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

    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 Centre and the member associations.

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  • How to Lead Successful Budget Negotiations? 01.07.2008

    knc622 The publication "How to lead successful budget negotiations?" sets the conditions, objectives and modalities of successful cooperation during the budget negotiations process: no matter how well a framework legislation defines the rules governing municipal revenues and expenditures, there is always a need for structured continual dialogue between the national government and local governments. Therefore, the procedural rules of budget negotiation between the National Association of local governments and the Ministry of Finance are extremely significant tools in achieving fiscal objectives and protecting municipal interest in the course of drafting the annual national budget act. The recommendations presented in this publication were elaborated by the NAMRB Expert Team, with support of other NALAS members.

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  • How to Lead Successful Budget Negotiations? 01.07.2008

    The NALAS Fiscal Decentralization Task Force has launched a project on the assessment and improvement of negotiations between the local government associations and the relevant partners in the national government. The overall goal of the project is to improve the local governments’ negotiation position during fiscal planning and budget implementation process. More specifically the project aims to improve the responsiveness of intergovernmental transfers on municipal priorities, to make grant allocation more transparent and more predictable and to establish clear fiscal equalization system. The project was lead by the expert team of the National Association of Municipalities of the Republic of Bulgaria (NAMRB).

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  • Municipal Budget Negotiations 27.06.2008

    Presidents and executives of NALAS Member Associations met in Budva on 27-28 June 2008 to discuss the role of Local Government Associations in negotiating better fiscal policies with their central government authorities. The Minister of Finance of Montenegro, Mr Igor Luksic and the Minister of Interior and Public Administration, Mr Jusuf Kalamperovic were guest speakers. The NALAS members presidents endorsed the draft municipal negotiation, which is the first product of the NALAS Task Force on Fiscal Decentralization. They shared their experiences in budget negotiations and developed several recommendations for follow up activities.

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  • NALAS Members' Presidents Meeting in Budva, 27-28 June 2008 27.06.2008

    nalasbudva Presidents and executives of NALAS Member Associations met in Budva on 27-28 June 2008 to discuss the role of Local Government Associations in negotiating better fiscal policies with their central government authorities. The Minister of Finance of Montenegro, Mr Igor Luksic and the Minister of Interior and Public Administration, Mr Jusuf Kalamperovic were guest speakers. The NALAS members presidents endorsed the draft municipal negotiation, which is the first product of the NALAS Task Force on Fiscal Decentralization led by the Bulgarian Association NAMRB. They shared their experiences in budget negotiations and developed several recommendations for follow up activities.

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  • NALAS Members' Presidents Meeting in Budva, 27-28 June 2008 27.06.2008

    Presidents and executives of NALAS Member Associations met in Budva on 27-28 June 2008 to discuss the role of Local Government Associations in negotiating better fiscal policies with their central government authorities. The Minister of Finance of Montenegro, Mr Igor Luksic and the Minister of Interior and Public Administration, Mr Jusuf Kalamperovic were guest speakers. The NALAS members presidents endorsed the draft municipal negotiation, which is the first product of the NALAS Task Force on Fiscal Decentralization led by the Bulgarian Association NAMRB. They shared their experiences in budget negotiations and developed several recommendations for follow up activities.

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  • Energy Efficiency 21 project 11.06.2008

    EE21 he Energy Efficiency 21 project is a region-wide project to enhance trade and co-operation in energy efficient, environmentally-sound techniques and management practices in order to help close the energy efficiency gap between actual practice and best technologies, and between ECE countries, in particular market developed countries and economies in transition. The Project supports the efforts of Central and Eastern Europe and CIS countries to enhance their energy efficiency and security to ease the energy supply constraints of economic transition. EE 21 assists these countries in meeting international environmental treaty obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UN FCCC) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE).

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  • Urban Planning Task Force meeting in Banjaluka, 10-11 June 2008 10.06.2008

    Prijedor_MOU The third meeting of the NALAS Task Force on Urban Planning took place in Banjaluka on 10 and 11 June 2008. This meeting was hosted by the Association of Towns and Municipalities of Republic of Srpska, which also leads the activities of the pilot project in the Municipality of Prijedor. A delegation from Albania, including Mr Yrjan Hasani, Mayor of Municipality of Sukth, was also present at the meeting, as the Albanian Association of Municipalities leads the project UP1: Urban Integration of Informal Settlements and has already started activities in the Municipality of Sukth. This meeting marks the beginning of the project activities in the Municipality of Prijedor, by signing a Memorandum of Cooperation between Municipality of Prijedor, Association of Towns and Municipalities of Republic of Srpska and NALAS.

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  • Energy Efficiency Measures in South-East European Municipalities and The Role of National Associations and NALAS 10.06.2008

    The NALAS Task Force Energy Efficiency (TFEE) was established in 2008, as a response to the growing need for the improvement of Energy Efficiency (EE) and the more intensive utilization of Renewable Energies (RE) in South-East European municipalities. Its objective is to coordinate member associations’ joint activities which are aiming at motivating and enabling municipalities for the development and implementation of their own EE/RE programs and projects.

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