17.08.2017 - Continuation of Cooperation with the Tuzla Canton Government

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Joint activities that were realized as well as the future cooperation were discussed today in a meeting that the Prime Minister of Tuzla Canton, Mr. Bego Gutić and Minister of Development and Entrepreneurship, Mr. Osman Puškar, held with representatives of NERDA. The Prime Minister pointed out that NERDA is one of the few NGOs that has been kept within the Tuzla Canton Budget thanks to NERDA's activities in support to entrepreneurs and improvement of business-friendly environment. NERD Director thanked the Prime Minister for the positive evaluation of the cooperation with NERDA and suggested additional opportunities for expanding and improving the cooperation in future.

14.07.2017 - Partnership for Employment in Posavina - 1st Project Team Meeting

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In the frame of the EU-funded Project "Partnership for Employment in Posavina", the Project Team held the first meeting in Orašje today. The implementation of the project started on 19 June 2017 and will last 14 months. The total value of the project is 171.120,82 EUR, of which the EU grant is 153.909,82 EUR or 89,94%. The project is implemented within the EU Project realized by the International Labour Organization. The main applicant of the project is NERDA, while the partners are: Orašje Municipality, Posavina Canton Employment Service, Secondary Vocational School Orašje, and companies: NEXUS BH, SKELE COMERC i PRIMA VIP. The Project Team was officially formed today and the team updated te Project Action Plan and agreed on the dynamics and communication in the project.

25.05.2017 - Second Day of the Regional Energy Forum – REF 2017

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The second day of the Regional Energy Forum – REF 2017 was dedicated to security of energy supply and integration into the electricity markets in the Southeastern Europe as well as to operation experience in the electricity trade in the Region. This year Forum registered the participation of 21 international speakers and moderators and about 170 participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia, China, Finland, Poland, Germany, Belgium, Austria and representatives of some of the largest companies such as Global Power Group-Amec Foster Wheeler, Shanghai Electric Group Company and others took part.

24.05.2017 - Regional Energy Forum – REF 2017 opened in Tuzla today

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The 3rd Regional Energy Forum – REF 2017 was opened today in Tuzla. This year the realization of Forum was supported by the European Climate Foundation and project is implemented by Development Association NERDA. Thematic focus of REF 2017 is the implementation of the Energy Community Treaty in new circumstances, large-scale investments into new energy facilities in the Western Balkans, energy consumption and other topics that are expected to initiate discussions and constructive exchange of views on important issues in energy sector development and determine preconditions for realization of much needed investments in the Region. The special part of the Forum is the Poster Session where young professionals presented their ideas and professional works which can contribute to energy transition process.

24.05.2017 - Young Professionals Awarded within REF 2017

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A special event within REF 2017 was an opportunity for about 20 young professionals from the country and Region. They submitted 12 group and individual works to the REF 2017 public call and presented projects which contribute to the energy transition process. Representatives of private and public universities and companies from BiH and neighbouring countries presented their works. The first prize was awarded to Lejla Imširović and Jasna Nuhić from the International Burch University Sarajevo and Benjamin Cavrić, student of the master studies of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Tuzla was awarded the second prize. Given the exceptional quality and enthusiasm of young professionals the third place was shared by Azrina Avdić, a trainee in RMU Banovići and Damir Prljača, a young forestry expert.

27.04.2017 - NERDA hosted the RES Association meeting

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Development Association NERDA hosted the meeting of the Association of Renewable Energy Sources, which operates within the Federation of BiH Chamber of Commerce. The topics discussed included implementation of the Energy Efficiency Law in BiH Federation, activities on development of framework energy strategy of BiH, and other projects in the sector. NERDA took the opportunity to announce the third Regional Energy Forum that will be held in Tuzla on 24 and 25 May 2017.

13.04.2017 - The Delegation of the Tuzla Canton Government visited NERDA

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The Delegation of the Tuzla Canton Government, headed by the Prime Minister, Mr. Bego Gutić, visited NERDA today. The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Minister of Finance and Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining in the Government of Tuzla Canton. On this occasion, NERDA presented the projects implemented in Tuzla Canton over the course of previous year, which were primarily focused on supporting the development of entrepreneurship, but also on Disaster Risk Management. The Prime Minister and Ministers expressed their satisfaction with the results NERDA achieved, as well as with the long-standing cooperation with NERDA. The Delegation of the Tuzla Canton Government and NERDA agreed on the ways to improve the cooperation in the future, as well as on new joint initiatives aimed at SMEs and job creation.

12.04.2017 - Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Wigemark visited Tuzla

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Head of the EU Delegation to BiH and EU Special Representative, Ambassador Lars Gunnar Wigemark, visited the BIT Center in Tuzla today. The Ambassador visited the BIT Center 4, which was renovated and furnished in the framework of the EU-funded project BESt4SMEs that was implemented by Development Association NERDA in partnership with BIT Center, City of Tuzla and municipalities Srebrenik and Kalesija. Other significant results of the project were also presented as well as discussions with young entrepreneurs and employees in IT companies on main challenges they face in this business sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

31.03.2017 - The Management Board of NERDA held a regular session

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The Management Board of the Development Association NERDA held its 55th regular session today in Tuzla. The Board was informed of the activities that were realized 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.

29.03.2017 - NERDA hosted a Round Table "Challenges and opportunities for the development of IT sector in North-East BiH"

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On 29 March 2017 NERDA hosted a Round Table „"Challenges and opportunities for the development of IT sector in North-East BiH". The participants were introduced to a model of support to the development of IT sector in BiH by the MarketMakers project, as well as to the experience in the transfer of modern and practical knowledge in the field of information technology and business skills. Also, the aim of the event was to discuss the constraints and opportunities in the IT sector, potentials for increasing export opportunities of the IT sector, merging/joint ventures, networking and strengthening the negotiating position and cooperation with cantonal and municipal administration. The implementation of the MarketMakers Project is supported by the Government of Switzerland.

21.03.2017 - 10th meeting of the Council of the FBiH BFC Network

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Yesterday, 20 March 2017, REZ Agency hosted the 10th meeting of the Council of the FBiH BFC Network, which continuously works on implementing the process of certification of the municipalities and towns with business-friendly environment in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (part of the Regional BFC SEE Programme). The Council discussed the progress of the BFC certification process in the FBiH and agreed on common guidelines for the work of the Network in the coming period in order to promote the process and to initiate contacts with international organizations with the aim to further upgrade the certification process. Currently, six FBiH local governments are holders of the BFC certificates (Bihać, Bosanska Krupa, Goražde, Sanski Most, Tešanj, and Žepče) while 9 municipalities and cities are currently in the process and are expected to complete the certification soon in order to obtain the prestigious BFC certificate.

20.03.2017 - NERDA participated in the BFC SEE Mission to Ukraine

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A representative of NERDA took part in the mission organized by NALED at the request of the GIZ's project U-LEAD implemented in Ukraine. The mission entitled "Assessment of the applicability of BFC SEE methodology in Ukraine" was organized from 07 to 17 March 2017. BFC Team that NERDA was part of was active in the second week of the mission and visited the Lviv region. The visit included meetings with the representatives of local governments in Lviv, Sydova Vyshnya, Mostyska, Shehyni, Truskavets and Drohobych. After completion of the visits and consultations with local authorities, the BFC Team made a presentation of initial findings and results to the U-LEAD project in Kyiv.

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