Social Inclusion

Social inclusion is a process that allows those who are at risk of poverty and social exclusion to gain the opportunities and resources needed for full participation in economic, social and cultural life, and to achieve the prosperity and living standards that are considered acceptable in the society where they are living. Social inclusion ensures greater citizen participation in making decisions that affect their lives and the realization of basic rights.

In October 2011 CEDEM was elected as a national partner organization of the Open Society Institute (OSI) in Budapest for the implementation of the "PGF Montenegro", which aims to strengthen the capacity of Roma NGOs and members of the RAE community to write proposals and project cycle management, with special emphasis on projects funded by the European Union. In addition, the CEDEM Social Inclusion Department is involved in the preparation of the project and inclusion of RAE population at the local level, which will be implemented in three municipalities in Montenegro. The aim of the project is to improve the economic status and living conditions for the target population, through active recruitment and improvement of infrastructure in Roma settlements.


The policy proposal contains key findings and recommendations for combating domestic violence, child begging and forced marriages, in order to highlight the perception, intensity, and shape of these phenomena and intensify appropriate measures to combat and prevent them. Also, this practical policy will serve professionals and professionals in carrying out activities in the field of achieving a sustainable and effective system of protection of victims of domestic violence and measures to combat forced marriages and child begging.
The proposal of the practical policy was created within the project "Together for sustainable results in the fight against domestic violence, child begging and forced marriages" supported by the Ministry of Human Rights and minority rights.


You can download the proposal here.

The Center for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM) is implementing the project "Together for Affirmation of Multiculturalism and Equality!" Financially supported by the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights. Within this project, a two-day school "Multiculturalism in Montenegro: Opportunities and Challenges" was held on 24 and 25 June 2019 at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Kolasin. The goal of this project is to contribute to greater respect for the rights of members of minority nations and raising the awareness of the expert and lay public about the importance of multiculturalism, providing practical and theoretical knowledge on anti-discrimination legislation and facilitating the equality of members of minority groups with other people through the development of public policies and encouraging the development of a more coherent and effective equality policies through raising awareness of multiculturalism, the importance of accepting and respecting other cultures, and the development of a spirit of interethnic tolerance among Montenegrin citizens. The school was targeted at young justice personnel, civil society actors, representatives of minority nations' minorities and other minority national communities, as well as representatives of political parties. The first day of the Lecture School was held by Mr. Siniša Bjeković, Deputy Protector of Human Rights and Freedoms, and the participants had the opportunity to get acquainted with the universal and regional legal standards in protection against discrimination, the Montenegrin legal order and the specificity of protection against discrimination. Special attention on the first day was dedicated to the procedures of protection against discrimination and the rights of members of minority peoples and other minority national communities through the comparison of rights and practices. Mr. Almedina Vukić, UNDP consultant and a former associate in the teaching of the Faculty of Political Science, during the second day of the school, talked about multiculturalism and the preservation of diversity in Montenegro, and the study of cultural globalization and its related phenomena, their development, characteristics, and implications for cultural diversity. At the end of the school, participants learned about the action of the European Union and international organizations in the field of cultural policy towards the growing degree of cultural globalization, and the need to protect the diversity of cultural expressions.

In the end, certificates for participation in a two-day school were awarded.

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