Coalition prEUgovor will present the publication "Institutional Barometer", the first independent assessment of institutional effectiveness at implementing policies within Chapters 23 and 24 on Friday, December 7, 2018, starting at 11am, at Media Centre (Terazije 3, 2nd floor, Belgrade).

Institutional Barometer – How Visible Are Effects of Reforms in the Areas Covered by Chapters 23 & 24 on the Ground

The Institutional Barometer analyses six selected institutions that have competencies in the areas covered by chapters 23 and 24, with the view to measuring the effects of reforms on their functioning.

Opening address will be delivered by Nicolas Bizel, Heads of Operations Section I, EU Delegation to Serbia, and Dušan Šabić, editor of Institutional Barometer.

The discussion at the conference will be divided into two panels. The first panel will analyze the findings on the work of the Anti-Corruption Agency, the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection, and the Commissioner for Protection of Equality. The panelists will be:

  • Brankica Janković, Commissioner for the Protection of Equality
  • Slavoljupka Pavlović, Office of the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection
  • Dušan Šabić, Open Society Foundations Serbia
  • Zlata Đorđević, Transparency Serbia
  • Tanja Ignjatović, Autonomous Women’s Centre

During the second panel, the work of the Sector for Internal Control of the Ministry of the Interior, Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations, Centre for Human Trafficking Victims Protection will be analyzed. The panelists will be:

  • Marina Ćakić, Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations
  • Aleksandra Ljubojević, Centre for Human Trafficking Victims Protection
  • Saša Đorđević, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy
  • Gordana Grujičić, Group 484
  • Ivana Radović, ASTRA - Anti-trafficking Action

This edition of the Institutional Barometer represents a pioneering attempt by the coalition prEUgovor to measure the effects of reforms through the application of a unique methodology that analyses three dimensions of institutional functioning: internal efficiency, institutional embedment and legitimacy of the institution. The findings of this study represent a good source of information for various actors, both decision-makers and civil society, for addressing the identified shortcomings and improvement of the institutional design.

The conference is a part of the project prEUgovor Policy Watch: Monitoring Reforms in Chapters 23 and 24. This project is funded by the European Union.

Please confirm your participation by Thursday, December 6, by email to info@preugovor.org or by phone at 011/3287-226. Translation to English will be provided.

About prEUgovor

Coalition prEUgovor is a network of civil society organisations formed in order to monitor the implementation of policies relating to the accession negotiations between Serbia and the EU, with an emphasis on Chapters 23 and 24 of the Acquis. In doing so, the coalition aims to use the EU integration process to help accomplish substantial progress in the further democratisation of the Serbian society.

Members of prEUgovor coalition: ASTRA - Anti-Trafficking Action, Autonomous Women’s Centre (AWC), Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP), Centre for Investigative Journalism in Serbia (CINS), Centre for Applied European Studies (CPES), Group 484 and Transparency Serbia (TS).