher State Prosecutor’s Office in Podgorica and the Higher State Prosecutor’s Office in Bijelo Polje of the obligation to intensify their work and to pay special attention to the cases formed against… »