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  • Task Force on Urban Planning meeting in Ljubljana, 26 October 2007 26.10.2007

    The second meeting of the Task Force on Urban Planning took place in Ljubljana on 26 and 27 of October, 2007. It was hosted by the Association of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia. The purpose of the meeting was to assign roles, discuss organizational issues, begin the implementation of the accepted project in urban planning and discuss the upcoming project(s).

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  • Energy community 25.10.2007

    The Energy Community is a process that aims to extend the EU internal energy market to the South East Europe region. For this purpose the TREATY ESTABLISHING THE ENERGY COMMUNITY was signed on the 25th of October in Athens. The task of the Energy Community is to organize the relations between the Parties and create a legal and economic framework in relation to Network Energy. The main goals are to create a stable and regulatory market framework capable of attracting investment; to create a single regulatory space for trade; to enhance security of supply; to improve the environmental situation and to develop electricity and gas market competition on a broader geographical scale. The main institutions established or being established to oversee the process are the Ministerial Council, the Permanent High Level Group, the Regulatory Board, the Fora, and the Secretariat. Donors play also an important role given the considerable investment needed in the region.

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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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  • Cooperation towards a Modern Local Government Association 09.07.2007

    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.

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  • Stability Pact: Housing and Urban Management Initiative 02.07.2007

    The Housing and Urban Management Initiative (HUMI) is promoting sustainable urban development including affordable urban housing. It assists the countries in SEE to overcome obstacles in the area of urban development and housing policy. It encourages exchange of information on these policies and related matters throughout South-East Europe. More specifically, HUMI pro-actively facilitates regional stakeholder meetings (involving SEE Governments and practitioners, International Organisations, IFIs and relevant EU actors) to discuss matters of common concern and to compensate for the absence of formal Pan-European or regional fora. HUMI’s work is guided by the “Vienna Declaration on Informal Settlements in SEE” of September 2004 where the Western Balkan countries committed themselves to undertake measures to address informal settlement issues and to initiate and implement reforms in the wider orbit of sustainable urban development and social housing.

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  • Archis Interventions 27.06.2007

    Beirut, Kabul, Grozny, Prishtina, these and quite a few others are the cities that today are facing an enormous challenge: to reinvent themselves again after conflict. Very often the conflict still slumbers. Most of the time there is a complete lack of public bodies with the capacity and jurisdiction to enforce law. And always there is a profound crisis of confidence in the public dimension of urban life. Archis Interventions, a not for profit branch of Archis Foundation has set itself on a course to provide cities with clues and concepts to revive the public domain, to re-energize its urban spirit and to revitalize their trust in dialogue as the essence of civic life. Out of this ideal, Archis Interventions starts its activities in Prishtina.

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  • Fiscal Decentralization Task Force Meeting in Skopje, 12 June 2007 12.06.2007

    CIMG2535 National experts, association members and liaison officers came to Skopje to form the NALAS Task Force on Fiscal Decentralization. This Task Force will be hosted by the National Association of Municipalities from the Republic of Bulgaria (NAMRB) and over the next years will produce relevant and valuable products for all member associations.

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  • Visit to the Republic of Albania 18.05.2007

    visit_to_albania The NALAS Executive Director, together with the IT and Knowledge Centre Manager, visited the Association of Albanian Municipalities in Tirana on May 18, 2007. Meeting were held with the AAM staff, Council of Europe office in Tirana, Ministry of Interior, World Bank, UNDP and the EC delegation in Albania.

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  • Political Declaration on the future role of NALAS in decentralized cooperation in South-East Europe 14.05.2007

    At the second NALAS General Assembly, the NALAS president, Mr Tarzan Milosevic, presented a political declaration on the future role of NALAS in decentralized cooperation in South East Europe. It was adopted that the mission of NALAS is twofold: to build partnership between local authorities and their associations in SEE and to initiate and carry out regional initiatives for its membership.

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