Info days in the cross-border region Drina-Tara for the Open Call for Proposals – ABD Grant Scheme within the LEIWW program, 1-3 June 2016

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The SWG Head Office/Secretariat on behalf of the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group has launched the Call for proposals for the “ABD Grant Scheme”, as part of the activity within the project: “Rural development through integrated forest and water resources management” (LEIWW) implemented in by the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South-Eastern Europe and German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), financially supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development Cooperation (BMZ).

Countries and municipalities from the cross-border region Drina-Tara eligible to apply are:

Serbia: Ljubovija, Bajina Bašta, Prijepolje, Priboj, Čajetina and Užice;

Montenegro: Bijelo Polje and Pljevlja;

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Višegrad, Rudo, Goražde, Srebrenica, Bratunac and Milići.

The Standing Working Group (SWG) Project Management Unit for the cross-border region “Drina-Tara” organized three Info days for the “ABD Grant Scheme“, in the period of 1-3 June 2016, in the Municipality of Gorazde (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Municipality of Pljevlja (Montenegro) and in Uzice (Serbia).

During the Info days, which were attended by 80 participants in total from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia, the following was presented: the main objective of the call, eligibility of the applicants, time frame of the activities, cross border area of the implementation, submission of applications and process of implementation, criteria, eligible sectors, eligible and non-eligible costs, payment procedure and financial allocations within the project.

The SWG Project Management Unit for the cross-border region Drina-Tara would like to thank to all participants of the Info days for a great interest and support and wish great success in preparing the project proposals for the ABD Grant Scheme.

These activities are part of the project ”Rural development through integrated forest and water resources management” (LEIWW), funded by GIZ.

Coordination and promotion of this action in the cross-border region Drina-Tarra was facilitated by the ABD approach, supported by the European Union funded project “Fostering regional cooperation and balanced territorial development of Western Balkan countries in the process towards EU integration”.

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