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20/12/2017
Property Tax Reform Programme signed memorandums of understanding with 56 local self-governments in Serbia

Memorandum of Understanding with 45 municipalities and 11 cities is signed, and “Property tax reform” program begins its closure cooperation with local self-governments from mid-December. Ceremony of signing was attended by Mr. Branko Ružić, Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, H.E. Swiss Ambassador in Serbia Philippe Guex, Ms. Ursula Läubli, Director of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Serbia, Mr. Đorđe Staničić, General Secretary of the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities, Mr. Alexander Grunauer, team leader of the Program "Property Tax Reform", as well as 56 mayors of program partner municipalities.
In total, 92 municipalities from all over the Serbia have expressed their interest to join the program. In order to encourage inter-municipal cooperation, one of the key selection criteria was the joint application.
H.E. Swiss Ambassador in Serbia Philippe Guex said that over the past 12 years, Switzerland has been cooperating with Serbia and a large number of very important projects have been completed.
„The largest program now is Property tax reforms”, said Philippe Guex.
“We are very happy with such a great interest. Beside the more efficient collection of property tax, we also aim at encouraging municipalities to govern better. It means that through our assistance we would like to increase citizens participation in local government decision making processes including the decisions on spending the money collected through the taxes”, said Ursula Läubli, Director of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Serbia.
The total value of the program is six million francs. One million is dedicated to the five most successful municipalities in the process of tax collection. The program will last for four years.
The project is implemented by the International Management Group

        


Program „Reforma poreza na imovinu“ potpisao je Memorandume o razumevanju sa 56 lokalnih samouprava u Srbiji, i konkretnije aktivnosti sa gradovima i opštinama počinju od sredine decembra. Svečanoj ceremoniji potpisivanja prisustvovali su Ministar za državnu upravu i lokalnu samoupravu Branko Ružić, Ambasador Švajcarske u Srbiji Fili Ge, Generalni sekretar Stalne konferencije gradova i opština Đorđe Staničić, Direktorica Švajcarske kancelarije za razvoj i saradnju Ursula Lojbli, Aleksander Grunauer, direktor programa „Reforma poreza na imovinu“, kao i gradonačelnici i predsednici opština koji su izabrani da učestvuju u programu.
Zainteresovanost za učešće pokazalo je 92 lokalne samouprave iz cele Srbije, a mi smo izabrali 46 najboljih opština i 11 gradova. Jedan od ključnih kriterijuma za odbir bile su i zajedničke prijave.
Projekat sprovodi International Management Group

   

   




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03/01/2018
Planning workshop of the Property Tax Reform Program

The first planning workshop of the "Property Tax Reform" program gathered around 100 people from local self-governments from all over Serbia. The main discussion topics were shortcomings and how to overcome them in the field of property tax, as well as methods and experiences in the field of good governance.
The program will last for next four years, and in that period we will provide municipalities with financial (such as remuneration for enumerators who will conduct the fieldwork) and technical support. Technical support includes various trainings, seminars as well as assistance in inter-municipal cooperation, involving citizens in decision making processes on how to spend money from property tax.

   


Prva planska radionica programa „Reforma poreza na imovinu“ okupila je blizu 100 ljudi iz lokalnih samouprava iz cele Srbije. Glavne teme razgovora bili su nedostaci i kako ih prevazici u oblasti poreza na imovinu, kao i metode i iskustva u oblasti dobrog upravljanja.
Program će trajati naredne četiri godine, i u tom periodu opštinama ćemo pružitati finansijsku (kao što su zarade popisivača koji će raditi na terenu) i tehničku podršku. Pod tehničkom podrškom spadaju razne obuke, seminari kao i pomoć u međuopštinskoj saradnji, uključivanju građana u odluke o trošenju novca od poreza na imovinu.



   

   

   




20/12/2017
Property Tax Reform Programme signed memorandums of understanding with 56 local self-governments in Serbia

Memorandum of Understanding with 45 municipalities and 11 cities is signed, and “Property tax reform” program begins its closure cooperation with local self-governments from mid-December. Ceremony of signing was attended by Mr. Branko Ružić, Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, H.E. Swiss Ambassador in Serbia Philippe Guex, Ms. Ursula Läubli, Director of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Serbia, Mr. Đorđe Staničić, General Secretary of the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities, Mr. Alexander Grunauer, team leader of the Program "Property Tax Reform", as well as 56 mayors of program partner municipalities.
In total, 92 municipalities from all over the Serbia have expressed their interest to join the program. In order to encourage inter-municipal cooperation, one of the key selection criteria was the joint application.
H.E. Swiss Ambassador in Serbia Philippe Guex said that over the past 12 years, Switzerland has been cooperating with Serbia and a large number of very important projects have been completed.
„The largest program now is Property tax reforms”, said Philippe Guex.
“We are very happy with such a great interest. Beside the more efficient collection of property tax, we also aim at encouraging municipalities to govern better. It means that through our assistance we would like to increase citizens participation in local government decision making processes including the decisions on spending the money collected through the taxes”, said Ursula Läubli, Director of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Serbia.
The total value of the program is six million francs. One million is dedicated to the five most successful municipalities in the process of tax collection. The program will last for four years.
The project is implemented by the International Management Group

        


Program „Reforma poreza na imovinu“ potpisao je Memorandume o razumevanju sa 56 lokalnih samouprava u Srbiji, i konkretnije aktivnosti sa gradovima i opštinama počinju od sredine decembra. Svečanoj ceremoniji potpisivanja prisustvovali su Ministar za državnu upravu i lokalnu samoupravu Branko Ružić, Ambasador Švajcarske u Srbiji Fili Ge, Generalni sekretar Stalne konferencije gradova i opština Đorđe Staničić, Direktorica Švajcarske kancelarije za razvoj i saradnju Ursula Lojbli, Aleksander Grunauer, direktor programa „Reforma poreza na imovinu“, kao i gradonačelnici i predsednici opština koji su izabrani da učestvuju u programu.
Zainteresovanost za učešće pokazalo je 92 lokalne samouprave iz cele Srbije, a mi smo izabrali 46 najboljih opština i 11 gradova. Jedan od ključnih kriterijuma za odbir bile su i zajedničke prijave.
Projekat sprovodi International Management Group

   

   





01/12/2017
Property Tax Reform Programme in Serbia on TV PRVA

A research of the "Property Tax Reform" project showed that around 12 percent of real estate is still out of tax records. In order to improve these statistics, the Swiss Government and IMG are starting property registration in 45 cities and municipalities throughout Serbia. Five of the most successful will split an incentive fund of one million francs.
Representative of IMG, Alexander Grunauer, leader of the project “Property Tax Reform“

Istraživanje projekta „Reforma poreza na imovinu“ pokazalo je da je oko 12 procenata nekretnina i dalje van poreske evidencije. Kako bi se ta statistika popravila Švajcarska vlada i IMG počinju popis imovine u 45 gradova i opština u celoj Srbiji. Pet najuspešnijih podeliće bespovratni nagradni fond od milion franaka.
Predstavnik IMG-a Aleksander Grunauer, vođa projekta „Reforma poreza na imovinu“.

IMG at TV PRVA (avi, 6550.73 Kb)



21/11/2017
Property Tax Reform Programme in Serbia on TV PINK

Until a few years ago, every fifth real estate in Serbia was out of tax records. Even today the property databases do not show the real situation in cities and municipalities. The project "Property Tax Reform" funded by the Government of Switzerland, implemented by IMG, will work with 40 municipalities throughout Serbia to improve this situation.
Representative of IMG, Alexander Grunauer, leader of the project “Property Tax Reform“

Do pre nekoliko godina svaka peta nekretnina u Srbiji bila je van poreske evidencije. Ni danas baze podataka o nekretninama ne pokazuju realno stanje u gradovima i opštinama. Projekat „Reforma poreza na imovinu“ koji finansira vlada Švajcarske, a sprovodi IMG, radiće sa 40 opština u celoj Srbiji kako bi se ta situacija popravila.
Predstavnik IMG-a Aleksander Grunauer, vođa projekta „Reforma poreza na imovinu“.

IMG on TV PINK (mp4, 23288.3 Kb)



14/11/2017
IMG at TV RTS 1 LIVE from our office in Belgrade

Ninety-one local self-governments in Serbia applied for our project "Property Tax Reform". The three criteria according to which we will choose 40 of them to be working with in the next four years are the following: group application, because it gives a chance for better inter-municipal cooperation; then, the motivation of cities and municipalities and how well they presented it when they applied; and also what they have done on the property tax reform themselves, without the assistance from donor organizations.
Representative of IMG, Alexander Grunauer, leader of the project “Property Tax Reform“

91 lokalna samouprava Srbiji prijavila se za naš projekat „Reforma poreza na imovinu“. Tri kriterijuma na osnovu kojih ćemo birati 40, sa kojima ćemo raditi u naredne četiri godine su, grupno prijavljivanje jer to daje šansu za bolju međuopštinsku saradnju. Zatim, motivacija gradova i opština, i koliko dobro su to predstavili kad su se prijavljivali, ali i šta su na reformi poreza za imovinu uradili sami, bez pomoći donatorskih organizacija
Predstavnik IMG-a Aleksander Grunauer, vođa projekta „Reforma poreza na imovinu“

IMG at RTS 1 LIVE (avi, 10348.53 Kb)



01/11/2017
Project SW23 - "Support to Development of Strategic Management Capacities and EU Integration of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia" presented on TV Studio B by Sida, MoI and IMG

In the year when Serbia celebrates 100 years of diplomatic relations with Sweden, IMG continues its successful cooperation with the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida). The cooperation between IMG and Sida, which is already lasting for more than a decade, is currently focusing on the implementation of a project entitled "Support to Development of Strategic Management Capacities and EU Integration of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia", whose beneficiary is the Serbian Ministry of Interior.

Representatives of the Donor, the Beneficiary, and IMG jointly presented the project on TV Studio B. The entire interview can be seen on the link below.



Project Presentation of TV Studio B (mp4, 37999.99 Kb)