Implemented Projects

The Renewable Energy Sources Festival for BiH High Schools 2015 (The RES Festival for BiH High Schools 2016)

General Objective

This Project is focused on organizing a RES Festival with a competition for students of BiH high schools, aimed to encourage students from different ethnic groups to learn about innovative technological solutions in the environment protection. Students and professors from diverse communities (FBiH, RS & BD) will present innovative works and thus enhance confidence-building.

Total Project Value:

15.878,30 $

Implementing Agency:

Development Association NERDA

Schools Participating in the Project:

1. Mixed High School of Electric Engineering Tuzla,
2. Secondary Vocational School Orašje,
3. Technical School of Brčko District BiH,
4. Mixed Secondary School Kalesija,
5. Technical School Centre Zvornik,
6. Secondary School Centre „Mihailo Petrović Alas“ Ugljevik

Project Activities:

A1. Establishing the Project Team and organizing Project Team meetings
A2. Organization of 6 joint workshops on topics related to:
(1) Renewable Energy Sources (RES),
(2) Energy Efficiency (EE),
(3) LED Technology and its application.
A3. Organization of a joint workshop for teachers-mentors. A4. Prepare and publish a public call for the competition of students of high schools
A5. Organization of the Renewable Energy Sources Festival for BiH High Schools
A6. Organization of the Evaluation Workshop
A7. Promotional activities

Project Duration:

April 2016 - April 2017


Current Projects

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Guarante Fund for SMEs

Support for SMEs

Training and Consultations

Urban Partnership Programme II - Increasing Citizen Engagement in Evaluation and Monitoring Project of Public Companies in the City of Tuzla

Projekt "Povećanje učešća građana u evaluaciji i praćenju rada javnih preduzeća u gradu Tuzli“ ima za cilj unaprijediti postojeći sistem pritužbe u javnim poduzećima i ustanovama, mehanizme monitoringa i evaluacije (M&E) te povećati svijest javnosti o tim mehanizmima u Tuzli. U okviru projekta predviđene su slijedeće aktivnosti i rezultati:

  1. World Bank expert tailored training/capacity building on the subject on evaluating/analyzing M&E and complaint mechanisms on operations of public companies for the City Administration, including representatives of public companies and institutions – capacities of relevant participants strengthened;
  2. Preparation of analysis and publication of a report with policy proposals on how to improve M&E mechanisms of public companies and institutions, and how to improve complaint procedures in public companies and increase public awareness of the existing mechanisms;
  3. Conference to present draft report and policies to the City Administration, City Council, public companies as well as to citizens, CSOs, audit departments, and media;
  4. Reports from all activities published on relevant websites of City’s institutions and companies.

Project is supported by Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance and the World Bank, and it has been implemented in partnership by City of Tuzla, Association for Research and Social Innovation "Analyze, Design, Transform" and Development Association NERDA.

Promotion of tourism in Tuzla through the renewal of the Archeological Park

Project funded by

European Union through the Regional Program on Local Democracy in the Western Balkans (ReLOaD) implemented by United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

Project Applicant

Development Association NERDA

Total Value of the Project

49.198,48 BAM

Project Duration:

From 1 December 2017 to 31 August 2018 (9 months)

Location of implementation


Planned Activities

1. Project meetings and project management
2. Renewal of one part of the contents of the Archaeological Park - Neolithic settlement in Pannonian lakes complex (interior contents)
3. Preparation and realisation of the innovative tool introduction for virtual tour of the Neolithic settlement
4. Design and printing of brochure
5. Interactive educational workshops for elementary school students
6. Visibility/project promotion

Expected Results

1. Successfully realized project and necessary procurement of the interior contents carried out
2. Renewal of the interior contents of the Archaeological Park - Neolithic settlement carried out
3. An innovative tool for the virtual tour of the Neolithic settlement and the promotion of the tourist offer of the PL introduced
4. Printed and distributed brochure
5. Enhanced knowledge of cultural-historical and natural heritage through interactive educational workshops
6. Successfully promoted project

Partnership for employment in Posavina (LEP)

Project funded by

European Union through the Programme „Support to Local Employment Partnerships in Bosnia and Herzegovina“ implemented by the International Labour Organization ILO.

Project Applicant

Development Association NERDA


Orašje Municipality, Posavina Canton Employment Service, Secondary Vocational School Orašje, Company NEXUS BH, Company SKELE KOMERC and Company Prima Vip

Total Value of the Project

171.120,82 €; EU Grant: 153.909,82 €;
Co-funding of Orašje Municipality and Posavina Canton Employment Service: 17.211,00 €

Project Duration:

from 19 June 2017 to 18 August 2018 (14 months)

Location of implementation

Orašje municipality (and the territory of the Posavina Canton)

Planned Activities

1. Project management
2. Selection of participants in training
3. Conducting theoretical and practical classes in order to train the unemployed and purchasing equipment for Secondary Vocational School Orašje
4. Employment of final beneficiaries in companies
5. Analysis of labour market needs in the territory of the Posavina Canton with recommendations for improvement of admission policy in the Posavina Canton
6. Study visit
7. Project’s promotional campaign

Expected Results

- Strengthened functional mechanism of employment partnership in Orašje Municipality
- At least 40 unemployed persons trained for vocations: butcher (30), carpenter (5) and CNC operator (5)
- Through procurement of equipment, improved capacities of the Orašje Secondary Vocational School to conduct trainings.
- Analysis of the labour market needs in the territory of Posavina Canton with recommendations for improvement of admission policy in Posavina Canton
- At least 30 new jobs opened in 3 Orašje-based companies
- Capacities and knowledge of the LEP members improved through the study visit
- Project promotional campaign conducted

„MarketMakers“ Bosnia and Herzegovina

Interventions of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in the youth employment field have so far been targeting the supply side of the labour market in Bosnia and Herzegovina (increasing the employability of young people) and the matching between demand and supply (mainly by strengthening the capacities of the public employment services). It is clear however that youth unemployment in BiH can only be effectively and sustainably combated if the necessary preconditions for increasing the number of new vacancies are created. The main aim of the “Making Markets Work for the New Generation” (MMW4NG) program is to promote the creation of decent job opportunities for young women and men in BiH. As of 2013 NERDA is a cofacilitator in the iimplementation of a Market Development Initiative for food production and processing sector in North-East BiH.

Business Environment Strengthening for more SMEs in Tuzla and Neighbouring Municipalities - BESt 4 SMEs

This project is funded by the European Union in the framework of IPA 2011 – Support to Local Economic Development in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Total project budget is 566.778.67 EUR out of which the Delegation of European Union to BiH is financing 85%, that is 481.761,00 EUR, while remaining 15% is co-funded by project partners. Project is implemented by Development Association NERDA (Coordinator) and its project partners are: Municipality of Tuzla, Municipality of Srebrenik, Municipality of Kalesija and BIT Centre Tuzla. Project duration: January 2014 – January 2016 (24 months).

Overall objective:

Improvement of business environment and enhancing employment possibilities through innovations in Tuzla and neighbouring municipalities.

Specific objectives (SO):

SO1: Upgrading business infrastructure in Tuzla, Srebrenik and Kalesija for SMEs and business start-ups in ICT and other sectors.
SO2: Increasing the level of business support services available for SMEs and business start-ups in Tuzla, Srebrenik and Kalesija.
SO3: Strengthening of local partnerships through collaboration in LED initiatives in Tuzla, Srebrenik and Kalesija

Expected results:

The project will result in strengthened cooperation at the local level to improve business environment for SMEs through better business infrastructure. Specifically, the project will improve business support services and will contribute to promotion of innovations and new technologies since the Project will result in establishing of two BSCs with incubators in Srebrenik and Kalesija and expansion of BIT Center in Tuzla.

Project: PROGRES – Protection of Nature and Globalisation of Renewable Energy Sources

More about the Project

Finansiran od strane EU kroz Program IPA II - Prekogranična saradnja BiH-HR
Funded by the EU through IPA II Programme - Cross-Border Cooperation BiH-HR Total value of the Project: 486.880,28 EUR
Budget of the BiH partners: 244.827,13 EUR,
EU grant amounts to 208.103,00 EUR or 85%
Lead Partner in the Project: Nijemci Municipality, HR
BiH applicant in the Project: Development Association NERDA
Partners in Project in BiH: Gračanica Municipality and Kalesija Municipality
Partners in Project in HR: Development Agency Hrast d.o.o., Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar, Ekosustav d.o.o.
Implementation Period: May 2013 – November 2014 (18 months)

General Objective:

By using Renewable Energy Sources (RES) contribute to environment protection and enhancing the life conditions through cooperation of two cross-border areas.

Specific Objectives:

SO 1: Increase the public awareness about importance of using RES in rural areas.
SO 2: Educate representatives of local self-governments, economic entities and farmers in rural cross-border areas in purpose of further inform about RES
SO 3: Encourage the energy independence of local self-governments in rural cross-border areas.

Expected Results:

Created Studies on potentials of using RES in both cross-border areas; increased knowledge and competences of target group on RES; equipped 4 public facilities in cross-border region as demonstration facilities.

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.

Project Newsletter is available in the Publications Section.

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