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Contract signing ceremony for the reconstruction of district heating systems

26.09.2019 — Local news Serbia
Priboj and Mali Zvornik are the first of six municipalities whose heating plants will be switched to biomass fuel, which will save 15 percent on energy costs. Contracts for the reconstruction of district heating systems were signed between the Ministry of Mining and Energy and the two municipalities as part of the project "Promoting the Use of Renewable Energy Sources in the Development of the Biomass Market", which aims to use biomass instead of fossil fuels in Serbia, a project supported by the Government of Switzerland with a donation of 4.75 million euros.


More Expert Staff for Good Governance in 23 Local Governments in Serbia

25.09.2019 — Local news Serbia
Representatives of Good Governance Competency Units from 23 local governments in South-East and South-West Serbia were awarded certificates for successfully completing the Training of Trainers, organized within the Swiss PRO Programme, which is supported by the Swiss Government in cooperation with the Serbian Government.



No Cherry Picking In Reform Process

19.09.2019 — Press release Serbia
Politicians and the media too often entertain the notion that the European Union is imposing reforms on Serbia. Nothing could be more mistaken: reforms are necessary for the sake of Serbia and its people. Beyond enabling sustainable prosperity, reforms aim at preventing Serbia from backsliding towards autocracy and nationalism – two plagues that the Serbian people suffered from too much in the recent past – Philippe Guex.



Summer School on Social Inclusion Held in Kragujevac

28.08.2019 — Local news Serbia
The Summer School on Social Inclusion in Kragujevac brought together representatives from 15 local governments and civil society organizations with a view to developing innovative, local solutions to social protection and social inclusion in health care, education and employment. It was organised by the Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Unit (SIPRU) of the Government of Serbia with the support of the Swiss Confederation.



Call for Interest: Society Wide Dialogue Platform on SDGs

06.08.2019 — Local news Serbia
The Swiss-German supported programme SDGs for All, implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH published a call for all interested Civil Society Organisations in Serbia to express their interest in participating in the establishment of a society wide dialogue platform on implementing the global 2030 Agenda in Serbia.


Switzerland supports Inter-municipal Cooperation in Serbia

31.07.2019 — Local news Serbia
With the signing of four agreements, the cities of Belgrade, Boljevac, Loznica and Kraljevo and their partner municipalities have officially entered partnership to establish and improve inter-municipal cooperation through the Inter-Municipal Cooperation Fund, supported by the Swiss Government.



Switzerland Supports Improving eGovernment at Local Level

10.07.2019 — Local news Serbia
The Swiss development programme Swiss PRO published a call for proposals to support local self-government units (LSGs) to improve eGovernment and provide eServices with the aim to increase accountability, transparency and efficiency in providing better access to services and citizens’ rights. The call is open until August 19, 2019.


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