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16.04.2019 - Study tour to Bavaria - modernization of tourism sector

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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 sanjin.purgic@ahk.ba. 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

12.03.2019 - 1st Entrepreneurial Discovery Focus Group

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Within the framework of the EU Interreg Danube Transnational Program and project "Transnational Cluster Cooperation active on Agro-food, based on Smart Specialization Approach in Danube Region - Danube S3 Cluster" co-finanded by the EU (ERDF, IPA, ENI), the 1st Entrepreneurial Discovery Focus Group was held in Tuzla on "Business models that work in Circular economy ". The organizer of the event is Development Association NERDA, as one of the 15 partners on the Danube S3 Cluster project. 40 participants participated in the work of the Focus Group.

19.02.2019 - Certificates Award Ceremony

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After completion of the fifth module within the Graphic Design training programme, the certificates award ceremony was hosted today in the premises of the Technical School Center Zvornik. The training was organized 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. The project is implemented jointly by NERDA and secondary 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 that successfully passed the training prepared a promotional leaflet, which will be used for the promotion of tourist potential of North-East BiH.

19.02.2019 - Certificates Award Ceremony

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After completion of the fifth module within the Graphic Design training programme, the certificates award ceremony was hosted today in the premises of the Technical School Center Zvornik. The training was organized 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. The project is implemented jointly by NERDA and secondary 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 that successfully passed the training prepared a promotional leaflet, which will be used for the promotion of tourist potential of North-East BiH.

06.02.2019 - Fourth Training for Hgh School Students

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Today, in Brčko, the NERDA Development Association and the Technical School of Brcko District of BiH hosted the fourth training for the students from five high schools involved in the implementation of the project "High Schools of North-East BiH in the Joint Promotion of Tourism Offer", funded by the United States Embassy in BiH. The secondary schools participating in the project are: 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 training was aimed at joint finalizing of the promotional leaflet, which will be used for the promotion of tourist potential of North-East BiH.

10.12.2018 - The Third Training for High School Students

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Today, in Ugljevik, the NERDA Development Association and the "Mihailo Petrović Alas" High School Center hosted the third training for the students from five high schools involved in the implementation of the project "High Schools of North-East BiH in the Joint Promotion of Tourism Offer", funded by the United States Embassy in BiH. The secondary schools participating in the project are: 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 training was aimed at bringing a group of 30 final grade students from the five secondary schools closer to the graphic design area and preparing them for independent design of the advertising material to be used for the promotion of tourist potential of North-East BiH.

30.11.2018 - The Second Training for High School Students

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The Mixed Secondary School Kalesija, together with NERDA, hosted the second training for students of five high schools involved in the implementation of the project "High School Students of North-East BiH in Joint Promotion of Tourism Offer", funded by the United States Embassy in BiH. Today's training was a continuation of the introductory lecture, and a group of 30 final grade students from five secondary schools from Tuzla, Kalesija, Zvornik, Brčko and Ugljevik had the opportunity to get acquainted with the Corel Draw program and work on the practical application of the acquired knowledge. The students of the host school presented their city and informed their peers from neighboring cities of the history and sights of Kalesija. This activity will be followed by more training courses, so that the students can improve their knowledge and jointly design advertising material that will be used to promote tourism potential of North-East BiH.

28.11.2018 - Design of a Joint Cross-Border Project

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The meeting of partner institutions jointly preparing a project proposal for the 2nd Call within the Interreg CBC Program Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina-Montenegro held a meeting today in the Municipality of Nijemci, Croatia. The Nijemci Municipality, the Nijemci Tourist Board, the City of Tuzla, NERDA Development Association and the Center for Protection and Study of the Birds of Montenegro jointly worked on elaboration of the project activities and agreed on the continuation of cooperation in the area of tourist infrastructure reconstruction in the cross-border area.

22.11.2018 - Regional Energy Forum REF2018 held in Tuzla today

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As part of the Project "Western Balkan Energy Transition Dialogue - WeBET", which is implemented by NERDA in BiH, and supported by the Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism of the Republic of Austria, the Regional Energy Forum REF was held in Tuzla today. It was a gathering of experts with the aim of initiating active participation of participants through two thematic sessions, thus realizing the REF mission as a "regional platform for energy transition", which provides an interactive dialogue of the key actors of the sector on this strategically important development topic. Today, there were over 100 participants from the country and the region, who had the opportunity to hear and discuss the topics: "Energy Transition: Opportunities and Challenges" and "Integration of Renewable Sources of Electricity".

19.11.2018 - NERDA at the SEE3.NET Network Meeting in Vienna

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As part of the project "Western Balkan Energy Transition Dialogue Project – WeBET Dialogue" financed by the Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism of the Republic of Austria, in which NERDA is a partner from BiH, a meeting of SEE3.NET Network members was held in Vienna as well as a conference entitled "Towards clean, secure and affordable energy systems in Southeast Europe". The conference offered a variety of contents and lectures, of which we highlight the lecture given by Mr. Janez Kopač from the Energy Community on the subject of energy transition in South East Europe with a focus on the countries of the Western Balkans.

08.11.2018 - Graphic Design Training for High School Students

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Development Association NERDA in partnership with the Tuzla Electrical Engineering Seondary School hosted the first training for students of five secondary schools in Tuzla today, November 8, 2018. The training is organized as part of the project "High school students from North-East BiH in the joint promotion of tourist offer", funded by the Embassy of the United States of America in BiH. The purpose of the training was to bring together the group of 30 high-school students from Tuzla, Kalesija, Zvornik, Brčko and Ugljevik and to familiarize them with the field of graphic design and prepare them for the independent production of advertising materials that will be used to promote the tourist potentials of North-East BiH. The trainees showed great interest and actively participated in the training, which was followed by a guided tour of Tuzla and Pannonian Lakes.

05.11.2018 - Preparation for the 1st training for secondary school students

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As part of the implementation of the project "High School Students of North-East BiH in Joint Promotion of Tourism Offer", funded by the Embassy of the United States of America in BiH, a meeting with the representatives of DSO UNDO Creative Design Studio and Secondary Electrical Engineering School Tuzla was held today in NERDA. The purpose of the meeting was to prepare the first training for students of five high schools on the topic of graphic design. Namely, the project envisages that a group of 30 students from 5 secondary schools will attend a series of trainings on the topic of graphic design in order to acquire knowledge and skills necessary for the design of a joint promotional material for the tourist potentials of North-East BiH.

02.11.2018 - Training for BFC SEE Verifiers

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On Friday, November 2, 2018, the National Alliance for Local Economic Development NALED organized a training for candidates for BFC SEE verifiers in Belgrade as part of the Regional Business Certification Programme in South East Europe (Business Friendly Certificate - South East Europe). The representative of NERDA took part in the training as a regional verifier and member of the Network for favorable business environment of the FBiH. Within the framework of the training, the process of implementing certification of municipalities and cities according to the latest edition of the 3rd BFC SEE standard was presented. After that, the candidates were presented with all 10 criteria and 67 sub-criteria according to which the municipalities and cities are evaluated in this process. Also, the application of BFC SEE software as a tool for automating the certification process was presented. Online testing of all candidates from the region will be organized by the end of this month after which the certified verifiers will be included in the process itself. The role of verifiers in the process is very important because they are the experts who verify the evaluation report within the established verification boards and give a final assessment to municipalities and cities.

29.10.2018 - The Management Board of NERDA held the 62nd regular session

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The Management Board of the Development Association NERDA held its 62nd regular session today in Tuzla. The Board was informed of the activities that were realised in the period between the two Board sessions. Also, the Management Board discussed the project proposals/applications that NERA is working on for the ongoing Calls for Proposals, as well as those that have already been submitted for evaluation and for which NERDA is awaiting results. The next Board session will take place in December 2018.

24.10.2018 - Meeting with cross-border partners

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Today in Tuzla, NERDA hosted the meeting with representatives of Tuzla City and Nijemci Municipality, Croatia. The purpose of the meeting was to jointly prepare a project proposal for the 2nd Call for Proposals of the Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina-Montenegro 2014-2020. The participants of the meeting agreed on the cooperation principles and areas, and will work together on designing the project proposal. The objective of this INTERREG Programme is to strengthen the social, economic and territorial development of the Programme area through the implementation of joint interventions in the areas of health and social care, environment protection and sustainable energy, development of sustainable tourism as well as sustainable use of cultural and natural heritage assets and strengthening of competitiveness and business environment. The Programme welcomes potential applicants to submit their applications until 20 December 2018.



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