Towards the Integrity of Institutions of the Social Policy System in the South and East of Serbia

25 / february / 2019.

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Belgrade, 25 February 2019 - "Towards the Integrity of Institutions of the Social Policy System in the South and East of Serbia" project is jointly implemented by the Roma Center for Democracy (Bujanovac), NGO Three Points (Belgrade) and citizens association RIME (Zajecar). 
Activities of the six-months project are focused on training women activists on integrity plans and on establishing the network of women activists for integrity of institutions with competences in cases of such crimes, with an aim to improve the implementation of regulations in cases of trafficking in human beings and in cases of partner violence or family violence. Belgrade based TRAG Foundation supports the implementation of this project, under its "Stronger Together" program.
It is expected that, among other, capacities of participants to identify links between rights violations caused by irregularities in performance of local institutions of the social policy system with competencies in cases of family and/or partner violence and human trafficking, and measures listed in mandatory anti-corruption mechanism tailored to prevent irregularities in the performance of institutions (integrity plan) will be developed. By familiarizing participants with integrity plans, awareness will be raised on the need and importance of properly assessed risks in integrity plans as well as on importance of adequately determined deadlines and measures for their elimination.
Since 2008, adoption of and implementation of integrity plans has been mandatory for public authorities (all state funds users) in the Republic of Serbia. Integrity plans, among other, represent a key tool for elimination of factors within institutions that cause difficulties or obstruct enforcement of laws and regulations. Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Serbia oversees the implementation of integrity plans. 
In its monitoring of implementation of integrity plans in institutions of the social policy system with competencies in cases of family or partner violence and trafficking in human beings, the Anti-Corruption Agency bases its findings on self-assessment of institutions. Participation of citizens and / or civilian oversight does not exist. Our joint initiative will create conditions for participation of citizens and / or civilian oversight in regard to integrity plans of local institutions of the social policy system, as well as conditions for local pressure to prevent irregularities in institutions which lead to non-implementation of laws and regulations.
Total of twenty women activists from central, eastern and southern parts of Serbia will be trained. All trained individuals will later on come together in a network of activists from ​​central, eastern and southern Serbia for integrity of institutions whose proper functioning is vital for rights of victims of family or partner violence or trafficking in human beings.

"Local Anti-Corruption Plans - Answers to Frequently Asked Questions"

18 / february / 2019.

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Belgrade, 18 February 2019 - In the upcoming period, organizations Bureau for Social Research  (BIRODI) and Three Points will jointly develop the "Local Anti-Corruption Plans - Frequently Asked Questions and Answers" document.  
The purpose of this document is to provide answers and solutions for gaps and problems observed during the ongoing development and implementation of local anti-corruption plans (LAP) in 145 local self-government units in the Republic of Serbia. 
The final document will provide answers to the principle questions in the beginning, followed with answers to dillemmas that emerge during LAP development, during the selection and functioning of the Commission for the selection of an Independent Monitoring Body assigned to oversee the implementation of the LAP, then to issues related to the election of members of Independent Monitoring Body and to questions about the establishment and the commencement of work of the Independent Monitoring Body. The document will end with clarification of dillemmas related to the selection of the authority or of a public officer to be assigned with LAP coordination at the local self-government level.  
The development of this document is one of the activities undertaken within a broader project that aims to improve the accountability of authorities at the national and local levels. More information on this project are available here. More information on local anti-corruption plans are available here.

Accession to the Code of Ethics of Civil Society Organizations

14 / february / 2019.

Tri tacke Belgrade, 14 February 2019 - Our organisation acceded today to the Code of Ethics of Civil Society Organizations.
The proclaimed goals we only can achieve if we practice what we preach - if we respect human rights and fundamental freedoms, if we act independently and practice accountability, if our work is transparent and all our activities are carried out professionally.

Only like this, we believe, a change will take place in a society - the change that (due to the continuous discrepancy between declarative commitments to values and practicing of those exact values) today seems almost unimaginable.
The Code of Ethics of Civil Society Organizations (in Serbian) is available here.

Participation in the consultative meeting organized by the Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Serbia

27 / april / 2018.

Tri tacke Belgrade, 27 April 2018 -  Three Points activists took part in a consultative meeting organized by the Anti-Corruption Agency
The aim of the meeting, which was conceived as a group interview, was to retrospect on the previous cooperation between the Agency and the civil society organizations, to map its successes and weaknesses and to provide guidance for future cooperation.
The representatives of civil society organizations actively discussed and provided representatives of the Agency with feedback, among other, on the role of the Agency, on visibility of its work, as well as on cooperation between CSOs and the Agency.
More information on meetings of the Agency with the civil society organizations are available here

The Alternative Report on the Implementation of the Anti-Corruption Strategy has been published

30 / january / 2016.

Tri tacke Belgrade, 30 January 2016 - The 2015 Alternative Report on the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy 2013-2018 and the National Action Plan, has been published. 

The overall goal of the project was to assess the fulfillment of the planned activities in accordance with the purpose for which they were adopted, more precisely to make an assessment of the compliance of the implementation of measures with the purpose of the Strategy.
The observations in the Report were made on the basis of analysis of collected data on events, measures and activities in the following chapters of the Strategy - Political Activities, Judiciary, Spatial Planning and Construction, Health, Education and Sport and Media, which were undertaken within 27 months from the adoption of the Action Plan and which had the impact on achieving goals envisaged in the Strategy and its Action Plan.
This Report also contains chapters on specific topics - particular circumstances or events of particular importance for (non)suppression of corruption in the Republic of Serbia: 1) the Belgrade Waterfront project - Case study and 2) (Non)adoption of spatial plans as a result of influence trading and abuse of the public authority - A case study.
The team that contributed to the Report is as follows: Dejan Milenkovic, PhD (chapter Political Activities), Jelena Stevancevic (chapter Judiciary), prof. Ksenija Petovar PhD (chapter Spatial Planning and  Construction), Ksenija Radovanovic M. Arch. (Belgrade Waterfront project case study), Marina Mijatovic (chapter Health), Mihajlo Babin PhD (chapter Education), Milos Stojkovic (chapter Media), Andjelka Markovic, Slobodan Georgiev and Aleksandar Milijasevic (chapter Sport), Marko Ilic, Borjanka Majdevac and Jelena Golubovic. The editor of the Report is Andjelka Markovic.

The joint team of the Law Scanner and of Three Points produced this Report in the framework of a project supported by the Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Serbia, with financial support of the The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Download the Report here. Download the summary of the findings of the Report in English here

How to stop corruption in employment process in the public sector?

30 / march / 2015.

Tri tacke Belgrade, 30 March 2015 - A round table was held to announce the employment process transparency increase project, implemented by CESID, BIRN and PALGO Center.
On this occasion, CESID experts announced the launch of the platform
Jelena Jerinic PhD from the Faculty of Law at Union University presented an analysis of the legal and institutional framework related to employment in the public sector.
Activist Andjelka Markovic listed several examples of complaints about corruption in the employment and recruiting processes in the public sector that citizens often raise, pointing out the lack of support for people who speak up about corruption at their workplaces.
The overall objective of this project is to support the fight against corruption and the EU integration process in Serbia, by strengthening democratic values ​​and the rule of law by promoting greater transparency, openness and accountability of the public sector in the employment process.

"The Self-Assessment Report of Public Authorities in the Republic of Serbia - Integrity Plans" has been published

15 / march / 2014.

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Belgrade, 15 March 2014 - The Report on the self-assessment of integrity of public authorities in the Republic of Serbia has been published.
One of the goals of this Report was to identify as precise as possible the most corruption-sensitive spots in public institutions/ authorities - more precisely to provide answers to questions such as what risks of corruption are there, what is the frequency of the risk estimated within the system and to what exactly the identified risks are attached to.
The content of the report is dominated by the interpretation of statistically processed data from the integrity plans that public authorities have previously submitted to the Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Serbia.
It contains an overview and analysis of facts related to the frequency of risks of corruption and of other irregularities in the functioning of institutions that were classified into 14 systems: 1) the political system, 2) the system of judiciary, 3) the system of police, 4) the system of local self-government, 5) system of defense, 6) system of public finances and economy, 7) system of agriculture, 8) social policy system, 9) health system, 10) education and science system, 11) system of sport and culture 12) system of environment and of spatial planning 13) system of data protection, human rights and public interest, and 14) system of public enterprises.
The report was published by the Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Serbia within the  project of the OSCE Mission to Serbia project, and with the financial support of USAID. The Three Points activist, Andjelka Markovic co-authored the Report.
The Report (in Serbian) is available here



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