Evidence-based and inclusive policymaking in the Western Balkans
The space for civil society contribution has been gradually shrinking across the Western Balkans, making it harder for civil society organisations to actively take part in the policymaking process in their home countries.
Gender Issues in the Western Balkans
This brief has been prepared as one of the proposals by civil society from the Western Balkans for Western Balkans Summit in London in July 2018.
Openness and inclusiveness of public policy-making in Serbia
Management of the public policy system is one of the key reform areas within the Public Administration Reform (PAR)1 framework in Serbia, along with the public service delivery system. On the other hand, the participatory and evidence-based process of public policy making not only increases transparency and accountability, but also positively influences the public policy outcomes, that is, improves the quality of public services.
Human resources at the local level
Public administration reform in Serbia, having entered a new stage with the endorsement of the Public Administration Reform Strategy and its Action Plan for implementation, aims, inter alia, at establishing a harmonised and merit-based civil service system and at improving human resource management.
Local Finances and the Environment
Serbia, therefore, must ensure existence of an effective system of financing environmental protection at the local level, as soon as possible.
Towards a Smart Staff Retention Policy for the Sustainable EU Integration of Serbia
Why a staf retention policy?
Serbia’s Pursuit of Interests in the EU
The interaction between the EU and Serbia is expected to increase in the following phases of the EU accession process. However, the research on how Serbia is pursuing its interests in Brussels is rather scarce and at the same time there is very little policy debate on that issue.
Balkan Enlargement and the politics of civic pressure
One of the lessons learnt from previous enlargement waves is the need to complement the politics of conditionality – that is, Brussel’s traditional ‘carrot and stick approach’ – with the politics of pressure – whereby the governments in the Balkan countries are ‘squeezed’ between civil society demands and an uncompromising European Commission.
Financing Environmental Protection at the Local Level
Serbia is facing serious challenges in the field of environmental protection and harmonizing its standards with those of the European Union.
Citizen-oriented Public Administration in Serbia
Public administration in Serbia faces numerous challenges and difficulties, some of which are reflected in the lack of capacity, but some also in the reluctance of the Government and the administration to adapt to new demands.