NEXPO Workshops

 Time: 26 and 27 September 2013 (09:00-18:00, specific timing announced for each workshop)
 Venue: Workshop Halls Plovdiv, Rijeka and Opatija in the Zamet Centre, Rijeka
 Participation: Entrance by a registration badge

NEXPO 2013 offers over 25 workshops and presentations. NEXPO workshops provide a unique opportunity to learn new things, exchange experiences and identify success stories, models and partners. NEXPO 2013 workshops are organized in partnership with other organizations and institutions and focus on: Improving practice in Sustainable development and Improving practice in governance and partnership work.

Choose the workshops you wish to attend:

  • Local Economic Development
  • The Energy Transition of Cities and Towns. How to Support It in South East Europe?
  • Local Government Assets Management
  • Cities without Corruption – Cities with Future
  • Findings from Municipal Finance and Urban Planning and Land Management Self-Assessment Tools and Piloting Urban Audit
  • Raising Citizens’ Awareness on Existing e-GovernmentContents and Services
  • Rural Development and Sustainable Tourism
  • BFC SEE Certification - Regional Impulse for Effective Local Development
  • On the Way to Building an Attractive SEE Region
  • Fiscal Decentralisation Issues and public Financial Management (Own Source Revenues – Albanian Case)
  • Green Public Procurement -Public Procurement for Energy Projects
  • Financing Municipal Sustainable Energy Projects
  • Preparing for EU Accession – Do's and Do not's
  • Success Deserves to be Scaled up – from Pilots to Broad Change
  • Equality for Women and Men in Local Life
  • Create Your Future – the Challenges and Opportunities of Youth Integration in Local Government
  • Wastewater Treatment and Recycling with Membrane Bio Reactors (MBR), the Key Technology for the Protection of Water Sources and Environment
  • Your IT- solution provider for your business processes
  • Discovering new earning and income opportunities in the regional and local government

To see the full workshop itinerary, please click HERE.

Profiles and Matchmaking tool

Click HERE to access the online matchmaking tool, where you will be able to create your municipality, company or development agency profile, that will be used for the NEXPO 2013 exhibitors catalogue.

At a later stage you will be using this tool to identify potential partners to schedule bilateral meetings with in one of the eight NEXPO matchmaking offices or at your exhibitor's booth.

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News Flash

NEXPO 2013

NEXPO 2013 was organized under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia, His Excellency Ivo Josipovic.


NEXPO 2013 Declaration



NEXPO 2013 Newsletter

Learn more about what happened during NEXPO 2013


NEXPO 2013 Integrated Programme Publication



“The important thing is that with NEXPO 2011 we put a landmark of friendship and cooperation between all municipalities in theregion”

Vladimir Moskov,
President of NALAS  during NEXPO 2011

“I personally think and hope that this event contributed to Europe’s true understanding of the situation on the Balkans when the local level is in question”

Vesna Travljanin,
Executive Director,

“The Hague Academy was impressed with the organisation and was honoured to meet different representatives of local governance in South Eastern Europe. We are delighted that new connections were made, and look forward to fruitful cooperation in the future.”

The Hague Academy for Local Governance

“One of the things I learned from the NEXPO conferences was on the issue of energy efficiency and local governance. Municipalities are committing themselves to become energy efficient...I have seen that there are different ways in which a municipality can be active in energy efficiency issues using local resources.”

Aurelia Ciornei,
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

„It is very important to communicate, to find the joint interests and to find the joint opportunities so we can become that real modern and efficient service to our citizens”

Mayor of Cazin,
Mr. Ogreševic
for an interview for Sarajevo television

“In an atmosphere full of humanity and enthusiasm... 21 new cities of the area committed themselves and 10 associations of local authorities became Supporters of the Covenant of Mayors.”

Floriane Bernardot,
Energy Cities

“I have learned that we can apply in Burkina [Faso] a similar approaches NALAS in the organization of such an event. It was important for me to come, to share and talk about issues like e-governance, where I learned was that it is important to build capacities of authorities at local levels before we ask the national level to support them. Additionally, before we transform our local governments into e-governments, there is a need for working first on issues like education, internet access and also access to electricity.”

Nathalie Nikiema,
SDC Burkina Faso

“Municipality of Bratunac is famous as the most important place of raspberry production in Bosnia and Herzegovina and through this fair we aim to promote the production of the raspberries, but also the agricultural production in general in our municipality.”

Mr. Vjekoslav Stevanovic,
Municipality of Bratunac, BiH




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