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    • prEUgovor

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    • The prEUgovor is a coalition of seven civil society organizations from Serbia, formed on the initiative of the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy.
      The prEUgovor was founded in 2013
      The prEUgovor was founded in 2013

      Mission of prEUgovor is to oversee the implementation of policies in the field of judiciary and fundamental rights (Chapter 23) and Justice, freedom and security (24) and propose measures to improve the reforms, using the process of EU integration to achieve substantial progress in the further democratization of Serbia.

      Each member of prEUgovor has expertise in specific areas covered by chapters 23 and 24, making the synergy of potential and knowledge of these CSOs necessary in order to achieve faster, more efficient and successful implementation of EU values ​​and standards.

      Members of the prEUgovor are:

      • Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP)
      • ASTRA,
      • Autonomous Women's Center (AŽC)
      • Center for Applied European Studies (CPES),
      • Center for Investigative Reporting in Serbia (CINS),
      • Group 484 and
      • Transparency Serbia (TS).

      Coalition prEUgovor will, in accordance with its mission, objectives and specific areas of expertise of each member organization, carry out the following activities during the period of negotiations between Serbia and EU:

      - Develop methodology, criteria, indicators and techniques for monitoring policies and processes within chapters 23 and 24;

      - Formulate recommendations and monitor the progress of the negotiations using a common methodology and format of the report in the areas of Chapter 23 and 24;

      - Work towards achieving elementary preconditions for participation "prEUgovor" coalition and other civil society organizations (CSOs) in the process of European integration, which is determined by negotiations between Serbia for EU membership;

      - To offer specific proposals for amendments to the law in the field which coveres chapters 23 and 24, and monitor the implementation of the newly adopted legislation;

      - Ensure the "inside" sources of information in the process of Serbia's accession to the EU;

      - Conduct advocacy activities, present the findings of the analysis and recommendations, ask for support of key stakeholders and inform the public about the negative consequences of the lack of inclusion of NGOs in the negotiation process;

      - Define and implement a communication strategy both within the coalition and in communication with other actors in Serbia and the EU;

      - Improve knowledge of coalition members of the EU accession process, content of negotiation chapters and ways of representation of views and recommendations of the coalition.

      In setting the criteria for the evaluation of harmonization of the social, economic, political and legal space of Serbia to the European standards and norms, coalition "prEUgovor" will be guided by European values ​​and standards contained in the Acquis communautaire.

      European values:

      • peaceful conflict solutions, constructive international cooperation and contribution to European security;

      • the existence and effective functioning of democratically elected bodies;

      • Respect for basic human rights and freedoms and the rights of ethnic communities;

      • the rule of law;

      • good governance;

      • public responsibility and public integrity;

      • developed and active civil society and a sustainable and autonomous institutions of civil society.

      Standards contained in the Acquis communautaire:

      For this standards, the Council of the European Union established that they express unquestionable common values ​​and standards shared by all EU member states and which should strive for and fulfill all the candidates for EU membership, and which application provides the EU development goals. In political terms, the key rule is that the achievements of the Community are the legal requirement which is non-negotiable. In formal terms, the Acquis includes:

      1) primary law - Treaties establishing the European Union;

      2) international treaties, customary international law and EU legal principles;

      3) secondary legislation - legislation by the EU institutions;

      4) The law of the Court of Justice, which, also makes a source of EU law;

      5) any other obligation (political, negotiation, etc.). taken by the member states in the framework of the EU activities.

      Each country which applies for membership in the European Union must be ready to accept the Acquis completely and be able to implement it. Terms and method of acceptance and implementation of the Acquis are content of EU membership negotiation between candidate countries and member states and for this purpose it is divided into chapters. Candidate countries of the fifth enlargement round (2005-2007.) led negotiations on 31 chapters, and the current candidate countries with which negotiations on membership opened 2005th, negotiate on 35 chapters of the Acquis.

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