Project with CIPE 2011-2012
Proposals for the improvement of the labor legislation" are integral part of the document "Labor legislation as an obstacle to more successful operation of economy", which has been prepared as an integral part of the project "Strengthening the Voice of Business." The project is being implemented by the Serbian Association of Managers (SAM) and the Center for Liberal-Democratic Studies (CLDS), in partnership and with the support of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) in Washington DC, USA. CIPE, SAM, and CLDS are working together to strengthen the voice of business in the dialogue with government on priorities for economic reform in Serbia. The partnership between the three organizations also focuses on building the capacity of the Serbian business community to participate meaningfully in the policymaking process. In preparation of this document, SAM and partners closely collaborated with regional Serbian chambers of commerce and business representatives in Valjevo, Niš, and Požarevac to jointly identify and select the issues that represent key legislative impediments for businesses in Serbia. Cooperation with regional businesses and chambers of commerce resulted in a broader consensus among private sector representatives and think tank experts on the top reform priorities. "Proposals for the improvement of labor legislation" will be used by business sector representatives as a tool for advocating to improve the overall business climate in Serbia.