Official title of the project

We plan strategically – and contribute to an accelerated development of local community

Sectors

Project information

Subtitle
CIVIL SOCIETY FACILITY PROGRAMME 2012 Theme 3: Capacity building at the local level
Website
Region / City
Cities
Serbia
Total budget of programme / project

64,670.24 EUR

Implementation period
2013. Nov - 2015. Feb
Expected results
  1. Detailed survey on participation of civil society in a process of development and implementation of local strategies and plans conducted
  2. The project has allowed significantly better informing and learning in the area of strategic planning and participatory approach to planning for a number of local CSOs who had not participated in these processes so far
  3. The project has provided direct involvement of organizations (22) in a strategic planning that took place in 4 municipalities during 2014.
Beneficiary

Local self-governments from which were recruited CSOs, Citizens and local communities from which were recruited CSOs, Other municipalities, cities and CSOs as users of database containing examples of good practice and recommendations for improvement of consultative process.

Partners

Partners:

1.            Association “People’s Parliament” (RS)

2.            Association “Gradjansa” (RS)

3.            Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (RS)

Summary of the project

The project supports CSOs in underdeveloped municipalities in Serbia, providing them with the necessary knowledge and skills to actively participate in the next local strategic planning consultative process in their respective administrative areas. Also, local municipalities are encouraged to organize public debates and to actively involve all local actors in their strategic planning processes.

Programme/Project objectives

Overall goal is to contribute to a more efficient and transparent strategic planning of local development in Serbia, through more efficient involvement of local CSOs, citizens and their informal groups into the process of drafting and implementation of local strategic plans. Specific objectives: 1) Analyzing previous involvement of local CSOs in the process of planning the strategic development of municipalities in Serbia; 2) Building capacities of the CSOs from underdeveloped municipalities for their more active involvement into the strategic planning process in respective municipalities, 3) Promoting the importance of participative approach in developing and implementing local strategies.