Capacity Building Activities Organized to Strengthen the Functions of the Serbian National Assembly
Belgrade, Serbia – July 16, 2013 – In February, 2013, Prodirekt, the leading communication and language consultancy in SEE, was selected to provide the complete solution for the communications needs of the Hellenic Parliament and the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in their twinning project.
During May 2013, in the framework of the capacity building activities of the Twinning project “Strengthening capacities of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in the EU Integration Process”, three workshops have been organized for the Members of the Parliament, the Service of the National Assembly, representatives from Ministries and other Government institutions, as well as NGOs.
Experts from Greece, Belgium and Slovakia shared their specialized knowledge, experiences and EU best practices with the participants from the aforementioned institutions. In a constructive and positive atmosphere, participants expanded their knowledge on various topics and had opportunity to share their ideas and suggestions, in terms of improvement of the current working practices.
Further capacity building activities were organized during June and July 2013 for the Members of the Parliament, the Service of the National Assembly, representatives from ministries and governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Seminar on “The Techniques for Elaboration of Legislative Acts” was organized on 18th and 19th June 2013, in order to improve the overall collaboration between the National Assembly and the Government of Serbia in the legislation process.
Workshop regarding the “Parliamentary oversight over the Government, considering European best practices” was held on 27th June 2013, with the aim to strengthen the oversight function of the National Assembly and its relations with the Government and Independent State Institutions.
Seminars dealing with “European best practices on the operations of parliamentary committees dealing with citizens’ requests, appeals and petitions and how to address them through e-petitions“ were held on 24th and 26th June 2013 with the complement workshop “How to address citizens’ requests, appeals and petitions on different topics” organized on 8th July 2013 with the aim to increase participation of the citizens in the Parliament’s activities.
Furthermore, workshop and training on “Recommendations for improvement of organization and function of the Parliament” were held on 9th and 10th July 2013, for the employees of the National Assembly in order to upgrade its organizational structure and its working practices.
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