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.
The second regional discussion on enforcement of environmental legislation in the western Balkans will cover topics such as national obligations towards multilateral environmental agreements in a regional context, identification of feasible policies for improving implementation of effective environmental legislation aligned with international standards, and enhancing public participation in decision-making processes related to implementing environmental legislation.
Roundtable participants will include judges, state prosecutors, environmental inspectors, managers of Aarhus Centres and senior officials from the ministries in charge of environmental issues from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. Six international experts will also present examples of best EU practices in this area.
The fourth Aarhus Centre to be established in Serbia over the past two years will be opened in Niš on 2 November. The Centre will promote Aarhus Convention principles, facilitate and promote access to environmental information and contribute to greater inclusion of civil society in discussions and decisions related to improving the environment in south and east Serbia.
The event will gather some 50 participants, including representatives of the Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection, the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities, local self-government, environmental NGOs, the media and the business sector. The Aarhus Centre’s website, set up with OSCE support to provide environmental information for south and east Serbia, will also be presented.
During this workshop, the APML and the OSCE Mission to Serbia will present a publication on money-laundering and terrorism-financing typologies in Serbia. This collection of the typical money-laundering methods use in Serbia is a pioneering publication even in a regional context given that such a comprehensive document covering the typical behaviour of money launderers in various business sectors in Serbia did not exist before.
The following topics, among others, will be covered during the workshop: international initiatives in dealing with money-laundering and terrorism-financing typologies, new typologies and trends, and prominent typologies in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia.
This training course is part of a project organized by the OSCE Mission to Serbia to help the Serbian authorities to combat financial crime. Identifying the financial resource base of criminals is potentially a powerful instrument in fighting financial crime. However, Serbia has achieved little result on this front thus far.
The purpose of the event is to increase the number of successfully prosecuted money-laundering cases.
A roundtable meeting will be held to present a study that provides an analysis of documents published by various international organizations and sports associations, compares the experiences of a number of countries in this field, and provides an in-depth analysis of the legal framework, as well as of various organizational and functional mechanisms for preventing spectator violence at sports events in Serbia.
The aim of this seminar is to improve the quality of court reporting and communication between the courts and the media. The seminar will provide journalists with answers to questions related to the judiciary and court reporting, and it clarify basic terms and procedures typical for court proceedings.
The participants will include 15 journalists who will be trained by judge Miodrag Majic from Belgrade's Court of Appeal, Moma Ilic, a Blic journalist, and Vesna Dabic, chief of staff of the president of the Constitutional Court. The seminar will be moderated by journalist Tamara Skrozza.
This conference will focus on the protection of people in psychiatric or social-care institutions. Its aim is to initiate discussions on the legal protection of the rights of institutionalized individuals, exchange experiences among international experts and open a dialogue between the National Preventive Mechanism and relevant ministries dealing with the protection of rights of people with mental disabilities.
The event is jointly organized by the OSCE Mission to Serbia and the Serbian Ombudsman as part of its mandate as the National Preventive Mechanism for preventing torture, established in accordance with the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture.
The conference will gather representatives of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Policy, civil society and international organizations as well as directors of psychiatric and social-care institutions.