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  • Conference Public Governance as the foundation of European Integration 02.06.2016

    Introduction „Fundamentals first“ is the new approach of the European Commission which ensures a stronger focus on addressing fundamental reforms early in the enlargement process.1 These include the three pillars „rule of law“, „economic governance“ and „public administration reform (PAR)“. PAR is no specific negotiation chapter but nevertheless has to be seen as horizontal priority of a successful accession process. Transparency, accountability, effectiveness and quality of the public administration and services need to be increased also among EU Member States. Manifold institutions and activities in the Danube Region and Western Balkans deal with these key issues and a knowledge exchange on PAR and Good Governance between them should be started. The conference is embedded in the Austrian activities as host of the Berlin Process 2015 and the role of Vienna as Coordinator of the Priority Area “Stepping up Institutional Capacity an

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  • Advisory Board and Retreat LL SEE 02.06.2016

    The aim of the event is to analyse feedback of trainers and participants that took part in the national training delivery (WP6), to synthesise lessons learnt (WP6), to discuss further liaison with IFIs (WP5), and to consolidate LL SEE achievements (WP1-WP6).   This event is organised as part of the project "Local Leaders in Southeast Europe: Lead for Change", supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

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  • Third NALAS Summer School on Local Governance and Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations 02.06.2016

    The third NALAS Summer School on Local Governance and Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations will focus on Improvement of Multi-annual and Investment Budgeting in SEE with a sub-focus on the Municipal Finance Self-Assessment. NALAS Summer School is an event created to deepen the analytical skills of municipal finance experts and stakeholders from South East Europe, especially the members of the NALAS Task Force on Fiscal Decentralisation. It is designed to facilitate the exchange of information between NALAS members about pressing policy issues and deepen the theoretical and practicalunderstanding of how these issues are addressed elsewhere.   See the detailed program for the third Summer School: Summer School Program   This edition of the Summer School is supported by the World Bank Austria Urban Partnership Program.

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  • Final Conference of the SWMRCA Project 20.05.2016

    The final conference of the project "Improvement of Solid Waste Management in Rural and Coastal Areas", organized in partnership with SWG, will bring togeher around 160 stakeholders, coming from local and national level, from 7 pilot countries from the Western Balkans, to discuss the projects results, findings, recommendations and next steps. The project "Improvement of Solid Waste Management in Rural and Coastal Areas" is supported by GIZ ORF MMS.  

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  • Asset Management Workshops 12.04.2016

    NALAS will organise two workshops: Asset Management E-learning course training for course moderators on 4 May and Closing Workshop for Asset Management - Business Planning Model (AM-BPM) on 5 May 2016. The aim of the workshops is presentation of the products developed within the Asset Management project: Asset Management E-learning course “Introduction to Asset Management in the Water sector” and the Asset Management Business Planning Model, and presentation of the results achieved from testing the AM-BPM in Pilot Municipalities and PUC. These workshops are organised within the project “Asset management for water and sanitation sector in South-East Europe”, funded by the German Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) and the Government of Switzerland and implemented by GIZ (ORF MMS) and the Network of Associations of Local Authorities of South-East Europe (NALAS).  

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  • Meeting of the Task Force in Solid Waste and Water 11.04.2016

    The Task Force will discuss the banchmarking in the solid waste management area in South-East Europe. The Task Force will also contribute to the NALAS General Assembly.

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  • NALAS General Assembly 08.03.2016

    NALAS 2016 General Assembly, to be held in Prishtina, besides the statutory part, will comprise of a Thematic Conference "Increasing Municipal Investment Capacities in South-East Europe", organised in partnership with the World Bank.

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  • Annual Meeting of NALAS Knowledge Management Assistants 25.02.2016

    The Annual Meeting of NALAS Knowledge Management Assistants will include: Review of the achievements in 2015 Plans for 2016 Training in SWIS and CFM tools for solid waste management Training in NALAS Monitoring and Evaluation system

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  • Energy Efficiency Task Force 16.02.2016

    The Energy Efficiency Task Force Meeting will be focused on collaboration with Open Regional Fund Energy Efficiency (ORF EE) and joint projects, activities and follow up in South-East Europe. The meeting will be held with ORF EE kind financial and expert support.

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  • Conference “Acting together in migration management – enhancing coordination among central and local level” 16.02.2016

    The conference “Acting together in migration management – enhancing coordination among central and local level” is organised by NALAS and MARRI as a follow up to the Conference "Challenges and impact of refugee crisis for Local Governments in South-East Europe" organized in Zagreb in October 2015 by NALAS, where local governments have been identified as first affected by the refugee influx, thus they have to be considered as a key stakeholder and supported by the national government and international community in dealing with the refugee influx issue. Local governments appealed for better coordination at regional level and that the national governments, the European Union, the donors and other relevant actors take urgent measures to address the following immediate and long term priorities. It has been concluded that the overall support to local governments in facing these challenges proved to be inefficient and inadequate and in most cases national governments were s

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