Official title of the project

Enhancing Competitiveness of Wood Industry

Project information

Region / City
Cities
Kraljevo, Raska
Total budget of programme / project

479284

Implementation period
2010. Jan - 2013. Jan
Expected results
  • Establish cooperation and consolidated resources – Network of wood processors in Raski and Moravicki Districts
  • Enhance business/management skills towards innovative business improvements in 30 wood processing companies
  • Certification of the quality of products and processes (ISO, FSC) in 30 wood companies
  • Increased professional competences in wood industry craftsmanship
Beneficiary

Forestry School Kraljevo

Partners

Regional Development Agency of Raški and Moravički Districts; Regional Chamber of Commerce Kraljevo

Summary of the project

Raski and Moravicki districts in Central Serbia are lagging behind in development and suffer from high unemployment and poor living standards. Forest based industries overall are fairly labor intensive, and this implies that even small increases in productivity could result in high employment opportunities. The Project has opted to tackle complex multi-factor processes of economic growth/employment and the overall objective of this project is to contribute to competitiveness of wood industry and thus job creation and safeguarding of employment in Raski and Moravicki District. The Action is mostly oriented towards private sector and specific objective is to increase productivity and market performance of 50 wood processing companies in Raski and Moravicki District.

Programme/Project objectives

To contribute to competitiveness of wood industry and thus job creation and safeguarding of employment in Raski and Moravicki Districts.

Specific objectives

To increase productivity and market performance of 50 wood industry companies in Raski and Moravicki Districts.