Preparatory Project for a Society-wide Dialogue Platform on SDGs for Serbia
Partner: The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
The goal of the Preparatory project was to develop a larger project proposal that would propose a strategy for the development of a broad society-wide dialogue on the SDGs motivated and steered through an independent civil society platform. Such a dialogue put in the context of the nationalization of SDGs that the government and UN plan to conduct could make a critical contribution to ensuring this nationalization exercise is truly participatory, and deals with the issues that are truly at the heart of Serbia’s development challenges. It related to the need to reinforce Serbia’s capacity to steer policies towards accomplishing not only economic growth, but economic development that is more equitable and leaves no one behind, that is both socially just and environmentally sustainable, and that is participatory – making the citizen and local communities the central development agents.
The Preparatory Project aimed to fully develop the larger project proposal on a dialogue platform, fine-tuning and making more specific the objectives and dialogue strategy outlined below, specifying the timeline and operational mechanisms of the project, including synergies with, and involvement of, other partners with similar goals.
This project also resulted with the report: “Serbia Sustainable Development Issues: A Baseline Review”