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        • Weapons are the Target Again
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          • Autor: Sasa Djordjevic
          • Weapons are the Target Again

          • Illegal weapons accumulated in the hands of Western Balkans citizens is a serious security threat. A roadmap was adopted to combat the illegal possession, misuse and trafficking of small arms and light weapons.

        • Today and Tomorrow: Social Media and Police Services in the Western Balkans
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          • Autor: Marko Zivkovic
          • Today and Tomorrow: Social Media and Police Services in the Western Balkans

          • The importance of police using social media to communicate with citizens and build trust, current practices in Western Balkans, and recommentations for police to improve their social media presence and way of engaging citizens is detailed in the new BCSP publication.

        • Good start of Serbian MoI on Facebook
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          • Autor: Marko Zivkovic, Sasa Djordjevic
          • Good start of Serbian MoI on Facebook

          • Activities of Serbia's Ministry of Interior on Facebook so far, their success as well as aspects that need improvement are presented in the new BCSP analysis.

        • Strategic State Capture
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          • Autor: Jelena Pejic
          • Strategic State Capture

          • Serbia is getting a new National Security Strategy after almost a decade. It is the supreme strategic document that identifies highest national interests and defines how to pursue and protect them in an altered security environment.

        Reactivating Conscription in Serbia – How Much Does it Cost and What is the Purpose?Weapons are the Target AgainToday and Tomorrow: Social Media and Police Services in the Western BalkansGood start of Serbian MoI on FacebookStrategic State Capture
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          • Toolkit for Civil Assessment of Public Expenditure Performance in the Security Sector

          • Expedient public expenditure is an expenditure through which the contracting authority gets exactly what is needed, for the least possible amount of funds, within a reasonable period of time. In this toolkit, the Belgrade Center for Security Policy provides a comprehensive framework for the assessment of public expenditure performance in the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Interior.

        • The security sector in Serbia (army, police and BIA) annually consumes about 12% of the state budget, or over one billion euros. Although these are significant funds, they are not sufficient to meet the needs of many security sector institutions. Therefore, expedient expenditure of these funds is of great importance.

          With this toolkit, BCSP seeks to improve understanding of the layered concept of public expenditure performanceand to show what it (should) mean in the Serbian army and police. At the same time, it presents a comprehensive approach to the assessment of expediency at three levels:

          • the level of strategic planning and priority setting (macro level)
          • the level of mid-term and annual planning (meso level)
          • the planning, implementation and execution of individual public procurement (micro level).

          At each level, specific questions for assessing expenditure performance, as well as examples to illustrate the risks of unpurposed spending, are given. A special aspiration of BCSP is to bring the interested public closer to financial planning and procurement planning in complex and relatively closed systems, such as the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Interior, and thus contribute to the quality of democratic control of the security sector.

          This toolkit is intended for citizens' associations and research centers interested in the control of public finance and public procurement, as well as journalists covering the security sector, in order to encourage them to assesspublic expenditure performancein the army and police. In addition, we believe that it will be of use to memebersof parliament, and the State Audit Institution, which is yet to undertake the challenging performance audit (especially of effectiveness) in the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Interior.

          This publication is part of BCSP project PRO-CURE Strengthening Civil Scrutiny of Public Procurement in the Security Sector, financed by the European Union under support to Civil Society Facility 2013. The contents of the project are the sole responsibility of BCSP and Society against Corruption and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the EU. 

        • Tags: PRO-CURE, procurement, public, budget, transparency, Ministry of interior, ministry of defence, security agency, Predrag Petrović, Katarina Djokic, Vladimir Erceg, Aurelija Djan
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