Official title of the project

Development trough partnership by learning

Project information

Region / City
Cities
Vladicin Han, Lebane
Total budget of programme / project

Budget / EC contribution

114,095.08 / 101,727.17

Implementation period
2010. Sep - 2011. Sep
Expected results

1. The structures for the project implementation and monitoring will be formed : the management team for the project and the IPA Committee.

2. The level of public awareness of the significance of IPA funds, the process of project preparation and establishing of the partnerships will be raised in the municipalities of Vladicin Han and Lebane.

3. The employees in the municipality administration, public enterprises, educational and cultural institutions, health and social welfare institutions, tourist organizations and  NGOs in the regions of the Vladicin Han and Lebane municipalities will  be qualified for effective preparation and implementation of the joint projects within the framework of IPA

Beneficiary

Local authorities, decision makers and employees in the municipality administration, public enterprises, educational and cultural institutions, health and social welfare institutions, tourist organizations and NGOs in the municipalities of Vladicin Han and Lebane.

Partners

1. Lebane municipality, Republic of Serbia

2. Association of Citizens – “NEXUS-Vranje”, Republic of Serbia

Summary of the project

The Project aims to raise public awareness of the significance of IPA, to promote the existing partnerships and build the new ones and to enable the participants from the institutions and communities of Vladicin Han and Lebane to prepare concrete projects within the framework of IPA through training.  The basic concept of the project is for the beneficiaries to gain necessary knowledge and skills in IPA and Project Cycle Management through work and learning, as well as to deliver the completed project proposals at the end of this project which can be implemented within the IPA . Thus, in addition to the capacity building of the participants in the trainings, the capacity building of the institutions / organizations from which the participants come will be achieved, as well. During the training sessions, the exchange of information and experiences among the participants will be encouraged. A special effort will be made by the management team so that the participants transfer their knowledge to the employed in the organizations in which they work. By perceiving the importance of project management, i.e. raising the level of absorption of available EU funds, the municipalities of Vladicin Han and Lebane have projected one of the main goals in their strategic planning documents which is local administration capacity building in the sphere of drawing up and managing projects in the line with EU standards.

Programme/Project objectives

The overall objective of the Project is to contribute to local economic development by strengthening the capacity of local authorities through the construction and improvement of partnership based on the realization and implementation of joint projects between local institutions and communities in the region. This goal will be achieved through capacity building, information provision, training and ad hoc support which will have a direct and positive impact on the ability of the eligible project partners to fully participate in development projects. The project will underpin efforts to improve relations which, in turn, will lead to a greater level of cooperation.

Specific objectives

The Specific objective of the Project is capacity building of the employees in the municipal administration, public enterprises, educational and cultural institutions, health and social welfare institutions, tourist organizations and NGOs in the municipalities of Vladicin Han and Lebane, through the establishment of partnerships and training for effective preparation and implementation of joint projects within the IPA.

Now, it is essential that the local communities start with the work on the concrete joint projects contributing to the regional social and economic cohesion. This Project Proposal aims to raise public awareness of the significance of IPA, to promote the existing partnerships and build the new ones and to enable the participants from the institutions and communities of Vladicin Han and Lebane through training to prepare concrete projects within the framework of IPA.