From 7 to 9 February, a three-day training on the preparation and advocacy of public policy was held at the Hotel “Palas” in Petrovac.
The training was organized in order to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations, supported through a sub-granting scheme, and implemented within the project “Judicial Reform: Upgrading CSO’s capacities to contribute to the integrity of judiciary”, which is implemented by the Centre for Monitoring and Research (CeMI), in cooperation with the Center for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM) and the Network for the Affirmation of European Integration Processes (MAEIP), and funded by the European Union and co-financed by the Ministry of Public Administration of Montenegro.
During the first day of the seminar, NGO representatives were introduced with the concept and definition of public policy, and through interactive work, they had the opportunity to learn more about the process of creating public policies.
On the second day of the seminar, the focus of the training was on practical work in five groups, through the drafting of public policy proposals, after which they successfully defined and worked on five such proposals: “Building the trust in the judiciary”, “Mediation”, “Probation and alternative sanctions, ” Protection of vulnerable groups through enabling equal rights in Montenegrin courts” and “Media Self-Regulation in Montenegro.”
On the last day of the training, through direct work with the lecturers with each group, the drafted proposals of public policies were presented and analyzed, with the aim of empowering all participants for further independent work.