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  • First NALAS IT and PR Meeting in Ohrid, 6-8 July 2008 06.07.2008

    itprgroup In an effort to network its member associations on multiple levels, NALAS gathered Information Technology (IT) and Public Relations (PR) experts from the member associations in Ohrid, between 6 and 8 July 2008. The meeting was part of the activities of the NALAS Task Force on Association Development. In addition, the meeting was an effort to establish new communication channels for exchange of information between NALAS Knowledge Center and the member associations.

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  • Work the Net - A Management Guide for Formal Networks 25.03.2008

    image1 The guide addresses networking practitioners, as well as other professionals wishing to set up a network, but also established networkers will find some useful tips. It was developed by professionals with sound experience in designing and running networks. This hands-on guide in concise A5 format describes on 140 pages how formal networks can be set up, managed and used in an efficient and effective way. The process-oriented approach is explained with a flow chart, and checklists summarize the crucial steps. A resource section provides relevant publications and websites. 'Work the Net' is one of the results of the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) project 'Networking, Information and Knowledge Management by Regional Organizations' (NeRO), which provided an exchange platform for information and knowledge management approaches and instruments between regional development organizations focusing on the management of natural resources in the Asian context.

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  • The Role of Local Government Associations in Training Delivery to Local Authorities 06.03.2008

    cimg4832 The NALAS workshop on the Role of associations of local governments in training delivery to local authorities was held on 6-7 March 2008 in Skopje. This workshop is the first result of the newly launched NALAS program Quick response, a new service provided to NALAS members and the purpose of the workshop was to allow exchange of experiences between NALAS members, as well as with sister associations from other countries that have experience in providing training to local authorities. Besides experiences from South East Europe, participants were introduced to good and bad practices of Austria, Lithuania and the Council of Europe.

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  • Task Force on Association Development 14.08.2007

    adohrid A new NALAS Task Force was formed last week in Ohrid, focused on the institutional development of the member association. The Association Development Task Force gathers top management staff from the NALAS member association and will develop activities for strengthening their capacities. Activities include financial sustainability workshops, donor forums, trainings for local governments, peer reviews, strengthening the NALAS Secretariat for quick response etc

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  • Cooperation towards a Modern Local Government Association 09.07.2007

    ViennaMeeting The meeting on “Cooperation towards a Modern Local Government Association” took place in Vienna between 9 and 10 of July, 2007. It was hosted by the Austrian Association of Cities and Towns (AACT) and co-organized together with the Council of Europe, NALAS and the Council of European Municipalities and Regions. The purpose of the meeting was to explore opportunities for partnership between NALAS, other Local Government Associations and international organizations. The content of the CoE-UNDP Toolkit “Towards a modern local government association” was also discussed.

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