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Second edition of Think Tank Forum during Western Balkan Summit in Poznań

Second edition of Think Tank Forum during Western Balkan Summit in Poznań

Friday, 5 July 2019

On 3 July 2019, the second edition of the Think Tank Forum was held in Poznań. This format of experts’ meetings from the Western Balkans and the EU was initiated during the Polish presidency in the Berlin process. NALAS executive director, Kelmend Zajazi participated at the "Growing together" panel, by stressing the role of local governments and the need to include them in the process of integration and revitalization of public services at the local level.

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EU Enlargement Day 2019: Money through Values? Is Improved Governance Leading to Local Socio-Economic Development?   

EU Enlargement Day 2019: Money through Values? Is Improved Governance Leading to Local Socio-Economic Development?  

Thursday, 20 June 2019

The 5th EU Enlargement Day organized by the European Committee of Regions took place on 18-19 June, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.Mr. Shilegov, in his function as Mayor of Skopje and President of NALAS and ZELS, initiated his key note address referring to the development process in Poland during and after the accession process. The Polish experience was characterized as a role model for the WB6 worth be emulated and learned from due to its motivating success to improve governance and boosting socio-economic development by actively involving the local government level. Mr. Shilegov also shared with the participants a number of NALAS recommendations that can help facilitate improved governance via EU funding leading to local socio-economic development in the region.

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The Forum of Cities and Regions - Involving Local Government Associations at regional and national level as strategic dialogue partners

The Forum of Cities and Regions - Involving Local Government Associations at regional and national level as strategic dialogue partners

Thursday, 6 June 2019

NALAS contributions in the The Forum of Cities and Regions “Investing in Western Balkans - Investing in Europe” Local Governments session of 6 June,2019 focused on sharing findings of two regional NALAS surveys and active participation in the panel discussion dedicated to the topic of quality public services. Involving Local Government Associations at regional and national level as strategic dialogue partners was a recommendation voiced to all participants, who take sustainable and inclusive development seriously.

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