The kick-off meeting within the project “Monitoring and Evaluating the Rule of Law in the Western Balkans – MERLIN WB” took place from March 6-9, 2016, in Belgrade. The project is funded by the European Fund for the Balkans (EFB) within the framework of the Think and Link Programme. Institute Alternative will work together with European Policy Institute (EPI) from Macedonia, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP) from Serbia, and GONG from Croatia on mapping the key issues in the area of rule of law in the region.
Expected results of the project are the following:
- Defining a common framework for assessment of regional priorities in the areas of democracy and rule of law;
- Defining a common framework for the exchange of best practices and mechanisms for monitoring implementation of reforms within Chapter 23 “Judiciary and Fundamental Rights” and Chapter 24 “Justice, Freedom and Security”;
- Formulating options for improvement of specific areas.