NALED marks its 15th anniversary

The National Alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED) celebrated 15 years of its inception on Wednesday evening with a ceremony attended by the organization’s friends, members, partners and representatives of the Government of Serbia.

“We are proud that over the past 15 years, with 300 members and now almost 100 employees, we have become a key interlocutor in almost all reform processes and a leader in the dialogue between stakeholders in the Serbian society,” said NALED’s Executive Director, Violeta Jovanović.

“We see Serbia as it could be and we are working tirelessly to make it so,” Jovanović added,  thanking local governments, the private sector and members of civil society who have cooperated with NALED since its foundation.

On the occasion of NALED’s anniversary, Prime Minister Ana Brnabić said in a video message that NALED has brought local governments, businesses and civil society organizations to work together and improved communication between these three sectors of the state.

“NALED is absolutely necessary for our society because it is objective, impartial and has a very good view of the situation in Serbia, both of the good things the government is doing and the things that could be done better,” the Prime Minister added.

She also underlined that the government, with the help of NALED, has been implementing serious reforms in the country and the region for years. “We made decisions quickly, changed laws and created a more favourable environment. This can be seen in digitalisation, new jobs and new technologies,” Brnabić added.

Aleksandar Karadjordjević welcomed those present and congratulated NALED on its milestone, underlining the importance of the projects NALED has implemented in Serbia. The director of the USAID mission in Serbia, Susan Fritz, also congratulated the organization on its jubilee and thanked NALED for improving communication between the countries in the region.

(Krstarica, 16.08.2021)



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