The SWG Head Office/Secretariat on behalf of the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group is opening the “Call ABD grant scheme”, as a part of the activity “Enhancing competitiveness with small grants for renewal of production facilities and purchase of equipment for introducing new production processes to improve or innovate products” within the project financed by the European Commission “Preparation for Implementation of the Area Based Development (ABD) Approach in the Western Balkans – 2nd phase” (contract number 2013-336-472).
The grant scheme is designed to support investments in the “Drina – Tara” and “Drina – Sava” cross-border regions related to the improvement of production processes, implementation of improved technology and improvement of quality of products and services.
The main objective of the grant scheme is to strengthen integrated economic development of the regions of “Drina – Tara” and “Drina – Sava” by supporting entrepreneurial initiatives focusing on strengthening touristic offer of the region and improving production chains of agricultural, food and craft products, improvement of tourism services through integrated projects fostering cooperation among operators in the value chain.
Opening date of the “Call ABD grant scheme”, is 7th April 2014 at 16:00 and the closing date is 8th May 2014 at 16:00 Central European Time.
The Grant application documents are available on the website of the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in SEE www.seerural.org .
Questions regarding application process may be sent by e-mail to the following E-mail address:
email@example.com for the projects from “Drina-Sava” region
firstname.lastname@example.org for the projects from “Drina-Tara” region
Consultations related to the preparation of the Grant Application Form will be provided on-line on the following e-mail address:
Consultations related to the preparation of the Business Strategy will be provided on-line on the following e-mail address:
In the interest of equal treatment of applicants, the SWG cannot give a prior opinion on the eligibility of an applicant, a partner, an action or specific activities.
Annex A: Grant Application Form
Annex B: Business plan
Annex C: Partnership statement
Annex D Eligible costs