Action Plan for GOPAC Chapter and GRECO Recommendations

GOPAC Chapter Serbia met with CSOs and SAI to consider its role and tasks in seeking fulfilment of the GRECO Recommendations for Serbia on a UNDP/SDC Project supported workshop on 27 September 2019. Special emphasis was given to the law that are already in the National Assembly or being drafted and are important for the fight against corruption.

Transparency Serbia presented the most important findings and agreed to send information and reports on a more regular basis whereby preparing the MPs for the upcoming legislative amendments and public hearings. Continue reading Action Plan for GOPAC Chapter and GRECO Recommendations

GOPAC National Chapter and civil society: the importance and articulation of topical problems in fighting corruption

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In line with its Action Plan, the National Chapter of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) has met with the following civil society organizations: the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (BFPE), Transparency Serbia, Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights (YUCOM), Crime and Corruption Reporting Network (KRIK), Bureau for Social Research (BIRODI), Three Dots, Legal Scanner, Centre for Education Policy, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, and Centre for Research, Transparency and Accountability (CRTA). Continue reading GOPAC National Chapter and civil society: the importance and articulation of topical problems in fighting corruption

Serbian MPs reviewed Independent Scrutiny Bodies Reports at the Anti-Corruption (GOPAC) Session

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On June 15th and 16th 2018, the MPs members of GOPAC (Global Organization of Parliamentarians against Corruption) Chapter Serbia met with the representatives of independent scrutiny bodies: the State Audit Institution, the Anticorruption Agency, the Public Procurement Office, and the Republic Commission for Protection of Rights in Public Procurement Procedures. Aim was to review the recommendations from their reports as well as challenges to look into the problems in the implementation of respective laws. Continue reading Serbian MPs reviewed Independent Scrutiny Bodies Reports at the Anti-Corruption (GOPAC) Session

President of Executive Board of Serbian GOPAC National Chapter participated on Regional Workshop in FYR Macedonia

President of Executive Board of  GOPAC National Chapter in Serbia, Dubravka Filipovski, participated in a regional workshop for MPs and staff, organized by NDI in Skopje from 23-24. March.

viber imageMs. Filipovski presented the work of Cross Party Caucus groups in the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, since its establishment, as well as their goals and priorities, with a special emphasis on the work of the Women’s Parliamentary Network and the GOPAC.

Press Statement of GOPAC President of Executive Board Dubravka Filipovski regarding Draft of Law on Lobbying

Dubravka Filipovski, President of Executive Board of Serbian GOPAC National Chapter, gave statement of Draft Law on Lobbying on March 23rd, for RTS.

Video is available on following link:

http://www.rts.rs/page/stories/sr/story/125/drustvo/3083106/gde-lobiranje-pocinje–korupcija-prestaje.html

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Participation of MPs Dubravka Filipovski and Stefana Miladinovic at the Summit in Iceland

IMG_20171201_090627MPs Stefana Miladinovic and Dubravka Filipovski were participated at Women Political Leaders Annual Global Forum, 28 – 30 November, held in Reykjavik, Iceland.

At this year`s Summit, there were over 400 female politicians from more than 100 countries all over the world. The host was the Althing, the national parliament of Iceland. Iceland is world leader in gender equality. Continue reading Participation of MPs Dubravka Filipovski and Stefana Miladinovic at the Summit in Iceland

Seventh Forum of Parliamentarians at the Conference of State Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)

gopac 1Vienna, 9 November 2017 – Milorad Mijatovic MP, member of the GOPAC Chapter in Serbia and coordinator of the Focus group of MPs for monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals, participated in the Seventh Forum of Parliamentarians, organized within the Conference of State Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). The theme of the Forum was the importance of parliamentary oversight and the stronger role of MPs in improvement development effectiveness. Continue reading Seventh Forum of Parliamentarians at the Conference of State Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)

MPs from the Region United in Efforts to Improve Oversight and Strengthen Transparency

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MPs from seven countries of the Southeast and Eastern Europe and Central Asia and members of GOPAC chapters from Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Moldova, held a regional meeting on 6th and 7th November 2017 in the House of National Assembly. They discussed about innovative platforms and the establishment of the informal groups of MPs aimed at the improvement of the oversight of executive branch, and strengthening the transparency. Continue reading MPs from the Region United in Efforts to Improve Oversight and Strengthen Transparency

SDGs Cross-party Focus Group formed in the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia

0-02-05-952e33a34bf375ba9d04a7f5441ece7207a8478d0bb51c451f685176379fe778_fullThe first meeting of the Focus Group for the Development of Control Mechanisms for the Process of Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Republic of Serbia was held at the National Assembly House in order to define the results and Sustainable Development Goals achieved so far as well as the coming activities connected with it.

The meeting was attended by the head of the Interdepartmental Working Group for the implementation UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Minister without portfolio responsible for demography and population policy Prof. Dr Slavica Djukic Dejanovic. Continue reading SDGs Cross-party Focus Group formed in the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia

Committee on Finance, State Budget and Control of Public Spending and GOPAC Serbia Executive Board Co-Organize Consultative Workshop

DSC_7784The Committee on Finance, State Budget and Control of Public Spending and GOPAC Serbia Executive Board co-organized a consultative workshop on 15 and 16 September 2017, with the topic: “Public Finance Supervision Portal: access modalities, domains and work on the second developmental stage”.


The workshop allowed the MPs to, with the help of the Ministry of Finance, Treasury Administration, National Assembly Support Service and Informatika a.d., assess what needs to be redefined in the framework and development of the second stage of the Portal. The Committee members had the opportunity to work directly on the Public Finance Supervision Portal and test the potential of the important software tool the National Assembly is developing with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
The Public Finance Supervision Portal was launched by the Committee on Finance, State Budget and Control of Public Spending based on the Memorandum of Cooperation and Data Takeover Protocol it had signed with the Ministry of Finance to set the groundwork needed to strengthen the control function and transparency of the National Assembly, and include the citizens in the legislative process so as to better monitor and control public spending. The initial idea behind the Public Finance Supervision Portal was to allow the MPs access to different data sources on public spending, collate, prepare and organize said data to get functional reports and cross-referenced overviews of budgetary spending since before the Portal they did not have direct access to data of this kind. By introducing the Public Finance Supervision Portal the National Assembly has become one of the few national parliaments which supervise public spending in this way.
DSC_7982The participants of the workshop decided that they would continue to work to develop the Portal first by redefining the Data Takeover Protocol with the Ministry of Finance to improve and update the software, and then, through its further development, follow the work of other countries on similar projects. Additional workshops and trainings for the MPs are in the works, as well as a regional presentation of the Portal by the GOPAC National Branch to share the good practice of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia.
This is an important step and tangible contribution to the realization of Sustainable Development Goals, viz. Goal 16.6 – promoting effective and open institutions.