History and Mission
Coordination Body’s Background
Since the beginning of a crisis in 2000, the institutions of the Republic of Serbia, as well as its policy, have been paying particular attention to Preševo, Bujanovac and Medveđa, the three southern Serbian municipalities.
The goal of the above activities was to defuse multiethnic tensions, bring the armed conflicts to an end and make the lives of all citizens of the three southern Serbian municipalities normal. On the other hand, the government is, over a long period of time, focused on building the capacities of Preševo, Bujanovac and Medveđa, their economic empowerment and political and social integration, by which their stability and development would be ensured. The Coordination Body of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) and of the government of the Republic of Serbia for the Municipalities of Preševo, Bujanovac and Medveđa was established on December 16, 2000. The establishment of the Coordination Body in the policy of the Serbian government marked a new approach to resolution of ethnic conflicts. The Coordination Body is the example of a good practice in resolving conflicts by political means and not by military ones. T
Coordination Body’s Mission
The Coordination Body of the Government of the Republic of Serbia for the Municipalities of Preševo, Bujanovac and Medveđa is the administrative and executive body that coordinates the activities of the government of the Republic of Serbia, the competent governmental bodies and public services, the local governmental bodies and the citizens of the municipalities of Preševo, Bujanovac and Medveđa for the purpose of their development into safe regions in terms of politics, security and economy, including high living standards and the quality of life of their citizens, as well as the respect of human, minority, religious, political and other rights and liberties.
The Coordination Body operates as an active factor, primarily in the field of improving the degree of social and political integration, ensuring the people’s safety, achieving a sustainable economic development, developing civil society and providing support to civilian activities.
Within the framework of achieving its goals and carrying out its policy, the Coordination Body actively cooperates with the international community in the achievement of all the aforementioned goals.
The Coordination Body’s budget for 2010 amounts to 421,550,000 dinars. It was drawn up so that it supports the Coordination Body’s policy, which remains directed towards the following four top priorities:
2) Social issues
3) Economic development
4) Strengthening of the civil society capacities