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Your Partner for Regional Economic Development

Development Association NERDA acts a Regional Development Agency for the North-East BiH, and is responsible for strengthening, coordination and promotion of economic development. Activities are directed towards building a strong region through mobilization of internal as well as external resources with the aim to improve living standard and competitiveness of the regional economy, in the country as well as in the Western Balkans.

NERDA became operational on 01 January 2005 and currently has the head office in Tuzla and coordinators for the sub-regions of: Semberija, Birač and Posavina.

NERDA's Mission is: The unique purpose of the Development Association NERDA is to stimulate economic development of the NE region of BiH by managing strategic development, and to be a tool in the hands of people, businesses, NGOs, and governments that jointly work on poverty reduction, economic sustainability and stability of the NE region and entire BiH.

NERDA’s Vision is: NERDA is the leading organization in socio-economic development of the region, supporting self-sustainable and harmonized development by creating better working and living conditions and perspective for all.

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12.07.2021 - SUCCESS Erasmus + Capacity Building Project: 2nd Steering Committee Meeting

SUCCESS Erasmus + Capacity Building Project had its 2nd Steering Committee Meeting along with the coordination meeting about current issues and upcoming activities organized at International Burch University and Hotel Monti, Igman. On the 8th and 9th of July, there were 20 participants visiting Sarajevo and 20 joining the meeting online. This was a SUCCESSful breakthrough into hybrid (in person and online) sessions. As participants realized, the productive and efficient work is guaranteed when people interact and discuss face to face. The topics discussed included evaluation of the first phase of the project, improvement of the project management, necessary preparation for the next Work package and dissemination activities. The participants were addressed by the Director of the National Erasmus + Office, Mr Suad Muhibić and informed about the upcoming Erasmus + calls.
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07.07.2021 - Kickoff meeting of the Tourism Development Strategy of the Federation of BiH 2021-2027

The Association for Development NERDA responded to the invitation and today attended the Kickoff meeting of the Tourism Development Strategy of the Federation of BiH 2021-2027. The FBiH Tourism Development Strategy 2021 – 2027 kickoff meeting was held today in Sarajevo with the support of USAID Tourism project. The aim of the new Strategy is to define tourism development in line with market changes and needs, as well as greater inclusion of cantons and the private sector. The FBiH Prime Minister Fadil Novalić pointed out that tourism can become the most significant sector of the FBiH economy, while the Federal Minister of Environment and Tourism Edita Đapo presented the planned steps for follow-up activities and held a panel discussion with cantonal representatives to discuss the most important development priorities for sustainable tourism. Marko Šantić, President of the FBiH Chamber of Commerce, emphasized the central role played by private-public partnerships in the development of tourism in FBiH. USAID Turizam will support the Federal Ministry of Environment and Tourism in the process of formulating the 2021 – 2027 tourism development strategy using a four-pillar approach, developed in accordance with best international practices for advancing the competitiveness of the tourism industry.
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06.07.2021 - Project PA.CON held kick-off conference

The online kick-off conference within the project PA.CON was held on 30 June 2021 in organization of the Development Association NERDA and in coordination with the project partners Municipality of Nijemci, City of Tuzla, Center for Protection and Research of Birds Podgorica and Public Company National Parks of Montenegro. The event gathered 86 representatives of project target groups including relevant ministries, local authorities, tourist boards and agencies and other stakeholders involved in programming and implementing project initiatives in tourist sector. Main purpose of the Conference was to present the project outline and its main goals and objectives, but also to introduce the expected results and activities as well as the achievements in implementation. Project PA.CON aims to contribute to the development of sustainable tourism by utilization and activation of unused natural resources of the cross-border region. It will be achieved through the renovation and restauration of 3 natural assets in Nijemci (Croatia), Tuzla (B&H) and Skadar Lake (Montenegro), but also through the capacity building activities aimed at strengthening the skills and capacities of key stakeholders in destination management and quality assurance. The added value of the cross-border cooperation will be in utilization of common natural assets and bird fund as the tourism potential to attract new visitors. The conference is the first in series of public promotional events that will be organized within the Project with the main goal to introduce the relevant stakeholders and wider public with the project outcomes and promote the joint cross-border tourism offer.
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15.06.2021 - The 4th meeting of the PA.CON project team was held

The 4th meeting of the PA.CON project team was held, this was also the first in-person meeting. There was talk about the upcoming Kick-off Conference, which has been postponed until now due to the pandemic, and will now be organized via the Zoom platform. The host of the meeting was NERDA, and together with partners from the City of Tuzla we showed the guests some of the most interesting attractions of our city.

Development Association NERDA is a Regional Development Agency for the North-East BiH, responsible for strengthening, coordination and promotion of economic development.


Address: M. i Ž. Crnogorčevića br. 5 75000 Tuzla - Bosna i Hercegovina
Tel: +387 35 369 900
Fax: +387 35 369 903

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