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Projects approved in the scope of Exchange 5 Programme Grant scheme

25. December 2018. | Belgrade

Projects approved in the scope of Exchange 5 Programme Grant scheme

Within the framework of the Exchange 5 Grant scheme, the implementation of 18 projects in the field of property management at the local level was approved. The projects will be implemented within the Component 1 of the Programme, and will include 48 local self-government units (18 coordinators and 30 partners) as well as a few other users (PUC, development agencies, CSOs).

The total value of contracted projects is over 3.5 million EUR, of which the European Union donation amounts to approximately 3 million EUR, while the remaining amount represents co-financing by the beneficiaries. The average value of the individual grant is around 165.000 EUR, and the envisaged duration of projects is 12-18 months.

Exchange 5 Programme is funded by the European Union from IPA 2014. Тhe Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government is the Beneficiary in terms of indirect management of funds, Department for Contracting and Financing of EU Funded Programmes at the Ministry of Finance (CFCU) is the Contracting Authority, while the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities is the implementing partner. Ultimate beneficiaries of the Programme are the LSGs in Serbia and citizens/local communities benefiting from improved property management and related services by local governments.

Approved projects are:

  • Empowering Local Public Property Management Systems, implemented by the City of Novi Sad in cooperation with the municipalities of Apatin and Sremski Karlovci;
  • Efficient property management for successful local self-governments, implemented by the City of Požarevac, in cooperation with the municipalities of Petrovac na Mlavi, Kučevo, Velika Plana, Veliko Gradište, Golubac and Žagubica;
  • Property of local self-government - important link of local economic development Phase II, implemented by the Municipality of Beočin in cooperation with the Municipality of Šid and the Centre for balanced regional development - CenTriR;
  • Property of local self-government as a potential for sustainable local economic development, implemented by the Municipality of Bačka Palanka in cooperation with the Municipality of Bač;
  • Efficient and effective public property management - an integral part of transparent public administration, implemented by the Municipality of Kuršumlija in cooperation with Municipality of Blace, JKPD Toplica and JKP Blace;
  • Efficient and effective property management in the City of Nis and the Municipality of Ćuprija through the introduction of the geographic information system, implemented by the City of Niš in cooperation with the Municipality of Ćuprija;
  • Public Property Management - for increasing revenue, accountability and transparency of Public Administration and improving economic conditions for business, implemented by the Municipality of Arilje in cooperation with the municipalities of Lučani, Požega and Kosjerić;
  • Effective management of public property - a step towards faster development of our local self-governments, implemented by the Municipality of Bogatić in cooperation with the municipalities of Vladimirci and Mali Zvornik;
  • Enhancement of public property management efficiency, implemented by the City of Čačak in cooperation with the municipalities of Gornji Milanovac and Ivanjica, as well as the Regional Agency for Spatial and Economic Development of the Raška and Moravički districts;
  • Integrated approach to public property management in Municipality of Stara Pazova and Municipality of Ruma, implemented by the Municipality of Stara Pazova in cooperation with the Municipality of Ruma;
  • Effective local public property management, implemented by the Municipality of Topola in cooperation with the municipalities of Rekovac and Lapovo, as well as the Development Business Centre Kragujevac;
  • Only legal assets are good assets, implemented by the City of Subotica in cooperation with the Municipality of Senta;
  • Public property management in the service of local development, implemented by the City of Kruševac in cooperation with the Municipality of Aleksinac;
  • Public Property for the Public Development, implemented by the City of Užice in cooperation with the Municipality of Bajina Bašta and the Regional Development Agency Zlatibor;
  • Improvement of rural development through effective public property management, implemented by the Municipality of Kovačica in cooperation with the Municipality of Kovin;
  • Effective and efficient property management - property valorization and new organizational framework, implemented by the City of Kragujevac in cooperation with the Municipality of Batočina;
  • Readjustment of the public property with the needs of socio-economic development, implemented by the City of Valjevo in cooperation with the Municipality of Ub;
  • Managing property for future benefits, implemented by the City of Smederevo in cooperation with the municipalities of Žabari and Malo Crniće.

The ceremony of contracts’ signing, marking the launching of projects’ implementation, will be organized in the second half of January 2019.

We congratulate all beneficiaries of the approved projects, and we invite towns and municipalities in Serbia to follow the further implementation of the Exchange 5 Programme, given that additional direct support activities on the basis of competition are anticipated in the domain of property management, as well as training and advisory assistance for all local self-governments.