New cooperation programme with Serbia

SKL International, together with SALAR and Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCTM) will implement a new cooperation programme, ‘Support to Local Governments in Serbia in the EU integration process’.

The overall objective of the Programme is to contribute to strengthened democracy, equitable and sustainable development in relation to local governance and closer ties between Serbia and the EU.

The programme purpose is to strengthen the capacity of Serbian Local Government to respond to EU accession requirements through enhanced effectiveness of SCTM to support members’ interests and development. The programme will include the following components:

  • EU accession of Serbia and its implications for the local level of government
  • Environmental protection
  • Gender equality at local level
  • LG regulatory framework for more favourable business environment
  • SCTM capacity building

‘Support to Local Governments in Serbia in the EU integration process’ is supported by Sida and will be implemented during the period 2012 – 2015.