Institute Alternative (IA) invites representatives of state administration, local governments, the Parliamentary Service, non-governmental organisations, trade unions, the media, as well as final-year students of social sciences to apply for participation in the Public Policy School – IV generation. The call for application is open until 1 November 2015.
Organising Public Policy School is another one in a series of Institute’s activities aiming to influence the creation of better public policies in Montenegro. Namely, the creation and implementation of public policies is rarely based on previous research, it does not encourage participation of different sectors and organisations and lacks good coordination. All the mentioned above prevents from achieving the goals of public policies and does not ensure their sustainability.
The School aims at providing relevant stakeholders with theoretical and practical knowledge about public policies, their creation and improvement, but also to strengthen communication and cooperation between different sectors and institutions.
Public Policy School will help participants to properly research and analyse public policies, plan and conduct research, write policy papers, formulate recommendations for decision-makers and advocate for those recommendations.
The Fourth Generation of Public Policy School will be organised as a three-day seminar in Budva. Lectures and workshops will be held on Saturday, 7 November, Sunday, 8 November and Monday, 9 November 2015. Lecturers are prominent experts in public policy from the country and the region – professors from universities in Zagreb, Belgrade and Podgorica, representatives of state institutions and independent research centres. Methodology of the seminar is based on active participation, with emphasis on the analysis of authentic examples of policy papers and application of knowledge and skills in the context of writing them.
Institute Alternative is implementing this project since 2012. The School is licenced as the official programme for the acquisition of knowledge and skills in the field of public policy by the National Council for Education of Montenegro. Furthermore, we published the collection of papers entitled “Public Policy”, in order to facilitate the preparation of the participants. The programme gathered 80 participants thus far.
All interested candidates are invited to send their curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letter via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org until 1 November 2015. More details about the School’s programme, lecturers, and the reasons for organising this programme is available at the following link.