The ceremony will recognize state authorities that have contributed to the advancement of the right to free access to information, and also award the public authority for the best information booklet.
The Head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia, Peter Burkhard, will open the International Right to Know Day award ceremony on Monday in Belgrade together with Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection, Rodoljub Šabić, Regional Director Transparency International, Anne Koch and Ombudsman, Saša Janković.
This conference will gather municipal officials in charge of environmental affairs and IT experts from Serbian towns and municipalities, along with representatives of civil society organisations, to discuss ways to improve and standardise the systems of presenting environmental information on municipal websites. The event aims at introducing best practices for the collection and presentation of environmental data.
The elected female members of Serbia's National Minority Councils, representing each of Serbia's national minorities, will gather at this summer school to learn about gender-equality policy analysis and gender mainstreaming in education, culture, official usage of language and public information, which are the councils' competencies.
This series of roundtables will gather citizens, local authorities, representatives of the private sector, NGOs and the media to discuss ways of implementing sustainable public involvement in environmental decision-making at the local level and engaging civil society actors to address environmental issues. Ways to overcome obstacles to this process will also be discussed.
This Aarhus campaign is being organized in 20 cities throughtout Serbia in order to raise awareness among citizens about the Aarhus Convention principles concerning citizen participation in decision-making processes at the local level. Volunteers will hand out promotional material and interact with interested citizens, and the activities, goals and future plans of Aarhus Centres' will be promoted.
25 July 2013
Vršac, Novi Sad, Pirot, Prokuplje, Leskovac, Knjaževac, Sremska Mitrovica, Valjevo, Niš, Sombor, Zrenjanin, Kikinda, Šabac, Novi Pazar, Kruševac, Čačak, Smederevo, Belgrade, Kragujevac, Subotica, Serbia
This interactive study course on energy security and environmental democracy will gather 20 high school students from Novi Pazar, Sjenica, Tutin, Nova Varoš, Priboj and Prijepolje. The aim of the training is to develop the competences of youth leaders on environmental democracy issues that will enable their stronger engagement and activism to support sustainable development in their communities. The programme will enhance environmental knowledge, awareness and skills of young people in the field of renewable energy resources and energy efficiency.
One of the first eco-friendly buildings for public use in Serbia, Eco Centre Radulovacki, will host the event, and participants will also visit Kovilj Petrovaradin Swamp, a nature reserve located on the bank of the Danube River.
This two-day event will address topics such as plea bargaining, summary proceedings and prosecutorial discretion in legislation and practice in Serbia and other countries of the region. Participants will include legal experts, judges, prosecutors and defence lawyers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia.
An essay collection called “Simplified forms of procedure in criminal matters: regional criminal procedure legislation and experiences in practice” will be presented at the conference.
19 June 2013
Hotel Falkensteiner, Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 10K, Belgrade
The aim of this event is to teach students practical methods of implementing national and international environmental legislation and to support environmental networking among students in different universitites in Serbia. The lecturers include university professors, a judge, and representatives from the Ministry of Energy, the Development and Environmental Protection Aarhus Convention focal point, and the Aarhus Centre.
The programme of the Environmental Law School for 20 law students of Belgrade, Novi Sad, Kragujevac and Nis University, includes the implementation of the Aarhus Convention in Serbia, the role and tasks of Aarhus Centres, environmental and energy safety, legal practice in the field of environmental protection and the presentation of case studies.
These three specialized training sessions will provide an opportunity for Serbian law-enforcement officials to learn about best practices in the field of enforcing environmental law.
Due to the important role of the police in detecting and preventing environmental crimes, these training sessions were designed as follow-up to previous training that the Mission organized for members of the judiciary and the environmental inspectorate from 2009 to 2011.
The training programme will include interactive presentations on best practices in enforcing EU legislation and international environmental treaties delivered by experienced criminal investigators from Austria and Sweden.
28 March 2013
3 April, Niš; 4 April, Kragujevac; 5 April, Pančevo
This meeting will provide an opportunity for the police and prosecutors to improve their skills with respect to communicating with the public.
This is the first in the series of four roundtables on the same topic that will be organized in Novi Sad, Kragujevac and Niš in April 2013.
Speakers at the opening will include the Head of the Rule of Law Department at the OSCE Mission to Serbia, Romana Schweiger; Serbia's Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection, Rodoljub Šabić; the State Secretary from the Interior Ministry, Vladimir Božović; Serbia's War Crimes Prosecutor, Vladimir Vukčević; and Jelka Jovanović of the Independent Association of Journalists of Serbia.