The interregional cooperation of the AP Vojvodina Assembly is exercised through the implementation of activities in the field of interregional relations that entail participation of delegations of the AP Vojvodina Assembly in the activities of international and regional organisations and institutions, establishment and maintenance of partnerships and visits to representative bodies of other countries and regions. Activities of the AP Vojvodina Assembly in the field of interregional cooperation are carried out with the aim of improving the cooperation and ensuring the faster development of cultural and economic partnerships among the regions.
The competencies of the Assembly of AP Vojvodina in the field of interregional cooperation are defined in the Statute of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Provincial Assembly Decision on the Assembly and the Rules of Procedure of Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina.
The Assembly of AP Vojvodina has established the cooperation and is carrying out activities in the field of interregional cooperation with the following organisations: the Assembly of European Regions (AER), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Donau Büro Ulm/Neu-Ulm (Danube Bureau) and the Council of Danube Cities and Regions (CODCR).
* The texts of all statements, protocols and agreements are in Serbian
The Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina has established cooperation with the following regions:
Vukovar-Syrmia County is the easternmost county in Croatia and is located in South Eastern Slavonia and Western Syrmia. Important international land routes and waterways (the Danube and Sava) pass through this county. The seat of the county is the city of Vukovar.
The county is divided into twenty-four towns and six municipalities. The total land area of the Vukovar-Syrmia County is 2,448 km². According to the 2001 census data, the population of the Vukovar-Syrmia County was 204,768. It is located in the far northeast of the Republic of Croatia, between the Danube and Sava rivers.
Protocol on the Relations between the AP Vojvodina (Republic of Serbia) and the Vukovar-Syrmia County (Republic of Croatia) signed on 26 August 2002 *
Statement of Intetions between the Bács-Kiskun County (Republic of Hungary), Vukovar-Syrmia County (Republic of Croatia) and the Assembly of AP Vojvodina (Republic of Serbia), signed on 25 July, 2009 *
Upper Austria is one nine Austrian states. The state capital is Linz. With the population of 1,408,165 (2008) and the area of 11,981.92 km² it is the third most populated and the fourth-largest state in Austria. Upper Austria borders on other Austrian states of Lower Austria, Styria and Salzburg, as well as Germany and the Czech Republic on the west and north.
Statement of Intentions between the Assembly of AP Vojvodina (The Republic of Serbia) and the State Parliament of Upper Austria (Austria), signed on 25 April 2005 *
Istria County is the westernmost county of Croatia which includes the largest part of the Istrian peninsula (2,820 out of 3,160 km2). The county administrative centre is Pazin. The county comprises ten towns and 31 municipalities, with around 206,344 residents.
Agreement on the Cooperation between the AP Vojvodina (Republic of Serbia) and the Istria County (Republic of Croatia), signed on 23 November, 2006 *
Styria is one of the nine federal states of the Republic of Austria, located in the central and southeastern part of Austria. The state capital is Graz, the second largest city in Austria, the first being Vienna. With the area of 16,401.04 km2, Styria is the second largest state in Austria. According to the data from 2011, the population of Styria was over 1.2 million.
Statement of Intentions between the Assembly of AP Vojvodina (Republic of Serbia) and the state of Styria (Austria), signed on 24 November 2009 *
The Alba County is located in central Romania, in the region of Transylvania. The county capital is Alba-Iulia. According to the 2002 census data, the population of the county was 382,747 and the average population density was 61 people per km2. The Alba County has a total area of 6,242 km².
Protocol on the Intentions between the Alba County (Romania) and AP Vojvodina (Republic of Serbia), signed on 8 July 2011 *
Kirovograd is a city in central Ukraine and the capital of the Kirovohrad region (Oblast). It is located 250 km south of Kiev, the state capital, in the valley of the Inhul River, a tributary of the Southern Bug River. According to the 2012 census data, the population of the city was 234,919.
Protocol on the Intentions between the Assembly of AP Vojvodina and the Kirovograd Region (Republic of Ukraine), signed on 18 May 2011 *
Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County is one of the counties in the Great Northern Plain region and the Northern Hungary, located in the western part of the Great Northern Plain region.
The Tisza River divides the county into two parts. The county borders on other Hungarian counties: Heves, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hajdú-Bihar, Békés, Csongrád, Bács-Kiskun and Pest. The County has a total area of 5,581.71 km2, and the county seat is the City of Szolnok.
Letter of Intentions between the Assembly of AP Vojvodina (Republic of Serbia) and the Assembly of Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County (Republic of Hungary), signed on 8 December 2011) *
Bács-Kiskun County is one of the counties in the Great Plains Region and the Northern Hungary region. The County is located in the Southern Great Plain Region.
The Bács-Kiskun County is bordered by the Danube and Tisza rivers and it borders Serbia and other Hungarian counties: Pest, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Csongrád, Baranya, Tolna and Fejér. The total area of the county is 8,445.15 km2, making it the largest of all Hungarian counties. The county seat is Kecskemét.
Statement of Intentions between the Assembly of AP Vojvodina (Republic of Serbia) and the Assembly of Bács-Kiskun County (Republic of Hungary), signed on 3 October, 2007 *
Statement of Intentions between the Bács-Kiskun County (Republic of Hungary), Vukovar-Syrmia County (Republic of Croatia) and the Assembly of AP Vojvodina (Republic of Serbia), signed on 25 July, 2009 *
Cooperatin Protocol between the Bács-Kiskun County Assembly (Hungary) and the Assembly of AP Vojvodina (Republic of Serbia), signed on 27 February 2013 *
Hesse is one of the sixteen German federal states. It covers the area of 21,110 km2 and has the population of over 6 million. The capital of Hesse is Wiesbaden and the main economic centre is Frankfurt on the Main.
Joint Statement of Intentions between the Assembly of AP Vojvodina (Republic of Serbia) and the Hesse State Assembly (FR Germany), signed on 6 March 2012 *
Csongrád County is one of the counties in the Great Plains and Northern Hungary, located in the southern part of the Southern Great Plain.
The Tisza River divides the Csongrád County into two parts. The county borders Serbia and Romania and the Hungarian counties Bács-Kiskun, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok and Békés. The total area of the county is 4,262.68 km2 and the county seat is the City of Szeged.
Cooperation Protocol between the Assembly of AP Vojvodina (Republic of Serbia) and the General Assembly of the Csongrád County (Hungary), signed on 27 February 2013 *
The Republic of Srpska
The Republic of Srpska is one of two political entities that constitute Bosnia and Herzegovina, the other being the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The capital of the Republic of Srpska is Banja Luka, the largest economic, political and administrative centre. The Government and the National Assembly of tge Republic of Srpska are based in Banja Luka as well.
According to the 2005 data of the Republic of Srpska Institute of Statistics, the population of the Republic of Srpska was 1,479,634.
Protocol on Intentions between the Assembly of AP Vojvodina and the National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska, signed on 5 April 2011 *
Province of Baden-Württemberg
Baden-Württemberg is a German federal state (province) located in the southwest of the country. It was established in 1952 by merging the states of Württemberg-Baden, Baden and Württemberg-Hohenzollern. The state capital is Stuttgart.
With the area of 35,750 км² and 10.7 million inhabitants, Baden-Württemberg is the third largest state in terms of size and population among the sixteen federal states in Germany.
Joint statement of intentions between the AP Vojvodina Assembly (Republic of Serbia) and the Assembly of the Province of Baden-Württemberg (Federal Republic of Germany) was signed on 25 June 2014 *
Prešov Self-Governing Region
The Prešov Region is the second largest region in Slovakia. It consists of the historical regions of northern, central and (partly) southern Spiš, the Upper and Lower Saris and the Upper Zemplin.
It extends for 250 km from west to east and 80 km from north to south, bordering two countries, Poland (360 km) and Ukraine (38 km), as well as three regions in Slovakia: Košice, Banska Bystrica and Žilina.
Currently the population of the Region of Prešov exceeds 800,000, which accounts for almost 15% of the country’s overall population, making it the most populated region in Slovakia.
The capital of the region is Prešov, the third largest city in Slovakia, whose population is 91,767 inhabitants.
Cooperation Agreement between the AP Vojvodina and Prešov Self-Governing Region was signed on 26 November 2014 *
Тhe Assembly of European Regions
The Autonomous Province of Vojvodina has been a member of the Assembly of European Regions (AER) since 2002.
This membership in the AER paved the way for an accelerated accession of European integration process and knowledge acquisition in various fields, including the enforcement of the European legislation and EU policies in terms of regional cooperation.
One of the AER benefits is the exchange and training of experts, which is conducted for the purpose of connecting European regions and creating the atmosphere of solidarity between members and the so called, third countries.
The AER membership enabled AP Vojvodina to participate in some of the numerous programmes envisaged by this organisation, such as CENTURIO or AER Summer School. These programmes are envisaged for the purpose of education and exchange of experts from various fields, from the member countries.
The Conference on Regionalism, organised by the AER, was held in March 2005, at the Assembly of AP Vojvodina.
The Eurodyssey programme is an international youth exchange programme between the regions that are members of the Assembly of European Regions (AER), providing an opportunity to young people aged 18 to 30 to obtain professional experience for the period of three to seven months, as well as learn a foreign language in one of 39 European regions.
The goals established by the Programme founders back in 1985 have remained unaltered until present day, and include, in addition to obtaining the professional experience and improving foreign language skills, learning about the host region, developing friendly relations and contacts with other participants in the Programme, along with interregional connecting and providing a faster and better quality employment upon returning back to one’s home region.
The Assembly of European Regions is an independent organisation of regions in Europe, gathering over 270 regions from 33 countries and 16 interregional organisations. The AP Vojvodina became a full member of the Assembly of European Regions in 2002 and has been a member of the Euroddyssey Programme since November 2009.
The competition will be announced once per year on the web-site of the Assembly of AP Vojvodina in order to establish the list of candidates for participation in this Programme. The last competition was announced in September 2009.
For more information about the programme and the announced competitions, please visit www.eurodyssee.eu.
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