Gender and youth
Based on all available data and reports, NALAS finds it essential to design activities and
measures towards enhanced inclusion of young people and women in local government
affairs in South East Europe. The strategy for addressing these issues at NALAS includes:
• Promote exchange of experience and successful projects among members;
• Scaling up national projects;
• Sign and become an Ambassador of the European Charter for Equality of Women and
Men in Local Life;
• Engage in promotion of participation of young people and women at local elections;
• Strive for greater youth and gender balance in NALAS governing bodies;
• Develop publication policies for balanced representation of female and young issues;
• Include stories on women and young people in LG in NALAS communication materials:
newsletter, digest, website;
• Include a section of gender and youth in NALAS Knowledge Tree;
• Establish a Focal point on Gender and Youth in each NALAS member and through
them a gender and youth network.
“Local governments are such an incredibly important part of how we bring our democracy together, how we ensure that we are representing both women and men, meeting their needs and empowering them to seize their potentials and grow into leaders. But we must admit that we are not there yet”, said NALAS President, Mayor Goran Cvetanovic.
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The guide attempts to provide an answer to the question of how to mainstream gender in the waste management process in all its key phases. The methodology has been piloted in the City of Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Compendium of Gender Responsive Budgeting: Best Practices for Practitioners on Local Level in South East Europe 05.07.2022
The Compendium encompasses 17 best practices from 9 economies of the region: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Turkey, Slovenia and Serbia. The practices are related to the following areas: gender participation, women’s economic empowerment, gender-based violence, sports, balancing work and life, and urban planning. The Best Practices are collected by NALAS gender associates and in cooperation with NALAS member associations of local authorities in the course of 2021
South-East European municipalities share their good practices in advancing gender equality at local level with Ukrainian Mayors 12.10.2021
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Interview with Mayor Tatiana Badan, the 13th NALAS President: “Mayors - both men and women - shall enjoy their positions, not fear them” 07.06.2021
Recommendations of the NALAS Forum of Women Mayors in South East Europe on promotion of Gender Responsive Budgeting 14.05.2021
Day 3 of NALAS 16th General Assembly: Conference on Sustainable Local Economic Development and the Second Forum of Women Mayors of South-East Europe 14.04.2021
More than 200 participants joined us for the third, last day of the sixteenth NALAS General Assembly. The day encompassed two very inspiring events, focused on sustainable local economic development, by leaving no one behind.