THE REGIONAL FORUM AS A COOPERATION PLATFORM FOR MUNICIPALITIES OF SOUTHWEST SERBIA
The agenda of the December session of the Regional Forum was based on the conclusions from the September sessions in Belgrade. The main topics of the discussion included possibilities of cooperation among the Sandzak municipalities on various projects and funding opportunities for those projects from various international programs. The participants were introduced to best practices from other parts of Serbia. The director of the Regional Development Agency of Eastern Serbia, the most successful development agency in Serbia, made a presentation to the participants about the work and experience of his agency. Another expert made a comprehensive presentation on EU funds available to the municipalities in Serbia. The session was concluded with an exchange of possible project ideas between the participants. On the second day of the session the participants concentrated on the Forum’s organizational issues and its work plan for 2015. Reports below are available in Serbian only.