Cedem is NGO established as non-profitable association of citizens, with a main goal to advance and spread conscience on importance of proper and successful democratic transition; to research, analyze and follow process of transition; to influence by its activities, as much as it possible, on transitional process in Montenegro; to contribute in strengthening of civil society and democratization process as a whole.
In that direction CEDEM acts as a think-tank group, as an organizer of various kinds of public discussions and as an organizer of practical actions. CEDEM acts mostly through:
• organizing of research and analytical projects in the field of democratic transition and human rights in Montenegro;
• organizing conferences, round tables, meetings, seminars, workshops, training's and other activities oriented on encouraging process of democratic transition;
• influencing on legislative activities through its own propositions;
• publishing its works and results in its own publications or through most influential (mostly independent) media; Cooperating with other similar NGOs from Montenegro and Serbia, and from abroad.
Center for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM) is founded on July 2, 1997 and registered in Ministry of Justice of Montenegro on July 15, 1998.