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  • Government of the Republic of Serbia
  • The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
  • Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCTM)

News / Actualities

Deadline for Submission of Applications for Support to Local Self Governments for Improving e-Government Extended

  • Belgrade, 19 August 2019

The Government of Switzerland through this call will support up to 40 local self-governments with EUR 350,000 to introduce or upgrade eGovernment and eServices, thus increasing accountability, transparency and efficiency in ensuring better access to services and rights for both the citizens and the economy.

Swiss PRO Programme extended until August 26, 2019, the deadline for a public call for proposals for support to local self-governments in enhancing capacities for improving eGovernment and providing eServices.

The right to participate in the public call has any of 96 towns and municipalities from the Region of Šumadija and Western Serbia and the Region of Southern and Eastern Serbia. The LSGs can apply with project proposals for procurement of € 7,000 to 9,000 IT equipment and licensed software, and also state which form of technical support they will need to improve eGovernment.

In line with the national framework, Swiss PRO Programme will offer tailor-made technical support to LSGs so that they can develop or enhance their internal processes and procedures, enhance the implementation of the electronic administrative procedure (eZUP), develop existing or new eServices and deliver solutions for local government’s websites.

Swiss PRO Programme will particularly encourage LSGs to include activities in project proposals aiming to develop and improve eServices for ethnic minorities and introduce assistance technologies to increase access of persons with disabilities to these services. Also, this is an opportunity for LSGs to enable their citizens to actively participate in the decision making process in their communities through developing eParticipation and eHearing websites.
More information about the call, eligibility criteria, application process and required documents can be found on the public call webpage.