Post-2015 National Consultations in Montenegro
More than 12.000 people of Montenegro, which makes 2% of country’s population, were actively involved within a two-stage process of national Post-2015 consultations. In order to maximise outreach towards ordinary people, with the focus on vulnerable ones, the UN team in Montenegro established a network with 20+ national partners including NGOs, academia, state institutions, media and digital community as well as with prominent and influential individuals.
Besides broad partnerships, the UN team in the country introduced innovative ways and new technologies, such as: massive use of new technologies and social media for outreach and inspiring people to take part in the discussion; online questionnaires, online discussion, engagement of media portals in communicating with the general public; tailored approach to different groups of people; engaging marginalised groups to face-to-face discussions and focus groups.
This helped making the process participatory and mobilising 2% of Montenegro’s population. More than half of the people who participated in the process shared their voices on the future they want via some of the online platforms specially designed and promoted for this particular purpose.
THE FIRST PHASE - 2013: THE MONTENEGRO I WANT
THE SECOND PHASE - 2014: PARTICIPATORY MONITORING FOR ACCOUNTABILITY
Participatory Monitoring Mechanisms in Montenegro
Participatory Monitoring for Accountability