The Economic Pillar of the “SDGs for ALL” Platform organized a final event on June 29th, 2022, within the Thematic group dedicated to the issue of economic development planning by the local communities.
The conference marked the culmination of a process which, over the past year, included a series of workshops in the local communities of Pirot, Knjaževac and Sombor, with participation of the representatives of the public and private sectors, and two national-level events with the representatives of key institutions responsible for local development. The conference assembled representatives of Public Policy Secretariat, Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities, National Alliance for Local Economic Development, National Coalition for Decentralization, public utility companies Srbijašume, Raška and Golubac Fortress, City of Dimitrovgrad, international development organizations, as well as experts in the field of local economic development and public policies.
Among the key conclusions is the importance of participation of all stakeholders, at both local and national level, in managing the resources located on the territory of local communities. In order to create strong local communities that manage their economic development, leave no one behind and mutually cooperate, it is necessary to include all the stakeholders from the outset of the planning and implementation processes.