ABD Grant Scheme

Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South-East Europe in cooperation with GIZ within the project ”Rural development through integrated forest and water resources management” (LEIWW), officially closed the Call for proposals on December 5th 2016 at 16:00 C.E.T.

This Grant Scheme is also supported and facilitated by the European Union funded project “Fostering regional cooperation and balanced territorial development of Western Balkan countries in the process towards EU integration” implemented by the SWG

Аll further information regarding this ABD Grant Scheme will be post on our official web-sites:

http:/seerural.org/

http://prespa.seerural.org/

http://sharra.seerural.org/

http://abda.seerural.org/

Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South-East Europe in cooperation with GIZ within the project ”Rural development through integrated forest and water resources management” (LEIWW), will open the Call for proposals with main objectives:
-to improve green value chains in agriculture and food production or handcrafts with respect to responsible use of natural resources and renewable energy sources;
-to improve integrated tourism offer of the Cross-Border regions through support to entrepreneur initiatives focusing on responsible use of natural resources and renewable energy sources;
-to improve regional competitiveness through support and creation of green value chains with local and Cross-Border partnerships;
-to support economic activities, income generation, entrepreneurship of women’s and young’s;
-to support to development of rural areas through sustainable use of natural resources by improvements of integral water and forest resource management.

The grant will be available for private, civil and public entities from following countries and municipalities of the Cross-Border regions:

Cross-Border region of “Prespa”:
Macedonia: Ohrid and Resen;
Albania: Pogradec, Pustec, Maliq, Korca, Devoll and Kolonje;

Cross-Border region of “Sharra”:
Albania: Kukes;
Macedonia: Jegunovce and Tearce;
Kosovo*: Dragash, Prizren and Shtrpce;

Information and application documents for each cross-border region are available at the following web address:

http://prespa.seerural.org/abd-grant-scheme/

http://sharra.seerural.org/abd-grant-scheme/

Informative sessions will be organized in the cross-border regions according to following schedule:

Prespa cross-border region:
Tuesday, 25.10.2016, Municipality of Pogradec, municipal building, 10:30
Wednesday, 26.10.2016, Municipality of Korca, Directory of agriculture, 09:30
Wednesday, 26.10.2016, Municipality of Pustec, municipal building, 13:00
Thursday, 27.10.2016, Municipality of Resen, municipal building, 14:00
Friday, 28.10.2016, Municipality of Ohrid, municipal building, 09:30

Sharra cross-border region:
Wednesday, 26.10.2016, Municipality of Jegunovce, municipal building, 13:00
Thursday, 27.10.2016, Municipality of Shtrpce, municipal building 10:00
Thursday, 27.10.2016, Municipality of Prizren, municipal building 14:00
Friday, 28.10.2016, Municipality of Kukes, Kukes Regional Council, meeting hall, 4th floor 11:00
Monday, 31.10.2016, Municipality of Dragash, meeting hall, 2th floor, 11:00

Last day for submission of applications is December 5th 2016 16:00 CET!

This Grant Scheme is also supported and facilitated by the European Union funded project “Fostering regional cooperation and balanced territorial development of Western Balkan countries in the process towards EU integration” implemented by the SWG.

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence

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