Independence of Montenegro definitive, Serbian influence present in internal affairs while the West loses the leverage, the dominant value system will not be reflected in the planned Government

Independence of Montenegro is definitive and unquestionable for the vast majority of Montenegrin citizens, relations with Serbia are assessed as the best in comparison to former Yugoslav countries. However, there is a prevailing belief that official Serbia influences internal affairs in Montenegro, and such interference is significantly noticeable even when it comes to the Serbian… »

Combating inappropriate speech in the online space is the interest and obligation of the entire society

Despite certain positive developments in addressing hate speech in the public sphere, a more proactive institutional approach is needed, and communication on this issue must be substantive to continuously point out the harmful effects of hate speech and related forms of inappropriate speech, as well as the consequences it has on direct victims and society… »

Young people are apathetic and do not believe in change

It is often taken for granted that young people are Euroenthusiastic, and Euroscepticism that is spreading among them is ignored. The factors for this scepticism vary, but mostly include insufficient levels of information young people hold about the benefits provided by EU membership, which is also related to their economic opportunities; we should also not… »

The judicial system needs serious and not rhetorical support from the authorities

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) points to the importance of the preliminary observations of Margaret Sattertwaitte, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, who recently visited Montenegro, and on which occasion a representative of the CCE took part in a meeting with non-governmental organizations. These observations provide a very useful cross-section… »

Teaching profession is in jeopardy

Centre for Civic Education (CCE), on the eve of World Teachers’ Day, marked on 5 October, draws attention to a concerning situation within the education system, which is the result of decades of neglect of the sector, as well as confusion and poor decisions made by the authorities in the past two governments. The CCE… »

Education is crucial in accepting LGBTIQ individuals

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) organized three public forums in September under the name “Together Against Prejudice”, held in Bijelo Polje, Podgorica and Bar. Through intensive discussions, the rights of LGBTIQ people in Montenegro, the quality of life enjoyed by community members, various stereotypes and prejudices that accompany them, the consequences of discrimination and violence,… »