The Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM) was founded on 2 July 1997 as a non-profit citizens’ association with a mission to advance and raise awareness on the importance of proper and successful democratic transition; to research, analyse and follow the process of transition in order to exercise influence by its activities, as much as possible, on the transitional process in Montenegro; to contribute to the strengthening of civil society and the democratisation process as a whole. CEDEM seeks to generate ideas to improve politics and policy, and to give Montenegro’s people more power over their lives. CEDEM’s vision is Montenegro as a strong participatory democracy integrated into the European Union and fully committed to European values and the rule of law.
MANS is a non-governmental organization that is devoted to fighting the problems of corruption and organized crime that affect Montenegro. We are engaged in: investigating concrete cases of corruption and organized crime; monitoring the implementation of legislation and government policy; providing free legal aid to citizens, CSO-s, media and businesses; developing law and policy proposals and analysis; conducting advocacy campaigns.
The Center for Monitoring and Research CeMI is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in March 2000, with the main goal of providing infrastructural and expert support for continuous monitoring of the overall process of transition in Montenegro. CEMI has contributed to political and social changes in Montenegro, and its activities are directed towards legislative initiatives, public opinion research, the fight against corruption, and the respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms. The change of status of the state of Montenegro, and the government’s determination to enter the European Union, have had a positive effect on civil society organisations, which have acquired a completely new conceptual framework for their work. In that context, CEMI -- one of the most successful and respected civil society organisations in Montenegro -- has moved closer and closer to the concept of the policy research centre and a think-tank.