OUR INITIATIVES

Many a paper-makes a subject: A reflection on the public administration reform

/ 28.02.2020.

“Administration tailored for all of us” is a message of the ongoing advertising campaign seen on TV, billboards
and trams. It is funded by the EU. Is our administration serious about this? Fifteen years since the beginning of
the reform, the results are barely visible from the citizens’ point of view. You still have to “walk” from counter to
counter for the majority of public administration services. The majority of adopted regulations has little impact in
practice. It is still a mystery of how big is the public administration. Despite the ban on public sector employment,
the alternative methods, such as fixed-term employment contract, are still used as instruments for manipulating
the number of employees. As mentioned earlier, this is yet another measure imposed through the conditioning of
the foreign actors – the IMF. Finally, what will our public administration undertake to become more efficient and
professional?

Olivera Zekić’s standpoint can be interpreted as a call to media bias

- / 24.02.2020.

The claims that Olivera Zekić, the REM Council member made in the interview for the daily Večernje novosti, saying that television with national frequency ”do not have the obligation to provide space for the boycott advocates” are confusing for the public and can be interpreted as inadmissible interference with media editorial policy, as well as threatening the interest of the public to be informed as comprehensively as possible about the election process.

Parliamentary Insider for Autumn Sitting 2019

/ 20.02.2020.

In this issue, the Parliamentary Insider brings assessment of the work of the Parliament in the Autumn Sitting of 2019. The highlights of this period include many significant events, from introduction of the dual model of studies in higher education, to adoption of the 2020 budget, but also evasion of procedures, insults on the account…

REM remains tin-eared for suggestions from a public debate

/ 23.01.2020.

On the basis of a Draft Rulebook for carrying out the obligations by public service broadcasters, that the Regulatory Authority of Electronic Media  (REM) adopted on January 20th, CRTA regrets that the REM clearly has no intention to exercise its legal role and to protect the public interest in the electoral process. The adopted Rulebook did not include any of the essential suggestions made by the participants in the public debate that took place by the end of last year.

The elections could deepen the political crisis

/ 16.01.2020.

“We are worried that the upcoming elections could deepen the crisis of democracy in Serbia. We fear that the number of citizens who do not see elections as a path of political change will increase and that even greater conflicts could threaten political stability in Serbia and the region”, has said today in Paris Vukosava Crnjanski, director at CRTA, while addressing the Monitoring Council of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Middle management capacity building training: Terms of reference

/ 27.12.2019.

Towards supporting the growth both within individual teams and the organization as a whole, CRTA invites an expert consultancy for further strengthening of middle management skills and competencies, including concrete skills such as decision making, facilitation and meeting management, offering feedback, managing relationships through training and coaching.

Prime Minister Brnabić and Minister Đorđević in a public officials’ campaign

/ 27.12.2019.

CRTA filed complaints to the Anti-Corruption Agency against Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić, and Minister of labour, employment, veteran and social policy Zoran Đorđević, for violating legal provisions preventing misuse of public resources in order to promote a political
party.

Citizens do not report corruption because of distrust in institutions

/ 24.12.2019.

The number of Serbian citizens who would not report corruption due to fear of consequences and distrust in competent institutions significantly increased according to the results of a comprehensive poll “Public Opinion and Corruption” conducted by the CRTA in November 2019.

Insufficient implementation of the recommendations of international and domestic election observers

/ 20.12.2019.

The CRTA welcomes the decision of the OSCE/ODIHR mission that assessed that it is necessary that this international organisation monitors the upcoming elections in Serbia to the fullest extent.

Our topics

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Democratic culture

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.

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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.

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Open institutions

Because institutions serve the citizens. We need strong institutions with integrity which protect the public interest.

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Free media

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.