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28 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 22413)  

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Title Serbia Performance Management Programme - Phase III 
Description The Phase III of the Performance Management Programme includes the following items:

1. The organisation of a series of Capacity Building Project Officer and Assistant one day visits to each of the 10 Pilot Serbian Municipalities (March 2007) to support the process of drafting of specific Performance Management Templates and help them prepare the return fields trips’ of Representatives of the 6 French Pilot Local Authorities (14 to 17 April);

2. The organisation of a Joint Evaluation Seminar of the representatives of the 6 French Local Authorities’ field trips to the 10 Serbian Pilot Municipalities, with the participation of French and German Experts (18 April 2008, Belgrade).

3. The organisation of a 2nd series of Bilateral Meetings (Coaching Sessions) between CoE experts and representatives of the 10 Serbian Pilot Municipalities to finalise their respective general and specific Templates on Performance Management, discuss their implementation and examine the conclusions of the return fields trips’ of the Representatives of the 6 French Pilot Local Authorities (21 to 25 April);
Status Completed 
Date 01/03/2008 - 31/08/2008 
Location Several locations, Serbia
Countries CoE Members: France / Serbia
  Joint Programme Activity - Serbia-Local
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP Serbia-Local - Strengthening local self-government    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 2 - 2006/DGDPA/JP/1668   Effective leadership, strategic management in the provision of public services and community participation in Local Authorities (LAs)
Expected Result 2.3 - 2.3 Performance improvement in 2 local government services in pilot LAs as a result of a systematic use of performance indicators. A systematic approach to performance management is adopted in pilot LAs within the SCTM framework.
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 2008/DGDPA/1397 Sound institutional framework for local and regional democracy
Expected Result 4 Awareness about the information and knowledge base, the know-how base and the acquis is raised and the use made of them encouraged.

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Workshop (excl. training) 
Directorate Democracy and Political Affairs 
CoE Contact TERRIEN, Olivier   email
Partners Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities - Local or National NGO
French Embassy in Belgrade - National Institution
Last Modified 28/01/2009 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 22413) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) To improve the respective performance management mechanisms of French and Serbian Pilot municipalities in one or several of the following fields: local economic development, communication with citizens, internal communication, waste management and management of staff, and related exchanges of know and information. 
Output/Results All activities successfully organised. Most Serbian municipalities visited by the SCTM and Council of Europe experts demonstrated that they have used the performance management project to develop and deliver plans which have already led to improved services. Some of the municipalities even started to deliver specific improvements. The return fields visits of French municipalities to Serbia was also very fruitful. In depth discussion took place and clear Recommendations of improvements of the respective plans were agreed upon. The Joint Seminar which had to be postponed in June was also very positive.
It gave representatives of Pilot Municipalities the opportunity to discuss their experiences of the project. Discussions also included where they felt it had been successful and what they had learnt.

Conclusions/Follow Up Completion of performance management plans/tables of reference in the selected fields

2nd and 3rd October 2009: Final Joint Seminar and Evaluation Conference of the Project 
Participants Representatives from Serbian and French local government, experts and staff of CoE, SCTM, French Embassy in Belgrade as well as key local and international stakeholders active in the field of LSG. 
Consultants/Experts Ian Davidson, UK
Jon Barber, UK 
CoE Secretariat Olivier Terrien, DDI 
Total No. Participants 85 
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