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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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Program Launch and Symposium

May 25-27, 2011
The program was kicked-off with a high-level launch ceremony at the Vienna City Hall (May 25), followed by the Innovative and Sustainable Cities Symposium (May 26-27) held at the Rainers Hotel in Vienna. The launch included remarks by 2 representatives of the City of Vienna, Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance, and World Bank Senior Management. It was concluded with a keynote address by the Deputy Mayor of Poznan, Poland. The audience included City Mayors from South-East Europe and from other cities in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, as well as heads of associations of local authorities, and civil society representatives and academia. The Symposium featured practitioners presenting their experience in addressing leadership challenges looking at economic, financial, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainable urban development. It was an opportunity to validate priorities and key issues in the region.