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Within the project Local Networking for Sustainable Development (LNSD)in cooperation with Kosovo Open Society Foundation from Pristina, BFPE is currently organizing a study visit to the city of Rijeka, Croatia.

LNSD project has the goal of improving cooperation on local level between Serbia and Kosovo*, first, by contributing to development of democratic dialogue on issues of importance for sustainable development; second, by contributing to building human capacities of representatives of local self-governments, civil society organizations which are active in local communities, as well as representatives of business community through awareness-raising and gaining new knowledge; and, to initiate and further develop communication between decision makers on the local level of government.

Project started with the first seminar taking place in the end of June 2013 in Kosovo*, was then continued with the second seminar in the beginning of October, third was held in mid-December in Serbia, while the forth seminar (also due to take place in Kosovo*) will take place in May 2014. One of the most important activities planned by the project is study visit to City of Rijeka (Republic of Croatia).


On the first day of study visit participants were greeted by Deputy Mayor of Rijeka, Marko Filipovic, and then introduced to city’s energy development. Development strategy of the City of Rijeka was presented by Natasa Zrilic, Advisor to the Mayor. Participants were then introduced to the work of Regional Energy Agency and Energo company.

In the next two days, participants will visit the County Centre for Waste Management MarišćinaViševac waste deposit and toxic waste deposit Sovjak, as well as the Rijeka Commercial Harbour. Rijeka Mayor, Vojko Obersnel will meet with participants at the end of  the study visit.

This project is financed by the Delegation of the European Union in the Republic of Serbia.

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