During the two years of project implementation (December 2005 – December
2007), the project has engaged several international and more than 50 domestic
experts in the Strategy-drafting process, including a large variety of institutions,
the academic community, NGOs and stakeholders, and organized a widely-inclusive
participative process. The first draft of the NSDS of the Republic of Serbia
has been presented in August 2007, followed by a 3-month public debate campaign
on the draft strategy in more than 20 towns and cities throughout Serbia. The
public debate campaign was organized in cooperation with non-governmental organizations
and the representatives of local self-government.
In the late 2007, The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister initiated the founding
of the “Friends of Sustainable Serbia” group. This group gathers
the key stakeholders with the goal of providing support for NSDS implementation.
Currently, the group is being strengthened and it is gaining more members,
and the “Friends of Sustainable Serbia” conference will be held
in the March of 2009, when the group’s program will be officially launched
and the achieved results related to the NSDS design and implementation will
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