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Urban Partnership Program 'Placemaking' Workshop Belgrade, September 19-20, 2019

Merging the Split: Converting Spaces into Places April 25-26 - Split, Croatia

City to City Dialogue - Cities, Drivers of Economy, Vision 2030 Skopje, April 10-12, 2019.

UPP Technical Workshop on Municipal Finance and Urban Audit October 25-26, 2018 - Vlore, Albania

UPP MFSA Workshop Sarajevo, 25-26. 9. 2018

UPP Urban Planning 'Placemaking' Workshop in Nis, Serbia, June 21-22 2018

Mayor’s Symposium on Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Development in South-East Europe 26-27 February 2018, Vienna

World Bank - Austria Urban Partnership Program (UPP) City to City Dialogue: November 14-15, 2017 Skopje

Regional Conference “Socially Inclusive Cities” Cities For The People - Making Collaborative Governance Happen, March 26 - 28, 2017, Zagreb - Croatia

Regional Conference “Cities with Integrity” World Bank - Austria Urban Partnership Program (UPP), Belgrade, Serbia: January 29-31, 2017
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"The MFSA tool is very useful and can help LGs assess their financial performance and look for additional financing. On the other hand, it is a huge responsibility to translate the budget into strategies that will drive LG's development",
Reisa Duraj, Head of Finance and Treasure Relations Sector of the Shkoder Municipality, Albania

"This capacity building program will enhance knowledge and skills of local governments, particularly of medium and large cities."

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Leadership Program for Overcoming Sector Challenges in Solid Waste Management

October 22 – 27, 2012
The second Greater Than Leadership workshop, held in Budapest  on October 22-27,  2012  comprised of 5 dynamic teams from Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo.  and Bosnia and Herzegovina (Federation and Republic of Srbska), was implemented as a follow-up to the Dissemination Conference and Training Workshop on Municipal Solid Waste Management held in May 2011 in Vienna, Austria. 
The objective of the workshop was to enhance the capacity of reform teams in the Balkans to better identify the complexity of reform challenges, build coalitions and move forward in the reforms they have identified.
The Program treats leadership as a process through which change agents mobilize people, ideas, and resources to make progress in attaining complex shared objectives.  The learning objective was to provide participants with the analytical frameworks, personal skills and tools to enhance their capacity to manage technical and adaptive challenges in leading reforms in Solid Waste Management.  The course was organized around five content modules:  (1) Adaptive Leadership, (2) Self Mastery, (3) Coalition Building Diagnostics, (4) Strategic Communication and (5) the Rapid Results Approach, which provides a schematic representation of the process flow that reform teams undergo during the workshop.  The one week training is also the middle component of the one-year Greater Than Leadership program which, includes a three-week preparatory phase prior to the training, and an 11-month results laboratory phase afterwards. 
The structure of the training addressed two main issues: (1) the integration of leadership capacity building modules with technical challenges in order to address the question of ‘leadership for what?’ in the context of Solid Waste Management, and (2) how the frameworks and tools in the modules can be appropriated by participants and applied to their own reform efforts while in the workshop, with a focus on implementation, as the teams transition into the 11-month results laboratory phase.
The training was centered on sharing concepts and frameworks, followed by the application of processes and tools for the teams’ own projects.  Participating teams were guided to diagnose their own local contexts and consider the feasibility of potential solutions based on their own deep knowledge of local realities.  Sessions were interactive and a combination of learning approaches and methodologies were chosen to maximize opportunities to experience and apply concepts to real-world scenarios. 
Representatives from Teams from Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, who took part in the Greater Than Leadership Training in January 2012, were invited to share their experiences and achievements to date with their peers.