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.
This event will gather some 75 participants from Serbia and the region to discuss professional exchange amongst judges and prosecutors regarding ethical standards and the disciplinary system in the judiciary.
The purpose of this seminar is to improve communication, mutual understanding and relationship between the government, journalists and civil society at a local level. It will focus on the role of the media and the importance of free access to documents and information to secure transparency in local authorities.
This event will focus on women’s education as a first step towards a career in the police and security sector.
The conference will also present findings and recommend mechanisms to enhance conditions for women working in security-sector institutions in Serbia.
Participants will include representatives of the Interior Ministry, the Criminal-Police Academy, the Police Basic-Training Centre, and those police administrations that took part in implementing the project.
A short documentary depicting the personal stories of women police officers and their careers in the police service will also be presented at the conference.
Matthew Newton, Roma Programme and Policy Co-ordinator at the OSCE Mission to Serbia, will speak at a roundtable meeting organized as part of a project implemented by the Roma Education Creative Centre in Belgrade and supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung.
The purpose of the meeting is to improve the position of Roma returnees in Serbia and to ensure that their rights are protected.
The purpose of this event is to inform experts, state bodies, civil society organizations and other interested parties about solutions proposed by the corruption map of public procurement, which is aimed at preventing corruption and strengthening mechanisms for the fight against corruption in the public procurement system.
The event will be opened by Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and the Acting Head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia, Paula Thiede.
Some 50 young men and women from national-minority communities in south Serbia who are interested in joining the police service will begin a three-day visit to the Police Basic-Training Centre in Sremska Kamenica on 6 November 2012.
Participants will learn about a career in the police, and also about the Centre’s application process and training programmes.
The Centre and the OSCE Mission to Serbia will also sign an agreement on the donation of multilingual software to the Centre.