EU PRO Programme funded by the European Union and the Republic of Serbia
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Belgrade, 12 October 2018

European Union Allocates 1.2 million Euros for Development of Geographic Information Systems

The EU PRO Development Programme has published the Public Call for Proposals for Introduction and Development of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The Call, for which the European Union (EU) has allocated 1.2 million Euros, is open by 30 December 2018, while all 99 local self-governments[1] from the regions of Šumadija and Western Serbia and Southern and Eastern Serbia involved in the implementation of EU PRO are legible to apply.

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) will provide the local self-governments with the possibility of collecting, processing and managing geospatial data in one place, by use of modern computer technologies, and therefore they will better plan their development and resources and attract potential investors.

"The introduction of geographic information systems will improve the work of local governments, since institutional networking and unified databases enable more efficient provision of services to citizens, investors and all other users. Additionally, it will contribute to better land management and the assessment of the socio-economic potentials of cities and municipalities," Graeme Tyndall, EU PRO Programme Manager said.

The European Union, through the EU PRO programme, will support local governments in the process of introducing and developing GIS by procuring software and hardware, as well other required computer equipment, while the important segment will be training of the employees in local administrations. During the project implementation, there will be defined GIS institutional framework and operating procedures, and cooperation between the relevant institutions dealing with spatial data at the local and national levels will be established.

The projects submitted by individual local self-governments may be awarded up to 100,000 Euros, while those submitted as  a partnership between two or more local self-governments may be awarded up to 150,000 Euros. The local self-governments must provide co-funding of at least 15 percent of the total project value.

EU PRO will organise the info sessions and trainings for all interested applicants from 12 November to 7 December 2018, while the more detailed information on the venues and dates of the sessions will be published on the EU PRO website where the application documentation is also avalaible EU PRO- Public Calls.

 

[1] Aleksandrovac, Aleksinac, Aranđelovac, Arilje, Babušnica, Bajina Bašta, Batočina, Bela Palanka, Blace, Bogatić, Bojnik, Boljevac, Bor, Bosilegrad, Brus, Bujanovac, Crna Trava, Čačak, Čajetina, Ćićevac, Ćuprija, Despotovac, Dimitrovgrad, Doljevac, Gadžin Han, Golubac, Gornji Milanovac, Ivanjica, Jagodina, Kladovo, Knić, Knjaževac, Koceljeva, Kosjerić, Kragujevac, Kraljevo, Krupanj, Kruševac, Kučevo, Kuršumlija, Lajkovac, Lapovo, Lebane, Leskovac, Loznica, Lučani, Ljig, Ljubovija, Majdanpek, Mali Zvornik, Malo Crniće, Medveđa, Merošina, Mionica, Negotin, Niš, Nova Varoš, Novi Pazar, Osečina, Paraćin, Petrovac na Mlavi, Pirot, Požarevac, Požega, Preševo, Priboj, Prijepolje, Prokuplje, Rača, Raška, Ražanj, Rekovac, Sjenica, Smederevo, Smederevska Palanka, Sokobanja, Surdulica, Svilajnac, Svrljig, Šabac, Topola, Trgovište, Trstenik, Tutin, Ub, Užice, Valjevo, Varvarin, Velika Plana, Veliko Gradište, Vladimirci, Vladičin Han, Vlasotince, Vranje, Vrnjačka Banja, Zaječar, Žabari, Žagubica, Žitorađa.