Achieving results in Slovenian international development cooperation with the Republic of Serbia through innovative ICT technologies
The strategic orientation of the state authorities of the Republic of Serbia, including its important part – the Ministry of the Interior, in the process of reforms and approximation to the EU is to modernize public administration and become an effective service for all citizens. In the year 2020 the implementation of Slovenian international development assistance to the Republic of Serbia continues, with the aim of improving the response of police patrols to the needs of the people, coordination of police work in the field, including adequate response to migration and protection of police officers in the performance of police tasks. It is a contribution to the UN sustainable development goals, to develop an efficient, responsible and transparent institution, which Slovenia has also identified as a priority in the implementation of international development cooperation.
The ICT transformation is a public sector imperative in current times and governments have to harness innovative technologies to create better outcomes for citizens, which is also part of subject matter development assistance. To this end and among other activities, innovative ICT technology is being jointly developed that will help Serbia to effectively manage patrols. In addition to ICT professionals, the development is closely involved with representatives of all police powers; general, traffic and border police, who gathered in Belgrade on January 22, 2020 and successfully tested the ICT solutions developed so far.
The project is part of program activities carried out in cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior / Police of the Republic of Slovenia and CVS Mobile,and is financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia from funds for international development cooperation.
Andreja Dolničar Jeraj
Centre for European Perspective