NERDA is currently implementing the following projects:
Competitive Regional Economic Development in Krajina – CREDO Krajina
The implementation of „Competitive Regional Economic Development in Krajina – CREDO Krajina“ Project started on 21 February 2013. The Project is financed by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency Sida, and implemented by Eda Agency from Banja Luka in partnership with Development Association NERDA.
The project aims to improve competitiveness of small and medium enterprises in the Krajina region, in order to create and sustain jobs, reduce poverty and improve the economic status of the area. The project should enable creation of 250 new jobs and keeping of 1000 jobs in the companies / sectors covered by the project interventions. Also, the project should facilitate vertical and horizontal coordination of policies directed towards small and medium enterprises in the project area. The project duration is 30 months.
Vocational Training and Employment of Blacksmiths, CNC Operators and Mechatronics for the Needs of UNIS TOK Llc Kalesija
In January 2013 Development Association NERDA signed the Memorandum of Understanding together with eight international and local organizations and institutions in order to implement the „Vocational Training and Employment of Blacksmiths, CNC Operators and Mechatronics for the Needs of UNIS TOK Llc Kalesija“ Project. Signatories of this Memorandum were US Agency for International Development (USAID) on behalf of FIRMA Project, NERDA, as well as representatives of the Federal Employment Institute and Tuzla Canton Employment Office, representatives of the Ministry for Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Tuzla Canton, vocational high schools in Tuzla and Kalesija and Municipality of Kalesija as one of co-funding partners of the project.
Overall objective of the project is to establish sustainable model of cooperation with local partners in order to enable vocational training and improvement and emyploment of work force in BiH.
Conditions to implement specific objective of the project which refers to training of up to 100 interested candidates for the needs of UNIS TOK Company in the period of 12 months have been created by signing of the above mentioned Memorandum. In this way up to 100 persons should have their knowledge and skills as CNC operators, blacksmiths and mechatronics improved and find their jobs in UNIS TOK in accordance with development needs and investment dynamics of this company.
“Clustering Knowledge, Innovation and Design in the SEE Wood Sector – ID:WOOD” Project
Project “Clustering Knowledge, Innovation and Design in the SEE Wood Sector - ID:WOOD” is financed through the South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme.
Development Association NERDA is the leading partner for Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), and the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry of Tuzla Canton is the partner in this project. Project is implemented with support of partners from 9 different countries: 6 EU members (Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Italia, Romania, Slovenia) and 3 non EU members (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia).
Overall objective of ID: WOOD project is to encourage innovations and competitiveness of small and medium entrepreneurship in the wood sector in South-East Europe through transfer of technical and organizational knowhow enabling the local organization and institutionalization of support (wood clusters, wood technology centers and regional development agencies) for solving structural deficits of small and medium enterprises and increasing innovation potentials of production sector. Specific objectives of the Project are: construction and development of transnational network of clusters in wood-furniture industry, wood technology centers, RDAs and pillars of knowledge (universities, centers for industrial design etc.); encouragement of innovation skills in support structures of wood sector.
Project duration is from October 2012 to October 2014.
Competitive Regional Economic Development in Herzegovina – CREDO Herzegovina
The project is funded by Swedish Agency for International Development and Cooperation “Sida”. The project is implemented by REDAH (Development Agency for Herzegovina Region) and NERDA is their supporting partner (given the experience of the CREDO North-East BiH Project).
CREDO Herzegovina overall objective is to increase competitiveness and growth of SMEs in the selected sectors in the Herzegovina region through three-phase interventions, based on the Methodology developed through CREDO Project implemented by NERDA in North-East BiH.
CREDO Herzegovina project aims to support creation of at least 50 new jobs and to formalize and/or sustain at least 150 jobs in companies and sectors included in CREDO Herzegovina interventions.
The project is implemented by REDAH (Development Agency for Herzegovina Region) and NERDA is their supporting partner (given the experience of the CREDO North-East BiH Project).
Project TransGrowth – SEENET Program
During the 2011-2012 period NERDA is one of the partners in the TransGrowth project (SEENET Program). The objective of the project is business promotion for trans-national growth of integrated local production systems. Institutional partners in the project were Regions of Emilia-Romagna, Marche and Veneto in Italy, Counties of Osijek – Baranja and Vukovar – Srijem in Croatia, Autonomous Province of Vojvodina in Serbia, and Tuzla Canton in BiH.
Regional Guarantee Fund
The findings generated through economic analysis of the SME Sector indicated that enterprises are faced with serious obstacles is access to affordable medium and long term finance. Therefore NERDA established a Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium Enterprises, which became operational in March 2008.
In partnership with Volksbank BH, Tuzla Development Association NERDA ensured a very attractive interest rate for SMEs which is 6.99 %, while the multiplying factor for the deposited funds is 3.0. The total deposited funds are in the amount of 848.250 KM, while the available potential amounts to 2.544.750 KM.
For more information on Guarantee Fund please contact:
Investment possibilities in the regionBanovići
Brčko distrikt BiH
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