Montenegro - School of Democratic Leadership (2003)

The School of Democratic Leadership (SDL) in Sarajevo started its work in 2003, with the mission of providing further education opportunities to future political decision-makers, recognised bearers of social change and creators of public opinion, as well as potential and active initiators of positive social processes and reforms.

School of Democratic Leadership
c/o Civic Alliance
Ul Studentska, lamela 9, n5
81000 Podgorica
Tel./Fax: +382 20 513 697
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Website: http://www.gamn.org
Director: Boris RAONIC
 
Boris Raonic Montenegro

 

“The SDL is the most prominent platform of informal education in Montenegro. In 15 generations of the School, we have created a great alumni Network, with a number of current MPs, members of Government, leaders of NGOs and religious communities, as well as some of the most prominent journalists.”

Boris RAONIC, Director

 

About the School

The School of Democratic Leadership is envisaged as a form of additional education; a framework for achieving new theoretical and practical knowledge and techniques that will provide participants more professional, efficient, and modern performance of the public jobs they are engaged in.

The aim is to create a new political elite in Montenegro, consisting of competent, efficient politicians and social activists who are capable of drawing on knowledge, facts and skills to guide their work. They should better understand the fundamental values which form the basis of democratic societies and European integration.

Three key problematics that the SDL programme focuses on are reforms for Montenegro, working successfully within a political party and European integration. In this way, the School contributes to the improved organisation of the work of political parties, the implementation of democratic reforms, positive transformations in Montenegrin society and the better positioning of our country in a new and expanded Europe. At the same time, the School hopes to fill a new space opening up in Montenegro for a critical look at the possibilities and limitations of transitional processes.

The School’s programme consists of 5 main modules:

  • European integration
  • Rule of Law
  • Human Rights
  • Responsible institutions and leadership skills
  • World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg.

Those interested in participating should contact the School directly.

About the Director

Boris Raonic is from Podgorica, Montenegro. During his studies at the Faculty of Law, he founded of one of the first NGOs in Montenegro. In the early 1990s, he was an active member and official of the political party LSCG, a pro-EU and anti-war party. For a time, he worked as a journalist with several media organisations and was a pioneer of promoting conscientious objection in Montenegro. Boris Raonic has previously been a member of the National Council for European Integration and has been on the managing board of several NGOs, including the crisis group for protecting the Tara River. He now works as the Director of School of Democratic Leadership and the Programme director of Civic Alliance. Boris Raonic is the author of a great number of articles in the field of dialogue, tolerance, political culture, dispute resolution, as well as the producer of two documentary films dealing with the subject of facing the past.