Institute Alternative (IA) is a non-governmental organization, established in September 2007 by a group of citizens with experience in civil society, public administration and business sector.
Our mission is to contribute to strengthening of democracy and good governance through research and policy analysis as well as monitoring of public institutions performance.
Our objectives are to increase the quality of work, accountability and transparency, efficiency of public institutions and public officials; to encourage open, public, constructive and well-argument discussions on important policy issues; raising public awareness about important policy issues, strengthening the capacity of all sectors in the state and society for the development of public policies.
The values we follow in our work are dedication to our mission, independence, constant learning, networking, cooperation and teamwork.
We function as a think tank or a research centre, focusing on the overarching areas of good governance, transparency and accountability. Our research and advocacy activities are structured within five main programme strands: i) public administration, ii) accountable public finance, iii) security and defense, iv) parliamentary programme and v) social policy.
On the basis of our five programmes, we monitor the process of accession negotiations with the EU, actively participating in working groups for certain chapters. Our flagship project is the Public Policy School, which is organized since 2012.
In our hitherto work, we had joint projects with Center for monitoring and research (CEMI), Centre for Civic Education (CGO) and European Movement in Montenegro. When it comes to international partners, we have cooperated with Centre for Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) from Geneva, Support for Improvement in Governance and Management (SIGMA), a joint initiative of the OECD and the European Union, European Policy Center from Brussels, Center for International Studies (CESPI) from Rome, Center for Study of Democracy – Sofia, etc.
Managing of the organization is divided between the Assembly and the Managing Board. President of the Managing Board is Stevo Muk.