Our research coordinator, Jovana Marović, has participated in a conference “Serbia and Montenegro: A Step Closer to Reaching EU Accession?” organized by Center for EU Enlargement Studies (CENS), located at Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. Jovana has spoken about the process of Montenegrin negotiations for EU membership and the civil society involvement in this process, but also about the specific model of direct participation of the NGO in working groups for negotiating chapters. Part of her presentation referred to the EU conditionality policy within the framework of negotiation Chapter 23 which includes a reform of the judiciary, fight against corruption and human rights. Since the panel was committed, among other things, to the migration and unemployment as a key challenges, part of her presentation included preparation for opening the negotiations for Chapter 19, which refers to social policy and employment. The other panelists on this topic were Marija Vuksanović from Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM) and Marko Savković from Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence.