Regional Development Agency of Srem has officially received accreditation from the National Agency for Regional Development, in accordance with the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Serbia on gaining accreditation (“Official Gazette of RS”, No.74/2010) and Law on Regional Development. This accreditation is of great importance for further activities of RDA Srem for improving balanced regional development and providing active contribution to socio-economic development of Srem and governments located on its territory. Regional Development Agency of Srem was established on 22 April 2010, in Ruma in accordance with the Law on Regional Development. Founders of the Development Agency are the seven local governments on the territory of Srem: Sremska Mitrovica, Ruma, Šid, Inđija, Irig, Stara Pazova and Pećinci, including the Chamber of Commerce of Srem. Future role and importance of the Regional Development Agency of Srem besides its founders, was recognized by the EU Delegation in Serbia, which funded the construction of institutional capacity and functioning of the agency until the end of 2013.
As the only accredited regional development agency in the territory of Srem, RDA Srem will enable participation of the local governments, small and medium enterprises, entrepreneurs and educational institutions through their actions and engagement in programs conducted by the National Agency for Regional Development.
Milan Miric, Director of RDA Srem
“Our first short-term goal was to institutionalize and position the agency as a leader of the regional development. Today, by gaining accreditation, we received official confirmation that we have succeeded. The strength of the society will be regional development and that means unified action of economy leaders, creative individuals, local governments, states and strategic partners with an aim to create Srem as a desirable region for life and investments.”