Young people dissatisfied with education and expect politicians to deal with the improvement of socio-economic situation instead of their own positions

The education system does not prepare young people for the labour market nor for participation in other processes. This is one of the conclusions of the focus groups with young people from Bijelo Polje, Kotor, and Podgorica, conducted by the Centre for Civic Education (CGO) with the aim of qualitatively deepening the previous empirical research… »

Young people are better represented in this year’s election manifestos, but there is significant room for better positioning of youth

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) points out that, unlike some previous election cycles, participants of the recently held parliamentary elections in Montenegro have devoted a certain level of attention to the position of children and young people in Montenegro through their election manifestos, proposing measures aimed at improving the quality of their lives. This refers… »

SEC once again “embraced” party interests

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) draws the attention of the interested public to the controversial decisions of the State Election Commission (SEC), which, over the past two days, has been considering complaints regarding the conduct of early parliamentary elections at certain polling stations in several Montenegrin municipalities. The SEC’s decisions on these complaints are mostly… »

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… »

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… »

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… »

Lack of political will to make e-government more efficient and inclusive

“The progress in the digitization process requires genuine political support that has been lacking so far, as well as a shift towards agile approaches, working on digital literacy, streamlining procedures, involving citizens, and phased development,” was emphasized at the conference “E-ducation to PARticipation – Towards an Inclusive and Efficient E-Government” During the conference, the index… »