Motivated by the fact that the formal education system in Montenegro does not offer sufficient knowledge and skills in the study of public policy, Institute Alternative started in February 2012 realization of the Public Policy School. Program was realized in collaboration with the Centre for Monitoring (CEMI), with the support of the Commission for the allocation of revenue from gambling. The aim of the School is to contribute to the quality development of public policy in Montenegro by strengthening the capacity of stakeholders in policy development. School also has the goals to raise the level of understanding of the policy development among key stakeholders, and strengthening communication and cooperation among participants from various sectors, institutions and organizations.
The first generation of 30 participants has had the opportunity to attend the five modules. The first four modules included a series of lectures and practical work (workshops), while the fifth training module provided tehnics of effective practical policies writting.
Professors from the University of Zagreb, Belgrade and Podgorica, and other eminent experts and activists, practitioners of public policy presented to students the public policy cycle (creation, implementation and monitoring process).
Program was completed with diploma award presented by the IA’s president of the Managing Board Stevo Muk, on 11 July 2012.