12. Dec 2014.

Vrbas Energy Day and Presentation of Publication

On 10th of December 2014, in Centre for Physical Education “Drago Jovovic” in Vrbas, the Vrbas Energy Day has been organized in cooperation with Belgrade Open School, Municipality of Vrbas and Heinrich Böll Foundation’s Office in Belgrade. 

As a part of this event, Municipality of Vrbas has signed the Covenant of Mayors, the European initiative of cities and municipalities for improving energy efficiency, promoting use of renewable energy sources and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.

During the panel discussion Belgrade Open School has presented research findings in process of decision making at local level in area of energy production and consumption, as well as the opportunities for improving services for citizens in this area.

The conference was organized in order to develop partnership of public and civil sector in area of energy policy, to promote good practice example in form of energy management office in Municipality of Vrbas and to present publication named “Transparency of Energy Decision Making on Local Level”.

Mirko Popovic, coordinator of Centre for European Integration of Belgrade Open School has been moderating the conference, while the speakers were following: Mirko Glusac, vice president of Municipality of Vrbas, Zoran Delic, assistant to Provincial Secretary for Energy Investments, Gabriela Schafroth, deputy director of Swiss Development and Cooperation Office in Republic of Serbia, Zeljko Zecevic and Nikola Vujovic, representatives of Energy Management Office of Municipality of Vrbas and Aleksandar Macura, author of the publication “Transparency of Energy Decision Making on Local Level”.

The conference was also attended by the local media, such as TV “Backa” and Independent Journalists’ Association of Vojvodina.

The publication in Serbian language can be downloaded here.