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WeBER website is up and running!
17 Nov 2016 18:01WeBER website is up and running!

Starting from today, a brand-new website of our WeBER project (Western Balkans Enabling Project for Civil Society Monitoring of Public Administration Reform - WeBER) is launched! Make sure to check it regularly for gaining insight into latest developments on public administration reform monitoring by the civil society in the Western Balkans. Also, [ ... ]

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Involving NCEU Members in Preparation of Nego...
09 Nov 2016 17:37Involving NCEU Members in Preparation of Negotiating Positions for Chapters 1 and 28

Belgrade, 8 November 2016. Current developments and novelties within the negotiating chapter 1 – Free Movement of Goods, and chapter 28 – Consumer and Health Protection respectively, were presented at the meeting of the working groups of National Convention on the European Union. The meeting was chaired by Dušan Protić, CEP's Program Man [ ... ]

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Milena Lazarević on the significance of admin...
08 Nov 2016 15:19Milena Lazarević on the significance of administrative and HRM capacities for IPA countries

CEP Programme Director Milena Lazarević spoke at the event The new instrument of Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II): Evaluating the EU’s main financial toolbox for the Balkans, held on 7 November in Brussels, Belgium. She talked about the significance of administrative and particularly HRM capacities for good IPA absorption and implementation. T [ ... ]

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"Europe in Crisis: Thinking Forward"
28 Oct 2016 12:55

Belgrade, October 26, 2016. Brexit, the refugee influx, the rise of extreme political parties, and terrorism threats are only a few issues that have made the EU seem more vulnerable than ever. In cooperation with BEUM Association (Belgrade European Union Model), CEP organized a series of panel discussions titled Europe in Crisis: Thinking Forwar [ ... ]

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Event Announcement: Europe in Crisis – Thinki...
20 Oct 2016 13:23Event Announcement: Europe in Crisis – Thinking Forward

Brexit, the refugee influx, the rise of extreme political parties and terrorist threats – just to name a few issues that have made the EU seem more vulnerable than ever. European Policy Centre (CEP) in cooperation with BEUM Association (Belgrade European Union Model) is pleased to announce a series of panel discussions Europe in Crisis: Thinkin [ ... ]

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Call for Expression of Interest to CSOs inter...
21 Sep 2016 10:02Call for Expression of Interest to CSOs interested in PAR monitoring

Call for Expression of Interest to civil society organisations to participate in the establishment and functioning of a regional mechanism for monitoring the public administration reform in the Western Balkans   Download the Call in pdf here. Think for Europe Network (TEN) invites all interested civil society organizations (CSOs) to engage  [ ... ]

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TEN Members Create the Centre for Excellence ...
15 Jul 2016 10:34TEN Members Create the Centre for Excellence on Policymaking Systems

The Centre for Excellence on Policymaking Systems in the Western Balkans (CEPS WeB) has begun to take shape after TEN members gathered in Budva, Montenegro to discuss and develop its strategic approach – vision, mission and objectives as well as concept note of the CEPS WeB design. The workshop took place on the 11-12th July, 2016. CEPS WeB inte [ ... ]

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Policymaking in the Western Balkans: Creating Dema...
29 Nov 2016 15:14Policymaking in the Western Balkans: Creating Demand for Evidence Beyond EU Conditionality

EU aspirants from the Western Balkans find themselves in a lengthy and demanding process of improving their policymaking systems. Sustainable results require not only robust tools and procedures, but also the involvement of all interested parties – civil society, media, interest groups and associations – into policymaking. However, policymaking [ ... ]

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Gender mainstreaming of Public Policies in Serbia ...
21 Nov 2016 15:41Gender mainstreaming of Public Policies in Serbia - a case for (light) optimism?

The persistence of gender inequality and continued discrimination of women has led to the adoption of the National Strategy for Gender Equality in 2016, which recognises gender mainstreaming as a tool for fighting discrimination through the (re)organisation, improvement, development and evaluation of policy processes. An essential element of the ne [ ... ]

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Visegrad Bloc and the EU’s Future: Grand Aspiratio...
13 Oct 2016 09:12Visegrad Bloc and the EU’s Future: Grand Aspirations behind Anti-Immigration Stances

Despite a considerably assertive and costly media campaign, the Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban did not manage to convince the majority of Hungary’s citizens that the issue of migrants/refugees is the most critical “for their own future and the future of Europe”. The 43,4% turnout (out of which 6% of votes were blank/invalid) at the inf [ ... ]

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Governing Social Inclusion: Europeanisation throug...
11 Oct 2016 08:57Governing Social Inclusion: Europeanisation through Policy Coordination

By: Kiera Wilkins, CEP intern at the time of writing In Armstrong's "Governing Social Inclusion: Europeanisation through Policy Coordination," one of the reoccurring topics is the ‘Open Method of Coordination’ (OMC). The OMC provides a focal point for those hoping to understand the current social policy coordination architecture.&n [ ... ]

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Effects of the Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) on S...
23 Sep 2016 10:19Effects of the Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) on Strengthening of Administrative Capacities in the Western Balkans:  A Meta-audit of the European Court of Auditors

By: Miloš Đinđić and Sena Marić, Senior Researchers The European Court of Auditors recently published a special report on the impact of EU pre-accession assistance on strengthening the administrative capacity of the countries of the Western Balkans (WB). The general conclusion of the report is that the pre-accession assistance  [ ... ]

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Demanding Open Data in Serbia: Role of Think Tanks...
16 Sep 2016 13:15Demanding Open Data in Serbia: Role of Think Tanks and Research Based Civil Society Organisations

Who Demands Open Data in Serbia? This study deals with open data demand created by civil society organisations (CSOs) in the context of the limited supply of open data in Serbia. On one hand, it demonstrates that civil society interest in open data is currently restricted to a particular niche of CSOs. On the other, it points to the potential [ ... ]

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Slovak Presidency of the EU: No Shortage of Challe...
11 Jul 2016 11:40Slovak Presidency of the EU: No Shortage of Challenges?

By: Sena Marić, Katarina Tadić and Dušan Protić From 1 July to 31 December 2016, Slovakia holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Slovak Presidency begins at a time when the Union faces unprecedented challenges: the outcome of the UK Referendum necessitates discussion regarding the future of the Union; the migration cris [ ... ]

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