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.
13.05.2019 - Final Presentation of the Project
The final presentation of the results achieved through the Project "High Schools of North-East BiH in the Joint Promotion of Tourism Offer" took place in Tuzla today. The project was funded by the US State Department through the US Embassy in BiH, and it was implemented by Development Association NERDA along with five partner schools: High School Center "Mihailo Petrovic Alas" Ugljevik; Mixed Secondary School Kalesija; Secondary School of Electrical Engineering Tuzla; Technical School of Brcko District of BiH and Technical School Center Zvornik. Today's presentation served to inform the public of the project results and to present the promotional lefalet produced and deisgned by the students in the project. Also, the students presented their experience and spoke of their highly positive impressions from participating in the project. By thanking and congratulating all participants, another joint project was successfully completed.
08.05.2019 - High School Students visited Herzegovina
As part of the project "High Schools of North-East BiH in the Joint Promotion of Tourism Offer", funded by the United States Embassy in BiH, Development Association NERDA organized a study visit to Herzegovina on 7-8 May 2019 for the students of five partner schools: High School Center "Mihailo Petrovic Alas" Ugljevik; Mixed Secondary School Kalesija; Secondary School of Electrical Engineering Tuzla; Technical School of Brcko District of BiH and Technical School Center Zvornik. The students visited Trebinje, Mostar, Međugorje and Počitlje and had the opportunity to learn about the cultural and historical heritage of all BiH nations. This was also a chance for them to get to know each better and stregthen their friendships.
16.04.2019 - Study tour to Bavaria - modernization of tourism sector
The German Economy Representation Office in BiH is organizing the study visit within the Promotion Program "Bayern - Fit for Partnership" in Bavaria. The topic of the study visit is modernization of tourism sector and it is organized with the support from the Bavarian Ministry of Economy, Development and Energy, while the partners in organization of the study visit are the Association for promotion of Economic Cooperation of Bavarian "Bayern International GmbH", and the company TUM-Tech GmbH. The study tour will take place in the period from June 24 to June 28, 2019. The travel program consists of professional lectures, visits to companies and reference facilities. In the finalization of the program, the organizers will take into account the profile of the participants and will align them with the special interests of the participants so that a detailed program will follow after the formation of the delegation of the participants. The completed application form and questionnaire should be sent no later than Tuesday, 07.05.2019. to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Number of places is limited. The final composition of the delegation and the program is decided by a commission in Bavaria based on applications
12.04.2019 - Danube S3 Cluster Project Management Board in session
Development Association NERDA participated in the 2nd session of the Danube S3 Cluster Project Management Board, which was held in Maribor, at the premises of Maribor University, from 11 to 12 April 2019. At the meeting, the current activities on the Danube S3 Cluster project have been presented, an agreement has been made on ongoing activities and the upcoming activites were announced, namely the Business Focus Group on Healthy Food in Bucharest, Romania, as well as the EUSDR Forum, which will also be organized in Bucharest in June. The Danube S3 Cluster Project is funded by the European Union thrpugh the EU Interreg Danube Transnational Programme, with the main objective to generate a significant change by developing Danube S3 Cluster Strategy and Programme as transnational strategic documents focused on exploiting the linkages between mutually reinforcing specialization areas across sectors.
11.04.2019 - Dissemination of promotional leaflets at the Rača border-crossing
As part of the project "High Schools of North-East BiH in the Joint Promotion of Tourism Offer", funded by the United States Embassy in BiH, and implemented by Development Association NERDA, a training program on "Graphic Design" for high school students was completed over the past few months. The students from the following high schools: High School Center "Mihailo Petrovic Alas" Ugljevik; Mixed Secondary School Kalesija; Secondary School of Electrical Engineering Tuzla; Technical School of Brcko District of BiH and Technical School Center Zvornik, designed the promotional leaflet for the five cities of North-East BiH, which they come from. Today, 11 April 2019, the students visitied the broder crossing BiH-Serbia (Rača) and dissminated the promotional leaflet to visitors of Bosnia and Herzegovina, thus promoting the beauty and tourist potential of North-East BiH.
08.04.2019 - NERDA took part in the 13th meeting of the BFC Council of the Federation of BiH
On Monday, April 8, 2019. the 13th meeting of the BFC Council of the Federation of BiH was held in the premises of the Sarajevo Development Agency SERDA in Sarajevo. The BFC FBiH Council of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the body that manages the process of certification of municipalities and cities with a favorable business environment of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina BFC SEE (Business Friendly Certification in South East Europe). The Council, as well as the Network itself, is made up of representatives of 6 institutions: Federal Ministry of Labor, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Development Agencies NERDA, SERDA, REZ and REDAH. At today's meeting, all members of the Council were acquainted with the current developments in the last few months and the activities of the BFC Network's Regional Council. The Technical Secretariat of the BFC Network of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina informed the Council on the current state of the process of certification of municipalities and cities and planned activities in the forthcoming period. Several ideas were considered to enable the entire process to be improved and to promote the certified local self-government units. The attendees expressed their satisfaction with the current status of the process and with the interest of the municipalities and cities in the Federation of BiH for certification.
03.04.2019 - Workshop in Bucharest
As part of the Project "Western Balkan Energy Transition Dialogue Project – WeBET Dialogue", funded by the Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism, NERDA took part in the workshop "Planning the Clean Energy Transition" in Bucharest. The host of the workshop was one of the partners in WeBET Project, EPG - Energy Policy Group from Bucharest.
01.04.2019 - NERDA and Orašje Municipality at the Final ILO Conference in Sarajevo
Development Association NERDA with one of the partners from the Local Partnership for Employment in Posavina, Orašje Municipality, participated in the final conference of the Project "Support to Local Employment Partnerships in BiH", organized by the International Labor Organization in Sarajevo, 01.04.2019. The project that NERDA implemented with its partners in the Orašje Municipality area is one of the 19 supported projects, which resulted in the establishment of a local partnership. At the final conference, a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation between Local Employment Partnerships was signed, which laid the foundations for possible future co-operation between local employment partnerships.
29.03.2019 - Dissemination of promotional leaflets at the Orašje-Županja border-crossing
As part of the project "High Schools of North-East BiH in the Joint Promotion of Tourism Offer", funded by the United States Embassy in BiH, and implemented by Development Association NERDA, a training program on "Graphic Design" for high school students was completed over the past few months. The students from the following high schools: High School Center "Mihailo Petrovic Alas" Ugljevik; Mixed Secondary School Kalesija; Secondary School of Electrical Engineering Tuzla; Technical School of Brcko District of BiH and Technical School Center Zvornik, designed the promotional leaflet for the five cities of North-East BiH, which they come from. On Friday, 29 March 2019, the students visitied the broder crossing Orašje-Županja and dissminated the promotional leaflet to visitors of Bosnia and Herzegovina, thus promoting the beauty and tourist potential of North-East BiH.