10.10.2017 - Project Cycle Management Training for Tuzla Canton Municipalities

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A three-day training on the topic "Project Cycle Management" started in Tuzla today. The training is jointly organized by the Development Association NERDA and the Ministry of Development and Entrepreneurship of the Tuzla Canton. The trainees are employees of the city and municipalities of the Tuzla Canton, with the aim of raising the capacities of local communities for the preparation of quality project proposals. Training conducted by trainers from NERDA continues in the next two days.

02.10.2017 - Info Day in Orašje

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With the aim of further promotion of the Public Call for Unemployed, the Info Day was organized in Orašje today as part of the project "Partnership for Employment in Posavina (LPZ)" funded by the European Union. Since the Public Invitation for Unemployed in Posavina is still open, the Info Day was organized for the coordinators of the local communities from the three Municipalities of the Posavina Canton, as well as for women's associations from Posavina. The participants were presented with the conditions of the Call and promotional material was disseminated in order to animate the target group of the Call to apply. The Public Call is open until October 12, 2017.

02.10.2017 - Call for Proposals launched - IPA CBC SRB-BiH

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The 1st Call for Proposals within the IPA Programme CBC Serbia – Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014-2020 was launched today, 02 October 2017. The Call aims at improving sustainable environmental planning and promotion of biodiversity, and strengthening the cultural identity of the programme area. Activities financed within the Call can be implemented only in the programme area, while the projects shall be financed from the budget for Cross-border Programme Serbia – Bosnia and Herzegovina within IPA 2014, 2015, and 2016. The Kick-off conference will take place in Bijeljina tomorrow, more at:

20.09.2017 - NERDA took part in BFC Verification of Zenica City

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On September 20, 2017 a representative of NERDA, Verifier of the Network for Business Friendly Environment of the FBiH in the Regional BFC SEE Program, acted as the Chairperson of the Verification Commission convened for the City Administration of Zenica. As the City of Zenica fulfilled the conditions for a verification visit, the representative of the Network for Business Friendly Environment of FBiH, together with the representatives of the Network from Serbia and Croatia, held talks with the Mayor, BFC Team, the Economic Council, representatives of the City Council and the Public Utilities Enterprises, as well as businessmen with the aim of gaining insight into the degree of success of the City Administration in fulfilling the requirements of the BFC Standard.

14.09.2017 - Presentation and Training for Employment Services

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A presentation and training for the managers of the three Municipal Employment Services acting within the structure of the Posavina Canton Employment Service, took part in Orašje today. The presentation was attended by managers of three Employment Services: Orašje, Odžak and Domaljevac-Šamac, and it was organized on the occasion of publishing the Public Call for Unemployed to apply for participation in vocational training programs. The call was announced as part of the project "Employment Partnership in Posavina (LPZ)" funded by the European Union.

08.09.2017 - The Committee for preparation of Public Call held a meeting today

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The Committee for preparation of the Public Call for the unemployed persons to apply for the Programs of vocational training held a meeting in Orašje today. Representatives of institutions implementing the EU-funded Project „Partnership for Employment in Posavina“ defined the Public call content on the basis of experience, data collected from future employers, and on curricula. The objective of the Vocational Training Programs is to have the unemployed persons gain the knowledge and skills need to get jobs, while the project plan is to have 30 persons trained for carpenter, 30 trained for butcher and 5 trained for CNC operator. The Call will be published in media next week.

30.08.2017 - Kick-off conference for the Project “Partnership for Employment in Posavina” held in Orašje today

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The kick-off conference for the Project “Partnership for Employment in Posavina” took place in Orašje today. Th Project is funded by the European Union through the Program “Support to Local Employment Partnerships in BiH”, implemented by the International Labor Organization. The implementing agency for this Project is NERDA, while the partners are: Orašje Municipality, Employment Service of Posavina County, Secondary Vocational School Orašje and companies: NEXUS BH, SKELE COMERC and PRIMA VIP. The public was presented with the project and the results expected t be achieved over the upcoming 14 months, namely: creation of 30 new jobs and professional training of min. 40 unemployed persons for the vocational titles of: carpenter, CNC operator and butcher. Over 50 actors on the labor market attended the today's conference.

18.08.2017 - Opportunity for BiH businesses - Public Call under the "Diaspora for Development" Project

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As of early August 2017 the Public Call for Proposals for Companies from BIH to Apply for Grants Facilitating the Knowledge and Skills Transfer from Diaspora within the Diaspora for Development (D4D) Project has been opened. The Call for Proposals is to support projects aimed to contribute to the introduction of new technologies, improving of competitiveness, market growth, business expansion, investment increase in BIH and generating new jobs, all through productive business relations with diaspora. The Public Call remains open until all funds are disbursed and more details and application package are available at

17.08.2017 - Continuation of Cooperation with the Tuzla Canton Government

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Joint activities that were realized as well as the future cooperation were discussed today in a meeting that the Prime Minister of Tuzla Canton, Mr. Bego Gutić and Minister of Development and Entrepreneurship, Mr. Osman Puškar, held with representatives of NERDA. The Prime Minister pointed out that NERDA is one of the few NGOs that has been kept within the Tuzla Canton Budget thanks to NERDA's activities in support to entrepreneurs and improvement of business-friendly environment. NERD Director thanked the Prime Minister for the positive evaluation of the cooperation with NERDA and suggested additional opportunities for expanding and improving the cooperation in future.

14.07.2017 - Partnership for Employment in Posavina - 1st Project Team Meeting

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In the frame of the EU-funded Project "Partnership for Employment in Posavina", the Project Team held the first meeting in Orašje today. The implementation of the project started on 19 June 2017 and will last 14 months. The total value of the project is 171.120,82 EUR, of which the EU grant is 153.909,82 EUR or 89,94%. The project is implemented within the EU Project realized by the International Labour Organization. The main applicant of the project is NERDA, while the partners are: Orašje Municipality, Posavina Canton Employment Service, Secondary Vocational School Orašje, and companies: NEXUS BH, SKELE COMERC i PRIMA VIP. The Project Team was officially formed today and the team updated te Project Action Plan and agreed on the dynamics and communication in the project.

25.05.2017 - Second Day of the Regional Energy Forum – REF 2017

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The second day of the Regional Energy Forum – REF 2017 was dedicated to security of energy supply and integration into the electricity markets in the Southeastern Europe as well as to operation experience in the electricity trade in the Region. This year Forum registered the participation of 21 international speakers and moderators and about 170 participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia, China, Finland, Poland, Germany, Belgium, Austria and representatives of some of the largest companies such as Global Power Group-Amec Foster Wheeler, Shanghai Electric Group Company and others took part.

24.05.2017 - Regional Energy Forum – REF 2017 opened in Tuzla today

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The 3rd Regional Energy Forum – REF 2017 was opened today in Tuzla. This year the realization of Forum was supported by the European Climate Foundation and project is implemented by Development Association NERDA. Thematic focus of REF 2017 is the implementation of the Energy Community Treaty in new circumstances, large-scale investments into new energy facilities in the Western Balkans, energy consumption and other topics that are expected to initiate discussions and constructive exchange of views on important issues in energy sector development and determine preconditions for realization of much needed investments in the Region. The special part of the Forum is the Poster Session where young professionals presented their ideas and professional works which can contribute to energy transition process.

24.05.2017 - Young Professionals Awarded within REF 2017

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A special event within REF 2017 was an opportunity for about 20 young professionals from the country and Region. They submitted 12 group and individual works to the REF 2017 public call and presented projects which contribute to the energy transition process. Representatives of private and public universities and companies from BiH and neighbouring countries presented their works. The first prize was awarded to Lejla Imširović and Jasna Nuhić from the International Burch University Sarajevo and Benjamin Cavrić, student of the master studies of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Tuzla was awarded the second prize. Given the exceptional quality and enthusiasm of young professionals the third place was shared by Azrina Avdić, a trainee in RMU Banovići and Damir Prljača, a young forestry expert.

27.04.2017 - NERDA hosted the RES Association meeting

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Development Association NERDA hosted the meeting of the Association of Renewable Energy Sources, which operates within the Federation of BiH Chamber of Commerce. The topics discussed included implementation of the Energy Efficiency Law in BiH Federation, activities on development of framework energy strategy of BiH, and other projects in the sector. NERDA took the opportunity to announce the third Regional Energy Forum that will be held in Tuzla on 24 and 25 May 2017.

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