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  • Task Force Evaluation 02.06.2010

    The activities of the TF UP were evaluated by its members who responded to relevant questionnaire elaborated by NALAS Secretariat. It contributes to assess the impact of the activities in the TF, to adjust them in accordance with associations’ needs and the experts’ expectations. The results of the survey were presented at the next TF UP meeting on the 2-4th June in Budapest. The main direction the effort will be aimed at will be the improvement of the communication amongst the participating experts, associations and stakeholders, as well as adjusting of the topics and activities in accordance with LGAs’ and TF UP members’ priorities and preferences.

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  • Urban Planning Task Force meeting in Budapest, 2 June 2010 02.06.2010

    IMG_0860 The first meeting the NALAS Task Force on Urban Planning for the year 2010 took place in Budapest, Hungary on the 2nd of June 2010. It followed postponement due to force majeure air traffic disruption in April. The TF UP meeting gathered in total 17 participants, including experts from UN-HABITAT and the Hungarian Society of Urban planning. The latter was presented by its Managing Director Mr. Richard Ongjerth who delivered the presentation Innovative Knowledge Transfer for Best Urban Solution. His presentation gave a different perspective to the urban planning processes from the point of view of expertise coming out of NALAS operational region. This meeting was about the project activities that are being implemented by NALAS TF UP. Central point of the discussions was the completed NALAS Project Urban Integration of Informal Settlements and its follow-up project proposals. Also, at the meeting were presented the results from the Task Force Evaluation.

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  • Energy Efficiency Task Force Meeting in Skopje, 12-13 May 2011 12.05.2010

    NALAS Task Force on Energy Efficiency met in Skopje, Macedonia, on the 12-13th May 2011. The meeting was devoted to the Task Force on Energy Efficiency forthcoming projects and activities in regards with Supporting Structures for the Covenant of Mayors (CoM), and included review and update of the Task Force’s Action Plan in view of synergy and better collaboration with NALAS Knowledge Managers (KM) appointed at the LGAs. It gathered in total 29 participants, including a number of the members of the KM Group. The main topics for discussions of the meeting were the main activities of the CoM Supporters, the upcoming UNDP project Think Globally Develop Locally, and the TF EE and KM follow on steps.

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  • Pilot Projects Urban Integration of Informal Settlements completed 10.05.2010

    Pilot Project Urban Integration of Informal Settlements was completed in parallel in Sukth, Albania. Both Pilot Projects helped the participating municipalities to integrate measures for developing/adopting urban plans and thread in citizens’ participation in the process. In the submitted 3follow-up Project Proposals, there are planned actions to continue the processes in the participated municipalities, utilize the knowledge and generate added value for the whole NALAS network.

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  • Energy Efficiency Task Force Meeting in Budva, 27 April 2010 27.04.2010

    The TF EE members gathered in Budva on 27th April 2010. At this meeting, the Final Draft of the Report on the Survey “Energy Efficiency Measures in South-East European Municipalities and the Role of National Associations and NALAS” was discussed. Final amendments to the document were agreed. The format and content of the Report is made comparable, indicative and concrete. An Executive Summary and a full volume report are to be disseminated to NALAS members, their member municipalities and other institutions after the conclusion of the project on the 20th May 2010. Several project ideas were generated with a view to make impact in EE sector in regards with the Survey’s findings.

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  • NALAS Declaration on Active Involvement of Local Authorities of South East Europe 01.04.2010

    During its 5th general assembly held in Istanbul on December 11, 2009, NALAS, the network of 15 local governments’ associations of South East Europe, adopted a declaration addressing the role of the local authorities of South East Europe in the EU Integration Process. This declaration is a result of a continuous commitment of NALAS and its members to an effective process of EU integration and a round table discussion at the NALAS General Assembly meeting.

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  • Energy Efficiency Task Force Meeting in Tirana, 6 March 2010 06.03.2010

    NALAS Task Force on Energy Efficiency met in Tirana, Albania, on the 6 March 2010. The meeting was devoted to the TF EE strategic planning based on the sum-ups of the Survey “Energy Efficiency Measures in South-East European Municipalities and the Role of National Associations and NALAS”. The group achieved the meeting’s overall subjective to plan short-, mid- and long term. A project idea Think Globally Develop Locally for tackling climate change was presented to the TF EE by Ms. Clare Romanik of UNDP, the TF EE communicated the idea with the LGAs and CLO executive decision on its further implementation is expected.

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  • National Workshop Integration of Informal Settlements 10.02.2010

    A National Workshop Integration of Informal Settlements was held in Prijedor on the 10th of February 2010 under the Pilot Project Urban Integration of Informal Settlements. It was the last event organized within the frame of the project which was completed on the 28th of February. Over 30 representatives from municipalities, urban planners, architects and related specialists attended the event. NALAS presented to the audience its strategic goals, scope, activities and competencies, including the functioning of the TF UP. Higher awareness of NALAS activities and recognition of its role was the aim to achieve. The scope of the follow up projects for Prijedor was agreed.

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  • Water Management Working Group Meeting in Belgrade, 4-5 February 2010 04.02.2010

    The Meeting of the Water Management Working Group was held on 4-5 February in Belgrade, Serbia. Representatives of 11 member associations participated at the meeting. In total, 19 participants were present the meeting, including NALAS and GTZ representatives. The main goal of the meeting was to exchange the experiences and identify common problems and holdbacks. Based on the identified problem, several project ideas were developed, to be proposed to GTZ ORF for funding: Municipal networking in water and waste water treatment sector in South East Europe, Reduction of Water Losses in Municipalities of South East Europe, as well as Public Private Partnership in water sector. Since the last topic was already identified as priority by other Task Forces, the proposal was made to organise a joint workshop with Waste Management Working Group and Fiscal Decentralisation Task Force, with guests from EU.

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  • Sofia Declaration on Enforcing the political neutrality and independence 01.02.2010

    In some coun­tries in South East Europe the unity of national associations was chal­lenged in the past few months: new associations were established, while the national associations, members of NALAS network, lost considerable part of their membership. Therefore, the Presidents at their meeting in Sofia expressed their concern about such tendencies of fragmentation of national associa­tions in the region. A political declaration was adopted by the Presidents who agreed that the message coming from NALAS should be widely disseminated in all SEE countries.

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