CEMI - Centar za monitoring i istraživanje
Call for Proposals for the SELDI Small Grants Programme
The Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC), on behalf of the Southeast Europe Leadership for Development and Integrity (SELDI), is launching the regional Call for Proposals for the SELDI Small Grants Programme “Financial Support for Grassroots and Youth CSOs with Outreach to Citizens” (Reference no. 10-46/1-2024). The Call for Proposals falls within the scope of the Project “Civil Society for Good Governance and Anti-Corruption in Southeast Europe: Capacity Building for
18. Jun. 2024 Read more
18. Jun. 2024 Read more
Reaction of NGOs CeMI, 35mm, and the European Movement regarding...
We express our deep concern that the recent statements by the Mayor of Nikšić may be part of a calculated effort to politically destabilize Montenegro and incite inter-ethnic tensions.The Mayor’s assertion that the authorities will take measures against Montenegrins if they do not comply with the expectations of Kovačević and his political associates signals a potential escalation of Kovačević's party’s activities, aimed at fostering inter-ethnic and inter-religious discord in Montenegro.This in
16. Jun. 2024 Read more
Achieving Transparency through Proactive Information Disclosure
Proactive information disclosure is a fundamental mechanism for ensuring voter awareness, as well as for alleviating the burden on government bodies in handling requests for free access to information.Watch the educational video on government transparency, created as part of the project "PROSPECTA: Promoting Openness and Creating Access for Efficient and Transparent Administration," which is implemented by the Centre for Monitoring and Research with financial support from the Ministry of Public
04. Jun. 2024 Read more
Memorandum of Cooperation Signed with the Supreme Court of Monten...
The Centre for Monitoring and Research (CeMI) will carry out activities to monitor selected criminal proceedings in all basic and higher courts in Montenegro. The cooperation with the Supreme Court of Montenegro has been continued in the form of monitoring, analysis, and improvement of the judicial system to increase transparency, accountability, and efficiency of the judiciary, as well as to promote the rule of law and the protection of human rights.These reasons are the purpose of the Memorand
30. May. 2024 Read more
In Montenegro, 86 percent of the surveyed candidates for MPs beli...
In Montenegro, 86 percent of candidates for MPs who participated in the Montenegrin Comparative Candidate Survey (MCCS) believe that a comprehensive reform of the electoral legislation is necessary. This reform would involve voter rights, updating the voter registry, preferential voting, and increasing the representation of women.This was announced at a press conference presenting the study "Candidates' Attitudes for MPs: Potential for Electoral Reform," conducted in collaboration with the Monte
29. May. 2024 Read more
Two-Day Training on Advanced Skills for Supporting Women Victims...
From May 18th to 19th, we successfully organized a two-day training session for 10 professionals (judges, prosecutors, police officers, healthcare and social workers) on the topic "Advanced Skills for Supporting Women Victims of Violence and Gender-Based Violence" at the Bianca Resort & Spa hotel in Kolasin.The seminar instructors were Prof. Dr. Vesna Ratkovic from the Faculty of Law at the University of Mediterranean and Chief Police Inspector Tamara Pavicevic from the Police Department.The
19. May. 2024 Read more
Video about the Right to Free Access to Information
In a democratic society, transparency is crucial for preserving democratic values and protecting human rights.The right to free access to information is a fundamental right that every citizen can exercise, thereby contributing to the development of a responsible and transparent society.🎥 This video was created as part of the project "PROSPECTA: Promoting Openness and Creating Access for Efficient and Transparent Administration," financially supported by the Ministry of Public Administration.
15. May. 2024 Read more
The UIKS Administration did not allow a CeMI representative to vi...
Institute for the Execution of Criminal Sanctions (UIKS) did not allow a representative from the Centre for Monitoring and Research (CeMI) to visit detainee Milivoje Katnic, the former Chief Special Prosecutor, today, despite having approval from the President of the High Court in Podgorica.According to Article 183, Paragraph 3 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, with the approval of the President of the High Court in Podgorica, a CeMI representative attempted to visit detainee Milivoje Katnic, t
13. May. 2024 Read more
A Three-Day Seminar ‘Implementation of the Law on Free of Access...
We successfully organized a three-day seminar on the topic of 'Implementation of the Law on Free of Access to Information', which took place at the Bianca Resort & Spa in Kolasin from May 10th to 12th. The seminar brought together experts, practitioners, and interested citizens to discuss the key challenges in implementing this law.The instructors at the seminar were lawyer Milena Nikezic and civil activist Dina Bajramspahic. Over the course of three days, participants had the opportunity to
13. May. 2024 Read more
Three-Day Training 'Project and Financial Management’
The Center for Monitoring and Research (CeMI) successfully organized a three-day training on the topic of "Project and Financial Management," which was held on April 17, 18, and 19 at Hotel Bianca in Kolasin.The aim of the training was to equip participants with the skills for efficient project management and financial resource management, with assistance from experienced lecturer Goran Djurovic.The training covered key aspects of project management, such as project implementation planning, deve
19. Apr. 2024 Read more
We provide free legal assistance in the process of filing request...
🔍📃Do you need legal support in the process of requesting access to information? Our team of lawyers is at your disposal to provide you with expert assistance and advice through our free legal aid service. Whether you are facing obstacles or want to ensure that your request is successfully processed, we are here to help you.💼💬The service is specifically aimed at supporting individuals who are not familiar with the legislation or encounter obstacles in exercising their rights.Free legal support al
16. Apr. 2024 Read more
In Montenegro, there is a strong political will for electoral ref...
In Montenegro, there is a high degree of political will for electoral reform to take place, and the priority of the Committee on Comprehensive Electoral Reform should be the issues of arranging the voter list, professionalizing and depoliticizing the State Election Commission (SEC) and the position of the president of the municipal election commission.This was announced at our conference "Perspectives and Strategies for Achieving Electoral Reform in Montenegro", supported by the British Embassy
27. Mar. 2024 Read more
We need to work on building citizens' trust in the electoral proc...
The electoral reform process should be opened to the public and the emphasis should be placed on building citizens' trust in the electoral process, given the relatively low rating of election integrity, which is 2.9 out of 5, and voter distrust.This was announced at the press conference on the occasion of the presentation of research findings within the Montenegrin National Election Study (MNES), within the project financed by the British Embassy Podgorica.The President of the Governing Board, C
25. Mar. 2024 Read more
Job Vacancy: Trial Monitor
NGO Centre for Monitoring and Research, CeMI from Podgorica, in cooperation with NGO Centre for Civic Freedoms CEGAS and NGO Centre for Investigative Journalism of Montenegro CIN CG, is implementing a project entitled "Support to EU Integration of Montenegro - for an Independent and Professional Judiciary as a Key Prerequisite" EuropeAid/176851/DD/ACT/ME, funded by the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights Program for Monte
25. Mar. 2024 Read more
The reaction of the "EQUALLY" coalition to RTCG's reporting on th...
The coalition of non-governmental organizations "Equally" expresses its concern about the uncritical and unbalanced reporting of the RTCG public service on the Law on legal recognition of gender identity based on self-determination, whereby RTCG violates Article 9 of the Law on the National Public Broadcaster Radio and Television of Montenegro, which guarantees compliance with professional standards. Among other things, these standards include: strengthening of social cohesion, balanced reportin
20. Mar. 2024 Read more
We are building a more inclusive society of equals
In Montenegro, minority peoples and other minority national communities face the challenges of discrimination and lack of political participation.The findings of our research indicate insufficient participation of minorities in political life, as well as that education and empowerment are key steps towards changing the current situation.We are building a more inclusive society of equals.
23. Feb. 2024 Read more
Enhancing the Legislative Framework to Ensure Greater Political P...
In Montenegro, significant steps are necessary to foster greater political participation among minorities and other national minority communities. This imperative calls for legislative reforms alongside the bolstering of political education and empowerment initiatives aimed at facilitating their active engagement in political life. These sentiments were articulated at our conference titled "How to Achieve Effective Participation of Minorities and Other National Minority Communities in the Decisi
22. Feb. 2024 Read more
Let us work together on creating a safer online environment for w...
"In Montenegro, online violence against women officials is a growing issue for which a systematic response is needed, as well as strengthening institutional protection in order for them to be encouraged to react in case they become victims," stated the women officials who were exposed to hate speech in our video campaign.The video was created within the project "Contribution to the increase of women's political activism in Montenegro," which was financially supported by the Ministry of Human and
19. Feb. 2024 Read more
There is no adequate response from the authorities to hate speech...
Montenegro is back among the countries that have institutional homophobia, for the hatred and hate speech against LGBTIQ people are on the rise, and there is no adequate response from the authorities, as was stated at the conference of the Centre for Monitoring and Research (CeMI).The Program Director of the Centre for Monitoring and Research (CeMI), Teodora Gilic, pointed out the findings of the survey conducted by that organization in August 2023, which showed that 60 percent of the citizens s
14. Feb. 2024 Read more