Stevan Lilić, PhD, university professor of Admnistrative Law and Public Administration (www.slilic.com)
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REFORM IN SERBIA - SIGMA Monitoring Report 2019
In context of the public administration reform implementation program, SIGMA – OSCE presented key finding of its Serbia 2019 Monitoring Report. The event brought together high-level SIGMA experts, representatives and officials from various government bodies and civil society organizations, as well as representatives from the European Commission and the EU Delegation, to discuss the current challenges and priorities in the areas of public service and human resource management and public service delivery . The opening speeches were given by Dr. Gregor Virant (Head of SIGMA), Sem Fabrizi (Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia), Prof. Mihailo Jovanović (Director at Office for Information Technologies and e-Government), Branko Ružić (Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government) and Ana Brnabić (Prime Minister of Serbia).The detailed key-note presentation of the Key Findings and Recommendations of the SIGMA 2019 Monitoring Report for Serbia in the Areas of areas of Public Service and Human Resource Management and Public Service Delivery was delivered by Annika Uudelepp from the SIGMA team, followed by lively interactive discussion sessions moderated by Milena Lazarević from the Center for European Policy. Focus areas for the 2019 Monitoring Report were selected jointly by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Commission, as the selected areas of public service and human resource management and public service delivery are considered relevant to Serbia’s European Union integration process and are important aspects of the policy dialogue relating to the ongoing accession negotiations. The 2019 Monitoring Report follows up on the 2017 analysis and recommendations and provides an overview of the "state of play" and main developments with a detailed analysis based on related SIGMA Principles of Public Administration measured against the indicators of the Methodological Framework for the Principles of Public Administration.  The report was published as The Principles of Public Administration: Monitoring Report Serbia - Public Service and Human Resource Management, SIGMA-OSCE, Paris, May 2019 (available on http://www.sigmaweb.org/publications/Monitoring-Report-2019-Serbia.pdf). The event was held in Belgrade on October 2, 2019.  The Principles of Public Administration, SIGMA - OECD, Paris, 2017; Methodological Framework for the Principles of Public Administration, SIGMA - OECD, Paris, 2019. (www.sigmaweb.org/publications).