Our researcher Dina Bajramspahić participated at the XV Cetinje Parliamentary Forum , held from 1-3. December in Miločer.
XV Cetinje Parliamentary Forum was organized by the Parliament of Montenegro in cooperation with the Centre for security, development and rule of law (DCAF) and the theme of the forum was “Strengthening the Oversight role of parliamentary in the Defense and Security sector.”
The conference gathered more than 50 parliamentarians from the region, as well as representatives of the Ministries of Defense, the State Audit Institutions, the diplomatic corps, etc. Cetinje Parliamentary Forum is a regional initiative of parliamentary cooperation between the countries of South-Eastern Europe and an important instrument for encouraging parliamentary dialogue between the countries of the region. Forum aims to improve cooperation, enables transfer of knowledge, experience and also deepen parliamentary relations and diplomacy in the region, as well as to discuss challenges that representatives of the parliaments of the region face in preforming their legislative and control functions.
Issues that were discussed during this year’s forum include:
- Euro-Atlantic integration and the implications on the defense budget process,
- The Role of Parliaments in formulation and approval of the budget for the security sector,
- Budget Audit and evaluation of the budget ,
- The legal frameworks for oversight of the defense and security sector.