OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

07/10/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/10/2019 07:11

Performance management and bilateral co-operation focus of the OSCE-supported working visit to the Slovenian Parliament

As part of ongoing activities with the country's parliament, the OSCE Mission to Montenegro organized a two-day study visit to Slovenia on 3 and 4 July, which aimed at further supporting bilateral co-operation between the two parliaments. The main topic of the visit was performance management and sharing best practices.

The delegation from Montenegro, headed by Aleksandar Jovićević, the Secretary General of the Parliament, Marija Mirjačić, the Deputy Secretary General, and three associates, met representatives of the Slovenian National Assembly during the first day of the visit, and representatives of the Ministry of Public Administration on the second day.

Uršula Zore Tavčar, the Secretary General of the National Assembly, welcomed the delegation and expressed her satisfaction with the good relations between the parliaments. During the visit, the delegation had the opportunity to gain insight into the work of the departments of public relations, general affairs, the organization and personnel section, as well as the secretary of the commission for public office and elections. In addition, the representatives of the Slovenian Parliament presented the legislative background for specific matters in relation to the work of the parliamentary services.

On the second day of the visit, the Montenegrin delegation visited the Ministry of Public Administration. 'It is important to have a public sector as modern and efficient as the private sector,' said Peter Pogačar, Director-General of the Public Administration in the Ministry. His colleagues presented the main characteristics of the civil service system in Slovenia and the common assessment framework (CAF) that is used. Topics such as strategic planning of the work of the state administration and measuring the work performance were also discussed.

The two-day study visit concluded with a meeting with Aleš Čerin, the Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of Ljubljana.

'I want to express my satisfaction with the visit and the meetings with high officials of the Republic of Slovenia and the City of Ljubljana. I would like to thank the OSCE Mission for the good organization of the visit and I am looking forward to future endeavours together with the Democratization Programme,' said Jovićević after concluding the visit.