Meeting of the Supervisory Board of the NGO network “Our Administration“ of Institute Alternative, Centre for Investigative Journalism of Montenegro, Bonum, Novi horizont and Natura was held today.
The network was established within the project “Civil Society for Good Governance: To Act and Account!“, that is focused on the monitoring of the public administration reform by civil society organisations, financed by the European Union (EU) within the programme of support to the development of local civil society organisations (Civil Society Facility).
With the desire to strengthen the dialogue with key decision-makers regarding the process, Institute Alternative initiated together with its partners the establishment of the Supervisory Board of the network “Our Administration“ and called for the representatives of the Ministry of Interior and the Union of Municipalities to become its members.
The meeting was attended by the heads of NGOs that are members of the networks, Milka Tadić from the Centre for Investigative Journalism of Montenegro, Mikan Medenica from NGO Natura, Nazif Velić from NGO Novi horizont and Ruždija Strujić from NGO Bonum, as well as Saša Šćekić, assistant to the Secretary General of the Union of Municipalities and Danijela Nedeljković-Vukčević, head of the Directorate for Public Administration at the Ministry of Interior.
“Our Administration“ will, parallelly with monitoring of the implementation of the Strategy that the Government is to adopt today, work on the strengthening of Montenegrin civil society, including the media, with the goal of achieving their greater participation in the process.
The areas that will particularly be in the focus of our attention during the implementation of the public administration reform are the issues of servants’ responsibility, which is currently not handled in a systemic manner, as well as the so-far neglected issue of the local level service provision.
Upon presenting the already conducted activities within the project, the participants of the meeting have provided an array of suggestions based on their own experience in the public administration that will be of help for the network in its further research questions and activities’ formulation.