Provincial Secretariat for Regional Development, Interregional Cooperation and Local Self-Government


Provincial Secretariat for Regional Development, Interregional Cooperation and Local Self-Government

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Provincial Secretariat for Regional Development, Interregional Cooperation and Local Self-Government.

The Provincial Secretariat for Regional Development, Interregional Cooperation and Local Self-Government, in accordance with the law and Statute, shall perform the tasks of the provincial administration, in the field of regional development, related to the preparation of acts for the Provincial Assembly or the Provincial Government which shall: regulate and enable a balanced regional development; establish organisations that deal with the establishment of the balanced regional development and exercise founder's rights thereof; determine and enact regional development strategic and other documents.
The Provincial Secretariat for Regional Development, Interregional Cooperation and Local Self-Government shall monitor the implementation of the programme, measures and activities for the balanced regional development, propose one member of the Tender and Auction Commission when the subject of privatisation is in the territory of AP Vojvodina; participate in the creation of strategic documents and action plans which determine the principles, goals and priorities of the development of electronic communications in the Republic of Serbia; participate in enacting of RF Bands Allocation Plan and RF Allocation Plan; participate in determining the method of using the remaining radio frequency bands, intended for terrestrial digital broadcasting, as well as the provision of broadband service (digital dividend).
The Provincial Secretariat for Regional Development, Interregional Cooperation and Local Self-Government shall, in conformity with the law, the Statute and within foreign policy of the Republic of Serbia, perform the tasks of the provincial administration related to: interregional cooperation and maintaining the relations between AP Vojvodina and other territorial communities of other countries, initiating and maintaining memberships in European and global associations of regions; preparation, concluding and monitoring the implementation of agreements with corresponding territorial communities of other countries; preparation of visits of representatives of territorial communities and other forms of autonomies of other countries; preparation of participation of the representatives of AP Vojvodina at conferences of European and global associations of regions; creation, collecting, keeping and publishing information about the cooperation with corresponding territorial communities of other countries; preparation of reports and information and proposing development programmes and plans within its scope of work; coordination of activities of all provincial administration authorities, in the process of programming instruments of European Union; creation of conditions for the realisation of projects financed from the EU funds, donations and other forms of development aid; participation in activities of preparing and implementing macro regional strategies; participation in establishment of specific units within diplomatic and consular offices of the Republic of Serbia, in accordance with the law, which will represent and improve economic, educational and tourist capacities of AP Vojvodina; monitoring of the establishment of diplomatic and consular activities in the territory of AP Vojvodina; participation in establishing balanced regional development in the territory of AP Vojvodina, in accordance with the law.
The Provincial Secretariat for Regional Development, Interregional Cooperation and Local Self-Government, in conformity with the law and the Statute, shall perform tasks of the provincial administration, in the field of local self-government, pertaining to: preparation of acts for the Provincial Government, which propose the dissolution of an assembly of the local self-government unit in the territory of AP Vojvodina to the Government of the Republic of Serbia; preparation of reports and information for the Provincial Government and the Assembly and proposing development programmes and plans within the Secretariat’s scope of competences; giving prior consent to the assembly of the local self-government unit in the territory of AP Vojvodina when determining holidays and deciding upon the names of streets, squares, boroughs, villages and other populated areas, in the territory of the local self-government unit, directing and supporting local self-government units and local community self-government to ensure legality and efficiency of their work; coordination and promotion of cooperation between AP Vojvodina and local self-government units in its territory, in the field of developing efficient and modern local self-government; support and promotion of measures in the field of the establishment of systems of local self-government, intermunicipal networking, standardisation of capacities and modernisation of the work of local administration; monitoring of establishment of local community self-government in local self-government units in Vojvodina, as well as other forms of direct participation of citizens in the decision- making process at the local level; provision of expert legal opinion and advice in regard to the application of law and other acts that have a direct impact on the development and establishment of local self-government and the work of the authorities of local self-government unit; initiation of proceedings to assess the constitutionality and legality of the statute or other general acts of local self-government units, if the Secretariat considers that this regulation is not in accordance with provincial regulations; control of compliance of general acts of local self-government unit with its statute, taking measures and providing expert assistance in its implementation; control of compliance of an individual act against which judicial protection is not provided, with the law or general act of the local government units and taking of other related measures; monitoring of application of regulations, concerning the direct participation of citizens in establishing of local self-government; monitoring of the process and procedures of conducting local elections.
The Provincial Secretariat for Regional Development, Interregional Cooperation and Local Self-Government shall perform other executive, expert and development tasks of the provincial administration and monitor the implementation of regulations, in fields within the scope of its competences, supervise the work of institutions and public services, founded by AP Vojvodina.
The Provincial Secretariat for Regional Development, Interregional Cooperation and Local Self-Government shall also perform other tasks, when they are conferred by law, Provincial Assembly decision or any other regulation.


Ognjen Bjelić


Provincial Secretary for Regional Development, Interregional Cooperation and Local Self-Government

Ognjen Bijelić is the Provincial Secretary for Regional Development, Interregional Cooperation and Local Self-Government.

He is a member of the Serbian Progressive Party. He was born in 1979 in Novi Sad. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Novi Sad, Department of Finance and Accounting.

He was the Project Manager at the Novi Sad Fair, where he worked from 2004 to 2007. After that, he worked as an advisor to the Minister of Regional Development and Local Self-Government in the period from 2013 to 2014.


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Contact


  • Mihajla Pupina boulevard, 16
    21000 Novi Sad
  • Autonomous Province of Vojvodina
    Republic of Serbia
  • Phone: 021/487-40-00
  • presbiro@vojvodina.gov.rs