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

News / Actualities

Regional Trainings about Participative Budgeting Begin

  • Belgrade, 1 October 2018

Within the Programme Swiss PRO, in the period from 2 to 26 October 2018, seven regional trainings about the implementation of the participative budgeting process will be organised. These two-day trainings, realised by the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCTM), are intended for local self-government employees, with the aim of improving budgeting as well as ensuring budget transparency.

Taking into consideration the legal obligations regarding citizen participation in the budget adoption process in local self-government units, the participants will become familiar with the proposals for normative organization and the implementation of this process, as well as examples of the recommended practice.

The following will be presented to the representatives of towns and municipalities: the legislation framework and citizen participation tools, mechanisms for citizen inclusion in the processes of producing the public investments plan and budget, methods of preparing and implementing a public debate and public hearing, processing results of public debate and presentation of results, as well as proposals for improving budget transparency.

Places and dates of two-day regional trainings:

  • Zlatibor – 2 and 3 October 2018
  • Vrnjačka Banja – 4 and 5 October 2018
  • Beograd – 11 and 12 October 2018
  • Novi Sad – 16 and 17 October 2018
  • Subotica – 18 and 19 October 2018
  • Niš – 23 and 24 October 2018
  • Kragujevac – 25 and  6 October 2018

The agenda and further information can be found on this link.