Official title of the project

Strengthening Serbia-EU Civil Society Dialogue

Sectors

Project information

Region / City
Cities
Serbia
Total budget of programme / project

9888

Implementation period
2010. Jun - 2011. Jun
Expected results
  • All members and leadership of Association of public prosecutors and Association of judges have knowledge about EU integration process, best practice and standards for independence of judiciary and role of professional organizations;
  • Enhanced service of Association of public prosecutors and Association of judges measurable through competency improvement and attitudes changed towards role of the Associations in judiciary reform process;
  • Improved legislation in accordance to EU standards (draft law on legal professional associations);
  • General public is aware of positive impact of European integration on Serbian justice system;
  • Links with the MEDEL are straighten;
  • Network with other EU national and regional legal professional associations is established during the project implementation;
  • Association of public prosecutors and Association of Judges are promoting gender equality in their organization and leadership structu
Beneficiary

Government, media, domestic and international investors, business community, Serbian citizens

Partners

Association of judges of Serbia, MEDEL

Summary of the project

The project will endorse networking at the national level between the legal professional associations which should articulate and promote interests of legal professionals in Serbia. Furthermore, the project will promote networking of the Serbian prosecutors and judges associations with prosecutors and judges associations in the region, international associations and other relevant organization. European integration process in Serbia is reserve for the executive and legislative branch, and judiciary is usually left out of this process. Impact of the project will be better understanding of EU integration and legislation (values, better awareness of the opportunities and challenges of accession) and involvement of prosecutors and judges in the process. - a description of the proposed activities and their effectiveness; The actions undertaken will be directed towards:

  • Enhancing capacity of legal professional association to act as a driving force and advocate for the reform;
  • Increasing access to European national or regional organizations in the justice sector;
  • Reforming the legal status and role of the Legal Professions Associations;
  • Increased awareness of professionals and the public on the reform and EU standards for the Justice sector;
  • Gender equality promotion in the legal professional associations.

Programme/Project objectives

The overall objective of the proposal is to bring the Prosecutors' Association of Serbia and Judges Association to institutionally contribute fully and efficiently to the civil society dialogue in Serbia and to the EU integration understanding in relation to the Justice system and its reform.

Specific objectives

  • Enhanced capacity of Legal Professions Associations in Serbia to act as a driving force and advocate for the reform;
  • Increased access to European national and regional organization in justice sector;
  • Reforming the legal status and role of legal professional associations;
  • Increased awareness of professionals and the public on the reform and EU standards for the Justice sector;
  • Gender equality promotion in the legal professional associations.