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City of Kragujevac Prof. Dobrica Milovanović Deputy mayor of Kragujevac Vice President of ALDA Adriatic-Ionian Macroregion: A New Framework for Cross Border.

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1 City of Kragujevac Prof. Dobrica Milovanović Deputy mayor of Kragujevac Vice President of ALDA Adriatic-Ionian Macroregion: A New Framework for Cross Border Co-operation 11 October 2011

2 2 Kragujevac - basic facts Fourth largest city in Serbia First capital of modern Serbia ( ) Centre of Šumadija region Population: inhabitants Area: 835 km 2 Location: Central Serbia, 120 km south from Belgrade, next to corridor 10. Latitude: 21 o East, Longitude: 44 o North Altitude: 173 m Climate: mild-continental Administrative, economic, educational, cultural, medical and industrial (well known after car industry) center of Central Serbia University: 12 faculties, 16,000 students River valleys and hilly land suitable for diverse agriculture types development.

3 Twininig and parnership for development

4 Kragujevac European Affairs July 2004 – Member of ALDA and Vice President position April 2005 – Position within the CoE Congress May 2008 – December 2009 – Rapporteur of CoE Congress on local and regional democracy in Belgium October 2009 – Kragujevac promotion at 60 years of Congress of CoE plenary session July 2010 – Congress of CoE first time in SEE – Kragujevac hosted Institutional Committee meeting. June 2009 – Member of the Institute of European Regions (Salzburg) September 2010 – Kragujevac City (and Šumadija Region) sent the Representative in Brussels (Mrs Borka Tomic Radovanovic) May 2011 – Open Doors 2011, Kragujevac and Šumadija District presented cultural, educational, tourist & economic potentials to the EU citizens May 2011 – CoR Western Balkan Working Group session in Kragujevac. September 2011 – Open Days 2011, Local event - Europe in my Region: Adriatic-Ionian Macro Region; Seminar: PPP, Best practices 4

5 5 1. Business Innovation Centre (BIC) foundation Financial resources: Netherlands SPARK (ЕU), USAID i National investmen plan (NIP): 3,625,500 EUR 2. Support to the regional economy through the construction of Regional fair Šumadija sajam. EU Financial resources: 323,000 EUR (EAR) 3. The development of the entrepreneurship and support to start up businesses in the City of Kragujevac EU financial resources: 175,200 ЕUР (IPA, German NGO HELP 4. Unique information system for keeping the copy and issuing of birth and citizenship certificates EU financial resources: 94,400 ЕUР (EXCHANGE 1 program) 5. Foundation of Technology park in Kragujevac EU financial resources: 25,000 EUR (EXCHANGE 2 program) Some EU projects realized in Kragujevac

6 6 12 September 2011: Adriatic-Ionian Macro Region: Public Private Partnerships – Best practices Source: Official Webpage of the City of Kragujevac,

7 7 Local Decision on PPP The first Decision on PPP in Serbia, since 2009 The aim is to raise the level of communal services and attract foreign and domestic investments (on profit basis) in further City development The document enables the collaboration with the private partner through the establishment of corporate companies, public utility companies or entrusting the public utilities and common building The share of the City cannot be less then 30% and may be comprised of: land, land development fees, consulting, market, know-how or financial resources By obtaining properties through joint construction, establishing companies with investors from the country and abroad on profit basis.

8 8 Adriatic Ioanian Macro - Regional Strategy Adopting local and regional strategy for the macro-regional level Sumadija & Pomoravlje Regional Strategy for Sustainable Development 2011 – 2021 (adopted ) Kragujevac Strategy for Local Sustainable Development 2011 – 2021 (in progress ) Potential cooperation through EC Local Administration Facility program Learning from the Baltic Sea Region

9 9 Prof. Dobrica Milovanovic, deputy mayor City of Kragujevac 3, Trg slobode Kragujevac Serbia Phone: Cell: Fax: Web site:


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