Retreat of PAR and PFM Reform Coordination teams from Montenegro

Sep 4 – 6, 2024 Ljubljana, Slovenia No Fee
Jun 14, 2024

With the overall objective to create a supportive atmosphere for team building, improving communication and collaboration between the two working groups into creating one team, this two-day event will help the participants to practice their communication and negotiation skills, fostering internal alignment for the further EU integrations. On this occasion participants would be able to experience and practice trough the roll-play method how negotiations in EC are conducted, in particular for the occasion of the PAR Special Group. Moreover, in the focus of the retreat will also be the alignment of objectives for future learning and knowledge-sharing initiatives related to more efficient and better-quality coordination, monitoring and reporting on the Montenegro's PAR Strategy and PFM Reform Program 2022-2026. The attendance at the meeting is by invitation only.

The event features a balanced combination of workshops, interactive sessions, and team-building activities to promote collaboration and ensure clarity. This event offers participants the opportunity to:

  • Enhance Communication and Negotiation Skills: Through targeted sessions, participants will refine their abilities to communicate effectively and negotiate successfully.
  • Engage in Role-Play for EU Negotiations: Experience realistic role-playing scenarios that simulate EU negotiation processes, providing practical insights and hands-on exercise.
  • Promote Better Coordination and Collaboration: Strengthen the synergy between the two working groups to ensure unified cooperation and alignment of goals.
  • Network and Connect through Team-Building Activities: Participate in activities designed to foster networking, build stronger connections, and encourage teamwork.
  • Prepare for the New PAR Special Group Meeting: Equip themselves with the necessary knowledge and strategies to effectively contribute to the upcoming PAR Special Group meeting.

The retreat is a professionally enriching experience that will not only enhance your individual skills but also improve the overall effectiveness of team’s collaborative efforts.

Who should attend

Invited representatives of the coordination structures for the PAR Strategy and PFM Reform Program 2022-2026 from the Ministry of Public Administration and the Ministry of Finance of Montenegro and other relevant institutions.


The learning event will be co-delivered with the participants, under the guidance of:

  • Natasha Ilijeva Acevska, CEF expert
  • Robert Bauchmüller, CEF Chief Officer | Strategy
  • Andreja Jerina, CEF Associate Fellow
  • Svetlana Laušević, CEF Officer | Strategy
  • Nina Vujošević, CEF expert

Practical Information

The workshop will last for two days, starting at lunch-time on Wednesday, September 4 and concluding at lunch-time on Friday, September 6.


This event is delivered as part of the EU-funded Action “Support to Coordination, Monitoring and Reporting on PAR Strategy and PFM Reform Programme 2022-2026” implemented by the CEF.

Funded by the European Union