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Science Technology Parks opened in Nis and Cacak

17.06.2020 — Local news Serbia
The openings of Science Technology Parks Nis and Cacak took place during last week. As a part of the opening ceremonies, agreements on the implementation of the project “Technopark Serbia 2 – Boosting export through techno parks” were signed. Through the project, the Government of Switzerland will further support the development of innovations and the creation of the network of science and technology parks in Serbia to the tune of EUR 3.5 million over the next four years.

COVID-19: Switzerland focuses on most vulnerable people

16.06.2020 — Local news Serbia
Since the outbreak of the crisis, Switzerland has been supporting many vulnerable people throughout Serbia to cope with the effect of the crisis. Elderly, unemployed, chronically sick people, marginalized groups and migrants benefit alike from Switzerland’s emergency response related to COVID-19.

Krusevac wins European Mobility Week Award for 2019

18.05.2020 — Local news Serbia
The city of Krusevac was declared the winner of the European Mobility Week 2019 award in the category of larger municipalities. The Municipal Energy Efficiency and Management Project in Serbia (MEEMP) implemented the European Energy Award (EEA) certification process in Krusevac. One of the six areas which the EEA certification process analyses and takes into account is urban mobility. The program is supported by the Government of Switzerland.

Local governments invest awards in citizen projects

14.04.2020 — Local news Serbia
The winners of last year’s competition in collecting property taxes have committed to invest their awards in the projects that their citizens find the most important. The municipalities of Mali Zvornik, Gornji Milanovac, Apatin, Ljubovija and the City of Bor were awarded a total of EUR 870,000 for their achievements in collecting property taxes in their local communities. The awards were given within the “Property Tax Reform” program supported by the Government of Switzerland.

Switzerland's support to Serbia in the fight agains the Covid-19

09.04.2020 — Press release Serbia
Referring to the Serbian government’s enquiries asking for support in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, the Embassy of Switzerland would like to inform about the measures which have been undertaken or will be carried out in favor of Serbia and its citizens while reminding that Switzerland is itself one of the hardest affected countries in Europe.

Switzerland supports civil society organizations in Serbia

01.04.2020 — Local news Serbia
The Swiss supported program For an Active Civil Society Together (ACT) published a call for institutional grants for civil society organizations (CSOs) in Serbia. The call is open until 13th May for CSOs throughout Serbia. Up to 30 selected organizations, at least half of them based outside of Belgrade, will be supported to the tune of EUR 22,000 each, over the  next two years. Having in mind the current circumstances, applications will be received and processed via a special online platform.

Best local governments awarded for applying good governance principles in 2019

18.03.2020 — Local news Serbia
Medvedja, Uzice, Pozarevac and Becej are the winners of the 2019 Annual Award for the best town/municipality in applying good governance principles. With the award, the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government (MPALSG) encourages and supports further improvement of good governance at the local level. The awards are given through the Swiss PRO Program co-funded by the Government of Switzerland.

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