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29. September 2017.

Belgrade, Medvedja – The Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities organized the second meeting of the SCTM Network for Human Resource Management. The meeting was held in Belgrade on September 25 and 26, as part of the project called "Human Resource Management in Local Self-Governments," which is being implemented in cooperation with the Council of Europe, the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government and the SCTM, and with the financial support of the Delegation of the European Union and the Council of Europe.

The municipality of Medvedja is one of the few cities and municipalities that applied for and got a project for the implementation of the support package for human resources management in local self-governments. Of the 90 applicants, it managed to be in the group of selected 20 pilot local self-governments where the project of human resource management is implemented. The meeting was, on behalf of the municipality of Medvedja, attended by Ljiljana Kostic Marjanovic and Jasmina Andjelic, who work on the project, as well as by Nebojsa Arsic, the Mayor of Medvedja.

The main topic of the two-day meeting was an exchange of experiences and practical knowledge between experts from the business world and public administration, which deals with human resources management.

Ana Brnabic, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, and Branko Ruzic the Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, said in the opening remarks that human resources were the greatest potential of the Republic of Serbia.

"The goal of our government is to have a professional, efficient and friendly public administration, both at the national and at the local level. Efficient public administration should become a standard, while the management and the staff have to adjust to changes, "said Prime Minister Ana Brnabic.

Branko Ruzic, Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, said that the ultimate goal of the Ministry was effective public administration and order in the administration, as well as providing equal opportunities for professional development of employees, which would enable further improvement of labor and raise the quality of services provided to the citizens and businesses.

Source: South Serbia Journal and Coordination Body