The prEUgovor coalition presents its latest Alarm – report on Serbia's progress in implementation of policies in the areas covered by Cluster 1 (Fundamentals), with the focus on political criteria and chapters 23 (Judiciary & Fundamental Rights) and 24 (Justice, Freedom & Security) of the EU accession negotiations. The event will take place on Thursday, 24 November at 11:00 at Hyatt Regency (Milentija Popovića 5, Belgrade).
The altered geopolitical circumstances raised the attention and efforts of the European Union in the region and gave new momentum to the enlargement policy. However, Serbia spent almost the entire reporting period with the Government under a technical mandate. This has negatively reflected on the implementation of most reform activities, and some actions called into question the country's strategic commitment to European integration. The new report of the European Commission shows that Serbia has been stuck halfway for years in terms of its preparedness for membership and is progressing more and more slowly. Key areas such as the judiciary and fundamental rights, the fight against corruption and organized crime remained even below this poor average score.
The focus of the conference will be the fight against corruption, gender equality and violence against women, in which the prEUgovor coalition observes the continuation of negative trends and the drafting of judicial laws as the dominant reform activity in the reporting period to implement constitutional amendments. These topics will be discussed by:
- Jelena Pejić Nikić, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, editor of the Report
- Tanja Ignjatović, Autonomous Women’s Center
- Nemanja Nenadić, Transparency Serbia
- Sofija Mandić, CEPRIS
Moderator: Filip Lukić, journalist
The working language of the conference is Serbian. Simultaneous translation into English will be provided.
Please, confirm your attendance at [email protected] by 23 November, close of business.
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 the coalition are: 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).