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E-Governance Launched in Serbia with Swiss Support

05.03.2019 — Local news Serbia
As part of the project "Property Tax Reform", the Government of Switzerland supported the new information system for local tax administrations with 200,000 EUR. The conference was attended by Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, the Minister of State Administration and Local Self-Government, the Minister of Finance, and the Swiss Ambassador Philippe Guex.

National Awards for Good Governance at the Local Level

01.03.2019 — Local news Serbia
With Swiss support, the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government (MPALSG) and the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCTM) have conducted the first national annual competition for selecting best practice in applying good governance principles at the local level for 2018. Swiss PRO, the Swiss government-supported development program, made possible annual good governance awards for towns and municipalities in Serbia.

Acting director of Science Technology Park Belgrade awarded with Sretenjski orden

18.02.2019 — Local news Serbia
For a special contribution and long-term commitment to the development of innovation and entrepreneurship in Serbia, acting director of Science Technology Park Belgrade, Gordana Danilovic Grkovic, was awarded with a gold medal of Sretenjski orden, that the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, handed to the distinguished individuals and institutions on the occasion of the Statehood Day on February 15th.

Switzerland hosts civil society evening

08.02.2019 — Local news Serbia
The Embassy of Switzerland hosted an evening for the civil society partners. The event was an opportunity to thank Swiss partners for the great cooperation and work in the past year. Switzerland has supported several projects in different areas working closely with the civil society organizations and achieving visible results.

Easier access to jobs for young people in Eastern Serbia

21.01.2019 — Local news Serbia
The Swiss delegation, headed by the Director of the Swiss Cooperation Office in Serbia, Ursula Läubli, visited Pirot. The delegation discussed the achieved results in youth employment in Pirot and Knjazevac of the program “From Education to Employment” supported by the Swiss and Serbian governments.

Launch of online database for local governments

10.01.2019 — Local news Serbia
Since December 2018, policy makers, local governments and the public can access an online database with indicators for local governments available at the website of the Public Policy Secretariat.

International Migrants Day in Serbia: A different view

03.01.2019 — Local news Serbia
Migrants staying in reception centers in Serbia were in the focus of the Migrants’ day celebration in Obrenovac near Belgrade. There were no official speeches, but direct exchange with some 20 representatives of migrants accommodated in Serbia. The migrants showed their talents and spoke about their life stories. Younger migrants, already attending local elementary schools, were signing, reciting Serbian songs and dancing Serbian kolo, while the adults presented their personal hobbies.

Support to social science research community

20.12.2018 — Local news Serbia
The closing conference of the project Performing and Responsive Social Sciences PERFORM was held at the Aeroklub Belgrade, presenting the results achieved over the past four years in supporting the social science research communities in Serbia and Albania.

Serbian municipalities and cities seek to improve financial management

16.12.2018 — Local news Serbia
Representatives of 60 local authorities from across Serbia met in Zlatibor for a conference organised by the Swiss supported Local Finance Reform Project (RELOF) that was devoted to improving public financial management. The conference focused on the findings of a study on the extent to which financial management and control (FMC) and internal audit (IA) have been implemented in Serbian local governments, recently performed by RELOF.

Additional efforts for inclusive education in Serbia needed

10.12.2018 — Local news Serbia
Switzerland has been supporting education reforms in Serbia for the past 16 years. With a two-day conference held in Belgrade in November 2018, Switzerland has marked the successful closure of the “Joint Program for the inclusion of Roma children and children from vulnerable groups”.

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