In April last year, 70 CSOs, in an open letter to the Government, urged that a new director should be appointed as soon as possible in order for the Office for Cooperation with Civil Society in Serbia to continue its work regularly. After almost a year since the resignation of Ivana Ćirković, on 17th February 2016, the Government of the Republic of Serbia appointed Žarko Stepanović as the new director of the Office for Cooperation with Civil Society. Civic Initiatives have expressed their support to the Government for this decision. In the past period, the committed staff of the Office have ensured the continuity of the work and resumed the already initiated processes, important for the further development of civil society in Serbia. The achievements and successes of the Office, but also the consequences of not appointing a new director for months, were identified by the European Union in the last report on Serbia’s progress in the European integration process. More information is available here.
Source: Civic Initiatives