Ministry of Mining and Energy
The Ministry of Mining and Energy is in charge of public administration affairs related to:
01 mining: mining development strategy and policy; development of the balance of mineral raw materials; geological explorations for exploitation of mineral raw materials; development of exploration work plans concerning basic geological explorations for sustainable use of resources; development of annual and mid-term plans of detailed exploration works concerning geological explorations for exploitation of mineral raw materials, and ensuring of material and other resources for the implementation of the plans; exploitation of all kinds of mineral raw materials and geological resources; inspection supervision in the mining sector; and other activities as stipulated by law.
02. energy: energy policy and energy sector development planning in the areas of electrical power, natural gas, oil and oil derivatives; energy balance of the Republic of Serbia; oil and gas industry; strategy and policy of energy security, development of annual and mid-term energy security plans and ensuring material and other resources for the implementation of the plans; mandatory and other energy reserves; safe pipeline transport of gaseous and liquid hydrocarbons; heat production, distribution and supply; nuclear energy plants for the production of electricity and heat, and production, use and disposal of radioactive material in these plants; rational use of energy and energy efficiency; renewable energy sources; environmental protection and climate change concerning energy sector; coordination of activities related to investments in the energy sector; inspection supervision in the energy sector; and other activities as stipulated by law.
03. strategy and policy of natural resource development: explorations related to the exploitation of natural resources; developing of exploration work plans concerning natural resources and ensuring material and other resources for the implementation of the plans; developing the balance of groundwater reserves, and norms and standards for the making of geological maps, and other activities as stipulated by law.
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Managemen
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management is in charge of public administration affairs related to:
strategy and policy for the development of agriculture and food industry; analysis of production and markets of agricultural products; balances of agri-food products and the system of commodity reserves of basic agri-food products; regulation of the common market, measures of market – price policy, structural policy and land policy in agriculture; incentive measures to improve agricultural production; proposing systemic solutions and protection measures for the import of agricultural and food products; protection and use of agricultural land; production of agricultural inputs for the agricultural and food industry, production and trade of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, ethanol, tobacco and tobacco products and food products; quality control of agricultural products and food products, wine, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, fruit juices, concentrated fruit juices, fruit nectars, fruit juices powder, mineral waters, ethanol, tobacco and tobacco products in domestic and foreign trade; rural development; agricultural cooperatives; professional agricultural services; agricultural market information system; production, certification and quality control and trade of seeds and planting material; recognition and protection of plant varieties and breeds of domestic animals; conservation and sustainable use of plant and animal genetic resources for food and agriculture; creating conditions for access and implementation of projects within the scope of that ministry which are financed from the pre-accession funds of the European Union, donations and other forms of development assistance; inspection in the field of agriculture. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management also performs state administration tasks related to: management of state-owned agricultural land; establishing and maintaining an information system on agricultural land in the Republic of Serbia; allocating funds for the execution of works and monitoring the implementation of the annual program for the protection, arrangement and use of agricultural land in the Republic of Serbia; monitoring the development of the Agricultural Basis of the Republic of Serbia and its implementation; keeping the register of agricultural bases of local self-government units, as well as other tasks determined by law
Fachverband Biogas e.V.
German Biogas association Fachverband Biogas e.V was established in 1992 when its founding members met up at Erich Holz’s farm, taking a decision to start appearing in an organized manner.
The first meeting was attended by 17 people, who are now deemed to be the founding members of the German Biogas Association.
The members of the first Executive Board were farmers Erich Holz and Rainer Gansloser, engineers Erwin Köberle and Gert Beck, and GTZ employee Heinz-Piter Mang. A biogas pioneer Erwin Köberle was elected as the first President. The adoption of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) brought the final breakthrough for the use of biogas in Germany.
The number of members and conference participants increased simultaneously with the increase in the number of biogas plants. The 2006 conference in Hanover was officially attended by 2000 members and the 2011 conference in Nuremberg by 4000. The German Biogas Association now employs more than 40 staff at the head office in Freising, the Berlin office and five regional offices.
Annual conferences have become an established practice in Germany and Europe, but also worldwide.
European Biogas Association
The European Biogas Association (EBA) was established in February 2009. It is a leading European biogas and biomethane production association, covering anaerobic digestion and gasification industry.
The EBA’s mission is to actively promote the sustainability of biogas production, and biomethane production and utilization in Europe.
The EBA rallies a wide range of institutions, official national organizations, scientific institutes and companies.
The EBA had more than 80 members from across Europe in 2016. It has established collaboration with biogas associations from all over the world.
Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
The international cooperation between Germany and the Republic of Serbia commenced in 2000. GIZ opened its office in Belgrade the same year.
GIZ now employs as many as 165 staff in Serbia, of whom 125 are Serbian nationals.
Commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), GIZ supports Serbia’s efforts to meet EU criteria by implementing programmes and projects in the following priority areas:
1. Sustainable economic development and employment,
3. Civil society and public administration,
4. Public infrastructure (energy and water).
Faculty of Technical Sciences
The Faculty of Technical Sciences (FTS) of Novi Sad is a higher-education academic and research institution. Its mission is to implement high quality educational processes, develop scientific disciplines and transfer knowledge to businesses and society as a whole.
With a 60-year long tradition, the FTS ranks among the higher-education institutions in the region with most advanced organizational arrangements.
Since its establishment in 1960, the FTS has remained committed to accomplishing its mission through successful academic and research work and practical implementation of the results of such work.
Based on the identified needs of the business community and current needs of the society, the FTS has developed over time study programmes to educate students for the current and upcoming technical and technological, and social and economic systems, developing at the same time its own competent human and natural resources.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia is an independent, modern, and responsible non-budget institution, the national association of all Serbian businesses whose tradition, experience, and knowledge are put in the best interest of its members and the economy of Serbia.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (CCIS) is an independent, modern and responsible non-budgetary institution, a national association of all Serbian businesspeople, which serves the best interests of its members and the Serbian economy, owing to its tradition, experience, and knowledge. CCIS is defined by the Law as an association of companies and entrepreneurs.
A 165-year tradition of the Serbian chamber system and the developed chamber network, Representative Offices abroad, are the guarantor of efficient implementation of the support mechanisms for the economy and business people in their activities.
Linking the entire Serbia΄s economy in a single system, classified by economic sectors in 18 business associations and by regions in 17 regional chambers, including the City of Belgrade. Key commitment is to make Serbia visible as a market economy country, with investment opportunities, open borders, and ready to join the European trends in a competitive way.
The United Nations Development Programme is a United Nations organization tasked with helping countries eliminate poverty and achieve sustainable economic growth and human development. Headquartered in New York City, it is the largest UN development aid agency, with offices in 170 countries.
As the United Nations lead agency on international development, UNDP works in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities, and to build resilience to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Our work is concentrated in three focus areas; sustainable development, democratic governance and peace building, and climate and disaster resilience.
UNDP’s mandate is to end poverty, build democratic governance, rule of law, and inclusive institutions. We advocate for change, and connect countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.