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Swiss ambassador attending Stadler Rail Procurement Signing Ceremony

08.04.2021 — Local news Serbia
On 8th April 2021, Swiss ambassador Urs Schmid attended the signing ceremony at the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Serbia on the procurement of three high-speed electric-powered passenger trains of the renowned Swiss company Stadler Rail.


Swiss Ambassador addressing panel on World Water Day

22.03.2021 — Local news Serbia
On the occasion of World Water Day on 22 March, Nestlé Adriatic in Serbia organized an online panel with participation of national and municipal authorities as well as representatives of the media and of the Nestlé production facility in Surcin. 



Winners selected in the annual award for best practice in applying good governance principles

19.03.2021 — Local news Serbia
Knić, Kragujevac, Kruševac and Veliko Gradište are the winners of the 2020 Annual Award for the best town/municipality in applying good governance principles. With the award, the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government (MPALSG) encourages and supports further improvement of good governance at the local level. The awards are co-funded through the Swiss PRO Programme supported by the Government of Switzerland.


Swiss Ambassador meets Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development

12.03.2021 — Local news Serbia
On 12 March 2021, the Ambassador of Switzerland, Mr. Urs Schmid, was received by the Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development, H.E. Mr. Branko Ružić, for a courtesy visit. The meeting provided an excellent opportunity to review the very close bilateral cooperation between Switzerland and Serbia, especially on vocational education and training (VET) and in support of the Science and Technology Parks (STPs). 



Local Government Fellowship program launched for eleven young professionals in southwest Serbia

09.03.2021 — Local news Serbia
The OSCE Mission to Serbia launched its Local Government Fellowship on 1st February this year, in partnership with six municipalities. The initiative will enable eleven young women and men from Novi Pazar, Nova Varoš, Priboj, Prijepolje, Tutin, and Sjenica to gain professional experience in public administration and democratic governance by working with local institutions. This five-month project is implemented with the support of the governments of Switzerland and of Canada. 


Making Equality a Reality Together with Local Governments

08.03.2021 — Local news Serbia

Celebration of International Women’s Day ignited many local governments throughout Serbia to mark the official start of the small-grant projects strengthening local Gender Equality Mechanisms supported by the Swiss Government through the Swiss PRO Programme.

On 8th March 2021, many citizens in Kruševac, Ivanjica, Ćićevac and Kraljevo had the opportunity to find out more about the activities their local governments have been undertaking to improve the equality of women and men in their local communities and opportunities to involve themselves in the project activities.


Dance company “Alias” from Geneva to participate at the Belgrade Dance Festival

03.03.2021 — Local news Serbia
On 3rd of March 2021 the Ambassador of Switzerland, Mr. Urs Schmid, took part at the press conference of the 18th Belgrade Dance Festival. The event was held at the National Assembly in the presence of the President of the National Assembly, H.E. Mr. Ivica Dacic, the Minister of Culture, H.E. Mrs. Maja Gojkovic and the Deputy Mayor of Belgrade, Mr. Goran Vesic as well as the diplomatic representatives of countries contributing to the Festival.


Swiss Ambassador meets Serbian Prime Minister

19.02.2021 — Local news Serbia
On 19 February 2021, the Ambassador of Switzerland, Mr. Urs Schmid, was received by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, H.E. Ms. Ana Brnabic, for a courtesy visit. The meeting provided an excellent opportunity to review the excellent bilateral relations between Switzerland and Serbia.


A Serbian-Swiss success story: Swiss Ambassador visits Science Technology Park Belgrade

10.02.2021 — Local news Serbia
Upon invitation, Swiss Ambassador Urs Schmid took the opportunity to visit the Science Technology Park (STP) in Belgrade on 10 February 2021. The Ambassador was impressed by the six-building hub, which is home to more than 100 companies with over 850 employees. The visit was an ideal chance to meet and talk to many Serbian entrepreneurs and get an idea of the dynamic and innovative environment of the STP.


Swiss Ambassador meets Serbian Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government

08.02.2021 — Local news Serbia
On 8 February 2021, the Ambassador of Switzerland, Mr. Urs Schmid, paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, H.E. Mrs. Marija Obradović. The meeting provided a good opportunity to reinforce the close bilateral cooperation between Switzerland and the Ministry on a number of projects and programs. 

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