NALAS GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING IN PRISHTINA (29-30 March 2012)
The Seventh NALAS General Assembly Meeting will take place in Prishtina, on 29th and 30th March 2012. The event is organized in cooperation between NALAS and Association of Kosovo Municipalities.
Alda will be represented at the meeting by Ivana Dimitrovska, head of the Alda Office in Skopje.
One of the main topics to discus in Prishtina will be the state of fiscal decentralization in South East Europe as an indicator for the overall decentralisation process which is of high importance for the EU accession process of NALAS member countries.
Also, all the NALAS past, current and future Presidents will contribute the roundtable aiming to creation of NALAS 2020 Vision.
In addition, mayors from SEE, delegates of NALAS General Assembly, will present their most successful municipal projects of 2011 which contributed to improving decentralisation in different municipal function areas.
NALAS is a network of associations of local authorities of South East Europe. The Network brings together 15 Associations which represent roughly 4000 local authorities, directly elected by more than 80 million citizens of this region. The NALAS Secretariat, based in Skopje, is responsible for the overall coordination and the implementation of the activities.
NALAS was created in 2001 following the first Forum of Cities and Regions of South-East Europe (Skopje, November 2000), organised by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe. The Network was established under the auspices of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe (Working Table 1) and the Council of Europe. During the first years, NALAS functioned as an informal organisation with regular meetings, seminars and training programmes. In July 2005 NALAS became an officially registered association with its seat in Strasbourg. The NALAS Secretariat was established in March 2007.