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08 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 20204)  

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Title Serbia Best Practice Programme - Phase 4 
Description Programme implemented within the framework of the Joint Programme with the European Agency for Reconstruction on “Strengthening local self-government in Serbia”, in cooperation with the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities of Serbia (SCTM) and the French Embassy in Belgrade. 
Status Completed 
Date 01/09/2007 - 29/02/2008 
Location Several locations, Serbia
Countries CoE Members: Serbia
  Joint Programme Activity - Serbia-Local
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP Serbia-Local - Strengthening local self-government    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 2 - 2006/DG1/JP/1668   Effective leadership, strategic management in the provision of public services and community participation in Local Authorities (LAs)
Expected Result 2.1 - 2.1 Best Practice local authorities (in selected areas in leadership, service provision and community participation) officially recognised and their success celebrated. Practical, tailor-made training programmes (including tools and materials) focused on achieving better quality local government developed on the basis of identified Best Practice. Experience exchanged and co-operation enhanced between local authorities across Serbia.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Democracy and Good Governance
Line of Action ⇒ III.1 – Democracy and Good Governance
Programme ☆ III.1.2  Local and regional democracy
Project 2006/DG1/919 Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform
Expected Result 1 Country-specific capacity building programmes based on the tools developed by the Centre are implemented in co-operation with local stakeholders

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Workshop (excl. training) 
Directorate (Service) DG I Legal Affairs (Directorate of co-operation for local and regional democracy)
CoE Contact TERRIEN, Olivier   email
Partners Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities - Local or National NGO
Last Modified 27/05/2008 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 20204) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) To identify Serbian local authorities’ good practices in selected fields of action, promote exchange of know-how between local authorities and improve the quality of services provided to citizens. 
Output/Results The following activities were successfully completed:

1. The organisation of Open days/dissemination activities (publishing of Best Practice case studies, new paper articles, press conference) by each BP municipality (with support of the SCTM).

2. The organisation of a 1 day Evaluation Conference on the occasion of the Annual General Assembly of the SCTM, with the participation of representatives of Awarded Municipalities presenting their Best Practice and the holding of an exhibition with BP stands.

3. The drafting, publication and distribution of the conclusions of the Conference and the overall Best Practice Programme to all Serbian Municipalities (to be sent to all mayors and SCTM liaison officers).
Conclusions/Follow Up Further dissemination by the SCTM of best practices identified in the framework of the Programme to all Serbian local authorities. 
Participants Experts/staff of the SCTM and the Council of Europe, elected representatives and officials of the Serbian municipalities which applied to the Programme 
Consultants/Experts Drago Djekovic, UK 
CoE Secretariat NA 
Total No. Participants 200 
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