Official title of the project

LED Offices Development

Project information

Region / City
Cities
Zagubica, Kucevo, Velika Plana, Pozarevac
Total budget of programme / project

Budget / EC contribution

 

201.815,00 EUR / 181.081,50 EUR

 

Implementation period
2010. Sep - 2011. Dec
Expected results
  1. Capacities of Local Economic Development Offices and its network of local development facilitators increased
  2. Functionality and accessibility of the Local Economic Development offices improved
  3. New local business support services and programs in place
  4. New investor support services and actions developed
  5. Information level and awareness of the interest groups increased
Beneficiary

Direct: (i) employees of Local Economic Development offices

Indirect: (i) potential and existing entrepreneurs, (ii) farmes and their farm households and (iii) potential investors

Partners

Municipality of Velika Plana, Municipality of Kučevo, Town of Požarevac and Town of Piotrkow Trybunalski (Poland)

Summary of the project

The project“Think business, think different” is joining togethermunicipalities of Žagubica, Kučevo, Velika Plana and Požarevac in and EU partner Piotrkow Trybunalski from Poland.

The project directly addresses human resources from municipalities of Žagubica, Kučevo, Velika Plana and City of Požarevac that will improve their governance and service delivery capacities through attending set of specialized trainings and benefit from transfer of knowledge and experiences among each other and from City of Piotrkow Trybunalski.  On long term, specialized programs and  sets of support services developed for mentioned groups of beneficiaries will lead to self employment through establishing new companies, better business performance of existing SMEs and rural households, generating new jobs through attracting investors and in general improvement of quality of  life at the local level.

Programme/Project objectives

  • To raise local capacity for managing and facilitation local economic development (“facilitation of  change”)
  • To improve the entrepreneurship climate and investment image in the municipalities of Žagubica, Velika Plana, Kučevo and Požarevac  ( “business friendly municipality”)

 

For the last twenty years the targeted areas suffered from low level of economic activity, unemployment and thus outward migration. Therefore, participating municipalities want to contribute to the change: better utilization of existing local potentials, stimulate residents to think different, to think business s well as to attract investors. 

Specific objectives

  • To improve capacities of LED offices and the key municipal staff to work with investors, entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs
  • To develop new programmes and services for promotion of business development
  • To improve access to information and services necessary for investors, entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs
  • To learn from each other (“municipality to municipality”)

 

Municipality of Žagubica plans to improve capacities of Local Economic Development offices and the key municipal staff working with investors, entrepreneurs, potential entrepreneurs and farm households in order to develop new programs and services for promotion of business development. Furthermore, they intend to improve local access to information and services necessary for potential investors and entrepreneurs.