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05.06.2018 - The second focus group in Orašje

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Within the project "Employment Partnership in Posavina", the second focus group was organized in Orašje on the topic "Improving the supply of labor in Posavina through the promotion of educational interventions - challenges and opportunities". The Focused Group Discussion is part of the "Labor Market Analysis with Recommendations for Improving Enrollment Policy in Posavina County", which aims to improve the enrollment policy by comparing the data on the labor market situation owned by the Employment Service of Posavina County with the needs and plans of employers and with curricula and programs of educational institutions. Today's focus group has brought together 11 actors in the labor market from non-governmental orgaizations, educational institutions, Orašje Municipality and Cantonal Office for EU integration and development.

04.06.2018 - NERDA and the City of Tuzla organized a presentation of LOD Methodology

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On Friday, 01 June 2018, the Department of Economic Development and Social Affairs of the City of Tuzla, in cooperation with Development Association NERDA, organized a workshop and presentation of the LOD methodology, which will be used to allocate the financial resources from the Tuzla City Budget in the forthcoming period to support projects by non-profit organizations. This interactive workshop was attended by representatives of interested civil society organizations from Tuzla, who had the opportunity to get acquainted with the method of preparation of documents that should be submitted with the application for allocation of financial resources.

01.06.2018 - "Partnership for Employment in Posavina" project presented at the EUSR Debate

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The 14th Debate within the EUSR "EU Visit to Local Communities" was organized in Orašje today. It brought together entrepreneurs, representatives of public administration, public companies and civil society organizations, farmers, youth and other actors of local development. The "Partnership for Employment in Posavina" project, implemented by NERDA with the partners in Orašje and Posavina, was presented and promoted at this event, together with colleagues from ILO Office in BiH.

30.05.2018 - The first focus group for the Labor Market Analysis

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Within the project "Employment Partnership in Posavina", the first focus group was organized in Orašje on the topic "Improving the supply of labor in Posavina through the promotion of educational interventions - challenges and opportunities". The Focused Group Discussion is part of the "Labor Market Analysis with Recommendations for Improving Enrollment Policy in Posavina County", which aims to improve the enrollment policy by comparing the data on the labor market situation owned by the Employment Service of Posavina County with the needs and plans of employers and with curricula and programs of educational institutions. Today's focus group has brought together 16 actors in the labor market from the local governments, employers, employment bureaus and the project team, which will be followed by another focus group attended by representatives of educational institutions, the non-government sector and the unemployed.

24.05.2018 - Study Visit to Belgrade

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During the period from 21 to 23 May 2018 a study visit to Belgrade was carried out within the project "Partnership for Employment in Posavina". Members of the Project Team with representatives of Domaljevac and Odžak Municipalities visited the 62nd International Technical and Technological Fair, then met with the Minister of Labor, Employment, Social Affairs and Veterans Issues in the Government of Serbia, and also visited the National Employment Service. The three-day visit was an opportunity not only to get acquainted with the latest trends presented at the Fair, but also to exchange experiences with Serbian institutions implementing programs and measures to encourage employment.

24.05.2018 - 3rd Interactive Educational Workshop with students of the primary school „St. Francis“ Tuzla

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Students of the primary school „St. Francis“ of the Catholic School Center in Tuzla were participants of the third interactive educational workshop that was held today in the Archaeological Park within the "Promotion of Tourism through Renewal of Archaeological Park in Tuzla" Project. At this workshop, students expanded their knowledge of cultural-historical and natural heritage of Tuzla. This project is implemented by NERDA within the Regional Programme on Local Democracy in the Western Balkans - ReLOaD, funded by EU and implemented by UNDP.

22.05.2018 - 2nd Interactive Educational Workshop with students of the primary school "Pazar“ Tuzla

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The second educational workshop was held today as part of the "Promotion of Tourism through Renewal of Archaeological Park in Tuzla" project, and participants of this workshop were students of the Primary School "Pazar" from Tuzla accompanied by their teacher. After the tour of Geological exhibition and an introductory Lecture, the students drew monuments in the area of Tuzla. This project is implemented by NERDA within the Regional Programme on Local Democracy in the Western Balkans - ReLOaD, funded by EU and implemented by UNDP.

17.05.2018 - 1st Interactive Educational Workshop with students of the primary school "Center“ Tuzla

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Development Association NERDA organized today the 1st workshop within the "Promotion of Tourism through renewal of Archaeological Park in Tuzla" on the importance of cultural-historical and natural heritage in the town of Tuzla. Participants of the workshop were students of the 4th grade of the primary school "Centar" from Tuzla accompanied by their teachers. This project is implemented by NERDA within the Regional Programme on Local Democracy in the Western Balkans - ReLOaD, funded by EU and implemented by UNDP.

09.05.2018 - Meeting within the „Promotion of Tourism through renewal of Archeological Park in Tuzla“ Project

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Representatives of NERDA held a regular working meeting with the management of JKP Pannonica Ltd Tuzla about ongoing activities within the project. The organization of three interactive educational workshops for elementary school student from Tuzla will be held in Pannonica. Another ongoing project activity is the reconstruction of a part of dwellings in the Archaeological Park of the Pannonica complex. The project is implemented in the framework of the Regional Programme on Local Democracy in the Western Balkans - ReLOaD, funded by the European (EU) and implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

27.04.2018 - Fourth meeting of the Project Team - LEP Posavina

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The fourth meeting of the project team implementing the project "Employment Partnership in Posavina", funded by the European Union, took place in Orašje on 27 April 2018. At the meeting the team was informed of the project activities implemented in the period between the two meetings, also the team agreed on the pcoming activities: development of Labor Market Analysis, focus groups, and study visit. Also, the team carried out the second internal monitoring of the project implementation.

06.04.2018 - Certificates awarded to unemployed persons in Orašje

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As part of the project "Employment Partnership in Posavina" funded by the European Union under the "Support to Local Employment Partnerships in Bosnia and Herzegovina" Program, implemented by the International Labor Organization (ILO), the Certificates Award Ceremony was hosted in the Secondary Vocational School in Orašje. The Certificates were awarded to the unemployed persons who have attended vocational training programs in the past months. Namely, for the needs of known employers, unemployed persons attended vocational training for the following vocations: CNC operator, carpenter, and butcher. Three training programs were attended by 39 unemployed persons from Posavina County. The most successful candidates will get a chance to become employed, and 11 of them have already started working.

02.04.2018 - Meeting with Tuzla Canton Minister of Economy

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In order to strengthen financial support for small and medium enterprises in the territory of Tuzla Canton, the Director of NERDA and the Coordinator of the Guarantee Fund for SMEs visited the Ministry of Economy of the Tuzla Canton today. In addition to the activities carried out in the past period, the topic of today's meeting was the plan of future cooperation between the institutions and the strengthening of the NERDA Guarantee Fund. On this occasion, it was emphasised that the Guarantee Fund for 10 years of its existence in cooperation with the Government of Tuzla Canton has provided support to businesses from the Tuzla Canton. The Guarantee Fund provides incentives to SMEs for their development and creation of jobs.

30.03.2018 - Conference "Social Accountability, Monitoring and Evaluation in Public Enterprises and Institutions in the City of Tuzla"

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Within the "Increasing the articipation of citizens in the evaluation and monitoring of the public enterprises in the City of Tuzla" - Urban Partnership Program II financed by the World Bank and the Austrian Government, a final conference was held presenting the report that was the result of previous activities and analysis of evaluation and monitoring of the work of public enterprises and institutions in the city of Tuzla. Some recommendations for improving the work as well as comments and suggestions of the representatives of public enterprises and institutions were given. The conference was organized by the project partners: City of Tuzla, Association for Research and Social Innovation ADT and Development Association NERDA.

20.03.2018 - The Management Board of NERDA held a regular session

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The Management Board of the Development Association NERDA held its 60th regular session today in Tuzla. The Board acted in full capacity and was informed of the activities that were realised in the period between the two Board sessions. Also, the Management Board adopted the Report on Activities and Financial Report of the Development Association NERDA for the previous year.

09.03.2018 - Presentation for Entrepreneurs from Lukavac

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Presentation of the NERDA Guarantee Fund was held today at the Lukavac Municipality premises. The presentation was jointly organized by the Municipality of Lukavac, the Association of Employers Lukavac, NERDA and the BOSPER Association, which also presented their examples of good practice in the field of support to the development of agriculture. The Guarantee Fund and its potentials were presented in detail, and discussions were also held with the Mayor of Municipality of Lukavac and his associates on the possibility of subsidizing the interest rate for entrepreneurs from Lukavac.

06.03.2018 - Delegation from Montenegro visited NERDA

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In the scope of NERDA's EU-funded Project "Partnership for Employment in Posavina"supported by the International Labor Organization, NERDA hosted the delegation from Montenegro today in Orašje. The delegation was headed by Mrs. Edina Dešić, Assistant Minister for Labor and Employment and General Director of the Directorate of Labor Market and Employment of the Republic of Montenegro. It was an opportunity for Montenegrin guests to learn of our project and the results achieved so far, and to exchange experiences in the area of interventions in the labor market. In addition to the meeting with the project team, the delegation visited the Vocational Secondary School and had a meeting with the Mayor of Orašje Municipality.

07.02.2018 - Financial Aduit of the "Partnership for Employment in Posavina (LEP)" Project

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The "Partnership for Employment in Posavina (LEP)" Project is implemented by NERDA and partners with the financial support of the European Union through the Programme „Support to Local Employment Partnerships in Bosnia and Herzegovina“ implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The Project was subject to financial audit today, which was carried out by independent external international auditors, which resulted in compliments for the work of NERDA as the auditors had no findings nor recommendations. This is another confirmations of NERDA's quality and success in management of EU-funded projects.

26.01.2018 - Third meeting of the Project Team - LEP Posavina

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The third meeting of the project team implementing the project "Employment Partnership in Posavina", funded by the European Union, took place in Orašje on 26 January 2018. At the meeting the team was informed of the project activities implemented in the period between the two meetings, specifically related to the implementation of Vocational Training Programs, delivery of the CNC Machine and other related matters. Also, the Team agreed on preparing for the development of the Labour Market Analysis that will be carried out in the upcoming period.

26.12.2017 - The "Promotion of Tourism in Tuzla through the Renewal of the Archaeological Park" Project Started

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The first working meeting with the representative of JKP Pannonica Ltd Tuzla was held today in NERDA premises on the occasion of the beginning of "Promotion of Tourism in Tuzla through the Renewal of the Archaeological Park" project realization. NERDA implements this project under the Regional Programme on Local Democracy in the Western Balkans (ReLOaD), (ReLOaD), which is funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Also, a press conference was held after the meeting.



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