Budget / EC contribution
201.815,00 EUR / 181.081,50 EUR
Direct: (i) employees of Local Economic Development offices
Indirect: (i) potential and existing entrepreneurs, (ii) farmes and their farm households and (iii) potential investors
Municipality of Velika Plana, Municipality of Kučevo, Town of Požarevac and Town of Piotrkow Trybunalski (Poland)
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.
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.
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.