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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Culture - Media, Education - Training, Employment, Enlargement, Health, Social Affairs, Tourism, Trade

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, Schools, SMEs, Universities

Regions: Candidate countries, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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Candidate countries: Serbia and Montenegro

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Responsible: European Commission

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The global objective of this call for proposals is to bring together the people, communities and economies of the border area to jointly participate in the development of a cooperative area, using its human, natural, cultural and economic resources and advantages.

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
– To strengthen the incentives for SME development in the border areas
– To develop tourism as a key sector of the border economy
– To promote cross border trade cooperation and accessibility to markets
– To (re-)establish cross border links between business and trade support organisations to promote joint cooperative initiatives
– To maintain the high quality of the border area environment as an economic resource
– To strengthen cross border people-to-people interaction to reinforce cultural and sporting links and to share know-how and experience in areas of common interest

Priority:
– Social and economic cohesion through joint actions to improve physical, business, social and institutional infrastructure and capacity

Measure 1: Improving the productivity and competitiveness of the area’s economic, rural, cultural and environmental resources
– Business-to-business networks
– Development of SME support services and joint access to these
– Joint marketing and promotion on domestic and EU markets

Measure 2: Cross-border initiatives targeting the exchange of people and ideas to enhance the professional and civic society cooperation
– Contacts, communication and cooperation between local communities and local community organizations/agencies within the cross-border region, particularly in support of women and marginalized groups, local democracy and the development of civil society