Stakeholder Mobilization for Successful Structural Reforms: Serbia (By Invitation)

Mar 22 – 31, 2021 Online Learning Campus No Fee
Mar 19, 2021 Leadership for Managing Reforms

This country-specific online course will bring together representatives of line ministries involved in the design and budgeting of structural reforms and Economic Reform Programs (ERP) to discuss the importance and methods for engaging stakeholders from various sectors in the design and implementation of reforms.

What will you learn

Wide support and coordinated actions across the society and government are key factors of the success of the structural reforms. Support is best achieved through regular and meaningful discussions with stakeholders at all levels of reforms. During this online course representatives of line ministries and teams of the ERPs will think and practice how to identify the stakeholders, analyze and mobilize them in the ERP process, so as to secure inclusive policy-making and support for implementation.

Specifically, you will learn:

  • What are stakeholders in the context of the public sector in general and structural reforms in particular?
  • What is the value-added of stakeholder inclusion and mobilization in each stage of the policy design and implementation?
  • What is the added value of stakeholder mobilization in the ERP context?
  • How can you make a stakeholders analysis for your specific structural reform/ERP priority area? What data do you need for it? What are the available methodologies?
  • How can you develop strategies for the mobilization of each group of stakeholders and engage them?
  • How have others done it?

Who should attend

This online course has been designed for:

  • Public officials from policy departments of line ministries
  • Public relation officers of line ministries and ERP team
  • Members of Network of Regional Experts
  • Representatives from the business sector, academia, and civil society organizations

Practical information

  • This interactive course will be delivered at the Online Learning Campus and will last 2 weeks.
  • It will feature a self-paced study of learning resources, a voluntary group assignment, and one online meeting.
  • To follow the course contents you will need basic technology: internet connection and computer or smartphone.
  • The course will be delivered in local and English language. 
  • Upon successful completion of this online course, you will receive a certificate.


The learning initiative will be delivered by:

  • Verica Ignjatović, ERP Coordinator and Assistant Minister, Ministry of Finance, Serbia
  • Saša Jazbec, CEF Expert, Former State Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Slovenia 
  • Janez Šušteršič, CEF Associate Fellow, Professor of Economic Policy; former Minister of Finance, Slovenia
  • Irena Drmaž, CEF Expert and Director of Budget, Ministry of Finance, Slovenia
  • Tilen Božič, CEF Expert and former State Secretary of Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Labor, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities of Slovenia.


This event is delivered as part of the EU funded multi-country project “Strengthening Line Ministries’ Capacities to Assess Fiscal Implications of Structural Reforms” (FISR) implemented by the CEF.

Funded by the European Union