CEDEF is a festive winner of the Serbian Visions Plaque for 2017
CEDEF is a festive winner of the Serbian Visions Plaque for 2017, awarded by the German Chamber of Commerce in Serbia and the Serbian Chamber of Commerce. The Serbian Visions program brings together dozens of selected educational and research institutions, companies and the civil sector that have a constructive vision for the progress of Serbia and its society and economy, and work hard it in order to achieve it.
CEDEF won recognition for 2017 in the competition of over 60 selected renowned organizations across Serbia. Continuous advocacy of CEDEF for sustainable development, cooperation in the region and strengthening the capacities of the local economy and municipalities in the area of climate changes has overtaken in the decision of the expert commission for awarding the Plaques.
The plaque was handed to the president of CEDEF, prof. Ana Bovan, by the Director of the German Chamber of Commerce in Serbia Mr. Martin Knapp. At the opening of the Serbian Visions multicongress, Dr. Selliger, President of the AHK, Mr. Nikčević, State Secretary, Ministry of Trade and Telecommunications, and Mr. Vesović, Deputy Director of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, addressed to the guests. On a behalf of the CEDEF team, Prof. Bovan thanked the AHK and the Serbian Chamber of Commerce for plaque for long-standing commitment of the CEDEF, and announced a lot of activities and called for the cooperation of all who have a vision and are ready to work on its realisation.
Minister Trivan pointed out the importance of lobbying in the field of ecology
Minister of Environmental Protection, Mr. Goran Trivan attended on November 22nd 2017 the 50th anniversary of the Serbian Lobbysts Association, which was dedicated to the issue of environmental protection as a factor for attracting investments and improving the international position of Serbia.
Minister Trivan pointed out that in Serbia there is still a false perception of lobbying, but it is more than necessary in the area of environment today, because lobbying enables better flow of right information, knowledge and strengthening of competences. In the area of environment Serbia is waiting for big investments, and this requires lobbyists who are ready to help this area to enter into the public's focus and the focus of the decision-makers.
The establishment of the Ministry of Environmental Protection can play a significant role in achieving the set goals and represents a good example of lobbying for a topic that has become national and where we can all contribute, regardless of differences.
Minister Goran Trivan and working presidency: dr Radivoj Kocić, Mr. Nenad Vuković, prof. Ana Bovan
CEDEF presents ENERGY CITIES in Serbia
After successfully held Belgrade Investment Days 2017, CEDEF continues cooperation with municipalities. CEDEF organises the presentation of the new Energy Cities initiative: "CEDEF and the global organisation ENERGY CITIES - Sustainable development of cities and municipalities of Serbia". The presentation will be held on Saturday, November 25th, 2017, starting at 12h in the premises of Radisson Blu Old Mil Hotel, Bulevar vojvode Mišića 15, in M3 room, within the Third Multicongress in Serbia - SERBIAN VISIONS 2017.
Organisation Energy Cities brings together local authorities on climate changes, regional policy and the search for additional financial resources. Energy Cities has over 1000 members from 30 countries, and CEDEF gets a new role of coordinator in Serbia. The presentation will be held by Vladimir Grujovic, the city of Cacak, and Ivan Jovanovic, CEDEF.
At the multicongress, CEDEF will have another presentation about the latest agreements reached within the UNFCCC 2017: "Climate changes - Final decisions from Bonn COP 23", which will be held by prof. Ana Bovan, CEDEF.
CEDEF AT WORLD GREEN BUILDING WEEK
During the World Green Building Week Green Building Council of Serbia, as a member of WorldGBC, organized the professional conference „To the net zero building“ at Faculty of Architecture of Belgrade University, with a goal to point out our needs for green building.
Expert panels were led by the General Manager of Central European Development Forum – CEDEF, Maja Barać Stojanović.
For more information visit link.
3rd October 2017, Belgrade
CEDEF AT WORLD GREEN BUILDING WEEK
World Green Building Week is an annual event which is maintained around the world in the WorldGBC organization. This year's theme is OurHeroIsZero – our buildings should be our heros in the battle against climate changes. Green Building Council of Serbia, as a member of WorldGBC, organizes the expert conference „To the net zero building“, whose goal is to point out our needs for green building.
This conference will be organized on Wednesday 27th September 2017, 10 – 14h in Congress hall (hall 200) of Faculty of Architecture of Belgrade University, the host and member of Green Building Council of Serbia on the Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra 71/II.
Expert panels will be led by the General Manager of Central European Development Forum – CEDEF, Maja Barać Stojanović.
For more information visit link.
21st September 2017, Belgrade
NEW INVESTMENT CYCLES BEGIN, THE THIRD BELGRADE INVESTMENT DAYS STARTS
The third Belgrade Investment Days will be organised on 9th and 10th November in the largest congress center in the region - Sava Centar City of Belgrade, Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Belgrade Chamber of Commerce and CEDEF announce that this year the focus will be on the following topics:
- Large increase in foreign direct insvestments
- Successful greenfield and brownfield investments and strategic partnerships
- Possibilities of export to third markets
- Cooperation in the region
- "Bottlenecks" and possible solutions
- Experiences of general managers of leading global and domestic companies
- The role and support of international financial institutions
The Third Belgrade Investment Days 2017 is opportunity for companies to place focus on their achievements, experiences, successes and challenges they face on a daily basis. At the same time, it is an ideal opportunity to talk to economy policy makers and key stakeholders, participate in discussions.
16th of August 2017, Belgrade
The General Manager of CEDEF Maja Barac Stojanovic held a lecture at the Faculty of Management, University Metropolitan of Belgrade
On the Faculty of Management, University Metropolitan, General Manager of CEDEF Maja Barac Stojanovic held a lecture to students of basic studies on the theme "Recruitment and selection of candidates - the best practices". At the lecture, students were able to learn what it is that what an employer asks potential candidates, how to prepare and behave in a job interview, how to write a good CV and how to point up their CVs that arrive daily to employers mails, and even how to dress for a job interview. Students were most interested in how to respond to specific questions that employers ask them, how to stage fright, which is a natural occurrence, and direct it to be a stimulant rather than paralyzing. They learned how important it is to monitor the terms of the job application, and also not to send their CVs to each job aplication they found, and the emphasis was on an exceptional, practical and useful knowledge that can be used tomorrow. Back in 2009 Maja Barac Stojanovic was one of the ten selected participants "Train the Trainer" program of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - EBRD, in the segment of human resources management in small and medium-sized enterprises, followed and implemented a series of trainings for SMEs Serbia.
Central European Development Forum - CEDEF, as an expert organization that is committed to sustainable regional development and active implementation of energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental protection, many years from now is organizing practical training for students from different faculties, where young people have the opportunity to gain first work experience, to learn the basics of business and to participate in various projects.
15 March 2017. Belgrade
International Energy and Investment Days held in Novi Sad
Central European Development Forum CEDEF, Novi Sad Fair, Provincial Secretariat for energy, construction and transport APV have successfully organized the sixth annual International Energy and Investment Days that took place 2 and 3 March 2017 in Novi Sad.
International Energy and Investment Days were opened by the Deputy Minister of the Provincial Government Djordje Milićević, Minister in the Ministry of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Antić, the Provincial Secretary for Energy, Construction and Transport AP Vojvodina Nenad Grbić, General Director of Srbijagas Dušan Bajatović, General Director of Novi Sad Fair Slobodan Cvetković and General Director of CEDEF Maja Barać Stojanović
On International Energy and Investment Days, for two days have been dealt with topics that intensively and inseparably combine energy with investment and economy. At the Novi Sad Fair were exchanged the latest ideas and solutions in the field of energy efficiency, renewable energy, construction and environmental protection.
This year's event made a qualitative step forward compared to the previous year, both in terms of new topics and the number of people from the industry, said Ana Bovan, President of CEDEF. According to her, all agreed activities and successful meetings have been a direct consequence of the excellent preparation of the participants, that achieved practically what they had agreed in advance at the Novi Sad Fair.
Photos from the event you can see here.
2 – 3. March 2017.
Study visit by CEDEF in light of the 100 years of existence of the VIESSMANN company
In light of the celebration of 100 years of existence, on 21st and 22nd of February, German company VIESSMANN ogranized a traditional visit of the company’s headquarters in the city of Allendorf, Germany.
General Manager of CEDEF, Maja Barać Stojanović, was one of the 6 participants of this study tour on which the impressive capacities of the company were presented. Viessmann is one of the leading manufacturers of heating, industrial and cooling systems in the world.
Photo gallery can be seen here.
Press conference on the occasion of International energy and investment days was held on Monday 30th January 2017, immediately after the meeting of the Program Council. Attendees were addressed by prof. dr Ana Bovan – president of CEDEF, Nenad Grbić - Provincial Secretary for Energy, Construction and Transport and Slobodan Cvetković – General director of Novi Sad Fair. The main tasks of the International energy and investment days is to underline the importance of renewable energy for the purpose of energy efficiency.
International Energy and Investment Days will be held at the Novi Sad Fair on 2nd and 3rd March 2017. Admission is free for all visitors and participation in conferences. Working hours are from 10 am to 17 pm on both days.
30th January 2017, Novi Sad
Meeting of Program Council of International Energy and Investment Days was held in Novi Sad
Central European Forum for Development - CEDEF in cooperation with the Provincial Secretariat for energy, construction and transport and Novi Sad Fair organized a meeting of Program Council International Energy and Investment Days on January 30, 2017. This year, International energy and Investment days will be held on 2nd and 3rd March before the 5th of March, World Day of energy efficiency. The meeting of Program Council of International energy and investment days, was also attended by Chairman of the Council of the Energy Agency of the Republic of Serbia, Ljubo Macic. At the meeting, ideas on improving energy efficiency and ways of connecting energy with the investments and the economy were presented, according to global trends, where they are inseparable. They were coming to an agreement on the program of the upcoming Fair and the partners who will provide support with their participation, increasing importance of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. Partners Cities of this year's fair will be the City of Novi Sad and the City of Zrenjanin.
President of CEDEF a lecturer at the Faculty Weller International Business School in Paris
In faculty Weller IBS in Paris has began semester during which the prof. dr Ana Bovan, President of CEDEF and the Dean of the Faculty of Management, University Metropolitan started to lecture on the international program. Professor Bovan in Paris holds two subjects, International business and International marketing, and for the next semester is provided for the expansion of engagement. The combination of academic and international business experience, as well as the research focus qualified prof. Bovan for this position, and the offer to teach in France came as a natural extension of its activities.
CEDEF team is confident that in this way gets another opportunity in order to establish good relations and cooperation, as well as for learning and transfer of best practices from the city where it was signed the biggest climate agreement, the Paris Agreement.
23rd January 2017, Paris
Rehau message from the future: Stronger Green Trends in construction and carpentry, digital windows are coming
Rehau, the largest producer of polymers in Europe, on the bow of the trends that are present today and who are just coming in construction and carpentry. On the regional conference with partners, Director for South East Europe for the sector windows Rehau mr. Tomas Klima said that Rehau as a green company develops business in line with modern standards of environmental protection and energy efficiency. This regional meeting was led by Prof.dr Ana Bovan, president of CEDEF, and meeting was among others attened by mr. Nikola Ivošević i mr. Predrag Vasiljević from Rehau Serbia.
More details you can find here.
January 9th 2017, Belgrade
CEDEF visit the Research Centre for Renewable Energy in Cyprus
The General manager of CEDEF Maja Barac Stojanovic and Project coordinator Marija Đorđević have visited the research center at University of Cyprus (www.pvtechnology.ucy.ac.cy), which is one of the most respected centers in the field of renewable energy research, not only in Europe but throughout the world . In addition to development and testing of various technologies, the center organizes training for licensed energy managers of different companies and additional education for students. For Cyprus, the national target states that the share of energy produced from RES must be at least 13% out of the national gross final consumption of energy in 2020 (from currently 9% from solar, wind and biomass). Prof. Dr. George E. Georghiou, director of the Research Center emphasized the importance of the visit and the possibility of further cooperation in regard to the same course of action.
Belgrade and Serbia get their first energy week - The first meeting of the Organizing Committee for the week of Energy / ENERGY WEEK
Initial meeting of the Organizing committee was held in the Assembly of the City of Belgrade by which officially began organisation of the Energy Week. The meeting was opened by Borko Milosavljevic, Deputy Mayor of Belgrade, President of CEDEF, prof.dr Ana Bovan and Marko Stojanovic, Secretary of Energy of the City of Belgrade. The meeting was attended by Filip Radovic, Director of the Environmental Protection Agency, Ljubo Macic, director of the Energy Agency, representatives of the University of Belgrade, representatives of the various secretariats of the City of Belgrade, public company Belgrade Power Plants, Water Inspectorate and many other republican and municipal institutions.
During the period of European Union Sustainable Energy Week, first energy week will be held from 29th May to 2nd June 2017. in Belgrade. Energy week will have numerous public meetings, conferences, which will involve bringing together professional and general public and will be adapted to all generations. The focus will be on raising public awareness of the many issues and challenges relating to energy security, energy resilience, energy efficiency, energy consumption, renewable energy and environmental protection as well as the presentation of new solutions and technologies.
The next meeting of the Organizing committee will be held in mid-January and preparation for this event will be continued.
Belgrade, 14th december 2016.
CEDEF became a member of Serbia Green Building Council
On the occasion of the six years since the founding of Serbia Green Building Council, CEDEF has became a member of this organization. Among other things, the objectives of the Council are raising awareness of the professional and general public, improving legislation, encouraging the private sector. CEDEF identifies with these objectives, and membership in the Green Building Council of Serbia is a logical continuation of high quality and intensive cooperation between the Council and the CEDEF which we will try in the future to be even better.
The official document of membership you can find here.
Conference “The Future of Building” in Austria, on 17th and 18th of May, 2017
A joint initiative of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy and the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, resulted in holding the conference on 17th and 18th of May in Austria - "The future of building". The aim of this conference is to draw attention to innovation in the building as well as in the infrastructure sector. The main emphasis will be placed on innovative solutions for buildings, sustainable refurbishment and high-quality buildings with focus on life cycle, latest technologies, new project ideas and finding cooperation partners for the implementation of new business opportunities. The conference will offer information about the current situation of the market, B2B meetings as well as an excursions to considerable building projects on the second day. Registration at B2B platform is required for all participants to be able to participate at the conference.
Find more information here about event and how to register at CEDEF website.
Belgrade, 2nd of December, 2016.
VII International CEDEF Energy Forum: Energy-efficient and smart cities, December 1st, 2016, Belgrade
9h, Sala II, Gradska Uprava, Grad Beograd Ul. 27. marta 43-45
Central European Development Forum, CEDEF, in cooperation with the Ministry of State Administration and Local Self-Government, the Secretariat of Energy of the City of Belgrade and the Agency for Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia organizes SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CEDEF ENERGY FORUM “Energy efficient and smart cities” on December 1st, 2016 in Belgrade
For more information about Forum and how you can register, click HERE.
November 29th 2016, Belgrade
Panels that were held on the “Climate diplomacy, lobbying and the role of the civil sector “ as well as ”Climate change and renewable energy sources - where are we now?”
Central European Development Forum CEDEF organized a lecture on the topic "Climate diplomacy, lobbying and the role of the civil sector" where the panelist was Prof. dr Ana Bovan as well as "Climate change and renewable energy sources - where we are now." speakers was Ilija Maksić, Luka Jovanović, Varga Mirjana I Milica Milićević. The lecture was held on Saturday 26th of November, 2016, in Hotel Radisson Blu. CEDEF initiative to promote awareness of climate change continues its mission to represent the prompt implementation of measures and instruments for Climate friendly Energy. The lectures are organized in the framework of the organization Serbian Visions, the second multikongresa in Serbia.
Belgrade, November 26th , 2016.
CEDEF at second multikongres in Serbia - Serbian Visions 2016
At the second multikongres in Serbia, Central European Development Forum CEDEF organizes lectures on "Climate diplomacy, lobbying and the role of the civil sector" and "Climate change and renewable energy - where we are now." The lecture will be held on Saturday, Novembar 26TH, 2016, beginning at 14h at Hotel Radisson Blu Old Mill St. 15, Bulevar vojvode Mišića in the hall M1. SERBIA Project VISIONS is a specific concept of bringing together civil sector and businesses in one place with the main aim of strengthening the role of civil society in the country and creating a favorable business environment through contributing to important development segments of the country such as, inter alia, European integration.
CEDEF expert meeting on "Strengthening the capacity of study programs in the field of environmental protection"
CEDEF will participate at the expert meeting "Strengthening the capacity of study programs in the field of environmental protection" organized by the professional team of Higher Education Reform of the Republic of Serbia - HERE team and will be held on November 24th , 2016. in Arandjelovac.
The aim of conference is to analyze the situation in the field of environmental protection and make recommendations for development of study programs in the field of environmental protection in the higher education system of the Republic of Serbia.
How CEDEF has an indispensable role in creating public policies and educational programs, one of the speakers will be the general manager of CEDEF Maja Barac Stojanovic who will speak on the topic of multidisciplinary nature and the practical application of knowledge during the learning process in the field of environmental protection.
Belgrade, November 16th , 2016.
CEDEF at “Managing water risks for agriculture” forum in Paris
In early November the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and OECD organized a workshop on the subject “Managing water risks for agriculture”. President of CEDEF Prof. dr Ana Bovan attended the workshop. Uniqueness of this workshop was in the fact that it was organized in cooperation with the private sector, so practical solutions were presented not only by experts from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs , OECD, Institutes and Universities like Cambridge, but also by private companies such as PepsiCo and Nestle. The subject of discussion were water risks and innovative ways of managing them, and closer interaction with governments in order to improve their public policies and cooperation among all stakeholders.
15th November 2016, Paris
VII International CEDEF Energy Forum: Energy-efficient and smart cities, December 1st, 2016, Belgrade
Central European Development Forum, CEDEF, in cooperation with the Ministry of State Administration and Local Self-Government, the Secretariat of Energy of the City of Belgrade and the Agency for Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia organizes SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CEDEF ENERGY FORUM “Energy efficient and smart cities” on December 1st, 2016 in Belgrade.
Forum aims to:
- Present examples of good practice in energy efficiency in local governments of Serbia
- Highlight the importance of energy efficiency and renewable energy implementation in the public sector, especially in terms of the role of energy management in cities and municipalities,
- Emphasize the need for the use of advanced technologies in the field of ICT, energy management, district heating, KHG, public lighting, waste management, etc.,
- Emphasize the models of financing energy efficiency projects in local governments,
- Remind the importance of the host business and preservation of the assets and resources of cities in order to increase their resilience and insurance against natural disasters which are more frequent due to climate change.
For more information about Forum and how you can register, click HERE.
December 1. 2016, Belgrade
CEDEF on Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum in Paris
Towards maintaining 7th International CEDEF Energy Forum on the subject Energy efficiency and smart cities, CEDEF was present at the Paris meeting of the OECD organization. The President of the Central European Development Forum, CEDEF, Prof. Dr. Ana B. Bovan participated in the forum "Green Growth and Sustainable Development" held in Paris, 9-10 November 2016. The main topic of the OECD's meeting is an inclusive green growth in the urban environment. There was presented the successful examples of several world cities, e.g. Paris and Beijing. Again was pointed to the fact that the global challenges of climate change in cities have to provide local responses. Prof. Dr. Ana Bovan, CEDEF President, has invited participants of the forum in Paris to the International Energy Forum which will be held in December in Belgrade.
More photos you can see here.
9-10 November 2016, Paris
The Second Belgrade Investment Days held
In the organization of the City of Belgrade, Belgrade Chamber of Commerce and the Central European Development Forum – CEDEF, held the second investment conference "Belgrade Investment Days" with over 600 participants and potential investors from more than 20 countries. Participants had the opportunity to hear whether our economic environment attractive enough for investors, what are the macroeconomic parameters improved in Serbia and how they contribute to attracting domestic and foreign investors. President of CEDEF, Prof. dr Ana Bovan said that all the contracts signed last year, proof that the real work is done. "This is not an event, this is a year-round project," underlined the Bovan. She added that it is important to involve other municipalities and cities, indicating that this year sees a major shift, because there are many more projects in the municipalities and cities. "This year there are new projects and we are proud to present them in the fields of energy, infrastructure and tourism."
October, 24th to 26th 2016, Belgrade
Belgrade Investment Days 2016
Press conference was held on the occasion of the Belgrade Investment Days 2016, which are organized for a period of October 24th – 26th. Speakers were president of CEDEF prof. dr Ana Bovan, assistant mayor of City of Belgrade Borko Milisavljevic and secretary of the Chamber of Commerce of Belgrade Svetozar Krstic. At the forum will be presented projects of the energy, infrastructure and tourism, which are worth more than three billion euros and there will be shown the potential of City of Belgrade and local governments all over Serbia, in order to increase the number of foreign investors. The investments would not only create new jobs, but also the development of the competitiveness of the economy and the possibility of introducing new, advanced technology. Investing in the development of new products and the company is an economic progress and overall development of the country.
For more informations
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - INOVATIVE WAYS OF FUNDING "CROWDFUNDING" - CEDEF AT DANUBE BUSINESS FORUM IN NOVI SAD
Fifth Danube business forum was opened in Novi Sad. Participants have pointed out the importance of eurointergrations for peace and stability of the Western Balkans, which is, as they say a precondition for the economic growth.
Under the slogan "All for one, one for all", Novi Sad has gathered together numerous personalities from the business world, politics, diplomacy, science and culture to find projects and money from European funds and economy.
CEDEF president, Prof. Dr. Ana Bovan spoke at the IV highly-attended panel on the topic of innovative ways of funding in the EU-CROWDFUNDING.
18-19.october 2016. Novi Sad
CONFERENCE PROGRAM CIRED
The National Committee CIRED Serbia is a professional organization , dedicated to the exchange of knowledge and experience in the field of electricity distribution. Brings together experts from the power companies, electrical engineering faculties and institutes, design, implementation and production organizations from Serbia and the region. These 2016 was held 10th jubilee consultation electricity distribution in Serbia, with regional participation in Vrnjacka Banja, which was attended by CEDEF representatives. Counselling had scientific and commercial content. During the consultations many discussions, ideas and knowledge have been set up for the following counseling.
September 26th-30th, 2016 in Vrnjacka Banja
CEDEF at working breakfast called „Political and economic lobbyng in Brussels and Washington, decision-making mechanisms and why is bringing the Law about lobbyng important for Serbia?“
Media Skills will organize working breakfast called „Political and economic lobbying in Brussels and Washington, decision-making mechanisms and why is bringing the Law about lobbyng important for Serbia?“ in partnership with Slovenian business club on September, 21st.
At this event will hold a speech president of CEDEF and dean of the Faculty of Management, at University Metropolitan, prof. dr Ana Bovan. This event will also attend president of Serbian Society Lobbysts, Nenad Vukovic, numerous guests from companies, diplomatic corps and institutions in Serbia.
September, 21st, Belgrade
Prof. dr Ana Bovan, in July issue of magazine "New Economy"
President of Central European Development Forum, CEDEF, also Dean of Metropolitan University, prof. dr Ana Bovan, in July issue of the monthly magazine "New Economy", explained her views on education in Serbia, both in private and at the state universities, and mutual advantages and disadvantages. It is alleged that counterfeit diplomas and suspect doctorates, are causing damage that state, and private universities, and the need to rank well, also, allocate faculty which are working well. She concludes that is necessary to introduce innovations in the way of making an educational program, because the speed of adjustment and changes are not in line with contemporary needs. "Education and wealth are directly linked", said prof. dr Bovan.
September 8th 2016, Belgrade
International day of energy and investment
Central European Development Forum, CEDEF, in cooperation with the Novi Sad Fair, is organizing for the third year in a row, the International days of energy and investment. The event will be held at March,2nd and 3rd2017 at the "Master" of the Novi Sad Fair. It is expected that this international event will bring together more than 2,000 experts, representatives and other guests from home and abroad. in Serbia.
March, 2nd and 3rd 2017, Novi Sad
Continued cooperation between the City of Belgrade, Belgrade Chamber of Commerce and the CEDEF on the Investment Program
BELGRADE INVESTMENT DAYS 2016
On the initiative CEDEFa, in cooperation with City of Belgrade and Belgrade Chamber of Commerce, Belgrade Investment Days 2015 were successfully held. This year, also, we continue with cooperation and organize BID 2016. Like last year, it is expected the large number of diplomats and investors from country and foreign. The purpose of conference is to present investment potentials of Belgrade and Serbia, as well as attracting investors, primarily through investments in foreign direct investments. BID 2016 will continue to promote business cooperation between the holders of projects in the region on one hand and investment funds, banks, companies, chambers of EU, East Europe, Central Asia, UAE, Turkey and China on the other side, with special directional investments on Belgrade and Serbia. in Serbia.
17th of August 2016, in Belgrade
CEDEF EDUCATION FOR PRIMARY AND HIGH SCHOOLS
Based on the public procurement of services, Belgrade City Department of Energy has awarded CEDEF with realization of educational program “Raising energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources”, in partnership with Belgrade company Stonicom. This project includes courses in 40 primary and high schools in Belgrade, where near 12.000 students will have the opportunity to learn about the concept and importance of EE and RES. Dynamic and interactive work with students and practical examples will bring closer the use of energy and its savings in everyday life and household. in Serbia.
27th of July, in Belgrade
The Conference was held: The Climate Panel of Serbia – Waste management: solutions and dilemmas
The Climate Panel of Serbia, CEDEF’s initiative for improving consciousness about climate changes keeps its mission for faster usage of measures and instruments in order to decrease big changes. CEDEF has organized one more Climate Panel and the participants were: Filip Abramović, from Secretariat for Environmental Protection of the City of Belgrade , Prof. dr Aleksandar Jovović in front of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Lazar Krnjeta director of PU KOMDEL, Miroslav Spasojević, Serbia and the EU Expert of Energy and Environmental Protection and Sandra Kamberović general secretary of Hrabri čistač. Special issue of discussion was dedicated to the biggest project on this subject in Serbia, Vinca in Belgrade. Plans were presented which Belgrade has in relation with advanced waste management and including primary separation. In context of numerous challenges that local municipalities come across, also industry and citizens, examples were given about good practical technical solutions used in Serbia.
5th of July 2016, in Belgrade
CEDEF program "Leaders of Sustainable Development" was presented in the magazine "Senate" Senate of Serbian Economy
The magazine Senate with the main message: "Europe needs Serbia" under the theme "Local Community Challenges - Opportunities for embracing technologies" it was pointed out that the local communities have more capacity and readiness for the sake of the largest foreign partners, and the type of entrepreneurial thinking separates the successful from the other cities. Serbia is well on the way of catching up with this trend and assuming its proper position in Europe where it belongs, while its cities and municipalities play an increasingly important role in achieving this goal and helping Serbia become a new investment destination. Within its program “Leaders of Sustainable Development”, linking the investment community with Serbian cities and municipalities, CEDEF has created a database of almost 1,000 active local projects in different areas, such as energy, energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, transport and infrastructure. Most importantly, this has resulted in an active cooperation among cities, municipalities, international companies and investors, in order to create new partnerships from which all participants can provide long-term benefits, said President CEDEF prof. dr Ana Bovan.
RESEARCH OF REGULATIVE IN THE FIELD OIE FOR ITALIAN INVESTORS
CEDEF has received the mandate to perform another research regulative survey at national and local level in the field of renewable energy sources. The research report is implemented for the investment purpose in renewable energy sources in Serbia. Energy holding of the Lomabardy region in Italy is interested to examine investment opportunities in water resources for electricity production and potentials of biomass in Vojvodina. CEDEF with its consultants from universities was engaged in the research project. A special segment of Italian client interest is the current regulative, PPA and real opportunities and barriers in the implementation of public - private partnership.
CEDEF program "Leaders of Sustainable Development" was presented in the magazine "Senate" Senate of Serbian Economy
Are there opportunities for Serbia to create new “green” job, what are our chances in the green economy and do we really aim towards to sustainable development - were key topics of the conference “Green economy and the labor market”. The conference was organized by the International Labor Organization and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation with CEDEF support. Expert guidance of the conference is entrusted to the general director of CEDEF Maja Barać Stojanović, while the president of CEDEF prof.dr Ana Bovan talked about the importance of dual education for sustainable groeth, as well as “branding” green jobs as a desirable future jobs.
27 June 2016, Belgrade
CEDEF is present at a significant global gathering OECD: OECD WEEK 2016
Prof. dr Ana Bovan, President of CEDEF, is a participant in the international forum in discussions on the topic of green growth, productivity and inclusiveness of growth. Special meetings were held with the section for South East Europe - SEE, where prof. Bovan was familiarized with the programmes for the support of competitiveness of the SEE region, which can be directly applied in Serbia
The Conference "The Climate Panel of Serbia : Waste and wastewater Serbia "
entral European Development Forum – CEDEF, in cooperation with its partners dedicated to the struggle against climate changes in Serbia-The Climate panel of Serbia. The conference was held in the occasion of 22nd of April- Earth Day, in the Congress hall of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade and gathered all the factors that affect climate policy in Serbia. The occasion was the signing of the Paris Agreement in New York and the necessary ratification by all signatories, including Serbia. The speakers of this event were: dr Stana Božović, The State Secretary for environmental protection, HE Kristin Moro, ambassador of France in Serbia, Filip Radović, director of the Agency for environmental protection of Republic Serbia, Goran Trivan, secretary of environmental protection in Belgrade, Prof. dr Ana B. Bovan, president of CEDEF, Doc. dr Vladimir Đurđević from the Institute of Meterology in Belgrade, Biljana Vraneš, Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and editor on Information program in RTS and Prof. dr Branko Vasić, associate dean for industry cooperation from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Belgrade.
More about this event look here.
Air Pollution: Local response to the fight against climate change conference held in Belgrade
French Embassy in Serbia and CEDEF organized the conference Air Pollution: Local response to the fight against climate change. The conference gathered representatives of local government, state agencies, non-governmental sector and experts from both France and Serbia. Conference was opened by H.E. Christine Moro, French ambassador in Serbia and Prof. dr Ana B. Bovan, president of Central European Development Forum CEDEF.
21. March 2016, Belgrade
More about this event look here.
Air Pollution: Local response to the fight against climate change
French Embassy in Serbia and Central European Development Forum CEDEF are organizing professional conference with the subject Air Pollution: Local response to the fight against climate change. Professional conference will be held on the 21st of March 2016 at 10.00h in Media Center, Belgrade.
21. March 2016, Belgrade
International Energy and Investment Days 2016
In cooperation with Provincial Secretariat for Energy and Mineral Resources of APV, Novi Sad Fair and Color Press Group, CEDEF has held International Energy and Investment Days 10-11. March 2016 at Novi Sad Fair. International Energy and Investment Days has gathered more than 2000 experts- government representatives, business entities, the media and other actors with the goal to spur investments in both energy and construction sector, industrial parks, construction of waste water treatment plants, stimulate greater use of renewable energy sources, the implementation of ESCO contracts, public-private partnerships, application of energy efficiency measures as well as to raise the awareness about the climate change in Serbia and the region. This years International Energy and Investment Days has had more than 116 renowned lecturers at the congress part of the programme, while during the very event more than 40 different companies have had the opportunity to present their expertise and examples of best practice.
10-11. March 2016, Novi Sad
Press conference for journalists regarding the forthcoming event INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AND INVESTMENT DAYS
At the press conference held at Conference Salon of the Novi Sad Fair, the forthcoming fair “International Energy and Investment Days”, that will be held 10-11. March at the Novi Sad Fair, was announced. This press conference has shown that ever growing number of involved organizers and partners is indicator of the good idea that is in the core of this manifestation and that the junction of energy sector, investments and positive energy of this project is the winning combination, as was noted by prof. dr Ana Bovan.
03. March 2016, Belgrade
PARTNERSHIP AND COOPERATION BETWEEN CEDEF AND REECO GROUP
CEDEF entered into a partnership agreement on cooperation with REECO GROUP on joint participation in the field of investments, renewable energy and energy efficiency as part of the the RENEXPO® Western Balkans event. This event will be held during 20-21. of April this year at the premises of the Holiday Inn and BelExpo Center in Belgrade.
02. February 2016, Belgrade
CEDEF PARTICIPANT OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE SEESARI - SOUTH EAST EUROPE STRATEGIC ALLIANCE FOR RAIL INNOVATION
Nenad Kecman, executive director of Serbian Railways, and Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, CEO of International Union of Railways (UIC), officialy opened International conference SEESARI where the topics were Innovations in railway transport, Sustainable mobility and tighter railway connectivity. Prof. dr Zorana Mihajlović, Vicepresident of Government of Serbia and minister of construction, transport and infrastructure, was, also, present on the Conference
27. January 2016., Belgrade
INTERNATIONAL DAYS OF ENERGY AND INVESTMENTS 2016
CEDEF in a cooperation with Provincial Secretariat for Energy and Mineral Resources of the AP Vojvodina and Novi Sad fair is organizing International Days of Energy and Investments, which will be held on 2nd and 3rd March in “Master” congress hall of Novi Sad fair with respect to the 5th March - World Energy Efficiency Day. Previous year manifestation gathered more than 2,000 experts, from 10 countries, over than 50 exibitors companies representatives of governments, local municipalities and other relevant guests. Two contracts were signed regarding lighting reconstruction and co-financing agricultural projects. As last year, the Confernce will focus on topics in the field of energy and financing, as well as on building and climate change.
18. January 2016, Beograd
THE FIFTH SUMMIT OF SERBIAN ENERGY MANAGERS – Sustainable cities of Serbia:
Communal energy, Energy efficiency, Renewable energy, Environmental protection and Green employment
Central European Development Forum, CEDEF in cooperation with the City of Belgrade, Secretariat for Energy organized The Fifth Summit of Serbian Energy. Some of the goals of Fifth CEDEF summit were to point out possibilities of more efficient resource usage that can make savings, indicate possibilities of developing energy efficiency, point out the great potential in a domain of green employment, present new technologies and their usage and to introduce the significance and the role of energy managers and MEMS education.Prof. dr Ana B. Bovan, CEDEF president, pointed out that Fifth Summit of Serbian Energy Managers was the first event in Serbia where results from COP21 were presented.
16 December 2015, Belgrade
The Annual CEDEF program for cities and municipalities in Serbia “LEADERS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT" 2015
V CEDEF Convention – Belgrade
CEDEF organized last Fifth Convention in Belgrade within the Annual CEDEF Programme - LEADERS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. The programme was organized under the auspices of Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure RS, Ministry of Mining and Energy RS, Environmental protection Committee of the National Assembly RS and Environmental protection agency RS. Purpose of the program was to encourage municipality and city capacities so that they could, by making the most of the responsible leadership and by using advanced technologies, become competitive and sustainable cities.Representatives of different companies, had the chance to discuss about important topics.
25 November 2015, Belgrade
CEDEF president prof. Dr Ana Bovan is the new Dean of Faculty for management Metropolitan
Dr Ana Bovan, negotiating and lobbying professor on Faculty of management Metropolitan, became new Dean on 1. November 2016. What represents foundation of her long lasting work in state economy and work abroad is the sphere of strategic management and strategic communication. Besides academic career, prof. Dr Ana Bovan, has been consultant and active member of many steering committees and civil organizations in Belgrade for many years. Also, she lectures both in Serbia and abroad and is writing about lobbying in climate change, energy efficience and green energy areas.
1. novembar 2015
INTERNATIONAL DAYS OF ENERGY AND INVESTMENTS
CEDEF, Novi Sad Fair and Provincial Secretariat for Energy and Mineral Resources of the AP Vojvodina organized the International Days of Energy and Investments that had been held in Novi Sad from 28th to 29th October 2015. International Days of Energy and Investments had brought together more than 2,000 experts, representatives of governments and other guests and became manifestation with international reputation. Program included more than 30 conferences, meetings of companies representatives, workshops and seminares. 120 lecturers and 50 different companies participated.
28 -29 October, 2015, Novi Sad
Press conference regarding International Energy and Investment Days
The Press conference regarding the International Days of Energy and Investments was held by Nikola Lovric, the Executive Director of the Novi Sad Fair and Jovanka Arsic Karisic, Chairman of the Board of CEDEF. They have announced the International Energy and Investment Days which will be held on 28-29 October 2015 in Novi Sad. The rich programme have been prepared for this year, over 30 presentations, conferences and round tables. Associated country of the International Energy and Investment Days is Hungary.
19 October 2015, Belgrade
CEDEF President Ana Bovan speaker on the panel "How to lobby in Serbia"
Center for Research, Transparency and Accountability (CRTA) in the framework of the Open Parliament and the Week of Parliamentarism, in cooperation with the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, organized a debate "How to lobby in Serbia." One of the speakers was the president of CEDEF and professor at the "Negotiation and lobbying" at the Metropolitan University prof. Dr. Ana Bovan. The topics were: Future legal solution for lobbying in Serbia, The absence of legislation on lobbying - the scope for corruption, Who is lobbying and on whose behalf, Does public need to be familiar with the work of lobbyists.
20 October 2015, Belgrade
Presentation of Serbian local governments at the Belgrade Investment Days
Representatives of local governments in Serbia had the opportunity to, in cooperation with CEDEF, present their investment potentials at Belgrade Investment Days. Speakers on the panel "Investment potential of local governments" were Miodrag Poledica, State Secretary in the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, prof. Zoran Perisić, mayor of City of Nis, prof. Marijana Dukic Mijatović, Head of LED Office in Novi Sad, Meho Mahmutović, Mayor of City of Novi Pazar, Jasna Avramović, Mayor of City of Smederevo, Arne, Director of KfW to Serbia, Giorgio Markedjani, General Director of DDOR Novi Sad. The moderator was, Director of SIEPA, Nenad Bjelogrlić. Belgrade Investment Days have presented projects of local governments in the fields of energy, tourism and infrastructure. All presented projects are published on the official website of the event and in hard copy in the form of catalogue. Representatives of local governments that have submitted projects had the opportunity to talk to interested investors in organized B2B meetings.
22th September 2015, Belgrade
City of Belgrade, Belgrade Chamber of Commerce and CEDEF organized Investment conference Belgrade Investment Days
The conference was opened by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic, Belgrade Mayor Sinisa Mali, President of the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce Milivoje Miletic and CEDEF president prof. dr Ana Bovan. This business and economic event brought together more than 600 guests, investors from 20 countries from three continents. There were 6 panels organized at the Conference - Serbia and the new wave of investments, Investment potentials of the City of Belgrade, Final phase of privatisation in Serbia, Investment potentials of cities and municipalities, Innovation and business opportunities of SMEs, Business environment - case studies and future plans. B2B meetings were held after the panels where the representatives of the companies and representatives of projects, that were presented at the first Belgrade Investment Days, met with the aim of possible cooperation and implementation of projects. More about the Conference on the link http://www.belgradeinvestmentdays.org.rs/en/
21-22 September 2015, Belgrade
Belgrade Investment Days Programme officially started in the Belgrade Old Palace
Belgrade Investment Days Programme was officially opened with a Welcome cocktail at the Old Belgrade Palace. The reception was attended by a large number of diplomats and investors from Serbia and abroad. The aim of the Conference is to present the investment potentials of Belgrade and Serbia, as well as attracting investors, primarily through investments in foreign direct investment, greenfield and brownfield. Belgrade Mayor Sinisa Mali, at the Welcome cocktail, pointed out that the authorities are on the right way to turn Serbia into an ideal investment destination.
21. September 2015, Belgrade
Press conference – Announcement of the Belgrade Investment Days
The press conference regarding beginning of the Programme Belgrade Investment Days was held at the Belgrade City Hall. The speakers were Borko Milosavljević, Deputy Mayor of the City of Belgrade, Milivoje Miletić, President of the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce, Tijana Maljković, City of Belgrade Secretary for Economy and prof. dr. Ana Bovan CEDEF president. More about the Belgrade Investment Days please find here http://www.belgradeinvestmentdays.org.rs/en/.
18. September 2015, Belgrade
UNESCO, with CEDEF s support organized the volunteer visit program "Usage of water resources in the local governments" in France and USA
UNESCO, with the support of CEDEF organized the fourteen day visit of scientists, experts in a domain of water usage, to France and USA. The program began with the visit of UNESCO HQ in Paris – 18th of June, where participants met with the representatives of USA mission in UNESCO, and also actively participated in discussion "Water for Human Settlements of the Future", organized by IHP UNESCO- Secretariat of International Hydrological Programme. Afterwards, the program continued in the Washington D.C., Chicago and San Francisco. Participants were scientists of the 10 selected countries: Albania, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldavia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
22.June 2015, Belgrade
CEDEF and Belgrade Chamber of Commerce continued Investment Road-show
In the preparation of Belgrade Investment Days, prof. dr. Ana Bovan, President of CEDEF and Vekoslav Sosevic, Advisor to the President of the Belgrade Chamber of Comerce continued previously started investment road-show in order to attract investors to Belgrade and Serbia. Belgrade Investment Days is a new investment program designed by CEDEF, and jointly organized with the City of Belgrade and Belgrade Chamber of Commerce. In the preparation of the main conference which will be held from the 21st to 22nd of September 2015, after the visit from Ana Bovan to Austria, the meetings in Milan and Rome included number of institutions, chambers and the region of Lombardy region. Beside the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Milan Chamber of Commerce, the programme will include state agencies that support Italian investments abroad, SIMEST and SACE, as well as the largest cooperative of Italy, Legacoop Nazionale. The interest from Italian side was immense, and special assistance in the meeting preparations was expressed by the Serbian Embassy in Italy, CCIS and Serbian Chamber of Commerce.
1 – 4 June 2015, Italy
International Promotion of the Belgrade Investment Days has began
The Italian news agency announced the start of a new investment program Belgrade Investment Days organized by the City of Belgrade, Belgrade Chamber of Commerce and CEDEF. Italian media has already announced the investment conference which will be held on the 21st and 22nd of September 2015 in Belgrade, after the meeting Ana Bovan, President of CEDEF and Vekoslav Sosevic, Advisor to the President of the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce had in Milan. At the meeting with Dr. Federico Bega, the director for investments in the Lombardy region, Bega stated that the Italian entrepreneurs are proud of the fact that Italy is currently the largest trade partner of Serbia and showed great interest for further cooperation.
1 – 4 June 2015, Italy
Serbian Pavilion at the EXPO in Milan Promotes Belgrade Investment Days
In early June, Ana Bovan, President of CEDEF and Vekoslav Sosevic, Adviser to the President of the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce went to the world exhibition EXPO in Milan, as a part of the investment road-show before the Belgrade Investment Days. Investment conference Belgrade Investment Days will be held on the 21st and 22nd of September, and a huge response from companies from Italy, Austria and other European countries, as well as Russia, UAE, Central Asia, China and Turkey is expected. This major investment program will be promoted through the activities of Serbian pavilion at the EXPO exhibition, due to the great interest visitors showed to the dynamic program of our pavilion. Special support was expressed by Bojan Stevanovic, vice-consul in Milan and Masa Jovancevic, COO Serbia EXPO 2015.
1 – 4 June 2015, Italy
CEDEF at a Meeting with Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President of the European Commission
At the pan-European tour about the energy Union in EU, Vice President of the EU Commission Maroš Šefčovič held a meeting with several civil society organizations, including CEDEF, represented by the president prof. Dr. Ana Bovan. Vice President Šefčovič informed the participants about the current situation in the field of energy policy and climate change in the EU, as well as about the discussions he had with the Serbian Government on this topic. Bovan emphasized that in Serbia there is a huge potential to transfer to green energy and an economy with less carbon, but that numerous institutional, organizational and financial factors have limited faster transition. She stressed the importance of including all stakeholders in the creation of the policy of climate change, as well as the need for its full implementation.
1 – 4 June 2015, Italy
The Belgrade Investment Days – Protocol Agreement signed
Representatives of the City of Belgrade, Belgrade Chamber of Commerce and CEDEF signed Protocol Agreement regarding the organization of Belgrade Investment Days - The New Meeting Point of East and West, which will be held on 21 and 22 of September 2015 in Belgrade. Belgrade Investment Days aims to promote business contacts between investment funds, companies, chambers and various regions with a particular effort to direct investments in the Beograd and Serbia.
05.June 2015, Belgrade
CEDEF at the EU Sustainable Energy Week – EUSEW 2015
This year, as the previous five, CEDEF will traditionally be participating at the EU Sustainable Energy Week that will take place from 15-19 June 2015 in Brussels and all across Europe. In the month of June, during the European month of sustainable energy, CEDEF will actively participate and organize 13 events in the field of energy efficiency and sustainable energy. All events organized by CEDEF are registered and included in the official program of the EU Sustainable Energy Week – EUSEW 2015. More about CEDEF participation find here.
20.May 2015, Belgrade
Serbian Chamber of Engineers at the VI CEDEF Forum
CEDEF and the Serbian Chamber of Engineers - SCE held at the VI Annual International CEDEF Energy Forum: Usage and treatment of municipal and industrial waste water, an expert lecture for the members of SCE. Educational training is focused on the important issues in a domain of waste water treatment. Lectures were given by eminent experts from Serbia, Israel and Italy. According to the Rulebook of continuous professional development, this lecture is evaluated with 5 points for all the present members of the SCE.
13.May 2015, Novi Sad
VI Annual International CEDEF Energy Forum held in the Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina
CEDEF with the support of the Provincial Secretariat for Urban Planning, Construction and Environmental Protection APV and under institutional auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment of RS and the Agency for Environmental Protection of RS, organized the VI Annual International CEDEF Energy Forum. The theme of this year's Forum was "Usage and treatment of municipal and industrial waste water". Eminent experts, representatives of governmental and provincial authorities, as well as representatives of advanced technologies in the field of usage and treatment of waste water, held their speeches at the Forum. Itay Milner, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Israel in Serbia, gave the speech as a representative of the partner country. For more details, see here.
13. May 2015, Novi Sad
CEDEF President Ana B. Bovan at the European Business and Investment Forum in Vienna
President CEDEF, prof. Dr. Ana B. Bovan was a speaker at the traditional investment forum in Vienna, European Business and Investment Forum from 22-24. April 2015. At the exceptionally attended conference she pointed out that the existing regional and cross-border strategies that foster entrepreneurship and innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises are a good starting point for EU macro-regions to employ. Prof. Bovan has indicated that implementation of the Small Business Act (SBA), the COSME program and the Europe 2020 Strategy for growth and jobs are only the beginning in the process. The special interest was encountered on calling for the introduction of innovative mechanisms in finance, such as crowd funding and peer-to-peer lending, both in the commercial as well as in environmental and social projects. Besides the selected speakers from the field of European energy and investment, participants were addressed by EIB Vice-President, Mr. Wilhelm Molterer. More about the Forum, see here. Photos from the event can be seen here.
23. April 2015, Vienna
CEDEF President Ana Bovan at the work meeting with the Coordinator of Priority Area 10 of the Danube Strategy EU
Prof. dr Ana B. Bovan, president of CEDEF, held a meeting with dr Kurt Puchinger, Coordinator of Priority Area 10 of the Danube Strategy EU. The main subject of a meeting was about the CEDEF's program and also about cooperation of the cities in the Danube region on the subject of energy efficiency and renewable sources of energy. The meeting had a focus on exchanging experiences in the domain of ESCO contracts.
22. April 2015, Vienna
Zrenjanin- The host of III CEDEF Convention "Leaders of Sustainable Development" 2015
More than 200 participants from 20 local governments attended the Convention and presented over 200 infrastructure projects and projects in the field of energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental protection. After the completion of the plenary session, within 2 hours, representatives of municipalities, potential financial institutions, investors and company partners held more than 110 direct meetings. The mayor of Zrenjanin Cedomir Janjic, opened The Convention. More about this topic, please see here.
21. April 2015, Zrenjanin
CEDEF President Ana B. Bovan speaker at the Fifth Annual Conference "Public Affairs Community of Europe (P.A.C.E.)"
President of CEDEF prof. dr Ana B. Bovan will represent Serbia and therefore speaking at the annual conference of P.A.C.E. which will take place in 7th and 8th May in Vienna. P.A.C.E. traditionally gathers national lobbying organizations and associations in the EU, and the host of this year's Conference is Austrian Public Affairs Association. Croatia, Switzerland, Slovenia and the Czech Republic will have their representatives for the first time. Focus of the discussions will be on possibilities and challenges in realization of lobbyist activities on the EU state member level, and also on the regulations in the framework of the law that can aggravate or facilitate the basic work of lobbyist.
7. and 8. May 2015, Vienna
UNESCO, with CEDEF's support organizes the volunteer visit program "Usage of water resources in the local goverments"
UNESCO, with the support of CEDEF organizes the fourteen day visit of scientists from the domain of water usage, which will be held during May in France and USA. Program begins with the visit of UNESCO HQ in Paris - 14 May, where participants will meet with the representatives of USA mission in UNESCO, and also actively participate in discussion "Water for Human Settlements of the Future", organized by IHP UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme. Afterwards, the program is continuing in the USA. Participants are citizens of the selected countries: Albania, Azerbaian, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldavia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
15. April 2015, Belgrade
CEDEF's President of the Board, Jovanka Arsic-Karisic, member of National Convent of EU's Work Group
Jovanka Arsic-Karisic, President of the Board of CEDEF attended the inaugural session of National Convent of EU's Work Group, chapter 15 - Energy and therefore became a member of the work group. National Convent of EU represents the framework in which the ongoing structural debate is being conducted between the delegates of the state's administration, political parties, NGO's, experts, unions and professional organizations about the potentional membership of Serbia in the EU.
3. April 2015, Belgrade
The meeting with participants of the Third Convention "Leaders of Sustainable Develompment"
Along with many others, Alibunar, Plandiste, Bela Crkva and Kovin are participants of the Third Convention of Leaders of Sustainable Development. In this local governments the meetings were held with the president of CEDEF prof. dr Ana B. Bovan and President of the Board Jovanka Arsic-Karisic. From the local governments, representatives were Dragan Komatina, president of Alibunar municipality, Milan Selakovic, president of Plandiste municipality, Marina Putnjik, assistant to the president of Vrsac, Boris djudjev, vice president of Bela Crkva municipality and Darko Bakovic, vice president of Kovin municipality.
2. April 2015, Alibunar, Plandiste, Vrsac, Bela Crkva i Kovin
CEDEF President, Ana Bovan invited to speak at European Business and Investment Forum in Vienna
President of CEDEF, prof. dr Ana B. Bovan was invited to give a speech at traditional Investment Forum in Vienna-European Business and Investment Forum from 22-24 of April 2015. In addition to the chosen speakers from the fields of European Energy and Investment, the Forum will be addressed by Korina Krecu, European Commissioner for Regional Policy, vice president of the European Investment Bank and numerous delegates from European countries, organizations and companies. More about this Forum, see here.
31. March 2015, Belgrade
II CEDEF Convention Leaders of Sustainable Development 2015
The second Convention was attended by more than 300 participants from 57 local governments where over 360 infrastructure projects and projects in the field of energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental protection were presented. Afterwards the plenary session, within 2 hours, representatives of municipalities, potential funders and partner companies had over 300 direct meetings. Twenty cities and municipalities received the Recognition "Leader of Sustainable Development". The Convention was ceremonially opened by the mayor of Krusevac, Dragi Nestorovic. More about this topic, see here.
26. March 2015, Krusevac
Local municipalities of northern Banat hosted the work meetings with CEDEF
President of CEDEF, prof. dr Ana B. Bovan and President of the Board Jovanka Arsic-Karisic, in the process of organization of the Third Convention "Leaders of Sustainable Development", visited Subotica, Kanjiza, Novi Knezevac, Senta and Kikinda. The meetings were attented by numerous representatives and delegates from the cities and municipalities. The mayor of Subotica, Maglai Jeno and the president of the City Council Srdjan Samardzic represented Subotica. The host of the meeting in Kanjiza was Envir Huzvar, the vice president of municipality, while Dragan Babic, president of municipality Knjazevac led the discussion with representatives of CEDEF. The hosts of the meeting in Senta were Rudolf Cegledi, president of municipality and Viktor Varga, member of the municipality council. In Kikinda, the gathering was organized with Miodrag Bulajic, member of municipality council.
24. March 2015, Subotica, Kanjiza, Novi Knezevac, Senta i Kikinda
Fifth CEDEF educational and informative gathering- DISTRICT HEATING CONSUMPTION BASED BILLING IN BELGRADE : BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES
The Fifth and the last in a series of educational and informative gatherings on District heating consumption based billing was held in the municipality of Zvezdara. The gathering was attended by more than 70 presidents and delegates of municipalities Zvezdara, Obrenovac, Lazarevac and Barajevo. The meeting was also attended by the president of municipality of Zvezdara, Edip Serifov. More about this topic, see here.
19 March 2015, Municipality of Zvezdara, Belgrade
Fourth CEDEF educational and informative gathering - DISTRICT HEATING CONSUMPTION BASED BILLING IN BELGRADE : BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES
In the premises of municipality of Vozdovac, CEDEF, along with the City of Belgrade's Department of Energy organized the fourth out of five educational-informative gatherings. The meetings were attended by representatives of tenants assembly of municipalities of Rakovica and Cukarica. At the event, more than 80 representatives of tenants assemblies showed a great interest for participation in the discussion. Assistant to the president of Vozdovac municipality Dusan Sokorac also attended the meeting. More about this topic, see here.
17 March 2015, Municipality of Vozdovac, Belgrade
Visiting City of Pancevo – Preparation for the Third Convention Leaders of Sustainable Development
CEDEF President prof. dr Ana B. Bovan and CEDEF President of the Board Jovanka Arsic-Karisic organized a meeting with representatives of the city of Pancevo: Olga Sipovac, secretary of the Secretariat for Environmental protection, Biljana Miladinovic from the Secretariat for Economy and Economic Development, Vladimir Delja, the city council member, Sandra Bozic, general manager of PU “District Heating” and Zoran Bozinovic technical director of PU “District Heating”. Local media were present on this occasion.
17. March 2015, Pancevo
Huge interest from presidents of tenants assemblies about topic - DISTRICT HEATING CONSUMPTION-BASED BILLING IN BELGRADE : BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES
The third educational and informative gathering organized by CEDEF and the City of Belgrade Department of Energy was held in the city hall of Novi Beograd. Presidents and delegates of tenant’s assemblies from municipalities of Novi Beograd, Zemun and Palilula were involved in the discussion. At the gathering there were about 120 presidents of tenant’s assemblies from this Belgrade municipalities who have had the opportunity to ask concrete questions related to the transition to a new way of billing heating and to hear useful information from speakers too. More about this topic, see here.
12 March, 2015, the Municipality of Novi Beograd
Second CEDEF educational and informative gathering - DISTRICT HEATING CONSUMPTION-BASED BILLING IN BELGRADE : BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES
The gathering was attended by the presidents and delegates of tenant’s assemblies from municipalities of Stari Grad, Vracar and Savski Venac. The event was organized so presidents of tenants assemblies could find out more about the introduction of a new billing system of heating, the necessary steps to make heating consumption based billing to be full effected and to ask concrete questions related to the preparation before the introduction of a new heating billing. More about this topic, see here.
10 March, 2015, the Municipality of Stari grad, Belgrade
CEDEF President, Ana B. Bovan has become a member of the Advisory Committee of the “Urban Platform Danube Region”.
CEDEF President, prof. dr Ana B. Bovan has become a member of the Advisory Committee of the “Urban Platform Danube Region”. The Advisory Committee of the “Urban Platform Danube Region” is an expert body within the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR). It has the goal to support to cooperation of cities, city networks and associations in the Danube Region to enhance the implementation process of the EUSDR and achieve the targets of the EU2020 strategy via smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Prof. Bovan has created and headed numerous projects with CEDEF that promote the principles of EUSDR. During a visit to Vienna, prof. Bovan had a meeting with dr Kurt Puchinger, Coordinator of Priority Area 10 of the Danube Strategy EU.
6. March 2015, Vienna
Zubin Mehta awarded the "Danube flower" by prof. dr. Ana Bovan
CEDEF president prof. dr Ana B. Bovan in Vienna awarded the "Danube flower" for 2014 Maestro Zubin Mehta, conductor. Award "Danube flower" is award for individuals or institutions whose work, dedication and creativity contributed development of the Danube region. Laureates of this award was given during The Third Danube Business Forum in October 2014, while Zubin Mehta's award was presented later. More about this topic, see here.
6. March 2015, Vienna
CEDEF conducted a series of educational and informative gathering - DISTRICT HEATING CONSUMPTION-BASED BILLING IN BELGRADE : BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES
World Day of energy efficiency, CEDEF celebrated with the opening first out of five educational and informational gatherings at which CEDEF and Belgrade City Administration Secretariat of Energy presented a complete training program to show to professional and general public the necessity of implementation of energy efficiency measures in the light of new regulations about billing based on actual consumption of thermal energy and to develop at all levels awareness about energy conservation and the benefits and challenges in the transition to a new billing system for heating. At the meeting, among others, the speakers were Marko Stojanovic, Secretary of Energy of the city of Belgrade, as well as the State Secretary of the Ministry of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia, Zoran Predic. More about this topic, see here.
5 March, 2015, WORLD DAY OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY, Belgrade
Preparations for the Second Convention Leaders of Sustainable Development
In Pirot, Knjazevac and Zajecar, in the framework of Leaders of Sustainable Development, meetings were organized with Goran Popovic, Assistant to the Mayor of Pirot, mr Milan Djokic, Mayor of Knjazevac and Velimir Ognjenovic, Mayor of Zajecar. With the leaders of these municipalities met President of CEDEF prof. dr Ana B. Bovan and President of the Board of CEDEF Jovanka Arsic-Karisic.
4. March 2015, Pirot, Knjazevac, Zajecar
Program "Leaders of Sustanaible Development" in the south of Serbia
Paracin, Nis, Leskovac and Vranje were the hosts of a number of working meetings in which President od CEDEF prof. dr Ana B. Bovan and the President of the Board Jovanka Arsic-Karisic represented CEDEF. Representative of municipality of Paracin was Jugoslav Lukic, vice president of municipality. In city of Nis, representatives of CEDEF talked with the Chief of property and inspection department , Ljubisa Janic. About the projects of city of Leskovac, the meeting was held with Boban Stosic, representative from the city Council, and Bojan Tojaga from the Agency for the local economic growth of the city Leskovac. In city of Vranje, the gathering was organized with the mayor, mister Zoran Antic and the vice mayor Dragoljub Stevanovic.
3. March 2015, Paracin, Nis, Leskovac and Vranje
CEDEF opened the First Anual Convention of Leaders of Sustainable Development in 2015, Sremska Mitrovica
CEDEF organized the the first, of the five planned Conventions of Leaders of Sustainable Development, in Sremska Mitrovica. In the premises of City Council in Sremska Mitrovica over 250 participants supported this completely new event in Serbia which gathered the representatives of 27 municipalities in Serbia. At the convention, 162 projects in a domain of energy efficiency, the use of renewable sources of energy and environmental protection were presented to the participants. Nine municipalities and cities were rewarded with the Recognition of "Leaders of Sustainable Development". The state secretary of Ministry of Infrastructure, mister Miodrag Poledica opened the Convention. More about this topic, see here.
26. February 2015, Sremska Mitrovica
Preparations for the Second Convention of Leaders of Sustainable Development
In the framework of preparations and arrangements for organisation of the Second Convention, President of CEDEF prof. dr Ana B. Bovan and President of the Board Jovanka Arsic-Karisic, meet with representatives of the city hosts in Krusevac. The meetings were held with the vice mayor of Krusevac Jasmina Palurovic and the assistant to the mayor Dragana Milicevic. Also, the meetings in city of Cuprija were attented by the president of municipality of Cuprija, mister Ninoslav Eric, while in city of Cicevac prof. dr Ana B. Bovan and Jovanka Arsic-Karisic talked with the president of the municipality of Cicevac, mister Slavoljub Simic. In city of Jagodina, a work meeting was held with the mayor, Ratko Stevanovic.
13. February 2015, Cuprija, Cicevac, Jagodina, Krusevac
Preparations for the organization of the First Convention
Srbobran, Vrbas, Kula and Sombor were the municipalities and cities in which the President of CEDEF prof. dr Ana B. Bovan and President of the Board Jovanka Arsic-Karisic talked with the president of the municipality of Srboran, mister Zoran Mladenovic, the president of the municipality of Vrbas, Dr. Bratislav Kazic, vice president of the municipality of Kula, Velibor Milojicic and the mayor of Sombor, mister Sasa Todorovic.
3. February 2015, Srbobran, Vrbas, Kula and Sombor
A Working Visit to Sremska Mitrovica, Ruma and Sabac
The founder and president of CEDEF prof. dr Ana B. Bovan and the President of the Board Jovanka Arsic-Karisic, held a number of working meetings in Sremska Mitrovica, Sabac and Ruma with a goal in mind to organize the First Convention of Leaders of Sustainable Development. The meetings were attended by the mayor of Sremska Mitrovica Branislav Nedimovic, vice president of municipality of Ruma Marija Stojcevic and the mayor of Sabac, mister Nebojsa Zelenovic.
29 January 2015, Sremska Mitrovica, Ruma, Sabac
Public Hearings on subject of "Waste management in Republic of Serbia"
On 29 January 2015, the Fourth public hearing on Waste management in Republic of Serbia was organized by the Environmental Protection Committee of the National Assembly of Republic of Serbia with the support of CEDEF. As an active speaker of all the previous Public Hearings, CEDEFs President of the Board, Jovanka Arsic-Karisic spoke about all the important aspects of a good and adequate Waste management in Serbia and Belgrade. More about his topic, see here.
29 January 2015, The National Assembly of Republic of Serbia, Belgrade
CEDEF at the Conference of True Values
The presidential club assembly of tenants in Serbia organized the Conference of True Values with a goal to introduce good governance in different domains of civil, public and private sectors to the club members, considering that the problem of governance is affecting the lives of citizens in local communities. At the conference, CEDEF Project Director Maja Barac Stojanovic has announced a series of educational and informative gatherings which will be held under the name of District heating consumption-based billing in Belgrade- benefits and challenges, organized by CEDEF, in cooperation with the City of Belgrade and Department of Energy during the March of 2015.
29 January 2015, the municipality of Zvezdara, Belgrade