Towards a Smart Staff Retention Policy for the Sunstainable EU Integration of Serbia
Adequate administrative capacities are one of the crucial preconditions for a successful and sustainable membership of Serbia in the EU. However, experienced employees have been increasingly leaving their public administration jobs due to inadequate work conditions.
Policymaking in the Western Balkans
EU aspirants from the Western Balkans find themselves in a lengthy and demanding process of improving their policymaking systems. Sustainable results require not only robust tools and procedures, but also the involvement of all interested parties – civil society, media, interest groups and associations – into policymaking.
Gender mainstreaming of Public Policies in Serbia – a case for (light) optimism?
The persistence of gender inequality and continued discrimination of women has led to the adoption of the National Strategy for Gender Equality in 2016, which recognises gender mainstreaming as a tool for fighting discrimination through the (re)organisation, improvement, development and evaluation of policy processes. An essential element of the new Strategy is gender impact assessment […]
Demanding Open Data in Serbia: Role of Think Tanks and Research Based Civil Society Organisations
Who Demands Open Data in Serbia? This study deals with open data demand created by civil society organisations (CSOs) in the context of the limited supply of open data in Serbia. On one hand, it demonstrates that civil society interest in open data is currently restricted to a particular niche of CSOs. On the other, it […]
Protected Areas in Vojvodina: Status and Funding in the Context of European Integration (in Serbian)
What is the current state of Vojvodina’s nature? How are nature protection areas regulated and financed? What are the challenges and opportunities with regard to the EU integration process? The new study addresses these questions and more, and provides a set of anwers as well as recommendations for better nature protection in line with the […]
Competition Policy in Serbia – What is the Problem?
The aim of the study is to explore the current state of competition policy in Serbia, identify and consider the key obstacles and shortcomings that hinder the full and adequate implementation of the rules of competition protection, and to make recommendations for improvement of competition policy. The recommendations are primarily intended for decision makers in […]
Performance Audit and Policy Evaluation in the Western Balkans: On the Same or Parallel Tracks?
From a conceptual perspective, performance audit and policy evaluation are very close fields, with highly converging goals, methods and tools. At the same time, in the Western Balkans these two fields have been evolving without connection and reference to each other. How can the two processes be brought closer together in the three studied WB […]
EU Agri-food Quality Schemes and Potential Benefits for the Registration of PGIs and PDOs for Serbian Agricultural Products and Foodstuffs in the Prospect of EU Negotiations
The main objective of this policy paper is to examine different aspects of EU agri-food quality schemes, developed for products with specific characteristics resulting from a particular origin, special ingredients or farming and production methods. The purpose of this paper is to examine in depth different aspects of this European policy and identify potential benefits […]
Implementation of the Environmental Impact Assessment in Serbia in the EU Integration Context: Current State and Recommendations
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. These procedures are of immense importance for prevention and reduction of adverse environmental effects connected with human activities. What are the existing institutional solutions and capacities of […]
Between Discretion and Professionalism: Merit-based Recruitment Policy in the Context of Serbia’s Accession Negotiations with the EU
The study identifies the key deficiencies of Serbian civil service system seen from the perspective of the accession process, with the particular focus on the recruitment policy. The research has found that significant turnover of the civil servants, insufficient number of experts in specialised fields, the outflow of young civil servants and the lack of […]