Within the international conference “Digitalization to Development for a Sustainable Future in Eastern Europe”, an Agreement on Cooperation concluded between the Republic Geodetic Authority and local self-governments was signed in Vrdnik from September 18 to 20. The agreement refers to the project “Improvement of Investment Environment in Serbia”, which is carried out by the Republic Geodetic Authority and is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Swedish Agency for Cartography, Cadastre and Land Registration – Lantmäteriet.

The importance and investment in investment locations of local self-governments implies that all potential investment sites are published in digital form.

This project is one in a series of activities in the process of developing e-government of the Republic of Serbia and should contribute to strengthening the economy based on knowledge and innovation. The aim of the project is to contribute to achieving sustainable and inclusive economic growth in the Republic of Serbia, improving the business environment, increasing investment and innovation of the private sector, improving the transparency of the investment process and improving the climate for investment inflows. Also, the project contributes to the process of European integration of the Republic of Serbia and promotes activities on the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda of the United Nations and as such is of great importance for the Government of the Republic of Serbia.

On the second day of the conference, the director of the Republic Geodetic Authority, Borko Drašković, MA, signed the Agreement with the representatives of ten pilot units of local self-government. Among the selected pilot units of local self-government are: Arilje, Bor, Vranje, Knjaževac, Ćuprija, Sombor, Čačak, Požarevac, Zrenjanin and Pirot. The aim of the project is to:

  • Enable unique identification of each investment location,
  • That the unambiguous spatial component on the location of the investment area,
  • Establish a unified classification of locations at the state level,
  • Provide relevant information to potential investors,
  • Provide transparent insight to citizens, the state and other stakeholders,
  • Has the possibility of connecting with other national registers,
  • Ensures that all information is defined in accordance with ISO 19100 standards and the INSPIRE directive.

After the establishment of the National Register of Investment Locations, potential investors will be able to communicate with local governments through the application and invest in a specific location.

Municipality of Arilje

City of Bor

City of Čačak

Municipality of Ćuprija

City of Pirot

City of Pozarevac

City of Sombor

City of Vranje

City of Zrenjanin

The media reported on the signing of the agreement. You can see more HERE.