The City Municipality of Maribor (MOM) independently performs local affairs of public importance. It is a fundamental self-governing local community consisting of the city of Maribor and 33 other settlements. Its regular activities include economy, public utilities, transport, environment, space, culture, education, health and social care and sport. Within its powers, the city municipality is also the founder or co-founder of public institutions through which it provides conditions for functioning of associations, interest groups and individuals. The city municipality employees app. 270 persons; the income in 2015 amounted to EUR 100 million. The Office of project development, focused on preparation of project applications, management, implementation and reporting of European projects, the lead partner of the Focus in CD project, is responsible for management and communication.