BFC club of cities and municipalities

The Club of cities and municipalities with the favorable business environment (BFC Club) was founded in June 2021 by 25 local self-government units in Serbia that signed a joint Charter, committing themselves as leaders in development to share their experiences, as well as with municipalities lagging in development to boost economic growth. Local self-government units that are holders of the BFC SEE Certificate or are in the process of certification of cities and municipalities with a favourable business environment in Southeast Europe participate in the work of the Club. Mayors and mayors have the opportunity to present local investment potentials through the mechanisms of this unique platform, establish a dialogue with representatives of the state, economy, international organizations and donors, and regionally connect with other local governments.


BFC Club members: Nis, Kragujevac, Novi Sad, Loznica, Cacak, Kraljevo, Stara Pazova, Pecinci, Ruma, Leskovac, Zrenjanin, Pozarevac, Lapovo, Cuprija, Sabac, Paracin, Indjija, Mionica, Velika Plana, Zajecar, Bor, Subotica , Sombor, Uzice and Valjevo.


BFC club represents:

  • An exclusive club that brings together and provides special treatment to mayors and presidents of the most advanced cities and municipalities in Serbia
  • Unified platform - a place of dialogue with top government officials and representatives of other relevant institutions on common problems whose solution can contribute to improving the business environment at the local level
  • Influence on current reforms of importance for local self-government
  • Creating new project funding opportunities through meetings and discussions with potential donors
  • Building the recognition and image of local governments at the national, regional and international levels
  • Advantage in informing about current reform processes and research of importance for local self-governments in Serbia


Club Objectives:

  • Improving the institutional and legal framework for local economic development
  • Development and application of the highest international standards of the favourable business environment
  • Optimization of procedures and digitalization of services for citizens and the economy
  • Capacity building and exchange of best practices in the work of local administration
  • Promotion of investments, entrepreneurship and innovation


Dragana Sotirovski

Dragana Sotirovski

City of Niš


In August 2020 Dragana Sotirovski was elected the first female Mayor in the history of Niš...
Nikola Dašić

Nikola Dašić

Kragujevac, Mayor

Vice President of Club

Nikola Dašić, a graduated economist and military officer from Kragujevac, was born on Mar...
Goran Cvetanović

Goran Cvetanović

Leskovac, Mayor

Vice President of Club

He was born in 1965 in Leskovac, completing his primary education and high school in the city, an...
Saša Pavlović

Saša Pavlović

Požarevac, Mayor

Vice President of Club

Aleksandar Pajić

Aleksandar Pajić

Šabac, Mayor

Vice President of Club

Aleksandar Pajic was born on April 30, 1970 in Novi Sad. He graduated from the Faculty of Physica...

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