The project was focused on raising awareness on the judicial reform and better understanding of the functioning and values of the judicial system in Serbia. The overall goal of the project is to contribute to the judicial reform and better understanding of the functioning and the values of judicial system in Serbia.
By raising awareness among high/grammar school students in Belgrade, the project aimed to develop knowledge and understanding with regard to the rule of Law, judicial organisation, judicial professions, judicial procedures and brought closer the reform process as well as necessity of compliance to EU norms.
The transfer of knowledge was performed through various formats:
• 10 lectures in 10 grammar schools in Belgrade – the lectures were performed by Judges and Prosecutors and dealt in general with the above topics,
• Development of a specific website, within the Judicial Academy web portal containing full elaboration of the topics through detailed explanation, including quizzes, manuals, important data, instructions, etc.
• Guided visit to judicial bodies (basic courts, judicial academy, administrative courts, and misdemeanour courts),
• Development of a leaflet/posters containing basic information related to “who is who” in the judiciary (judge, prosecutor and attorney) and “what is what” in terms of Courts and jurisdiction.
The Project is on-going and is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) – Judicial Reform and Government Accountability Project (JRGA).