29. Sjednici Kongresa Lokalnih i Regionalnih Vlasti Savjeta Evrope u Strazburu (18/10/2015-22/10/2015), ali i jedina mlada predstavnica Crne Gore na ovom Kongresu. Neke od tema o kojima se na Kongresu raspravljalo odnosile su su na: lokalnu demokratiju u Crnoj Gori, prevenciju radikalizacije, podsticanje aktivnog građanstva kroz saradnju sa civilnim sektorom, spuštanje starosne granice za sticanje prava glasa na 16 godina, uticaj lokalnih i ragionalnih vlasti na migrantsku krizu, posljedice patrticipacije mladih na lokalnom i regionalnom nivou itd. Mladi delegati nijesu imali pravo glasa, ali su prisustvovali svim sjednicama Kongresa, te raspravljali o navedenim pitanjima pod istim uslovima kao i zvanični predstavnici nacionalnih delegacija.
The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe is a pan-European political assembly, representing some 200,000 authorities in 47 European states.
Among youth participants we were proud to have our representative Irena Marunovic, Education and Training Centre
In following text you can find press relese on local democracy in Montengro
Press release – CG050(2015)
Local democracy in Montenegro
Strasbourg, 23.10.2015 – The Congress adopted a recommendation on the situation of local democracy in Montenegro on 21 October 2015 during its 29th session, following a monitoring visit to the country by co-rapporteurs Gaye Doganoglu (Turkey, EPP/CCE) and Henrik Brade Johansen (Denmark, ILDG) from 9 to 11 June 2015.
In her address to the Congress members Gaye Doganoglu drew attention to the currently on-going public administration reform AURUM launched in 2011 which sets a framework for important reforms in the field of public administration, public services, and local self-government. “We could certainly witness the National authorities’ commitment to amend new laws and work on strategies for the professional development of civil servants”, Doganoglu stressed. She noted that the government is well aware of the remaining challenges such as corruption. “We consider the Strategy to Fight against Corruption and Organized Crime as a good initiative that illustrates the authorities’ commitment to deal with this issue on all levels of governance and which constitute, in our opinion, a best practice example”, she added. The strategy obliges local authorities to develop action plans, suited to the local circumstances which are developed and monitored in cooperation with the central government and civil society.
Henrik Brade Johansen pointed out, however, some issues concerning the workforce capacity of municipalities in Montenegro. “It is a matter of fact that even in times of economic despair, the number of employees in local governments is continuously increasing. The consequences of overstaffing, lack of knowledge, skills and experiences in assuming the daily task of municipalities are of detrimental effect for municipalities”, he said. Mr Johansen underlined that specific attention should be paid to article 9 on financial resources of local authorities. He called national authorities to implement a sustainable system of development of human resources in municipalities in close cooperation between local and state level and invited the government to put into practice a sustainable model of refinancing debts and liabilities of local governments towards financial institutions.
This is the second report concerning the monitoring of local democracy in Montenegro since the country ratified the European Charter of Local Self-Government in 2008.
Montenegro signed the European Charter of Local Self-Government (ETS No. 122), on 24 June 2005 and ratified it on 12 September 2008. The Charter entered into force in Montenegro on 1 January 2009.