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  • Upcoming: NALAS’ first Summer School on Local Governance and Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations 14.07.2014

    Summer School Broch NALAS is working on the final preparations for a new exciting event! From 14 to 18 July 2014, at the lovely Ohrid Lake in Macedonia we will organize NALAS’ first Summer School on Local Governance and Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations. At the school participants will learn how to maintain and use large data sets of municipal revenue and expenditure data to conduct sophisticated analyses of their intergovernmental finance systems. We will also discuss with renowned guest speakers and the leadership of local government associations how intergovernmental fiscal analysis can be used to engage national governments in concrete discussions of reform. Renowned guest speakers and instructors, small-group setting, and individual exercises, and incredible nature and cultural heritage of Ohrid will create an exciting environment for learning and exchange.

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  • Interview with Ms. Claudia Pamfil, a member of the Urban Planning Task Force 26.02.2014

    The five NALAS Task Forces in: Urban Planning, Energy Efficiency, Fiscal Decentralization, Water and Solid Waste and Sustainable Tourism are at the heart of NALAS, bringing together the best experts from the region, competent associations' staff and professionals employed in the local government administration, who are directly facing the consequences and challenges coming from policies and laws which define the system of local government. NALAS Task Forces have a key role in knowledge production and dissemination. Through an interview with Ms. Claudia Pamfil, we present to you NALAS Task Force on Urban Planning, a very active and productive group, that works to boost urban development of SEE.

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  • Learn more about the Danube Water Program 15.01.2014

    DWP1 The Danube Water Program is NALAS' partner that works with regional, national, and local stakeholders to promote an informed policy dialogue around the core challenges facing the sector and to strengthen the technical and managerial capacity of the sector’s utilities and institutions – in a nutshell, smart policies, strong utilities, sustainable services. To learn more about the program, check the brochure below, which describes the Program and its activities, shares some early results of collaboration, presents findings and lessons derived from those activities, and describes its longer-term vision.

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  • “SEE Tourism Goes Local” - a carefully planned and managed tourism for continuous use in the future that brings benefits to the present 26.11.2013

    Tourism-cover1 NALAS Task Force on Sustainable Tourism worked to build a common understanding of what is the essence, vision and principles of the sustainable tourism development at local level in South Eastern Europe (SEE). The result of this work is the position paper “SEE Tourism Goes Local” which encourages sustainable tourism planning and development across SEE through deploying the potential of the NALAS and builds a common reference point for local communities and local government associations (LGAs), recognizing tourism as a relevant economic option. NALAS Vision for the local tourism is that the local governments manage tourism in a sustainable way so that three values could be met: - Happy community and guests - Fair distribution of tourism expenditure, and - Qualified care and nurturing of natural and cultural heritage

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  • NALAS Task Force on Urban Planning: boosting urban development of SEE 25.11.2013

    UPTF1 From 25-26 November 2013, NALAS Task Force on Urban Planning met in Skopje, Macedonia to discuss the current urban planning challenges in South-East Europe. Task Force members informed each other about the recent developments in their countries in regards with urban planning, ongoing national and municipal projects most relevant to urban planning, as well as the role their Local Government Associations have in these processes.

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  • Italian villages: an inspiring story for sustainable tourism development 26.10.2013

    Naslovna Having a sunrise exercise in the olive tree fields, enjoying a midday walk through the narrow cobble streets with Lego-like white tiny and lofty houses, getting the pleasure of the beautiful sunset over the vineyards scattered throughout the picturesque valleys. In the meantime, a few breaks to taste the local cheese, pasta and meat products and a sip or two of the best vines or liquors. Then, you already know why it is easy to say "La vita e bella" (Life's beautiful), not taking the smile off your face, from down until dusk. This is the experience of the charming Italian villages in the South-East Region of Puglia.

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  • Forum on Urban Planning in South East Europe: Join, Share, Exchange, Learn! 15.10.2013

    Want to know what is new in South East Europe (SEE) in the area of urban planning? Share with fellow experts, colleagues, peers? Learn from others and exchange experiences? All of this and much more is offered by the online Forum on Urban Planning in South East Europe, available at: http://www.seecities.eu/seecities.eu/forum/yaf_topics6_Urban-planning.aspx. Log in and become a member of the Forum, to start the exchange!

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  • Matchmaking for a Greener South-East Europe 30.09.2013

    Regional This publication provides an overview of the Needs Assessment conducted in preparation of NEXPO 2013 International Municipal Fair (organized in September 2013 in Rijeka and Opatija, Criatia), to determine the needs of the South-East Europe (SEE) municipalities and the business sector in the area of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, as well as their mathchmaking priorities. Further on, it explains the matchmaking platform and its elements. Finally, the publication compiles SEE local government profiles and plans for EE/RE investments, as well as profiles of companies active in the EE/RE sector. We hope that this publication will provide a valuable contribution for getting to know each other and enhancing the collaboration among SEE municipalities and the private sector, for the benefit of the citizens and a greener and healthier South-East Europe.

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  • Conference Biodiversity Goes Local 25.09.2013

    SEEAP From 25-26 September 2013, NALAS took part in the Conference Biodiversity Goes Local 2 that was organised by ECNC–European Centre for Nature Conservation, together with its project partner Regional Environmental Center (REC). The Conference was in the framework of the project ‘A Local Biodiversity Action Planning Network in the Western Balkans – SEEBAP II’ , funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

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  • NALAS Task Force on Sustainable Tourism - Baseline Document 11.06.2013

    NALAS Task Force on Sustainable Tourism with the support of the National Association of Italian Communes (ANCI) developed a baseline document that analyses the importance of the sustainable tourism development for the local communities and sets a strategic base for the work of the Task Force. It is intended as a basis of the formulation of a Position Paper on Sustainable Tourism at Local Level in SEE, but it also contains some concrete proposals for promoting sustainable tourism planning at local level within the NALAS network.

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