The Slovenian presidency of the EU starting on 1 July has placed the state of the enlargement process for the Western Balkans high on its list of priorities. But the process is dangerously in a state of impasse, leaving the states of the Western Balkans and EU alike disappointed and dissatisfied. Fresh ideas are needed. […]
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25th – 26th of February 2021 – Second Regional Conference Citizens First was held on the 25th and 26th of February. The conference was held in a hybrid format, with speakers from Serbia attending live, while speakers from the region and Europe joined online. The conference was physically attended by a limited number of people from Belgrade, in […]
This discussion paper argues that successful economic and democratic transformation of the Western Balkans depends not only on a more coherent political engagement of the EU and its member states with the region, but also on a more effective use of the full range of tools within the enlargement policy toolbox. The revised methodology for […]
Analysis of the European Commission Report on the Republic of North Macedonia from 6 October 2020. This report is the first one following the political decision of the EU for the start of negotiations with our country from May 2020. The findings on North Macedonia in these documents are particularly important in order to maintain […]
Guest: Gregor Virant, Head of SIGMA (Support for Improvement in Governance and Management, a joint initiative of the OECD and the EU, principally financed by the EU), and former Minister of Public Administration of SloveniaHost: Milena Lazarević, European Policy Centre – CEP Programme Director European Talks · WeBER Podcast_01: En route to a better public administration: Why […]
Are tasks characteristic for civil service performed outside merit-based based regime? How open, transparent and fair is the recruitment into the civil service? How effective is the protection of senior civil servants’ position from unwanted political interference? Find out in this WeBER infographic.
How transparent and accessible are budgetary documents? How do governments communicate and cooperate with public about public internal financial control (PIFC)? How do supreme audit institution’s (SAI) communicate and cooperate with the public pertaining to its work? Find out in this WeBER infographic!
What is the public opinion – is the administration is citizen-oriented or not? Can citizens give feedback on the quality of administrative services and is the feedback is publicly available? What do CSOs think about accessibility of administrative services? Do (and how) service providers publish information about offered services? Find out in this WeBER infographic.
To what extent is information on the government’s performance open and available to the public? Do CSOs have a role in making sure that the government pursues and achieves its objectives? Are government decisions prepared in a transparent manner? Are policy and legislation designed in an inclusive manner?
How often are participatory approaches used in the development of key strategic PAR documents in the Western Balkans? How regularly is civil society involved in the PAR monitoring and coordination structures? Find out in this WeBER infographic!