15 / novembar / 2019.
Belgrade, 15 November 2019 - A focus group is scheduled to take place in Belgrade between 20 - 27 November. Are you interested in taking part in this event? If yes, message us at email@example.com
The purpose of this project is to find out how people interact with each other in their post-conflict discussions on justice. The research will compare how people discuss these topics while simultaneously belonging to different groups, such as ethnic, national, gender or age groups. The aim of the project is to determine the extent to which these discussions promote peacebuilding and how they do it. The motivation of the project is to learn from experiences of countries of the former SFRY in order to provide lessons to other regions in the world recovering from conflict.
18 / oktobar / 2019.
Belgrade, 18 October 2019 - What is human trafficking? What do international and domestic laws and regulations say about human trafficking? What is the scope of this problem in the world and how does it manifest itself in Serbia? What are the causes of human trafficking and what are the phases in the process? What are the indicators of human trafficking? Do we have adequate national anti-trafficking policies? What is and how does the national referral mechanism operate?
All these questions and more were covered during the one-day training. Our activist Andjelka Markovic held an one-day training for civil servants on human trafficking at the National Academy for Public Administration in Belgrade. The purpose of the training was to improve the response of Serbian authorities to trafficking in human beings. The training was attended by 20 civil servants from different national-level institutions. This was the first lecture of this kind at the Academy and was delivered on 18 October, thus marking symbolically the European Day against Trafficking in Human Beings.
20 / avgust / 2019.
By their specificity certain cases are relevant for the reform processes in Serbia and/or the rule of law and /or for democratization, yet due to circumstances (lack of transparency, lack of cooperation between institutions, lack of resources or for other reasons) they remain either unavailable or not easily accessible to the general public. We intent to make the the original key documents containing proceedings, the established facts, the outcome of such trials easily accessible and available to the general public.
05 / avgust / 2019.
01 / jul / 2019.
18 / jun / 2019.
Belgrade, 18 June 2019 - Our organisation joins the appeal to the Culture and Information Committee of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia to follow the criteria of transparency, openness and integrity when selecting a new Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection, thus enabling the general public to get the access to all relevant information and to be included in the selection process.
16 / jun / 2019.
01 / jun / 2019.
17 / maj / 2019.
Belgrade, 17 May 2019 - Our activists took part in a consultative meeting with representatives of the American Rar Association Rue of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI), held in the Human Rights House.
The aim of the meeting was to retrospect on the previous cooperation between ABA ROLI and civil society organisations and exchange information on the current situation regarding rule of law in Serbia. During the discussion challenges in work of public prosecutors were mentioned yet along with the fact that communication between public prosecutors and the general public is an exception rather than a rule. Improvements need to be made in the area of integrity - including personal integrity of prosecutors, integrity of the institution and the integrity of the selection process of prosecutors / deputy prosecutors. Both judicial and prosecutorial organizations and associations need to be strenghtened - there will be no tangible results in rule of law if majority is not actively engaged and connected strongly with other actors. YUCOM representatives spoke about the challenges in the process of upcoming constitutional changes, on recent changes / ammendments to the Criminal Code, as well as on the process of drafting, adopting and upcoming implenentation of the Free Legal Aid Act.
12 / maj / 2019.
22 / april / 2019.
01 / april / 2019.
25 / februar / 2019.
18 / februar / 2019.
14 / februar / 2019.
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 almost seems unimaginable.
The Code of Ethics of Civil Society Organizations (in Serbian) is available here.
23 / septembar / 2018.
16 / septembar / 2018.
20 / avgust / 2018.
Belgrade, 20 August 2018 - The 2017 Report on Irregular Migration for Southeast Europe was published, the Three Points activists contributed to the Report.
The aim of this regional report is to provide a comprehensive overview of the situation regarding asylum in the region; to describe and analyze migration flows; to report on current changes in legislation, practices and policies at the national level in nine countries / territories of Southeast Europe that have been on the mass migration route since 2015. The report helps identify areas where intervention is needed to improve the situation and provides appropriate recommendations for future activities.
The content of the Report is based on information obtained from the non-governmental sector. The Three Points activist, Andjelka Markovic contributed to the collection of material for the Report on the topic of legislation on trafficking in human beings and smuggling of people in Serbia as well as on the situation in practice.
The Report was published by the Macedonian Young Lawyers Association. Download the Report here
27 / april / 2018.
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 the previous cooperation of the Agency and 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 civil society organizations are available here
13 / april / 2018.
01 / mart / 2018.
26 / decembar / 2017.
On this occasion, the Three Points activist and project consultant Andjelka Markovic presented to CSO representatives the results of the opinion surveys on the problem of trafficking in human beings and the problem of gender-based violence in Serbia, which were conducted in the course of the project. During the second lecture, she presented key challenges in combating gender-based violence and human trafficking identified separately in Albania, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in FYR Macedonia, Serbia and in Kosovo.
12 / septembar / 2017.
Belgrade, 12 September 2017 - The Three Points activist was selected as one of the consultants to take part in "Preventing and Combating Human Trafficking in Serbia" Action on an as needed basis.
As part of the European Union and Council of Europe programmatic framework “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey”, the Council of Europe will implement the action “Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings in Serbia”. The activity will be implemented in close cooperation with the institutions, as well as in cooperation with civil society organizations..
Advice and support will be provided by experts in the field of combating human trafficking who have been selected by the Council of Europe in competitive process and will be engaged if needed. Among them is the Three Points activist, Andjelka Markovic.
Find out more about the activity here.
31 / januar / 2017.
Surveys of opinions of the general public, as well as of opinions of the expert public were carried out within the project so far. Then, on the basis of information collected, the proposals of national strategies, as well as proposals of regional policies and recommendations for successful suppression of the problems of human trafficking and gender-based violence in communities in the region were drafted. During the round table, these proposals were presented to the participants.
05 / oktobar / 2016.
Find out more about the project here.
01 / oktobar / 2016.
30 / januar / 2016.
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 - circumstances or events of particular importance for (non)suppression of corruption in the Republic of Serbia. These are the Belgrade Waterfront project - Case study and (Non)adoption of spatial plans as a result of trading in influence and abuse of public authority - Case study.
The team that produced 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.
03 / jul / 2015.
Ohrid, 3 July 2015 - A summer camp for young social democrats took place in Ohrid, from 2 - 5 July 2015. The camp was organised by the Institute for Social Democracy Progres from Macedonia and the Social Democratic Youth of Macedonia, with the support of the Foundation Max van der Stoel.
The event brought together about 90 young people from all over the country. Voislav Stojanovski, on behalf of the Macedonian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights and Andjelka Markovic on behalf of the Three Points from Belgrade, discussed with members of the SDSM youth group about human rights and fundamental freedoms in Serbia and in FYR Macedonia. The implementation of the legal framework on human rights and its challenges were also mentioned, but also the problems of corruption as well as the challenges in fighting corruption.
The program of the summer camp included a number of educational presentations, interactive workshops and thematic groups work. Participants also received specially designed public relations training and training on political campaigns. The aim of this activity was to increase the individual capacities (skills and knowledge) of young social democrats.
30 / mart / 2015.
Belgrade, 30 March 2015 - A round table was held to announce the employment process transparency increase project, implemented by CESID, BIRN and PALGO Center, with financial support of the European Union.
On this occasion, CESID experts announced the launch of the platform www.transparentno.rs.
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 fact of 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.
Find out more about the project here
15 / mart / 2014.
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 point out with the greatest degree of precision the most corruption-vulnerable areas in public authorities, more precisely to provide answers to questions: what risks are there, what is the frequency of the estimated risk of corruption within the system and to what exactly the assessed risks relate to.
The report mainly consists of the interpretation of a statistically processed data from the integrity plans that public authorities submitted to the Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Serbia.
It contains an overview and analysis of facts related to the frequency of corruption risks and other irregularities in the work of institutions 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 planinng 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 OSCE Mission to Serbia project, and with the financial support of USAID. The Three Points activist, Andjelka Markovic co-authored the Report.
01 / decembar / 2013.
Belgrade, 1 December 2013 - The structure of the regional web portal Against Human Trafficking is being remodeled and the website will be relaunched soon.
Our idea is to provide platform for human trafficking problem related information, from different sources at one place. The general public will thus be provided with a comprehensive insight to current situation, as well as with a comparative overview of the situation in the region.
By way of simplified information and making the content available in local languages, our intention is to make relevant information easy to understand and thus useful to the general public, thus to potential victims of human trafficking as well.
Thus it will be possible to inform the general public about the phenomenon of human trafficking in Western Balkan societies as well as on precautionary measures, simultaneously. Additionally, it will make monitoring and evaluation of anti-trafficking policies in the region easier - successes will become more visible, as well as flaws that need to be addressed. The portal and its content will thus potentially have a preventive role, but will also perform as an effective and easy-to-use tool for various advocacy initiatives.
The intention is to cover with content most of the Western Balkans area.