European Policy Centre, within the framework of the WeBER project, which is funded by the European Union and co-financed by the Kingdom of The Netherlands, organized a seminar “Effective monitoring of public policies” in cooperation with the Visegrad Fund. The seminar was held in Novi Sad, April 19-22.
The seminar discussed the Concept Papers of the National Working Group on Public Administration Reform (PAR) and the establishment of the National Working Group in Serbia (NRG). The NRG is a national consultative mechanism for civil society participation in dialogue with relevant state bodies on the design and monitoring of the PAR process in Serbia. Sena Maric, CEP Senior Researcher, talked about the policy-making cycle, EU standards and examples of good practice in policy-making and policy coordination, and about civil society monitoring in the context of EU accession. Miloš Đinđić, CEP Senior Researcher, spoke about WeBER’s approach to the monitoring process in the case of the PAR. Corina Stratulat from EPC (partner organization within the WEBER project), talked about policy research and analysis and how Western-European think tank organizations work, as well as about communication with stakeholders in the area of public policy monitoring. Milena Lazarević, CEP Programme Director, spoke about WeBER PAR Monitor methodology, indicators for monitoring the PAR, as well as the research and analytical methods of PAR Monitor methodology.