1 June 2022
Deputy Protector of Citizens, Nataša Tanjević, PhD, with an associate from the Secretariat of the Protector of Citizens, participated in training sessions for employees in social protection institutions on Council of Europe standards, on 24 May 2022 in Požarevac and 25 May 2022 in Novi Sad, during which the employees of the Home for Children and Persons with Developmental Disabilities "Dr. Nikola Šumenković" from Stamnica, the Institution for Adults and the Elderly in Veliki Popovac and the Home for Persons with Mental Disabilities in Stara Moravica, were presented, among other things, with the work and mandate of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) and the recommendations of the NPM regarding visits to social welfare homes.
The training was organized by the Council of Europe, within the project "Strengthening the protection of human rights of persons deprived of their liberty and convicted persons in Serbia", phase II. In addition to the Deputy Protector of Citizens and employees of the Secretariat of the Protector of Citizens, the lecturers at the subject training were also consultants of the Council of Europe, prof. Ivana Krstić Davinić, PhD and Marta Sjeničić, PhD.
The training participants had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the general standards of the Council of Europe regarding the protection of rights of persons placed in social welfare institutions, the compliance of domestic regulations with the standards of the Council of Europe, the recommendations of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) after the visit to the Republic of Serbia in 2021, the mandate and the working methodology of the NPM of the Protector of Citizens and the most significant recommendations of the NPM issued to the visited social protection institutions and the competent ministry.