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  • Assessing territorial attractiveness in South-East Europe 10.09.2014

    This publication summarises the results of the Assessing territorial attractiveness in South-East Europe-Attract SEE project.

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  • Fiscal Decentralization Indicators for South-East Europe: 2006-2012 13.05.2014

    FDI2012-1 This report has been prepared by the NALAS Fiscal Decentralization Task. It is the third edition of what NALAS expects to be an ongoing effort to provide national and local policy makers and analysts with reliable comparative data on municipal finances and intergovernmental fiscal relations in South-East Europe. The monitoring system of the implementation of the strategy “South East Europe 2020 - Jobs and Prosperity in a European Perspective” related to the measuring clear subsidiarity, multilevel governance and regional cooperation will be based on the data and analysis conducted for this report.

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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 06.03.2014

    Tourism cover 3 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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  • Matchmaking for a Greener Europe 25.09.2013

    MM_SEE As part of the Matchmaking Platform within the NEXPO International Municipal Fair, held in Rijeka and Opatija, Croatia, from 25-27 September 2013, NALAS conducted a Needs Assessment, 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 matchmaking priorities.

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  • Discussions on the changes context and trends in Fiscal decentralisation in SEE 01.11.2012

    docimgcontex This publication represents a collection of policy papers developed by associations of local authorities of South East Europe in preparation for the international conference “The Future of Fiscal Decentralisation in South Eastern Europe” organized by NALAS in Budva, Montenegro on 1-2 November 2012. It also contains the speech of the President of NALAS as well as the “Budva Declaration for the Future of Fiscal Decentralisation in South East Europe” adopted at this Conference. More information on the conference are available at www.nalas.eu/fd/index.aspx. These products were developed with the support of the World Bank Institute - Austria Urban Partnership Program.

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  • Fiscal Decentralization Indicators for South-East Europe: 2006-2011 20.11.2008

    fdindicators2011 The Report has been prepared by the NALAS Fiscal Decentralization Task Force. It is the second edition of what NALAS expects to be an ongoing effort to provide national and local policy makers, researchers, and interested outside observers with reliable comparative data on municipal finances and intergovernmental fiscal relations in South-East Europe.

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  • Manual for Efficient Sanitary Landfill Management in SEE 30.10.2008

    knc926 The Network of Associations of Local Authorities in South Eastern Europe (NALAS), supported by the Open Regional Fund for South East Europe (ORF), has initiated a project with a focus on landfill management. At present, many of the landfills in the project region are not operated satisfactorily and cause negative impact on human health and environment. Thus, the project analyzed the current status of waste disposal in the region, and based on the findings developed recommendations for future improvements.

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  • Challenges of Regularisation of Informal Settlements in South-East Europe 29.09.2008

    knc823-f21 NALAS has published a new report addressing an issue of central importance to the social, economic and institutional development of local governments in South-East Europe. Challenges of regularisation of informal settlements of thirteen entities with diverse backgrounds in terms of economic management and political structure were assesed. Almost all are currently at different stages of a major socioeconomic transition which imposes new challenges for all sectors of economic management. Rapid urban growth has generated a dramatic increase in the need for land, services, credit and livelihood opportunities. Understandably, local governments have found it difficult to keep pace with the complexity and scale of these needs. As a result, people have resorted to self-help and various types of informal settlements have emerged in all the countries as observed by the local government associations that participated in the Study.

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  • Municipal Solid Waste Information System Model 01.09.2008

    knc804 There is a common understanding that waste management in the region of South-eastern Europe is burdened with a lack of relevant information on municipal waste at the local level, and consequently, often characterized by inadequate tariffs and inefficient service. The need for municipalities and Public Utility Companies (PUCs) to undertake efforts in order to provide services as efficient and affordable as possible is therefore clear. In order to improve service levels in municipal waste management policy at the local level, efficiency and quality must be enhanced under the umbrella of an affordable tariff structure.

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  • Guidelines on Local Government Borrowing 03.08.2008

    knc665 This publication contains best experiences available in the region of South East Europe in debt financing and managing complex capital investment projects. Improved information is intended also to lead to proposals for changes in laws and regulations that are restricting local borrowing in some countries. In this guide the project team analyzed recent trends (2010) in local government borrowing in Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Republika Srpska – BiH, Romania, Serbia and Turkey.

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