This regional conference will bring together women parliamentarians from 13 countries to discuss the gender equality promotion. The conference is expected to result in a signed Memorandum of Understanding defining co-operation modalities. Furthermore, the Conference aims at producing recommendations to improve gender equality in countries in South East Europe.
House of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia
This roundtable meeting will provide an opportunity for experts to discuss the challenges in the implementation of the Law on Protection of Persons with Mental Problems, with the emphasis on the co-operation between courts and psychiatric institutions when persons with mental problems are deprived of liberty.
The professional audience will also have the opportunity to get acquainted with models for improved communication between the courts and psychiatric institutions, house rules of psychiatric institutions, and leaflets aiming to improve the awareness of patients of their rights, which were drafted with the Mission's support by the Ministry of Health Working Group.
Michael Uyehara, the Deputy Head of OSCE Mission to Serbia, Berislav Vekic, State Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Biljana Pavlovic, State Secretary in the Ministry of Justice will speak at an opening of the event.
The purpose of this presentation is to inform public procurement bidders from the private sector in the region about the changes in the new Public Procurement Law and its functions.
Participants will be acquainted with their rights to information in a bidding procedure, how to appeal decisions and with the general work and purpose of the Public Procurement Office.
Public Procurement Corruption Map in the Republic of Serbia, a publication developed by the OSCE Mission to Serbia and used by the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia to develop the Public Procurement Law, will be distributed during the event. It has vastly contributed to the improvement of the transparency, efficiency and oversight of the Serbian public procurement process, and the functioning of the appeal process for bidders.
Ivan Esquiva, expert-advisor on anti-corruption at the OSCE Mission to Serbia, will speak at the opening of the event. Miloš Jović and Mladen Alempijević, advisors at the Public Procurement Office, will conduct the presentation.
This two-day training workshop on community-based disaster risk reduction (DRR), and adequate communication and outreach skills will commence in Belgrade on Tuesday.
Organized as part of the Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC) project, the workshop aims at strengthening the capacities of Aarhus Centres in disaster risk reduction in order to enhance awareness of local communities, It also aims at enhancing the capacities and roles of communities in DRR thus contributing to their awareness-raising by using Aarhus Centers as a platform.
The workshop will include a field visit to Smederevska Palanka in the course of which participants will become acquainted with the strengths and shortcomings of water management practices in this municipality. Presentations delivered during the second day will focus on community-based DRR, and relevant communication and awareness-raising tools and methodologies.
Participants will include local authorities in charge of water management from seven municipalities in Serbia prone to flooding (Smederevska Palanka, Aranđelovac, Topola, Batočina, Lapovo, Svilajnac and Despotovac) and representatives of Aarhus Centres from Subotica, Novi Sad, Kragujevac and Niš.
The event is jointly implemented by the OSCE, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Environment Programme and the Regional Environmental Centre for South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia.
Hotel Holiday Inn, Hall Ravanica and Gračanica, Španskih boraca 74, Novi Beograd
This regional meeting to improve disaster risk reduction practices at a local level will take place in Belgrade on 26 November 2014.
The seminar will focus on tightening co-operation between the civil society and local authorities to better respond to natural disasters caused by floods.
Participants include authorities in charge of emergency situations and water management, and Aarhus Centers from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia. Four international experts will present success stories and best practises on public engagement in addressing flood risks.
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 12 police victim co-ordinators will participate in an-OSCE training course in Kovacica.
The training course will focus on structured and systematic ways of evaluating safety and minimizing the risk of repeated violence against women in family and in intimate partner relationships.
The event is organized by the OSCE Mission to Serbia’s Law Enforcement Department in partnership with the Swedish National Police Board (SNPB) Program in Serbia and the Serbian Ministry of Interior.
The Ministry of Interior has established a network of 54 police victim co-ordinators in all regional police districts throughout Serbia in order to develop a system of measures to ensure protection and support for victims of violence.
Capacity building of police victim co-ordinators in structured and human rights based interviewing and evaluation of safety risks of victims of violence in family and intimate partner relationships has been the core of the support the OSCE provided in 2014.
Jan Joensson, Program Manager of the OSCE Mission’s Organized Crime Unit and Hans Jarvestam, Program Manager of the Swedish National Police Board Program in Serbia will open training course.
Journalists are invited to participate at the opening of the training course, from 09:00 to 09:30 hrs.
Some 25 representatives from different Serbian law enforcement agencies will enhance their knowledge of EU Value Added Tax (VAT) frauds and the EU legislation in relation to VAT fraud.
This seminar aims to raise awareness of the Serbian law enforcement authorities about the new trends of VAT frauds in the EU.
Participants will also learn about EU challenges in this area and ways the EU tackles this issue in co-operation with non-EU countries.
Four experts from the leading EU-institutions dealing with these issues - Europol (the European Union’s Law Enforcement Agency), Eurojust (the European Union's Judicial Cooperation Unit) and Eurofisc (EU Network of National Officials to Detect and Combat cross-border VAT Fraud) will introduce recent trends and developments of VAT-fraud in the EU, and related money-laundering typologies.
Aleksandar Nikolic, Serbian Ministry of Interior’s State Secretary, and Denise Mazzolani, the OSCE Mission to Serbia Head of the Law Enforcement Department, will open the seminar.
The ways to prevent violence and improve safety at sports events in line with best international and local practices will be the focus of a conference that will open on Monday in Belgrade.
The conference aims to support the implementation of the National Strategy on the fight against misconduct at sports events, provide international examples of evidence based policing practices and help stimulate further activity to prevent hooliganism.
Participants will include police officials, representatives of the Serbian Football Association and football clubs.
Experts from Italy, Serbia, Sweden and the UK will share their experiences in addressing issues related to football hooliganism, role of the police, intelligence gathering and data sharing, legislation and stadium design.
Vanja Udovičić, Minister of Youth and Sports; Milosav Miličković, State Secretary of the Interior; and Ambassador Peter Burkhard, the Head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia, will open the event.
Holiday Inn Hotel, Španskih boraca 74, in Belgrade.
A two-day OSCE Mission to Serbia capacity-building training course on community-based flood risk reduction opens on 14 October in Banja Koviljaca.
The event will address the challenges of torrential floods and the role of local authorities in developing effective risk, preparedness and response mechanisms with stronger community engagement that will ultimately contribute to the establishment of a society resilient to floods.
Participants will include representatives of local authorities and civil society organizations from five Western Serbian municipalities of Ljubovija, Loznica, Mali Zvornik, Osecina and Krupanj, severely hit by the floods in May 2014
Lectures delivered in the course of training will focus on the benefits of closer collaboration among local stakeholders aimed at reducing the vulnerability to natural hazards and stronger involvement of the civil society.
Banja Koviljaca, Hotel Royal Spa, Narodnog fronta 42