Support to the reform of municipal finance in Montenegro

06 Mar 2013

What:  Within the project “Support to the municipal finance reform in Montenegro through the exchange of experiences” a conference will be held on inter-municipal cooperation. The conference will be organized by NISPAcee (Network of schools and institutes for public administration in Central and Eastern Europe) and the UNDP in Montenegro, with the support of the Slovak Trust Fund and the UNDP Regional Centre in Bratislava for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

The conference will be opened by:
Mr. Mladen Jovović, Deputy Minister of the Interior
Mr. Rajko Golubović, Secretary General of the Union of Municipalities of Montenegro
Ms. Sanja Bojanić, UNDP Democratic Governance Team Leader
Mr. Juraj Sklenar, NISPAcee  
Ms. Luboslava Vavrova, Centre for Development of Local Self-Governments in Slovakia

When: Wednesday, 6 March 2013 at 10 a.m.
Where: Hotel „Nikić“, Podgorica


At the conference, representatives of the Ministry of the Interior of Montenegro will talk about the existing strategic framework system of inter-municipal cooperation in Montenegro and the region. Moreover, Slovak experiences in local governments’ cooperation and its impact on municipal finance will be presented, as well as some of the most successful models of inter-municipal cooperation in the areas of municipal finance, strategic planning and local economic development. Guest speaker at the conference will be a representative of the UNDP in Macedonia, who will share experiences of inter-municipal cooperation in this country.

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The project “Support to the municipal finance reform in Montenegro through the exchange of experiences” aims to contribute to the improvement of the fiscal capacities of municipalities, the efficiency of the tax authorities. It also aims to create a favourable environment for business development and to encourage the inter-municipal cooperation. This should result in administrative cost savings, increased revenue and efficient provision of services to citizens.

Contact Information

Ivana Vujović, UNDP Montenegro Communications Assistant,Tel: +382 20 22 55 33 ext. 118,
Mob.: +382 69 681 222, E-mail: ivana.vujovic@undp.org