What is advocacy and how can your aunt help?

What is advocacy? What is the difference between marketing and advocacy, is advocacy the same as lobbying? At Srebrno jezero, from June 30 - July 2, the second to last training within the CS4EU project we tried to answer these and many other questions.

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Measure twice, cut once - monitoring and evaluation

It is necessary to have a continuous review of the achieved results and objectives in order to improve and increase the efficiency of the implementation of public policies. In democratic societies, the authorities are continuously under the throb of the public so it has required mechanisms which would help to present achieved results. A system of monitoring and evaluation has been established - tools that assess the performance and impact of a public policy.

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Messages from Sweden - can Serbia become the 29th member state of the European Union?

According to a Eurobarometer survey, at the end of 2018, Sweden is one of the EU Member States whose citizens have the highest level of confidence in the European Union. As many as 71% of Swedes believe that their voice is heard in the EU, there is also a high degree of trust in Swedish institutions, while 88% of citizens have a positive attitude about the national economy.

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Poland's success as an EU member - two sides of the coin

Poland will celebrate 15 years this year since becoming a member state of the European Union. What is commendable is the fact that it has achieved great economic growth, improved infrastructure at the national and local level, as well as the living standard of its citizens.

The question that is inevitably raised is what was Poland's "recipe" for these successes and whether Serbia, in the process of European integration, can learn from its example.

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Project CS4EU contributes to enhanced cooperation of civil society

The beginning of the third year of the project Civil Society as a Force for Change in Serbia's EU Accession Process (CS4EU) started by gathering of partnering civil society organizations in the premises of Belgrade Open School, on 11-12th December 2018.

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Civil society organizations and media in Palić about public policies and advocacy

Representatives of 20 partner organizations of civil society and media, from 18th to 20th of June 2018, attended a training in Palić, fourth in a row within a project “Civil Society as a Force for Change in the Serbia's EU Accession Process”. Lecturers on the training "Strengthening Program Partners for Participation in Decision-Making: Public Policy and Advocacy" were Srđan Majstorović from European Policy Centre, Vladimir Pavlović and Milorad Bjeletić from Belgrade Open School, Milan Sitarski, a certified trainer for practical policy writing, Mirjana Jevtović from "Insider" and Suzana Stojadinović from the Republic Secretariat for Public Policy.

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Serbian civil society organizations and media in a study visit to Brussels

Representatives of 20 partner civil society organizations and media participated in a study visit to Brussels from May 28th to June 1st 2018 within the project "Civil Society as a Force for Change in the Serbia's EU Accession Process". The visit included over 30 meetings to EU institutions, civil society organizations and media in Brussels.

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