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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”.

Improving good governance at the local level

04.12.2018 — Local news Serbia
At the recently held 46th session of the General Assembly of the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities-National Association of Local Authorities in Serbia (SCTM), the signing of Memorandum of Cooperation was organized for 14 local self-governments selected to be directly supported through the Swiss PRO Programme.

Empowering rural women entrepreneurs in central Serbia

30.11.2018 — Local news Serbia
Through the Swiss supported initiative “Improvement of Economic and Social Position of Women in Rural Areas of Sumadija and Kolubara Districts” 52 rural women entrepreneurs were empowered to further develop their businesses in rural tourism, traditional food and handmade products.

Working lunch with the national media

27.11.2018 — Local news Serbia
H.E. Philippe Guex, Ambassador of Switzerland to Serbia, and Ursula Läubli, Director of the Swiss Cooperation Office hosted today a working lunch with the editors of the Serbian national media. The aim of the event was to present the Swiss-Serbian bilateral cooperation, activities within the Swiss Cooperation Strategy Serbia for the period 2018-2021 and the “Swiss way” of doing things.

Conference Reinventing the world – the power of Industry 4.0

06.11.2018 — Local news Serbia
During the Conference Reinventing the world - the power of Industry 4.0, that was held on November 5th-6h at the Science Technology Park Belgrade, more than 15 top ranking world lecturers and entrepreneurs presented the latest technological trends in the field of Blockchain, Internet of things, robotics, cyber security and education systems in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Novi Pazar priority region for the Swiss support

06.11.2018 — Local news Serbia
High officials of Switzerland visited Novi Pazar this week. This was an opportunity to talk to local partners, review achieved results and talk about future Swiss support. Nine ongoing projects are testifying the Swiss commitment to the development of Southwest Serbia.  

Huber and Joksimovic about Swiss-Serbian cooperation

05.11.2018 — Local news Serbia
The Minister of European Integration, Jadranka Joksimovic, met with Ruth Huber, Vice Director of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and Head of the Department of Cooperation with Eastern Europe. They have talked about Swiss-Serbian cooperation so far and plans for the future. The aim of the cooperation is to strengthen an efficient functioning of institutions and to support reforms in Serbia that will contribute to the European integration process.

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