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.
This series of roundtables will provide opportunities for a discussion of the provisions contained in Serbia's draft law on public information, which is supposed to be introduced at the end of March 2013.
Participants will include representatives of relevant institutions, associations of journalists and other media professionals, public-service broadcasters, national-minority councils, and representatives of national, local and regional media.
28 February 2013
5 March, Novi Sad; 12 March, Novi Pazar; 14 March, Niš; 19 March, Belgrade;
Representatives of relevant state and provincial authorities, national-minority councils, media associations, public-service broadcasters, and local and regional media will discuss challenges facing minority-language media in Serbia, as well as content dedicated to minorities in programmes produced by public-service broadcasters and local and regional media. The results of two studies that monitored minority-language media during the 2012 election campaign, conducted by the Independent Association of Journalists of Vojvodina and the Novi Sad School of Journalism, will also be presented at the event.
The Head of the Media Department at the OSCE Mission to Serbia, Dragana Nikolic-Solomon; the Vice President of the Government of Vojvodina and Vojvodina Secretary for Culture and Informationm, Slavisa Grujic; and the Director of the Office for Human and Minority Rights, Suzana Paunovic, will speak at the opening.
The OSCE Secretariat's Gender Section is leading an initiative to establish mentoring networks in the OSCE region, together with a partner organization, KVINFO from Denmark. The initiative is aimed at empowering women in their careers and professional development. Since the OSCE Mission to Serbia already launched this initiative in 2012, the first training course on approaches to mentoring is being organized in Belgrade with the participation of representatives from OSCE field operations.
Gender equality is the subject of the first roundtable in the programme "Share your knowledge - Become a mentor", which is aimed at enriching the experiences and stimulating the careers of young professional women.
Speakers on the panel will include the Republic of Serbia's Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Nevena Petrusic; a member of the Serbian Parliament, Donka Banovic; the OSCE Mission to Serbia's National Programme Officer, Zorana Antonijevic; and an alumna of the "Share your knowledge - Become a mentor" programme, Sonja Mazibrada.
Enhancing knowledge on environmental agreements in the area of environmental security, renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate change will be the focus of this seminar for representatives of governmental institutions and civil society organizations.
Participants will also visit the energy-efficient facilities in Sremski Karlovci.
This is the first event in a series of seminars on the role of the media and importance of free access to documents and information, in transparency of local authorities. The aim of the seminar is to improve communication and mutual understanding between the government, journalists and civil society at the local level.
Speakers will include the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection, Rodoljub Sabic, and representatives of local government, local NGOs and prominent local journalists.
RTV Vojvodina Programme Director, Sanda Savic, and an expert on public relations, Biljana Stepanovic, will deliver a training course to local institutions` civil servants focused on the improvement of relations between the public institutions and the media.
This publication provides an insight into the position of the Serbian Parliament regarding the security sector, as well as an overview of parliamentary control in this area from 2006 to 2012.
Participants at the event will include members of the Serbian parliament, representatives of security-sector institutions, civil society organizations, international organizations, diplomatic missions and the OSCE Mission to Serbia.
This family guide is aimed at raising public awareness of key disaster risks in the country and providing information on how to act in particular disaster situations.
The Mission supported translation of the guide into three minority languages: Serbian, Hungarian and Romani.
As part of a project on consolidating the democratization process in the security sector in Serbia, the guide will be presented in Subotica.
Participants will include representatives of the Sector for Emergency Management, National Council of the Hungarian National Minority, National Council of the Romani National Minority Council, relevant CSOs active in Subotica, and the Local Self Governments of Subotica, Kanjiza, Senta.