Initiative Open Parliament celebrates seven years
Since June 2012, Open Parliament informs citizens on the work of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, monitors MPs activities and events in the Assembly. In seven years, 1057 laws were adopted in 682 working days in the plenary which were analysed, more than 250,000 MPs speeches were published, almost 300 law abstracts, over 30 surveys on parliamentary processes and the work of the Assembly, and more than 900 citizens questions were collected.
The third generation of the Academy for Democracy is ready for dialogue and change
“It is necessary to open up institutions and leaders for potential dialogues with young people who are eager for change and advancements, while the growing apathy among future generations can be overcome by education and information“, this is the conclusion of a panel discussion “Two angles - is there a dialogue between us?” held during the final event and the diploma awarding ceremony to the third generation of students of the Academy for Democracy organised by the CRTA with the support of the OSCE Mission to Serbia.
Election irregularities mainly caused by the abuse of public resources and unequal media representation in the campaign
Following its systematic observation of the elections in previous three years, CRTA developed 60 detailed recommendations for improvement of electoral conditions, also available on the gradjaninastrazi.rs website. At the conference, CRTA presented the recommendations which could influence improvements if addressed by the 2020 elections and which enjoy the greatest citizen support.
“If not us, who? If not now, when?” – John F. Kennedy
Because politics is not just for politicians. It is our human and citizen right to participate in the processes of making decisions which influence our lives. A dialogue has no alternative.
Free and fair elections
Because elections are the pillars of democracy. It is every citizen’s right to decide on whom to give his/her vote in free and fair conditions. Our vote is valuable and it can make a difference.
Because institutions serve the citizens. We need strong institutions with integrity which protect the public interest.
Because media should ask questions and critically analyse the reality. We need the media which protect the public interest and tackle the needs of the citizens.
alGOVrithms - State of play
The heated debate on algorithms which are part of the software used by the state and strongly influence citizens’ lives is present in Western countries, but it has not yet reached the same level in Central and Eastern Europe. This does not mean that automated decision processes do not exist in these regions. The report alGOVrithms - the State of Play is the result of collaborative research that surveyed existing practices and has found a significant number of algorithms that may be qualified as a part of automated decision making in these countries. This report consists of data and analysis gathered by researchers from ePaństwo Foundation (Poland), KohoVolit.eu (Czechia and Slovakia), IDFI (Georgia), K-Monitor (Hungary) and CRTA between November 2018 and April 2019. Together with the report, we are presenting policy recommendations for decision makers, which are available in Serbian and English.Download PDF
Parliamentary Insider for March 2019
Parliamentary Insider for March 2019 brings monthly analyses of the work of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, including law summaries and key novelties introduced by the adopted laws. A part of the opposition MPs carried on with their boycott in March as well, and in the Assembly Hall, the abuse of procedures and discussions on topics unrelated to the agenda continued. The agenda included two proposals from the opposition party League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina MPs.Download PDF
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