Euro-Atlantic integration

European integration in the Western Balkans remains one of the last challenges for building a democratic and united Europe. The prospect of integration into the EU and NATO is a powerful driver of reforms, economic prosperity and rule of law. They represent participation in European decision-making table and guarantees for security.

CEDEM is recognized as an organization strongly promoting Euro-Atlantic values. One of its activities in this area is writing policy proposals and policy briefs on the processs of Montenegro's integration with NATO. In cooperation with foundations Konrad Adenauer (Germany) and Robert Schuman (France), CEDEM organizes an annual regional conference, "European integration of Western Balkan countries - challenges and constraints", which is attended by high-ranking officials, representatives of international organizations and diplomatic corps and the academic community, civil society and media. Representatives of CEDEM are organizers or participants in many panel discussions, presentations and public debates on this topic. Through this department, CEDEM is successfully implementing an educational program on the EU, designed for the best students of the social science faculties in Montenegro.


Kolasin1CEDEM, in the partnership with German Foundation Konrad Adenauer Stiftung – KAS and Center for European Studies – CES from Brussels, organized seminar on the topic: Montenegro in the process of European and Euro-Atlantic integrations on 27-28th February 2014, in hotel Bianca, Kolasin. Participants of the seminar were 30 students of the Faculty of Political Science, as well as Law Faculty and Faculty of Economy in Podgorica.

NenadExecutive Director of CEDEM, Nenad Koprivica, spoke for SETimes portal on the Montenegrin public support for NATO membership. Please follow the link to the original article.

0401POCETNAkoprivicaPolitical will is a key prerequisite for the detection and prosecution of corruption cases, as well as an essential element of building trust in institutions, in addition to consistent case law in this area, therefore, the EU pays strong attention to the prosecution of corruption cases at all levels, said executive director of CEDEM, Mr. Nenad Koprivica in an interview for portal Analtika. The original article can be found here.

pasosLOGOCEDEM, in partnership with Institute of Public Affairs, Poland; Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS, Latvia; European Institute, Bulgaria and Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies, Serbia has started to implement the project Enlargement and Citizenship – Looking to the Future. PASOS (Policy Association for an Open Society) from Czech Republic is project coordinator and the project is being supported by the European Commission’s Europe for Citizens Programme.

danubeResearcher in CEDEM, Dženita Brčvak, participated in international conference held in Vienna on 5 - 6 December, which was titled International Open Space Conference: Skills, Competences, Inclusion.The conference was organized with the support of the European Union, and in coordination with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection and the Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture.