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Introducing Standards for Civic Participation in the Public Policy Management System (RS0018)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Not Attached

Action Plan Cycle: 2016

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Republic Secretariat for Public Policies

Support Institution(s): Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, Secretariat General, Republic Secretariat for Legislation, Office for Cooperation with the Civil Society

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, Legislation & Regulation, Public Participation

IRM Review

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

Starred: No

Early Results: Major Major

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information Civic Participation

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion:

Description

THEME: Increase the role of citizens in the public policy management system; COMMITMENT 5: Introducing standards for civic participation in the public policy management system; Status quo or problem addressed by the commitment: One of the key reasons why certain unenforceable public policy documents exist is that mechanisms for participation of stakeholders and target groups affected by those public policies are limited and unevenly applied. Serbia’s legal system does not incorporate arrangements for stakeholder consultation and rules for their implementation in the drafting of public policy documents. Furthermore, the process of passing of public policy documents is often non-transparent, i.e. the public is frequently unaware of the fact that a public policy is being drafted, which is why inputs by institutions and citizens whose expertise (based on previously conducted analyses and studies) could contribute to the quality of public policy documents remain unavailable to state administration bodies. Main objective: Increase the role of citizens in the public policy management system; Brief description of commitment (140-character limit): The key aspect of this commitment is to provide for consultations, i.e. to impose a duty on state administration bodies to hold consultations when drafting proposals of public policy documents. A legal framework should be put in place to define the consultation process, set out the criteria for determining the appropriate type and scope of consultations, specify the criteria for choosing representative members of the public and the business community who are knowledgeable on the subject matter and could take part in the consultations and provide for a duty to make public calls for participation of stakeholders and target groups. Another important form of civic participation in the decision-making process is public hearing. It is necessary to set out methodological rules for the conduct of public hearings, standardise the public hearing process and ensure appropriate participation of stakeholders and target groups in the process of passing of public policy documents. OGP challenge addressed by the commitment: Strengthening public integrity; Relevance: This commitment will enable broader civic participation in decision-making and greater transparency of public administration. Enactment of the relevant law and regulation will impose a duty to hold consultations and public hearings in the process of drafting proposals of public policy documents. Ambition: This commitment will result in provisions which will impose a duty to hold consultations in the process of drafting proposals of public policy documents and will bind state administration bodies to announce the drafting of any public policy document on the eGovernment portal and on their website. Furthermore, methodological rules for consultations and public hearings in the process of drafting and passing public policy documents would be put in place.

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.


Commitments

  1. Increasing transparency and participation in parliament

    RS0042, 2018, Civic Space

  2. Publishing Budget Law

    RS0028, 2018, E-Government

  3. e-calendar for financing civil society

    RS0029, 2018, E-Government

  4. publish data on environmental protection funds

    RS0030, 2018, Capacity Building

  5. opening data for public calls for media development

    RS0031, 2018, E-Government

  6. open data reports on CSOs

    RS0032, 2018, E-Government

  7. amending media registration bylaws

    RS0033, 2018, E-Government

  8. Assistance with and monitoring of adoption of LAP

    RS0034, 2018, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  9. Updating of electoral roll

    RS0035, 2018, E-Government

  10. ePAPER

    RS0036, 2018, E-Government

  11. e-notice board

    RS0037, 2018, E-Government

  12. Improving proactive transparency – Information Booklet

    RS0038, 2018, E-Government

  13. Access to Information Law

    RS0039, 2018, Capacity Building

  14. cooperation with CSOs on regulations

    RS0040, 2018, Capacity Building

  15. e-civic engagement

    RS0041, 2018, E-Government

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Improve the System for Collecting Initiatives from Citizens and Businesses

    RS0017, 2016, Capacity Building

  20. Introducing Standards for Civic Participation in the Public Policy Management System

    RS0018, 2016, Capacity Building

  21. Improving Proactive Transparency – Information Booklet

    RS0019, 2016, Capacity Building

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

    RS0020, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  23. Development of an Open Data Portal

    RS0021, 2016, Capacity Building

  24. Draft a Bylaw Based on the Guidelines for Evaluation of Websites

    RS0022, 2016, Capacity Building

  25. Improve the Institute of Public Hearing in the Drafting of Laws

    RS0023, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  26. 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

  27. 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

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

    RS0026, 2016, Capacity Building

  29. Establish a Single Public Register of Administrative Procedures and Other Conditions for Pursuing a Business Activity

    RS0027, 2016, Capacity Building

  30. Transparency in Monitoring Budget Expenditures

    RS0001, 2014, Capacity Building

  31. Law on Financing Political Activities

    RS0002, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  32. Transparent Public Procurement Procedures

    RS0003, 2014, Open Contracting and Procurement

  33. Transparent Financing of Civil Society Organizations

    RS0004, 2014, Civic Space

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

    RS0005, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  35. Whistleblower Protection Trainings and Campaigns

    RS0006, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  36. Draft Law Regulating Inspections in Public Administration

    RS0007, 2014, Audits and Controls

  37. e-Governmental Portal Awareness and Mobile Application

    RS0008, 2014, E-Government

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

    RS0009, 2014, E-Government

  39. New Technologies to Improve Citizen Services

    RS0010, 2014, E-Government

  40. Cooperation with Civil Society Organizations in Public Policymaking

    RS0011, 2014, Civic Space

  41. Citizen Participation in Local Government Affairs

    RS0012, 2014, Public Participation

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

    RS0013, 2014, Audits and Controls