SIGMA seminar for CSOsThe aim was to introduce SIGMA Principles of Public Administration to a wider group of CSOs coming from local communities from all around Serbia who are active in PAR related areas.

The opening remarks were given by Ms. Milena Lazarević, CEP Programme Director, and Mr. Klas Klaas from SIGMA, while Mr. Brian Finn, SIGMA expert gave an introductory speech about SIGMA Principles.

The first session addressSIGMA Seminar for CSOsed the Strategic Framework for Public Administration Reform. Mr. Klaas emphasised the importance of monitoring of PAR progress. His speech was followed by a multimedia presentation on the topic.

The next part of the seminar focused on the second area of PAR: Policy Development and Coordination, which was presented by Mr. Klaas and followed by multimedia presentation. Mr. Primož Vehar, SIGMA expert, spoke about three PAR areas: Public Service and Human Resource Management, Accountability and Service Delivery.

SIGMA seminar for CSOsInteractive workshops were organised following each presentation, giving the opportunity for CSO representatives to actively participate in the seminar.

On the second day, seminar started with sessions on Public Financial Management presented by Mr. Brian Finn and Ms. Erika Bozzay, and it was followed by workshops moderated by Mr. Miloš Đinđić, CEP senior researcher.

The afternoon was dedicated to discussions on ongoing WeBER activities- draft concept note on National Working Groups on PAR (NWGs) to be established and working draft on the PAR Monitor methodology.