June 3, 2016 - June 4, 2016

Workshop Novi Grad and Laktaši

„Within the framework of the CapaCity-Program and in line with Activity 1 the KDZ-Centre for Public Administration Research carried out the Workshop “Improvement of Municipal Services and Local Economic Development in the Light of the European Integration” in the municipalities Novi Grad and Laktaši in Bosnia and Herzegovina from June 3-4, 2016. The workshop was developed and organized in close cooperation with the Austrian association URBAN FORUM. Furthermore the Association of Public Services and Public Enterprises Austria (VÖWG) supported the workshop. Their expertise not only gave a boost for the discussions but also contributed substantially to the overall success of the workshop.

According to the challenges and based on the requirements and needs of the host cities the workshop focused on the following topics:

  • Local economic development emphasizing entrepreneurship and tourism
  • Delivery of public services in the light of European Integration (EU-legal framework and preconditions)
  • Financing public services (Private Public Partnership models, EU-funding)

In the report attached you can find further information on the workshop topics, the discussions, recommendations for the host cities and potential follow-up activities.”