Overall objective

The overall objective of the action is to contribute to more effective legislative and institutional mechanisms for protection from discrimination in Montenegro, improving social and institutional responsiveness towards promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights and equal opportunities.

Expected outcomes

Outcome 1: Enhanced efficiency of the Ministry for Human and Minority Rights to promote and protect the human rights of marginalised groups (LGBT, Roma, minorities and people with disabilities)

Outcome 2: Improved capacity of the Ombudsperson’s Office to process anti-discrimination

Outcome 3: Improved capacity of the Ministry of Justice to further align the prison system of Montenegro with international human rights standards

Outcome 4: Strengthened capacities of the Judicial Training Centre to further raise awareness on the human rights/anti-discrimination issues among the judiciary


The Project implementation is based on the ECtHR case-law and most relevant findings of the CoE bodies (ECRI, CPT, etc.) concerning Montenegro as well as EU Progress reports. Also, PREDIM project builds upon the outcomes of previous SOCCER project and in that regard assumed its successfully implemented key methodological outlines.

This said, PREDIM would sustain concrete tailor-made training exercises to ensure capacity building for staff of partner institutions and the basis of most relevant ECtHR case law and findings of relevant CoE monitoring bodies. It would also facilitate series of study visits to CoE/ECtHR and counterpart institutions from CoE countries to ensure transfer of experiences and good practices. Finally PREDIM would allow for the provision of in house expertise, through engagement of resident advisors, which would strive to strengthen the human rights substantive knowledge among the staff and increase overall organizational efficiency. In addition, PREDIM would employ various public opinion research, communication and (social) media tools in order to strengthen the public advocacy efforts of national institutions and ways they communicate human rights topics to the general public, and eventually facilitate stronger public dialogue over the key human rights themes.

This webpage has been produced using funds of a joint project between the European Union and the Council of Europe. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union.

  • Duration: 24 months (since 1 January 2016)
  • Beneficiaries/Partners: Ministry for Human and Minority Rights, Ombudsperson’s Office, Prison administration and the Directorate for Enforcement of Criminal Sanctions of the Ministry of Justice, Judicial Training Centre, and other state, judiciary and law enforcement authorities.
  • Budget: 870.000 EUR
  • Funding: 80% European Union 20% Council of Europe