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Organise trainings for CSO in connection with application of the Guidelines on Inclusion of Civil Society Organisations in the Process of Passing Regulations (RS0016)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Serbia Second National Action Plan 2016-2018

Action Plan Cycle: 2016

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Office for Cooperation with the Civil Society

Support Institution(s): Civic Initiatives, Civil society organisations

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, Public Service Delivery

IRM Review

IRM Report: Serbia End-of-Term Report 2016–2018, Serbia Mid-Term Report 2016-2018

Starred: No

Early Results: Marginal Marginal

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Civic Participation

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion:

Description

THEME: Improve the consultative process with the civil sector at the local level when adopting public policy documents; COMMITMENT 3: Organise trainings for CSO in connection with application of the Guidelines on Inclusion of Civil Society Organisations in the Process of Passing Regulations; Status quo or problem addressed by the commitment: The consultative process which preceded the drafting of the Strategy for an Enabling Environment for Civil Society Development included 10 consultative meetings that were held in 10 cities across Serbia and were attended by 433 participants, who gave their suggestions and proposals in connection with the proposed measures and activities included in the Strategy. According to the Report on the Consultative Process, CSO representatives were very actively involved in the discussion and highlighted the issue of insufficient knowledge of applicable legislation, including in particular secondary legislation which sets out the powers and functioning arrangements of state administration bodies. The overall conclusion was therefore that provisions should be made for activities that would inform and educate CSOs, with a view to increasing their capacities in connection with the institutional and legal framework for cooperation between public authorities and the civil society. As part of the project “Creating an Enabling Environment for Civil Society Development” implemented by the Office with USAID support, an assessment was made of the capacities and needs of CSOs for the purpose of developing a long-term training plan to increase CSO capacities, which is implemented by the Office within its remit. The findings presented in the Office’s Strategic Framework for Increasing the Capacities of CSOs in the Period 2016-2018 point to a need for improved dialogue between civil and public sectors. In this context, we have recognised a need to improve the capacities of public and private sector actors and, to that end, a need for trainings that would increase the capacity of CSOs for cooperation with public administration institutions and involvement in the legislative process. Main objective: Improved capacities of civil society organisations for cooperation with public administration institutions and involvement in the drafting and implementation of public policy documents. Brief description of commitment (140-character limit): The plan is to collaborate with Civic Initiatives to make a public call for interested CSOs and hold 4 training events for CSO staff in connection with application of the Guidelines on Inclusion of Civil Society Organisations in the Process of Passing Regulations in several cities in the Republic of Serbia. Minimum 30 representatives of CSOs are expected to undergo this training. OGP challenge addressed by the commitment: Improving public services, Strengthening public integrity; Relevance: Increased capacity of CSOs to participate in the process of passing regulations, in connection with application of the Guidelines on Inclusion of Civil Society Organisations in the Process of Passing Regulations, will contribute to greater understanding of the role and importance of cooperation between public administration bodies and CSOs, which in turn will contribute to greater civic participation in the work of public administration bodies and consequently to an improved quality of operations. This will bring about to greater transparency and accountability in the work of public authorities. Ambition: Improved capacity of CSOs to cooperate with public administration bodies will lead to more effective use of the already established cooperation mechanisms and thus contribute to greater and sounder civic participation in the drafting and implementation of regulations and public policies, which in turn will increase the quality of newly-passed regulations and contribute to their effective implementation.

IRM Midterm Status Summary

For Commitment details, please see Serbia Mid-Term Report 2016-2018 (Year 1).

IRM End of Term Status Summary

For commitment details, see Serbia End-of-Term Report 2016–2018.


Serbia's Commitments

  1. Develop a model of job description or part of job description of an officer responsible for cooperation with civil society in local administration

    RS0014, 2016, Capacity Building

  2. Organise trainings for public administration officers in connection with the application of the Guidelines on Inclusion of Civil Society Organisations in the Process of Passing Regulations

    RS0015, 2016, Capacity Building

  3. Organise trainings for CSO in connection with application of the Guidelines on Inclusion of Civil Society Organisations in the Process of Passing Regulations

    RS0016, 2016, Capacity Building

  4. Improve the system for collecting initiatives from citizens and businesses

    RS0017, 2016, Capacity Building

  5. Introducing standards for civic participation in the public policy management system

    RS0018, 2016, Capacity Building

  6. Improving proactive transparency – Information Booklet

    RS0019, 2016, Capacity Building

  7. Amendments to the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance

    RS0020, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  8. Development of an Open Data Portal

    RS0021, 2016, Capacity Building

  9. Draft a bylaw based on the Guidelines for Evaluation of Websites

    RS0022, 2016, Capacity Building

  10. Improve the institute of public hearing in the drafting of laws

    RS0023, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  11. Development of a uniform methodology for planning, monitoring and performance evaluation of programmes and projects implemented by civil society organisations and monitoring the spending of allocated funds

    RS0024, 2016, Capacity Building

  12. Amend the Regulation on Funds to Support Programmes or Missing Amount of Funds for Programmes of Public Interest implemented by Associations

    RS0025, 2016, Capacity Building

  13. Enactment of a Law on Electronic Documents, Electronic Identification and Trusted Services in Electronic Business

    RS0026, 2016, Capacity Building

  14. Establish a single public register of administrative procedures and other conditions for pursuing a business activity

    RS0027, 2016, Capacity Building

  15. Transparency in Monitoring Budget Expenditures

    RS0001, 2014, Capacity Building

  16. Law on Financing Political Activities

    RS0002, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  17. Transparent Public Procurement Procedures

    RS0003, 2014, Open Contracting and Procurement

  18. Transparent Financing of Civil Society Organizations

    RS0004, 2014, Civic Space

  19. Extending and Clarifying Responsibilities of the Anti-Corruption Agency

    RS0005, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  20. Whistleblower Protection Trainings and Campaigns

    RS0006, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  21. Draft Law Regulating Inspections in Public Administration

    RS0007, 2014, Audits and Controls

  22. e-Governmental Portal Awareness and Mobile Application

    RS0008, 2014, E-Government

  23. Starred commitment Public Administration Website Harmonization and Amendments to the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Importance

    RS0009, 2014, E-Government

  24. New Technologies to Improve Citizen Services

    RS0010, 2014, E-Government

  25. Cooperation with Civil Society Organizations in Public Policymaking

    RS0011, 2014, Civic Space

  26. Citizen Participation in Local Government Affairs

    RS0012, 2014, Public Participation

  27. Civil Society Participation in Monitoring the Public Administration (PAR) Strategy

    RS0013, 2014, Audits and Controls