National PAR Monitor for Serbia presented at the Fourth Meeting of the National Working Group in Belgrade

The fourth meeting of the National Working Group for Public Administration Reform in Serbia was held in Belgrade on 19 November 2018.

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The meeting of the National Working Group (NWG) has been organised by the European Policy Centre - CEP. The main occasion for the meeting was the presentation of the National PAR Monitor 2017/2018 for Serbia. This PAR Monitor report, produced by the WeBER project, provides detailed monitoring results and recommendations for Serbia, based on a comprehensive, year-long research focused on PAR. The report can be found here.

Director of National Academy for Public Administration (NAPA), Dražen Maravić and Programme Director of European Policy Centre - CEP and the WeBER Project Manager, Milena Lazarević have discussed the importance of civil society in the PAR monitoring process.

Miloš Đinđić, CEP programme manager and WeBER lead researcher, and Dragana Bajić, a researcher from CEP, have presented the PAR Monitor and the main results and recommendations. Thereafter, Milena Lazarević has moderated a discussion where the representatives of the Government (Ljiljana Uzelac, Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government) and civil society (Bojana Selaković - Civic Initiatives and Danijel Dašić – National Coalition for Decentralization) have taken part.

This event has gathered representatives of the civil society, public administration, media, donor community and the experts from the PAR field.

National Working Groups (NWGs) are the national consultative mechanism for participation of civil society in the dialogue with relevant public authorities on design and monitoring of public administration reform (PAR) processes in the Western Balkans (WB). NWGs are constituted in each of the Western Balkan countries as national extensions for dialogue on PAR of the wider mechanism - regional WeBER Platform.