Official title of the project

Civil Society of Serbia in the Process of EU Integration : Sharing Values and maintaining Dialogue (Europe Aid/129362/L/ACT/RS)

Project information

Region / City
Cities
Serbia
Total budget of programme / project

138327

Implementation period
2010. Jun - 2011. Jun
Expected results
  • Model for participation of CSOs in policy implementation in Serbia based on the EU best practice
  • Two policy papers
  • Built capacities of 30 selected representatives from 30 CSOs for policy paper writing and public advocacy
  • Web Portal Sustained Dialogue for Environmental Policy
  • Capacity building trainings on writing policy paper and public advocacy
  • Tailored consultative workshop, as a tool for policy dialogue
  • Structured dialogue as tools for policy dialogue, based on the EU practice
  • 150 hard copies and 300 multimedia edited copies (on CDs) containing learning and training materials
  • 100 copies of Multimedia material (documentary film and photos)
  • Established network among 30 CSOs and public authorities
Beneficiary
  • Civil society of Serbia involved in policy making processes related to the European integration process
  • Public authorities at all levels of governance
  • Local communities in Serbia
  • Political parties
  • Media
  • University, other educational institutions and think-thanks
  • Citizens and institutions of Serbia
Partners

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung e.V.

Summary of the project

The Action “Civil society of Serbia in the Process of European Integration: Sharing Values and Maintaining Dialogue”, contributes to maintaining dialogue between (CSOs) in Serbia and EU. The Action, on the basis of their active participation in policy process relevant to the Serbia’s European Integration process recognized target groups. This Action will provide to CSOs in Serbia new tailored communication tools fostering understanding and “ownership” of policy processes relevant to EU integration process. Tailored model for participation of CSOs in policy implementation in Serbia and 2 policy papers as results of the Action activities provide a framework for participation of Serbia’s CSOs in the policy implementation in line with the NPI. CSOs are not the only beneficiaries of this policy process – public authorities at all levels (central, regional and local) will also benefit from newly established structure for policy process based on a culture of consultation and dialogue. Project Civil Society of Serbia in the Process of EU Integration: Sharing Values and Maintaining Dialogue has been implemented through five phases: Consultative Process for Policy Development, Capacity Building Training on Policy Paper Writing, Capacity Building Training on Public Advocacy, Design and Development of the Policy Papers and Structured Dialogue. Educational program under the project Civil Society of Serbia in the Process of EU Integration: Sharing Values and Maintaining Dialogue is designed:

  • to ensure, for selected participants, the relevant and applicable knowledge on the f

Programme/Project objectives

The overall object of the Action “Civil Society of Serbia in the Process of European Integration: Sharing values and Maintaining Dialogue” is development of sustainable dialogue of civil society organizations (CSOs) from Serbia and the EU through active participation in policy processes relevant to the EU integration of Serbia.

Specific objectives

Specific objectives of the Action are:

  • To develop tools for policy dialogue between CSOs and public authorities within EU integration process of Serbia, based on experiences from the EU member states
  • To develop a framework for participation of CSOs in policy implementation, in line with the National Program of Integration with the EU (NPI), utilizing environmental policy case
  • To increase capacities of 30 CSOs in Serbia for development of public policies and advocacy, based on EU member states’ best practices, in the field of environmental policy as example, and
  • To enhance networking process among CSOs, legislative and executive powers in Serbia and organizations from the EU member states.