The Office of the United Nations Development Programme in Belgrade, Serbia, in direct cooperation with the Ministry of Environmental Protection, and with the financial support of Global Environment Facility (GEF), has officially Launched Public calls under the Open Data Challenge and Innovation Challenge, within the “Climate Smart Urban Development” project.


The two challenges represent a pioneering attempt to establish a market for innovations in the field of climate change in the Republic of Serbia and to provide all interested stakeholders with the platform for joint action – from those who offer solutions to those that need these solutions to deal with local problems and plan future development. The challenges are expected to generate innovative solutions to address the impact of climate change, which can be financed independently or through a partnership between local governments, donors, industry, civil society organizations and other stakeholders.


Public calls are open for both challenges: Open Data Challenge and Innovation Challenge.

Open Data Challenge is a public call/challenge for proposing innovative and cost-efficient ideas/solutions for simple and user-friendly public access to city/municipal climate change-related data, and for improving the management of this data. Application deadline is 28 February 2018.


Innovation Challenge is a public call/challenge for proposing innovative and cost-effective ideas for reduction of greenhouse gases (GHG) emission created by public services and facilities, while simultaneously providing social, economic and environmental benefits for the community and its citizens. Additional call for individuals will be open on 15 December 2018. Application deadline is 31 January 2018.