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Signing Memorandum of Understanding with 15 new local governments to join the MED program

24.03.2022 — Local news Serbia
On March 24, the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, the Swiss Government, the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCTM) and 15 municipalities in Serbia signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding to promote citizens’ engagement in the decision-making process at the local level. The Swiss government is providing EUR 733,000 in support of the planned activities.

Long-term investments into the Serbian start-up ecosystem

21.03.2022 — Local news Serbia
Through the Innovation Fund, the Government of Serbia launched a new support program with the aim to incentivize private investors to engage in financing startups with high growth potential by incorporating venture capital funds in Serbia. The design of this new programme was supported by Switzerland. 

Winners of the Annual Award for best LSG in applying good governance principles

16.03.2022 — Local news Serbia
Krupanj, Vrnjačka Banja, Veliko Gradište and Ćuprija - winners of the 2021 Annual Award for the best town/municipality in applying good governance principles. The Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government (MPALSG) tends to use this award mechanism to encourage and support further improvement of good governance at the local level. The winners are also awarded through the Swiss PRO Programme supported by the Government of Switzerland.

Announcement of grant recipients supported within the first calls in the field of culture

16.03.2022 — Local news Serbia
The Culture for Democracy project has selected the first grant winners under two calls: support to cultural and artistic projects and partnership projects. The Swiss supported Culture for Democracy project selected grantees within the first open call. Support will be dedicated to a total of 19 projects for the realization of cultural and artistic projects and realization of partnership projects amounting to EUR 232,000.

Switzerland continues to support migration management system in Serbia

02.03.2022 — Local news Serbia
A Steering Committee meeting of the project "Strengthening Capacities and Partnerships for Migration Management in Serbia" was held on March 2 and served as an opportunity to present implemented and ongoing activities of the project, as well as the work plan until the end of 2022, according to the priorities and needs of partner institutions.

Successful visit of the Swiss delegation to Novi Pazar

01.03.2022 — Press release Serbia
Novi Pazar, 01.03.2022: A Swiss Delegation, led by the Swiss Ambassador, H. E. Urs Schmid, met today with the Mayor of Novi Pazar, Mr. Nihat Bisevac, and with Ms. Jasmina Curic, President of the Bosniak National Minority Council. Both meetings offered an opportunity to assess the political and economic situation and to discuss Swiss supported initiatives in South-West Serbia as well as to acknowledge the important role that National Minority Councils are playing.

Gender Equality at the Local Level Strengthened with the Support of the Swiss Government

25.02.2022 — Local news Serbia
Swiss supported program Swiss PRO organized an event on 25 February 2022 in Aranđelovac aiming to highlight biggest achievements of the local governments in terms of gender equality. It was pointed out that gender equality capacities and mechanisms have been strengthened in 31 local self-governments, while more than 5,000 citizens have directly benefited from the projects implemented with the support of the Swiss Government aimed to improve the position of women in the local community.

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