27.04.2017 - NERDA hosted the RES Association meeting
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
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
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
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"
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
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
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.
14.02.2017 - Information about Call for Applicants - SMEs within the EU project Ready2Go
European Commission and the European Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EASME) launched the pilot project Ready2Go aimed to support European SMEs to internationalise and become active in five target Third-Country Markets – extra EU countries (Cameroon, Canada, Chile, India, USA and likely Argentina or Egypt). This project is implemented by an European Consortium lead by Promos – Special Agency for International Activities of Milan Chamber of Commerce (Italy). In the framework of this Project a Call for Applicants – Small and Medium-sized Enterprises is open and all relevant information could be found on the project web site www.b2match.eu/ready2go The Call for Applicant is available at the following link https://www.b2match.eu/system/ready2go/files/Ready2Go_-_Call_for_Applicants.pdf?1485870886
Interested companies should submit their application online on www.b2match.eu/ready2go by the 17th of March 2017.
01.02.2017 - Final evaluation workshop in the "RES Festival" Project
The final evaluation workshop within the US Embassy-funded Project "Renewable Energy Sources Festival of Secondary Schools in BiH 2016" took place today in Brčko. The host of the workshop was the Technical Secondary School of Brčko District BiH. The workshop was attended by NERDA as the project applicant and representatives of all secondary schools that participated in the project. The evaluation showed that the project fully met the expectations of all participants, justified its purpose and gave a significant contribution to links and cooperation among the schools, professors and students. Also, the project partners agreed on continuation of cooperation, new projects and joint participation in similar festivals, exhibitions and competitions.
25.01.2017 - PERMANENTLY OPEN Public Call for FBiH municipalities and cities to participate in the BFC SEE Program
The BFC Network of the FBiH Federation announces a PERMANENTLY OPEN Public Call for FBiH municipalities and cities to participate in the Regional Program of certification of municipalities and towns with favorable business environment in South-East Europe - BFC SEE. The municipalities and cities that participate in the program get a regional ranking of competitiveness in the view of the quality of services they provide to investors and businesses, specific guidelines for the improvement of operations, as well as the opportunity to participate in a regional exchange of best practices. The Application Package is available at: http://www.nerda.ba/bfc.php