Workshop on Implementation of the Sustainable and Integrated Urban Development Strategy of Serbia 2030 was held on July 3rd in Belgrade.
Representatives of ministries, local self-governments, national organizations, public and private enterprises for urban development, development agencies and international programs from Arandjelovac, Belgrade, Kragujevac, Kraljevo, Niš, Novi Sad, Smederevo took part in the joint work. -. The meeting was opened by Assistant Minister Mr. Djordje Milic, and the participants were addressed by Mr. Harald Miler, Team leader of GIZ / AMBERO Project. The workshop were also attended by Ms. Anne Wirtz, Head of GIZ project “Strengthening of local land management in Serbia” and Mr. Juan Neidhart, Project Manager from Ambero, Kronberg.
Prof. Marija Maksin from IAUS presented the proposed indicators and criteria for the selection of projects, while Dr. Siniša Trkulja from MCTI spoke about the instruments for implementation of the Strategy. After each presentation, a discussion was opened. The theme of indicators proved to be important for discussion. On the one hand, some participants saw that it was crucial to monitor the implementation of projects. On the other hand, there was a discussion about the missing data for monitoring the proposed number of indicators. The representative of the Statistical Office pointed to the already initiated activities at the national level in monitoring of sustainable development goals (UN SDGs). It was concluded that the proposed set of indicators will be revised with representatives of local institutions, who expressed their readiness to provide additional suggestions. The proposed set of indicators is in line with the introduction of local information systems, but also significant topics such as land consumption, and changes in land use.
In addition to the presentation of the previous steps and the results of the workshops where the potential sources of funding for the priority areas of intervention were defined, the following steps in the process of drafting the Strategy were presented: after the meeting with the Working Group and preparation of the Draft Strategy, public enquiry will be held in autumn.