June 01, 2011
The seminar was opened by the State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, prof. Dr. Tanja Miščević, the Director of the Strategic Research Institute, Dr. Jovanka Šaranović, UN Women Regional Programme Director, Erika Kvapilova, UN Resident Coordinator to Serbia, William S. Infante, Director of the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, Sonja Licht, and members of the UN Women experts team, Malika Bhandarkar, Ana Lukatela, and Elsie-Bernadette Onubogu.
Seminar was attended by key partners who will implement the National Action Plan in Serbia: Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, members of the Gender Equality Committee of the National Assembly, Council for Gender Equality, Ombudsman's Office, as well as civil society organizations.
The participants are current and future members of institutional bodies and mechanisms for gender equality of the National Action Plan. This seminar is organized with the aim of consideration of the dealing with the gender equality issue, and estimation of the characteristics of indicators in Serbia, especially regarding the global UN and EU indicators. Seminar is going to be closed on June 2nd.
May 23, 2011
State Secretary at Serbian Ministry of Defence, prof. Dr. Tanja Miščević, opened 4th cycle of the regional course named ”Managing Defence in the Wider Security Context“ which is this year being held at the Country Club Hotel, Babe (Municipality of Sopot, Belgrade, Serbia). The course has been organized traditionally, on annual basis, in cooperation between The Strategic Research Institute of Serbian Ministry of Defence, Cranfield University and the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. Besidest the state secretary, the opening ceremony was attended by col. Nigel Web Fenn, defence attaché od the United Kingdom to Serbia, prof. Dr. Laura Cleary from the Cranfield University and Dr. Jovanka Šaranović, director of the Strategic Research Institute.
From May 23rd to June 3rd, staff of Serbian MoD and Serbian Armed Forcec, alongside with representatives of defence systems from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovenia and Montenegro, will be introduced to advanced methods of identifying policies, principles and techniques which contribute to improvement of work within defence, as a part of the wider security sector. The aim of the course is to expand knowledge, professional understanding and analytic capabilities of participants, as essential qualities, necessary for improvement or transformation of defence and security system management.