Current Projects

Renewable Energy Policy Consensus - REPCONS

Project Value:

55.000 EUR

Source of Funding:

European Climate Foundation (ECF)

Project Implementation Area:

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro

Project Duration:

12 months (April 2019 - April 2020)

Project Lead Partner:

Development Association NERDA, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Project Implementing Partners:

Association for Sustainable Development (ASOR), Serbia; Climate and Energy Action Network - CLEAN, Montenegro, Centre for Promotion of Sustainable Development, Serbia.

Project Main Objectives:

(1) defining priority policies with regard to accelerated RES-e development in the participating countries;
(2) initiating a dialogue and building a consensus within the experts community on policy proposals and in relation to 2030/2050 pathway for RES-e, with the regional perspective;
(3) enhancing the process of regional cooperation between the countries aimed to assist coordinated NECP development especially regarding RES-e.

Project Expected Outcomes:

(1) identification of policy areas which support the scaling up of RES-e, and which contribute to integrated climate and energy planning in the project area;
(2) establishing a platform for dialogue between experts' community;
(3) creating a pool of experts (opinion makers) engaged in key energy policy areas;
(4) initiating regional cooperation between partner countries aimed to support regional perspective of the process of NECP planning.


Current Projects

Implemented projects

Guarante Fund for SMEs

Support for SMEs

Training and Consultations

North-East BiH High School Students in a Joint Promotion of Regional Tourism Offer

Funded by:

The US Embassy to Bosnia and Herzegovina through the Program Economic Support Fund (ESF) Interethnic Reconciliation and Youth Small grants


September 2018 to May 2019

Total value:

23.862 $

Project Goal:

This Project will bring together students from different ethnic communities and will promote interaction and improvement of tolerance and reconciliation between the ethnically and geographically diverse communities of Bosnia and Herzegovina, specifically the youngsters.

Specific Objectives:

Five schools will be brought together from diverse communities and their students and professors will have the opportunity to work together and to get to know each other better. Students from different schools will learn of other communities and their touristic sites and will be jointly designing promotional leaflet for regional tourism offer. Students will be designing the touristic leaflets about other towns, not their own, so that they can get to know and understand them better, which will additionally help them to interact and become more familiar with one another and to bridge the differences.

Anticipated Outcomes:

Up to 30 students of different ethnic background from 5 high schools will work together on acquiring knowledge in graphic design and will use these skills to jointly create promotional leaflets on tourism offer of North-East BiH – namely, students from different ethnic groups will be paired to work on each other’s promotional material. This way the youngsters from 5 towns with different ethnic background will be brought together in joint efforts to learn more of one another, to visit each of these 5 towns and create promotional leaflet that they will disseminate at two border crossings to tourists. They will also have one joint day trip to visit touristic sites in BiH to learn of one another’s culture, history, habits, religion, cuisine, etc.

Transnational Cluster Cooperation active on Agro–food, based on Smart Specialization Approach in Danube region - Danube S3 Cluster



EU Interreg Danube Transnational Programme

Funded by:

The European Union.

Project Budget:

1,790,445.70 €

Project Duration:

36 months

Project Implementation Area:

Romania, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Moldova, Ukraine and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Main Objective:

The project aims to generate a significant change by developing Danube S3 Cluster Strategy and Programme as transnational strategic documents focused on exploiting the linkages between mutually reinforcing specialization areas across sectors. The strategy will be tested by 5 regional pilot initiatives in 4 cross-cutting themes (market intelligence, open innovation, business models for circular economy and healthy food) that are interconnected and will generate 15 cluster cooperation agreements but are also able to generate new other innovative project ideas. The pilots will be implemented in Croatia, Serbia and Slovakia and especially in Moldova and Ukraine where most of the knowledge generator activities will take place.

Specific Objectives:

SO1 - Develop cluster policies and implementing instruments

Expected Results:

Improved cooperation and coordination for cluster policies in Agro-Food sector based on smart specialization approach and development of 2 innovation tools to further allow implementation of 5 regional pilot initiatives in market intelligence, open innovation, business models for circular economy and healthy food that will lead to the generation of 15 cluster cooperation agreements.
The project will increase cluster cooperation and coordination by jointly develop strategic documents for clusters active on Agro-Food in the Danube region such as:
a. Danube S3 Cluster Strategy – transnational strategic document focused on exploiting the linkages between mutually reinforcing specialization areas across sectors, addressing the competitive position in emerging global value chains;
b. Danube S3 Cluster Policy Recommendations;
c. Danube S3 Cluster Programme – transnational coordinated program for clusters active on Agro-Food in the context of smart specialization.

Western Balkan Energy Transition Dialogue Project – WeBET Dialogue

Project funded by

Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism

Project Duration

February 2018 – March 2019

Overall objective

The project shall contribute to i) an enhanced understanding of key stakeholders on climate & energy policy planning for renewable energy sources (RES) and of the main barriers to RES deployment, ii) build capability within the SEE WB-6 think tank community to evaluate existing barriers to RES and to develop and assess policy proposals, and iii) improve analytic skills of SEE WB-6 think-tanks to depict long term visions for energy sector developments.

Expected results:

At national level
  • Report on main national barriers for RES deployment (administrative and grid-related barriers, market barriers, policy and social barriers) including summary for policy makers
  • Clean energy roadmap policy briefings in national languages with policy recommendations based on national barriers reports
  • National outreach activities - organized workshops with energy stakeholders
At regional level:
  • Report on RES integration options in the regional context including summary for policy makers
  • Report on EU/regional options for lowering the financing cost for RES investments including summary for policy makers
  • Regional capacity-building workshop with think tanks, officials and civil society on clean energy funding and regional opportunities
Development Association NERDA is one of the partners to Foundation Agora ENERGIEWENDE Berlin in implementation of WeBET Dialogue.

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:
Mr. Jasenko Omerćehajić, Guarantee Fund Administrator
Tel: +387 35 274 385

implemented projects

Podrška malim i srednjim preduzećima

Obuke i konsultacije

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