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.
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.
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.
Financing of the Environmental Protection at the Local Level
In order to ensure a healthy environment and full compliance with EU standards, Serbia has to face significant challenges in terms of financing environmental protection, especially at the local level.
Gender Parity and Decision-Making in the Serbian Public Administraton
The lack of gender parity in managerial positions in both the private and public sectors in almost all European countries indicates the persistence of a range of structural, legal, and social barriers which continue to negatively affect women’s promotion and participation in positions of power.
Gender mainstreaming of Public Policies in Serbia
An essential element of the new Strategy is gender impact assessment or in other words gender analysis of policies, measures and programmes.
Implementation of the Environmental Impact Assessment in Serbia in the EU Integration Context
Within the EU integration process, Serbia has to comply with the minimum EU standards pertaining to environmental assessment of industrial and infrastructural projects, as well as planning documents.
Policy Making and EU Accession Negotiations
If Serbia is to approach European Union accession as a process of becoming a capable and credible member state and not simply as a project of achieving membership status, it will need to thoroughly reform its policy making system.
Getting results in Public Policy
How to get the results in public policy? Is civil society in Serbia able to contribute by engaging in monitoring and evaluation processes?