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A meeting between representatives of local self-government and representatives of CSOs, the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (BFPE), the Belgrade Open School (BOS) and the Association of Citizens Primus from Priboj was held on November 4, at the Regional Innovation Startup Center in Priboj. The topic of the meeting was the drafting of a development plan for the local self-government unit, which all local self-governments are obliged to adopt according to the Law on the Planning System of the RS.

It was determined at the meeting that all strategic documents of the municipality of Priboj have expired, or will expire this year, and that it is necessary to strategically determine the direction of further development of the municipality. The participants reached a consensus on the need to develop and adopt a development plan for the local self-government unit, and agreed on the initial steps in this process. BOS and BFPE have offered their mentoring support in the development of the Priboj development plan, which the representatives of the local self-government consider to be of great importance, due to the limited capacities of the municipality and the large volume of work that the development of the plan brings. At the end of the meeting, it was concluded that the existence of political will in Priboj is crucial to start this process, and further meetings between representatives of the municipality and representatives of the civil sector were announced.

The panel was organized as an additional activity within the project “SDGs for All supported by the governments of Switzerland and Germany, and implemented by GIZ. Project partners are BOS, BFPE, CEVES, Divac Foundation, FCD and TOC. The project “SDGs for All” implies the establishment of a platform for public dialogue among the most important non-state actors in Serbia on the harmonization of development priorities of Serbia with the goals contained in the 2030 Agenda.

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