The advantages of online professional development courses for police officers are the focus of this presentation organized for senior managers of Serbia’s Interior Ministry. The European Police College (CEPOL) will present an external evaluation of two pilot e-courses on communication skills and on the use of specialized software for crime investigators delivered to the Ministry in 2012.
As part of a project by the OSCE Mission to Serbia on consolidating the democratization process in the security sector in Serbia, this research recommends mechanisms to enhance conditions for women working in security-sector institutions in Serbia, most notably in the police.
For the seventh consecutive year, the OSCE Mission to Serbia will announce the winners of its Person of the Year awards at an annual reception.
These awards honour Serbian citizens who contributed to furthering OSCE values in Serbia in 2012.
This year, the awards will be presented to individuals who made a decisive contribution in protecting and advancing human rights, equality, the principles of freedom of information and media independence, police accountability and the fight against corruption.
The first Serbian national environmental metadata register, a database of environmental information managed, stored or maintained by public authorities and civil society organizations, will be launched at this event. The database, which is known as the Ecoregister, was developed by a team of environmental experts in close co-operation with the Serbian Environmental Protection Agency and the Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection, with the support of the OSCE Mission to Serbia.
The Ecoregister will facilitate access to environmental information and contribute to better inclusion of the public in environmental decision-making.
The 2011 annual report of Serbia’s Environmental Protection Agency will also be presented at the event.
During the ceremony, certificates will be awarded to young Albanians for completing preparatory classes prior to applying to do the entrance exam for the Basic Police Training Centre. The classes will be held in Bujanovac (27 participants) and in Presevo (15 participants).
The aim of this event is to explore the latest developments and certain measures for effective strategies in policing as a way forward towards EU membership.
The event will gather representatives of the strategic planning units of the OSCE, Interpol, Europol, the EU and regional police services, who will share their experiences and promote the use of strategic planning and management as a tool for enhanced regional co-operation.
The participants will also examine efficient and effective policing strategies to improve services to the public.
The Acting Head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia, Paula Thiede, and a senior official of the Interior Ministry, will open the conference.
As part of an awareness-raising campaign called "Take Action!", the OSCE Mission to Serbia has organized a series of roundtable discussions, aimed at promoting civic activism with a special focus on youth, women, national minorities and other marginalized groups.
Meetings will take place in Uzice on 23 November, Lazarevac on 26 November, Zrenjanin on 27 November, and Raška on 4 December.
An interactive web portal and a documentary called "Take action!" will be presented at the events.
The purpose of this roundtable meeting is to identify ways to improve communication, mutual understanding and the relationship between government authorities, journalists and civil society at the local level. It will focus on the role of the media and the importance of free access to documents and information to ensure transparency within local authorities.