As part of the Balkan Public Policy Fund, Centre for Civic Education (CCE) presented the analysis “Facts and prejudice – financing of CSOs and political parties in Montenegro from public funds” on 19th February 2016 in Podgorica. The conference gathered 40 representatives of civil society, political parties and state institutions which invested efforts through constructive discussion in order to provide contribution and create a better ambient for the work of CSOs in Montenegro. The publication provides an overview of legislative and institutional system of financing of CSOs from public funds, along with the recommendations which should be taken into account to improve current state of affairs. Also, it reflects on practice in this area during previous three years through the functioning of existing mechanisms of financing, but also indicates on phenomenon of discretionary decision-making in terms of the support to CSOs by state bodies. Furthermore, it reflects on regulations that regulate the financing of political parties and practices in Montenegro, as well as on regional and EU level. More information is available here.
Source: Centre for Civic Education