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E-parliament introduced in the Leskovac City Assembly

26.09.2018 — Local news Serbia
Switzerland has been pioneering support to the development and modernization of local assemblies in Serbia. Through the project “Strengthening the Oversight Function and Transparency of the Parliament - Phase 2”, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Switzerland supported the introduction of digital platforms to modernize the work of local parliaments.

Swiss support for civil sector and socially innovative projects

17.09.2018 — Local news Serbia
Within the Swiss PRO Programme the support of the Swiss Government worth 350,000 EUR was granted to 26 civil society organisations for the purpose of conducting socially innovative projects in 48 towns and municipalities, while technical support intended for local self-governments in conducting projects in partnership with the civil sector will be received by 16 towns and municipalities.

New funds to increase youth employability

14.09.2018 — Local news Serbia
The Education to Employment (E2E) programme, a four-year partnership project of two governments — Swiss and Serbian — designed to create preconditions for a faster recruitment and youth employment, has published a new Call for employers "Employees to fit your business". With this call, financial and technical support will be provided to employers to organize work-based-learning for young job seekers, as well as to support them with the process of recruitment, qualification and selection of new employees. 

“Let’s get TO KNOW each other” – a campaign for greater transparency of local public finances

14.09.2018 — Local news Serbia
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Government of Switzerland, aware of the importance of promoting good practice in accountable and efficient public finance management at the local level, are launching a media campaign “Let’s get TO KNOW each other”. The aim of this campaign is to promote examples of good practice, and also to inspire and encourage other municipalities to introduce greater transparency and accountability in public finance management at the local level.

Swiss Support in the Southwest Serbia: Results and Plans

04.09.2018 — Local news Serbia
In partnership with the City of Užice, the Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO) presented the results and future activities in the region within the framework of the new Swiss Cooperation Strategy Serbia 2018-2021. Switzerland has been present in this region for a long time with nine projects covering all three fields of cooperation – Governance, Economic Development and Sustainable Energy.

Conference on Sustainable Development Perspectives in Serbia: How Do We Stand?

29.08.2018 — Local news Serbia
Switzerland continues to support the implementation of the UN Agenda 2030 in the Republic of Serbia. The successfully held conference “Serbia 2030: The Facts and the Options“ is a further step in sensitizing for the importance of  the Agenda 2030 in Serbia for promoting an inclusive development that leaves no one behind.  

Serbian brands presented at Berlin fashion fair

20.08.2018 — Press release Serbia
Serbian fashion brands presented their collection for the first time in Berlin in July. This was the opportunity for Serbian brands to get familiar with the German market, establish new contacts and promising business relationships. Switzerland is supporting Business Support Organizations, export promotion services and market access for textile companies from Serbia.

Best experiences in supporting children from vulnerable groups

20.08.2018 — Local news Serbia
Since 2003, the Swiss Government has supported 43 local communities in implementing the Joint program on Roma and marginalized groups inclusion. The Program reached 57’000 children and 14’000 parents and contributed to an increased enrolment of Roma children and children with disabilities in school, as well as a decrease of the drop-out rate. After the successful completion of the Program in May 2018, these communities are capable to continue supporting the most vulnerable groups. The best experiences gained during the past 15 years can be found in the publication of Collection of good practices.

Launching of the Impact Angel Network Serbia

23.07.2018 — Article Serbia
The Impact Angel Network Serbia, which will be launched on August 30th, will enable startups to build their entrepreneurial capacities and become sustainable through access to alternative finance models. The Swiss Government has supported this initiative in order to contribute to business enabling environment, increased employment and economic development.

Successful first Summer camp for students

15.07.2018 — Article Serbia
The Science technology park Belgrade held its first Summer camp for students in June. The camp provided students a platform to build their business capacities, acquire new experiences and for networking. Through the Science technology park Belgrade, Switzerland continues to support young people and their startup businesses.

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