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New website of the Serbian Commissariat for Refugees and Migration

15.05.2019 — Local news Serbia
The new official website of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia has been launched with the Swiss support. The main goal was to enhance communication with users and present the work of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration in an efficient, transparent and up to date manner.


Colosseum Sports Tech Summit in Belgrade

10.05.2019 — Local news Serbia
Swiss supported Science Technology Park Belgrade, in cooperation with Colosseum Sport from Israel, is launching a unique sports innovation supporting program - Colosseum Sports Tech Serbia. The central event of the program on May 15th will bring together leading international and local experts, athletes and innovators, with the intention of initiating discussion on the industry’s needs, and the impact and importance of applying technological innovations in this field.



Vrnjacka Banja Presents its Budget to Students

23.04.2019 — Local news Serbia
Switzerland is one of the countries where citizen participation in municipal budgeting is accorded utmost importance.  With the support of the Swiss Government, the “Property Tax Reform” program is trying to reinforce this practice in Serbia.


Conference “Territorial Cohesion and Balanced Development”

18.04.2019 — Local news Serbia
The Conference “Territorial Cohesion and Balanced Development” was organized jointly by the Serbian Association of Regional Development Agencies and the project “Rural and Regional Development Support to Serbia”, supported by the Government of Switzerland. This event constituted the closing conference of the project that lasted since 2015 with the total amount of EUR 3.3 million.


OECD’s Positive Review of Swiss International Cooperation

10.04.2019 — Press release Serbia
The Development Assistance Committee presented the results of its review of Switzerland's international cooperation in Bern on 5 April 2019. Its findings are mainly positive: Switzerland is a strong and reliable development partner. The Committee has also made new recommendations to Switzerland to enable it to meet the challenges ahead.


Switzerland supports cycle-tourism in Srem

01.04.2019 — Local news Serbia
With Swiss support, a 4.2 km cycle path has been completed in Srem with the aim of linking urban, rural and protected natural areas. As part of the project "Bicycle tours toward rural and regional development Srem", growth of tourism and economic potential was supported to assist improve the everyday life in this region.


Public Call for Local Government Finance Reforms

25.03.2019 — Local news Serbia
Municipalities and cities that require expert and technical assistance in setting up financial management and control and internal audit, or seeking to enhance their supervision over local public enterprises, may apply for participation in the project Local Government Finance Reforms II (RELOF2) supported by the Swiss Government.


Support for Establishment of Citizens’ Advisory Services

20.03.2019 — Local news Serbia
The Swiss development programme, Swiss PRO, published a call for proposals to support local self-governments in establishment of Citizens’ advisory services with the aim of provision of assistance to at least 5’000 citizens from vulnerable groups to exercise their rights.


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.

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