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Sectors: Local development

Regions: Balkans

Category: Call for Proposals

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Responsible: European Commission

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IPA II – Cross-border Programme Serbia- Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014- 2020 under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance – 2020
Funds for: enhancing the employability of the labour force, and increasing the employment opportunities; improving sustainable environmental planning and promotion of biodiversity and improving the management system for emergency interventions

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To enhance the employability of the labour force, and increasing the employment opportunities;
* To improve sustainable environmental planning and promotion of biodiversity;
* To improve the management system for emergency interventions

Priorities
* Priority 1: Promoting employment, labour mobility and social and cultural inclusion across the border
* Priority 2: Protecting the environment, promoting climate change adaptation and mitigation, risk prevention and management
* Priority 3: Encouraging tourism and cultural and natural heritage

Among financed actions
* Result 1.1.1:
– Joint business development activities;
– Joint development of new products and services;;
– Networking of businesses with external innovators, researchers and graduates

* Result 1.1.2: 
– Certification and improvement of quality systems;
– Branding of products and services;
– Small infrastructure works and procurement of equipment

* Result 1.1.3: 
– Development and implementation of vocational training programmes for answering concrete and proven needs;
– Practical training in real working environment (private or public sector operators)

* Result 2.1.1:
– Upgrading of physical facilities and equipment of public utility companies;
– Upgrading of the existing procedures of the public services dealing with solid waste and wastewater management, including public utility companies and environmental inspection;
– Cleaning and remediation of unsanitary landfills

* Result 2.1.2: 
– Analysis and awareness raising on water pollution sources such as in agricultural practices;
– Informing and building capacities of citizens and companies for sustainable conduct in solid waste and water protection areas;
– Creating administrative and spatial conditions for the sustainable management of solid waste and wastewater;
– Training events and capacity building of public utility companies’ staff

* Result 2.2.1: 
– Training and capacity building of civil protection and other emergency services, particularly on flood and post flood situations, according to international standards;
– Small infrastructure works and procurement of equipment;
– Exchange of experiences and best practice, and networking;
– Development and/or upgrading of the planning, action, information, coordination and notification systems in relation to the prevention and mitigation of natural disasters and emergency management in central and/or local level;
– Raising the awareness and capacity of the local communities to respond in emergency situations

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the action: between 12 and 24 months

*Eligibility:
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit-making;
– Be established in either Republic of Serbia or Bosnia and Herzegovina;
– Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary;
– Be a specific type of institution or organisation such as:
> Under the specific objective 1.1.: employment services, educational and research institutions and organisations, chambers of commerce and crafts, associations of enterprises, clusters, trade unions, civil society organisations/NGOs, national, local and regional authorities, local and regional development agencies, organisations providing business support environment
> Under the specific objective 2.1.: Central, regional and local government units (ministries, municipalities, departments, agencies) with competencies/responsibilities in the eligible area for nature protection, water supply, wastewater and solid waste management, civil society organizations, National Parks, research, development and innovation (RDI) institutions, agencies for local or regional development, public utility companies controlled by government units
> Under the specific objective 2.2.: Emergency services and organisations, including civil protection units
Educational and research institutions and organisations, civil society organisations/ NGOs, national, local and regional authorities, local and regional development agencies

– Actions must take place in Serbia and Bosnia Herzegovina