03.10.2019 - Visit to Moldova within the Danube S3 Cluster project
Representatives of Develepment Association NERDA, as one of the parners on the Project, participated at the Mid Term Conference of the project, the 3rd Entrepreneurial Discovery Focus Group and 3rd Steering Commitee of the project on 1st and 2nd of October, 2019, organized by the Moldovan Technology Transfer Network within Danube S3 Cluster in Chișinau, Moldova,
Mid Term conference of the project took place on October 1st – Cluster support for digital transformation in Agro Food Sector and 3rd Steering Committee of the project. The event was held at the headquarters of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Moldova and was attended by a large audience among which was the Minister of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment of the Republic of Moldova as well as the representative of the Delegation of the European Union in the Republic of Moldova.
3rd Focus Group of Entrepreneurial Discovery on the topic of Open Innovation in Clusters was organized on October 3rd. This event was attended by about 50 people, partners in the project, as well as representatives of the business environment, the academic and research environment and representatives of local public authorities.
Focus groups enabled participants to learn from each other in a transnational process, sharing knowledge and good practices with Western regions in the Eastern Regions, creating an innovation ecosystem in which the academic environment and the business environment work together, in coordination with regional authorities and civil society, to transform knowledge into innovative products, services and skills. The transnational approach of smart specialization focuses on the "entrepreneurial discovery process", on market opportunities through cooperation within the cluster and the development of innovative technologies.
The event, organized for the elaboration of the Danube S3 Cluster Strategy, followed the methodology developed by the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commi
29.06.2019 - Visit to Romania within the Danube S3 Cluster project
Representatives of the NERDA Development Association, as partners of the DANUBE S3 CLUSTER project, on June 25, participated in the 2nd Entrepreneur Focus Group on Healthy Food held in Bucharest, Romania, organized by the Lead Partner- South Muntenia Regional Development Agency, Romania.
On June 26th First Year Review of the project was held. Partners reviewed the work and achievements during the first year of project implementation. The meeting was attended by all 15 project partners from 11 countries. Work package leaders presented activities implemented during the first year of implementation of the project. Marius-Valentin Niculae, Project Officer at the Joint Secretariat of the Danube Transnational Program, was also present at the meeting.
NERDA representatives also attended this year's 8th EUSDR Annual forum held in Bucharest on 27 and 28 June 2019 under the motto "Building a Cohesion for Common Prosperity in the Danube Region". The Forum was jointly organized by the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Commission and the Danube Transnational Program (DTP). At the Forum, Gilda Niculescu, the representative of the lead partner - the Regional Development Agency of South Muntenia, Romania, presented the project Danube S3 Cluster.
25.06.2019 - Regional project Renewable Energy Policy Consensus – REPCONS kicks-off
The regional project Renewable Energy Policy Consensus REPCONS has been officially launched in a meeting held in Belgrade today. The project financed by the European Climate Foundation has gathered experts and civil society organizations from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro with the aim of facilitating energy transition through greater utilization of renewable energy sources.
The project Renewable Energy Policy Consensus – REPCONS will be implemented over the next 12 months in three countries of the region (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro).
The REPCONS’ main objectives are to accelerate the energy transition process through defining energy policies priorities, initiate a dialogue and build consensus within the expert community on policy proposals and in relation to the Energy Community 2030/2050 pathway for renewables, as well as to enhance the process of regional cooperation in the sector.
The lead project partner is a Tuzla-based Development Association NERDA, Bosnia and Herzegovina, while the implementing partners are: the Association for Sustainable Development (ASOR) from Serbia, the Climate and Energy Action Network – CLEAN from Montenegro, and the Centre for Promotion of Sustainable Development (CPOR) from Serbia, which is the project’s media partner.
24.06.2019 - The 19th regular session of the NERDA Assembly in Tuzla
The 19th regular session of the Assembly of Development Association NERDA was held today, 24.06.2019. in Tuzla. The members adopted the Report on Activities of the Development Association NERDA in 2018, the Financial Report for 2018, as well as the Report on the work of Management Board in 2018. The participating members of the Assembly expressed satisfaction with the results that were achieved up to date as well as with development of new initiatives.
20.06.2019 - Presentation "Innovative Business Solutions Based on Digital Technologies in SMEs in BiH"
On 20 June 2019 Development Association NERDA, the Cantonal Chamber of Commerce of Tuzla and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH organized a joint presentation entitled "Innovative Business Solutions Based on Digital Technologies in SMEs in BiH" in Chamber premises in Tuzla. The presentation was organized within the Project "Innovation and Digitalization in Small and Medium Enterprises in BiH", and participants of this event had the opportunity to get acquainted with planned project activities and examples of digital solutions from BiH business practices as presented by the representatives of companies "Imel" doo Lukavac, "RPC Superfos" Gračanica, "InfoPuls / FARMOFIT" and "DKR" German center for robotics. After the presentation, the participants visited the DKR Center for the presentation of industrial robots. Given the increasing role of digital transformation in the economy, both globally and locally, with the aim of boosting the efficiency of business operations, this presentation attracted a large number of interested companies from the Tuzla region.
23.05.2019 - NERDA, Tuzla Canton Chamber of Commerce and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbHMoU signed a MoU
Based on the agreement on co-operation in the field of local economic development, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed in the Tuzla Chamber of Commerce today. This document, which will serve as a starting point for determining the widest framework for cooperation, was signed by Enes Drljević, Director of the NERDA Development Association, represented by Amra Jaganjac, Project Manager of the Association, Nedret Kikanović, President of Cantonal Chamber of Commerce Tuzla and Karin Rau, Head of the Innovation project digitization in SMEs in BiH at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. As highlighted during the signing of the Memorandum, signatures stablish a relationship of technical cooperation in common interest in order to support agreed activities related to business improvement, in the manner and under the conditions set out in the MoU. Cooperation is being developed to create a more positive business environment that will contribute to improving the competitiveness of local small and medium enterprises. Activities will be realized within the project "Innovation and Digitalization in SMEs in BiH" and consist of training and advisory activities and, to a lesser extent, provision of materials and equipment as required and in accordance with the possibilities and mandate of the Project.
22.05.2019 - NERDA on a study tour to Austria and Italy
Representative of NERDA took part in the study tour organized from 14th to 21st May 2019, within the Project "New Life of Neolithic Heritage in Recognized Natural Areas of Great Importance - NeoLIFE". The project is jointly implemented by the City of Uzice, City of Tuzla, Art School Uzice, and Milici Municipality. The Project is co-funded by the European Union through the Cross-Border Cooperation Program Serbia - Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014-2020 in the scope of Pre-Accession Financial Instrument IPA II. Representatives of project partners and expert associates from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina visited a series of archaeological parks and museums in EU member states, in order to learn about the principles of work in institutions specialized for preservation, presentation, and promotion of cultural heritage from different historical periods. On this occasion the participants of the study tour visited the Roman City Carnuntum, Urgeschichtemuseum MAMUZ Schloss Asparn/Zaya, Keltendorf Mitterkirchen and Salina Keltendorf in Austria, as well as the Terramara di Montale i Parco Archeologico Didattico del Livelet in Italy.