Wednesday, June 23, 2010
The Balkan Civil Society Development Network has reported that on 15th April 2010, the Government of Montenegro adopted a decision to found the Council for Cooperation between the Government and NGOs. The Council acts as an advisory body to the Government. Its aim is to follow the government’s Strategy with NGOs as determined by the Action Plan for the implementation of the Strategy for the period 2009-2011. The Council is composed of a chairperson and 24 members, i.e. 11 representatives of Ministries and the Head of the Office for Cooperation with NGOs and 12 representatives of different sectors of civil society. The chairperson of the Council is a representative from the Government. The chairman and the members of the Council are appointed by the Government, for a period of 3 years. The decision also included the procedure for election of representatives of civil society by way of public announcement.