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NALAS 2022 General Assembly
24.01.2022

  • Location: Belgrade, Serbia
  • Date: 11/05/2022 - 13/05/2022

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NALAS 17th General Assembly will be organised from 12 to 13 May 2022, in Hotel Crown Plaza in Belgrade, Serbia, in partnership with the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities of Serbia (SCTM).  

Some 70 mayors from around South-East Europe will be part of the General Assembly. The event will include a statutory session on 12th and a regional conference on 13th, focused on role of municipalities in providing quality water and sanitation services.

High officials from Serbia and the Region, as well as from the European institutions will address at the 17th NALAS General Assembly.

Day 1: 12 May 2022 (Thursday)

NALAS XVII General Assembly Statutory Session

14:30-14:45

Opening addresses:

- Ms. Tatiana Badan, NALAS President

- Ms. Aleksandra Maletic, Vice-President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

- Ms. Maja Mačužić Puzić, State Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, Republic of Serbia

- Ms. Anna Magyar (ECR/Hungary), Committee of the Regions Rapporteur on Enlargement Package 2021

- Mr. Fabrizio Rossi, Secretary General of CEMR (video address)

14:45-16:00

Tour de table: The key challenges and priorities of Local Government Associations - state of local public administration reform

(5 minutes per delegation)

 

16:00-16:30

 

Networking coffee break

16:30-17:30

Statutory Session:

1.      Approval of minutes of NALAS 2021 General Assembly Meeting

2.      Approval of NALAS 2021 Annual Narrative and Financial Reports

3.      Inauguration of the new NALAS President and Vice-Presidents

4.      Approval of NALAS 2022 Workplan and Budget

5.      Approval of the Regional water management policy position paper

 

Day 2: 13 May 2022 (Friday)

Water conference: The role of municipalities in providing quality water and sanitation services 

Time

Content

09:30-09:50

 

Opening addresses:

- Mr. Goran Cvetanovic, NALAS newly appointed President, President of SCTM, Mayor of Leskovac

- Mr. Peter Wolf, Sector Fund Manager, GIZ ORF-MMS

09:50-10:00

How can municipalities benefit from the capacity development offer of the Regional Capacity Development Network for Water and Sanitation Services? (video)

10:00-10:40

 

Key-note presentations:

-        Ms. Maja Markovic, Local Resilience Expert, UNDRR: Resilience of water services and the role of local governments and Making Cities Resilient 2030 campaign

-        Mr. Pavle Donev, Country Coordinator, GIZ ORF-MMS: Capacity development – cost or investment for the future?

10:40-11:00

Networking coffee break

11:00-12:30

 

Addressing the municipal challenges in providing high quality WSS services:  

-        Mr. Miodrag Gluscevic, NALAS Task Force Solid Waste and Water Management (focus: key challenges in the region)

-        Ms. Maja Milosevic Milojic, City of Leskovac (focus: waste water treatment plant)

-        Ms. Maja Medenica, Belgrade Waterworks (focus: digitalisation and asset management practices)

-        Mr. Refik Bojadzic, Secretary General of Union of Municipalities of Montenegro (focus: cooperation LG-PUC, LGA-APUC, importance of capacity development)   

-        Mr. Nikola Tarbuk, Secretary General of SCTM (focus: LGA’s support to advance inter-municipal cooperation in provision of WSS services)

12:30-13:00

Presentation of the regional water management policy position paper: Mr. Miodrag Gluscevic, NALAS Task Force Solid Waste and Water Management

Conclusions and closing of the conference: Mr. Goran Cvetanovic, NALAS newly appointed President, President of SCTM, Mayor of Leskovac  

 

The General Assembly will be held in English language, while translation in Serbian and other SEE languages is provided. All the details of the General Assembly agenda are available on the following link: http://www.nalas.eu/News/21GA.  

For more information, please contact NALAS Knowledge and Communications Manager Jelena Janevska, at janevska@nalas.eu, ++389 70 280 582.

Agenda NALAS 2022 General Assembly

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