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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 12:00pm

BELGRADE – In a ceremony to promote increased transparency and openness of courts, Ambassador Michael D. Kirby and Supreme Court Chief Justice Dragomir Milojević’s opened the Supreme Court of Cassation’s new information desk and officially launched its website on Thursday, September 18, 2014 in the main hall of the Supreme Court of Cassation building.

The USAID Separation of Powers Program (SPP) and the Supreme Court of Cassation signed a Memorandum of Understanding in March 2014 promising cooperation on a number of initiatives, including the National Backlog Reduction Plan, website development, and the launch of an information desk at the court building.  While the information desk and the new website are the most visible examples of USAID’s assistance, with SPP’s support, the Supreme Court has also taken the lead on several policy initiatives, including electronic filing pilot programs in three courts, harmonizing court practices, and better use of case management and financial data.  

New Laboratory Equipment will Improve Food Quality and Stimulate Exports
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 10:00am

SUBOTICA – Ambassador Michael D. Kirby presented  new equipment to the Subotica Public Health Institute’s food testing laboratory today. 

The equipment was provided through United States Agency for International Development assistance (approx. $95,000), and will be used to analyze local agricultural products for quality control, including the detection of pesticides.   

Campaign to Educate Public on New Misdemeanors Law Kicks off
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 10:30am

BELGRADE – Ambassador Michael D. Kirby and Minister of Justice Nikola Selaković kicked off an educational outreach campaign for the new Law on Misdemeanors at a press conference on May 7, 2014.  Dragomir Milojević, President of the High Court Council and the Supreme Court of Cassation, and Zoran Pašalić, President of the Appellate Misdemeanor Court, also participated in the announcement.  

Competitiveness of Civil Society Organizations as Social Care Services Providers
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 9:15am

Civil society organizations (CSOs) provide nearly one-third of all local social care services in Serbia and have higher networking potential, according to the results of “Comparative study of local social service deliverers in Serbia,” presented today at restaurant “Martaan” in Belgrade. Trag Foundation conducted this study in partnership with SeCons Development Initiative Group, within Social Care Reform Initiative, which is funded by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:00am

On Wednesday, April 23, approximately 100 people from civil society organizations throughout Serbia attended USAID’s post-solicitation conference for its newly announced Annual Program Statement, Serbian Civil Society Partners.  Through this APS - which is essentially a standing, year-long call for proposals -  USAID Serbia is soliciting applications from local NGOs to support democratic and economic development , with a funding range between $200-500,000.  The conference enabled potential applicants to learn about this mechanism and ask questions about USAID's grant making process, expandi

NALED and USAID Present a Competition for the Revitalization of Abandoned Public Spaces
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 11:00am

BELGRADE – National Alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) presented a competition today for the transformation of abandoned public spaces (brownfield locations) into inspirational gathering places for young, entrepreneurial and talented people from the spheres of art, culture and education.

Employment Through Knowledge
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 11:00am

NOVI SAD – The first ICT Cluster Academy was launched in Novi Sad today. Through training, specialized courses and practical work, the students of the Academy of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) will acquire the knowledge and skills that will enable them to find employment more easily. Upon completion of the six month training, the students will receive internships in firms that are members of the Vojvodina ICT Cluster.

USAID Strengthens Regional Investment Community through Angel Investing
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 8:30am

Belgrade – A USAID-sponsored regional “Introducing Angel Investment” conference presented best practices in the area of angel investing with the goal of developing, improving, and professionalizing angel capital networks in Serbia and the region.  The conference was opened by USAID’s Mission Director Susan K. Fritz. Angel investors provide financial backing for small start-ups or entrepreneurs usually in exchange for an ownership stake in the business.

USAID Recognizes Three new Partners in Development
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 6:45pm

Belgrade – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has a new approach to development that puts local organizations in charge through direct funding to Serbian government institutions, civil society organizations, and the private sector.  In this way, the U.S. government also shows its confidence in the ability of these organizations to manage U.S. government funds effectively.  On Monday, February 24, during a reception at the U.S. Ambassador's residence, U.S. Ambassador Michael D. Kirby and USAID/Serbia Mission Director Susan K.

USAID, in Partnership With the Ministry of Justice, Funds the Upgrade of the Novi Sad Misdemeanor Court Facility
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 12:00pm

NOVI SAD The Minister of Justice Nikola Selaković and the USAID Mission Director Susan K. Fritz visited the newly renovated Novi Sad Misdemeanor Court. This court, the second-largest in the country, was renovated with USAID funds. Dragomir Milojević, President of the High Court Council and the Supreme Court of Cassation, and Zoran Pašalić, President of the Appellate Misdemeanor Court also participated in the visit.                    

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