Adria Footouring

AdriaFootouring-logoU okviru Drugog poziva za obične projekte, odobren projekat „Adriatic Food and Tourism: Innovating SME-s“ (Skraćeno – Adria Footouring; Identifikacioni kod projekta: 2nd ord 0090/0 ) u kojem je Direkcija za razvoj malih i srednjih preduzeća jedna od jedanaest partnera.

Projekat je počeo sa realizacijom novembra 2012. godine. Planirano trajanje projekta je 34 mjeseca.

Opšti cilj projekta ADRIA FOOTOURING je pružanje podrške inovativnim preduzećima u tradicionalnim sektorima, kao što su sektor turizma i sektor ishrane. Podrška će se pružiti kroz poboljšanje okruženja u kome posluju postojeća inovativna preduzeća, a ujedno će se stvoriti povoljniji uslovi za uspostavljanje novih inovativnih preduzeća.  Realizacijom ciljeva i zadataka projekta, razvijenije regije će dodatno unaprijediti postojeće kapacitete i komparativne prednosti, dok će manje razvijene regije prepoznati i ostvariti svoju korist kroz razamjenu znanja i iskustava sa razvijenijim regijama – partnerima u projektu.

Projekat ima za cilj poboljšanje agrarnog i sektora turizma u regijama koje se graniče Jadranskim morem, i na njemu će učestvovati 11 partnera:

  • Direkcija za razvoj malih i srednjih preduzeća (Crna Gora),
  • Provincija Peskara kao vođa projekta (Italija),
  • Opština Rimini (Italija),
  • Privredne komore Veneto regije (Italija),
  • Agencija za inovacije Centuria Romagna (Italija),
  • Insight & Co, Peskara (Italija),
  • Regionalni razvojni centar Koper (Slovenija)
  • Privredna i industrijska komora Tirana (Albanija),
  • Fakultet za ekonomiju i agrobiznis – Univerzitet Tirana (Albanija),
  • Agencija za ekonomski razvoj opštine Prijedor PREDA (Bosna i Hercegovina),
  • LIR – Lokalna inicijativa razvoja (Bosna i Hercegovina).

Za ovaj projekat opredijeljeno je 2.112.435,00€ od strane EU i trajaće 34 mjeseci odnosno do jula 2015. godine.

Entrepreneurship trainings

Directorate for development of small and medium-sized enterprises, in cooperation with Academic Training Association, organizes trainnings of business skills for entrepreneurs, representatives from ministries, Agencies for development of small and medium-sized enterprises, Chamber of Commerce, as well as for graduating students from economics faculties from Bosnia&Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia.

Trainings, which will be held from 10 – 14 April 2006, are the following:

  1. «Introduction to marketing»
  2. «Project cycle management»
  3. «European Project Development»

Trainings offer practical knowledge in marketing, including market research, market planning, marketing strategy, and marketing plan making.

Project management presents to the participants methods and techniques of project management through introducing the base of project management.

Development of EU projects offer participants acquiring basic skills needed for preparing successful projects to be applied for European Union financial support.

Trainnings are held in the premises of the Directorate for development of small and medium-sized enterprises, and in the hotel “Ljubovic”.

Entrepreneurial Clubs in Elementary Schools

Project “Entrepreneurial clubs in elementary schools” is intended for 7th and 8th–grade students and is primarily concerned with their participation in voluntary activities in entrepreneurial staff training. Namely, the workshops’ purpose is not student training in a conventional way, but by means of games and competitions that will generate successful results and, using this interesting method, bring closer particular elements of entrepreneurial mind-set, or entrepreneurial philosophy. Directorate for Development of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises is carrying out this project with support from Ministry of Education and Science, Small Business Development Centre (Slovenia) and a Slovenian enterprise “SUN”.
The intention of this project is to create favorable circumstances for launching entrepreneurial courses in elementary schools.

The accomplishment of this project is having an effect in the following areas:

  1. creation of positive environment based on mutual dependence and team work;
  2. encouragement of students to submit personal proposals for simple projects;
  3. spreading information about entrepreneurship;
  4. recognizing children’s potentials for business (urging them to be creative and to develop entrepreneurial spirit and aptitude for team work in early childhood);
  5. precautionary action in preventing and eliminating potential unemployment.

Third year of realization of the project “Entrepreneurial Clubs in Elementary Schools” has started in november 2005, when the program was expanded to 5 more elementary schools, totaling 16 elementary schools in Montenegro.

Previously, 20 mentors were trained in Slovenia and 260 pupils from Montenegro went through the program. Pupils will be educated in development of mini business plans. Their business plans will be presented at the end of program completion.
There are tendencies to institutionalize the project, however, due to the lack of financial support, discussions with relevant institutions have not been initiated.

Private Sector Development

The Private Sector Development project focuses on shared economic challenges in the Western Balkans and aims to create an enabling environment for economic development. Implementation of the project Private Sector Development is in the initial stage. It will be realized in cooperation with Academic Training Association and it will continue till 2007.

Project objectives:

٠ Enhance regional private sector development;
٠ Improve cooperation between businesses, government officials, chambers of commerce and faculties of economics in the field of private sector development;
٠ Introduce European economic standards;
٠ Improve the quality of research & education in private sector development

Project includes numerous activities such as:

-  Bi-annual Private Sector Development Conferences;
-  Annual regional Europe Day event (9 May);
-  Regional PSD research projects
-  Economic Internships for students;
-  Annual Study visit of network to the Netherlands and EU institutions;
-  Annual regional business plan competition for university graduates;
-  Business skills training for businesses


Entrepreneurship learning

One of the greatest challenges that Montenegro is facing is the need for achieving the economic growth through promotion of competitive economy, self-employment, innovations and progress. In order to establish such an environment, Montenegro has committed to the future economic and political development, as well as to accession to European Union, by signing the European Charter for Small Enterprises, on the Summit in June 2003.
Since each change, in order to be a success, requires joint efforts and investments by various interested parties, including government and non-government organizations, private and business sector entities, and also on the initiative of European Training Foundation (ETF) towards National Coordinator for European Charter, Montenegro established National Partnership for entrepreneurship learning.
The Partnership, together with 7 more countries, took part on the tender for the Entrepreneurship learning project, which aims at increasing the competitiveness through strategic promotion of entrepreneurship learning, as part of broader efforts of countries towards harmonization with the spirit and principles of European Charter for Small Enterprises, and it has been selected to implement this project.

National Partnership for entrepreneurship learning, coordinated by the Directorate for Development of SMEs, includes, apart from the Directorate, also the Ministry of Education and Science, Employment Agency of Montenegro, Chamber of Commerce, Employers Union, Centre for Vocational Education, Faculty of Economics, Trade Union and Centre for Development of Non-Government Organizations, as partners represented in the Partnership.

The Partnership, through the project, works on developing competences and capacities for assessment and reporting on European charter for small enterprises, as well as on drafting the policy discussion document for entrepreneurship learning and self-employment.
Thus, in Directorate for Development of SMEs, 29-30 November 2006, two meetings were held with representatives of all partner institutions, durign which the following recommendations were defined for the policy document for entrepreneurship learning and self-employment:

   ٠ To formalize the Partnership within one of the partner institutions as consultative and advisory body for development and implementation of policies, which are of key importance for sustainable and social development;
٠ The design of draft strategy which will be based on entrepreneurship and will provide for the measures for introduction and promotion of entrepreneurship values, entrepreneurial spirit and self-employment through the entire education system – formal, non-formal and informal. This strategy should also develop the measures of adaptation of the education reform process.

The partnership representatives participated also to two-day workshop “Entrepreneurship Learning” 19-20 December 2006., in Turin, Italy, during which they have represented their partnership, as well as plans for 2006.

Issues on the value of partnership, a life-long leartning, donor assistance in entrepreneurship in education system, as well as the opportunities of cooperation between Western Balkan Partnerships were dicussed with other National Partnership representatives.

In addition, a meeting with representatives from Ministry of Education of Norway was held, during which possible ways of support of Norway Government to the partnership in 2006 were discussed.