Fund’s activities

Fund’s activities

Project title

Mosquito Control in Cross-border Area– MOS Cross

Sources of funding

InterregIPA CBC Croatia-Serbia 2014-2020

Project partners

  1. Public Health Institute Sombor, Serbia
  2. European Affairs Fund of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia
  3. Institute of Public Health for the Osijek-Baranya County, Croatia

Area of intervention

Public Health

Project duration

July2017 –October 2019

Project description

Overall objective:

To improve the provision of public health services in West Bačka District and Osijek Baranja County regarding early detection of mosquito-borne diseases (MBDs) by improving cross-border mosquito surveillance and control.

 

Specific objectives:

(1) To increase cross-border coordination on mosquito prevention, surveillance and control activities and establishment of an early warning system for presence of mosquito-borne diseases (MBDs)

(2) To control mosquito population (native to Europe and invasive mosquito species) efficiently in West Bačka District and Osijek Baranja County by source reduction and adult mosquito control measures with environmentally responsible mosquito abatement treatment

(3) To educate the public and representatives of local government units (LGUs) on mosquito abatement and control measures and threats of potential mosquito-borne diseases (MBDs)

 

Expected results:

(1) Establishment of a cross-border integrated system (ICT tool) of mosquito and mosquito-borne disease (MBDs) surveillance comprising weather data, interactive maps connected to GIS pointing to mosquito breeding sites, data on number and flow of mosquito population including an early warning system for MBD presence in the area

(2) Public health professionals in West Bačka District and Osijek Baranja County will be equipped with surveillance and laboratory equipment and trained for mosquito surveillance and sampling methods for detection of MBDs in order to effectively cooperate with local government units (LGUs) and provide relevant information to the public

(3) Mosquito population contained in critical locations in West Bačka District and Osijek Baranja County by environmentally responsible mosquito abatement treatments

(4) Increased knowledge of relevant actors and the public on individual mosquito population control measures and potential MBD threats

 

Main activities:

(1) Preparation

(2) Management

(3) Implementation

(4) Communication

 

Target groups:

local public authority, education/training center and school, general public, infrastructure and (public) service provider, (elderly) citizens and other (public health professionals and medical workers employed in public institutions)

 

 

Project title

EXploitation of Different Energy sources for GREen Energy production-  X DEGREE

Sources of funding

Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Croatia - Serbia 2014-2020

Project partners

  1. University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  2. Public Utility Company “Vodokanal”Sombor, Serbia
  3. European Affairs Fund of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia
  4. Vinkovci Water Supply and Sewerage Ltd., Croatia
  5. Agricultural Institute Osijek, Croatia

Area of intervention

Environmental Protection, sustainable energy, energy efficiency

Project duration

July 2017-January 2020

Project description

Overall objective:

To promote and improve the use of various forms of renewable energy sources in the cross-border area

 

Specific objectives:

(1) To raise the energy independence of public utility companies using renewable energy sources

(2) To improve the use of biomass in the biogas production plants

(3) To raise public awareness about the energy potential in renewable energy sources in the cross-border regions

 

Expected results:

(1) The construction of 380kW solar power and cogeneration plant with 200kW electric and 230kW heat power, powered by biogas produced from waste water, directly affects the indicator of program results by increasing the total installed power generating capacity using renewable energy sources and by reduction of direct energy requirements from classical sources.

(2) Increasing the production capacity of biogas plant from 1700 m3/day to 3000 m3/day increases the total quantity of produced "green energy" which will be used for UC’s own consumption, and with perspective for using in public heating system and hot water distribution service which directly lowers participation of classical energy sources in the consumption of public facilities.

(3) Working out of technical documentation for the construction of biogas and cogeneration plant in the VWSS and solar power plant in VS set up preconditions for physical realization of these facilities, which will have a lasting effect after the ending of this project. This means that this project is only part of a long development process towards maximal energy efficiency and complete energy independence of partners.

(4) Establishing of mobile laboratory directly affects the indicator of programme results because the optimization of biogas production opens the possibility for large-scale use for various purposes. Also, it allows all stakeholders to develop recipes for its biogas plant, optimize its operation, and maximize their production of biogas.

 

Main activities:

(1) Preparation 

(2)  Management

(3)  Implementation

(4)  Investment

(5) Communication

 

Target groups:

Infrastructure and (public) service provider; higher education and research; sectoral agency; interest groups including NGOs; education/training centre and school; enterprise, excluding SME, local public authority, general public

 

 

Project title

European Network for the Cohesion and Solidarity in Rural areas - ENSuRe

Sources of funding

Europe for Citizens

Project partners

  1. RIC Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia  
  2. Municipality Trudovets, Bulgaria
  3. LAG „Central Istria“, Croatia
  4. Hranicka Rozvojova Agentura, Czech Republic
  5. University of Thessaly, Greece
  6. Kistarcsa Cultural Association, Hungary
  7. Associazione Alessandro Bartola, Italy
  8. Ligatne Municipality, Latvia
  9. Municipalitie Kolasin, Montenegro
  10. Municipality of Lask, Poland
  11. Albia County Council, Romania
  12. European Affairs Fund of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia
  13. Future Digitale, Italy
  14. Federación de Municipios de Madrid, Spain

Area of intervention

Socio-economic Development

Project duration

Јune 2017 – October 2019

Project description

Overall objective:
To understand Euroscepticism, and then to build European approach by making use of available EU democracy tools, as well as by providing new engaging instruments for citizens  

Specific objectives:
(1) To give citizens and policy makers from 13 countries the opportunities to meet with each other in order to design, implement and disseminate political activities that touch the essence of the EU – its unifying values

(2) To empower citizens with the tools necessary to share their standpoints, cooperate, volunteer, and get involved in shaping a more closer and intercultural Europe

(3) To support policy makers and community leaders in dealing with Euroscepticism

Expected results:
(1) Main impact: increase of the relevance of local and European policy makers as actors addressing needs of rural citizens in the context of EU policies, EU citizenship and democracy tools

(2) Long-term outcome: a lasting partnership as a NGO - 'ENSuRe Network'

Main activities:
(1) Six transnational project events in 5 EU countries

(2) Follow-up local Actions for Solidarity  

(3) Dissemination activities: publications, Webinar, YouTube videos, website, activities in social media  

Target groups:
- citizens from rural areas

- public officers

- policy makers

- CSO activists

- experts taking part in the transnational events

Project title

Virtual and Cultural Tourism - ViCTour

Sources of funding

Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Croatia-Serbia 2014-2020

Project partners

  1. Vukovar-Srijem County, Croatia
  2. Tourist Board of Vukovar-Srijem County, Croatia
  3. European Affairs Fund of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia
  1. Tourist Organization of Vojvodina, Serbia  
  2. Faculty of Economics of the University of Novi Sad, Serbia  

Area of intervention

Tourism

Project duration

Јune 2017 – October 2019

Project description

Overall objective:
To enhance continental tourism in the cross-border region in order to sustain social, economic and territorial development

Specific objectives:
(1) To develop an attractive, dynamic and competitive tourism promotion in order to raise the attractiveness of the cross-border region

Expected results:
(1) Recognized identity of the region

(2) Level of tourist promotion improved

(3) Capacities of tourist services providers improved

(4) Increased visibility of tourist offer of cross-border region

Main activities:
(1) Marketing plans for Srijem/Srem developed

(2) Improved tourist offer, application of new ITC and introduction of systematic innovation

(3) Education to build the capacity of tourist operators by applying practical knowledge and developing new skills

(4) Development of promotional mechanisms and introduction of new technologies at certain tourist sites
(5) Project management

Target groups:
- local public authorities – tourist boards, municipal organisation board and museum

- sectoral agencies - travel/tourist agencies  

- enterprises – accommodation facilities, restaurants; SMEs in tourism sector

- general public

 

Project title

Ever-moving border emergency response – EMBER

Sources of funding

IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Croatia-Serbia 2007-2013

Project partners

  1. Vukovar-Srijem County, Croatia
  2. Provincial Government Secretariat, Serbia
  3. Provincial Secretariat for Economy and Tourism, Serbia
  4. European Affairs Fund of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia
  5. Regional Development Agency HRAST Ltd, Croatia
  6. National Protection and Rescue Directorate, Croatia

Area of intervention

Environmental Protection

Project duration

October 2016 – January 2018

Project description

Overall objective:
Enhancement of regional level cooperation through joint systems and approaches in response to flooding in the Sava river basin in the cross-border region (CBR) and improvement of preparedness level in flood related emergencies in CBR with a special focus on affected municipalities in VSC and Srem District affected during previous floods

Specific objectives:
(1) To improve skills and procedures of protection and rescue operational forces (PR OF) and harmonize actions of emergency and crisis management bodies in the CBR during and after floods;
(2) To raise the awareness of local population about actions and responses in cases of flooding within the CBR.

Expected results:
(1) Improved actions of managerial bodies responsible for protection and rescue on both sides of the CBR 
(2)  Raised capacities and improved resources of units for civil protection and rescue for responding in flood related crisis situations
(3) Ensured action of promotion and education of local population via conducted promotional activities
(4)  Established effective joint action team

Main activities:
(1)  Improvement of protection and rescue actions in cases of floods
(2)  Capacity building & equipment
(3)  Promotion and visibility
(4)  Action management

Target groups:
Headquarters for Protection and Rescue in VSC, Provincial Emergency Management Headquarters in AP Vojvodina, Srem District Emergency Management Headquarters, protection and rescue teams at regional and local levels in both cross-border areas

Project title 

EU funding opportunities in culture

Sources of funding

Autonomous Province of Vojvodinа

Project partners

  1. European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina, Serbia
  2. Provincial Secretariat for Culture and Public Information, Serbia
  3. Ministry of Culture and Information, Serbia
  4. Creative Europe Desk Serbia

Area of intervention

Institutional capacity building

Project duration

September 2014 – 2020

Project description

Overall objective:

To provide support to institutions of culture and civil society organizations (CSOs) in the Republic of Serbia seeking to participate in the Creative Europe programme. Creative Europe Desk Serbia implements the Culture sub-programme under the Creative Europe programme.

Expected results:

(1)    A catalogue of project proposals by the institutions of culture of Vojvodina in collaboration with the Provincial Secretariat produced;

(2)    Protocol on Cooperation between the Ministry for Culture and Information, Provincial Secretariat for Culture and Public Information and European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina (2014) signed;

(3)    Antenna of Creative Europe Desk Serbia, as a part of the Fund established;

(4)    Two Desk info days, one in Zrenjаnin, the other one in Vršac, organised;

(5)    Two workshops ‘’Development of idea and preparation for project application submission“ organised in Novi Sad until the end of the year;

(6)    Several educational programmes and activities in Belgrade and Serbia, to be adapted to national experts’ different levels of experience in the submission of project applications in culture under EU programmes, as well as to those having no experience in the submission of applications under the calls, organised.

Main activities:

In order to increase the number of participants from Serbia, in cooperation with the Creative Europe Desk Serbia, the Fund will continually organize:

(1)    Seminars, training courses and other educational activities to transfer know-how and skills necessary for submitting applications for funds;

(2)    Conferences in the field of cultural policy and management;

(3)    Projects to animate potential applicants from the Republic of Serbia;

(4)    Promotion of the Creative Europe and other EU progrаmmes;

(5)    Implementation of different types of projects related to the development of the audience, career, modern business and software models, and other priorities of the Creative Europe programme;

(6)    Training courses at the institutions of culture, in direct work with the employees (In-house training);

(7)    Presentation of successful projects from Serbia, the region and Europe;

(8)    Design and implementation of development projects aimed at improving the local cultural system and international cooperation (initiation, implementation and collection of existing research and statistics in culture).

Target groups: Cultural institutions and CSOs, NGOs, employees of the Provincial Secretariat of Culture and Public Information

Project title 

EU funding opportunities in education

Sources of funding

Autonomous Province of Vojvodinа

Project partners

  1. European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina, Serbia
  2. Provincial Secretariat for Education, Regulations, Administration and National Minorities – National Communities, Serbia

Area of intervention

Institutional capacity building

Project duration

September 2013 and ongoing

Project description

Overall objective:

To build the institutional capacities for the use of EU funds in primary and secondary education in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina.

Expected results:

(1)    Training in the use EU funds for 25 representatives of the Provincial Secretariat for Education, Regulations, Administration and National Minorities – National Communities (September 2013) provided;

(2)    Protocol on Cooperation between the Provincial Secretariat and European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina (March 2014) signed;

(3)    Joint conference “Prospects for using EU funds in education“ for over 140 representatives of educational institutions in AP Vojvodina (June 2014) organised;

(4)    Launched call for licensed teachers’ professional training in AP Vojvodina for preparation of educational projects (July 2014);

(5)    279 attendees from 132 educational institutions at 10 sites trained (Kanjiža, Sremska Mitrovica, Kikinda, Vršac, Subotica, Sombor, Vrbas, Zrenjanin, Novi Sad i Inđija) and certified within the span of 11 held training courses (October 2014 – May 2015);

(6)    Two certificate awards organized in the Assembly of AP Vojvodina for 279 attendees of the training course "EU funding opportunities" (February and September 2015).

Main activities:

(1)    Institutional capacity building at the Provincial Secretariat for the EU funds use and EU project management;

(2)    Enhancement of the cooperation between the Provincial Secretariat and European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina;

(3)    Information dissemination to educational institution members in AP Vojvodina on the prospers for using EU funds in education;

(4)    Provision of training courses in municipalities of AP Vojvodina to  improve the institutional capacities of educational institutions for the use of EU funds;

(5)    Organisation of certificate awards for training course attendees.

Target groups: Employees of the Provincial Secretariat for Education, Regulations, Administration and National Minorities – National Communities, head teachers of educational institutions at the level of primary and secondary education in AP Vojvodina, licenced teachers of primary, secondary and vocational schools, as well as dormitories.

Project title

Institutional capacity building of the Province for EU project development

Source of funding

Autonomous Province of Vojvodinа

Project partners

  1. European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina, Serbia
  2. Department of Human Resources Management of the Provincial Government, Serbia

Area of intervention

Institutional capacity building

Project start

November 2012 and ongoing

Project description

Overall objective:

To build the institutional capacities of provincial organs to use EU funds on the territory of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina.

Expected results:

(1)    A two-day professional seminar for 25 representatives of provincial institutions (November 2012) held;

(2)    Two two-day seminars for 34 representatives of provincial institutions  (May and October of 2013) held;

(3)    Three two-day professional seminars for 37 representatives of provincial institutions (May, June and September of 2014) held;

(4)    Two three-day seminars for 46 representatives of provincial institutions  (May and Novemberof 2015) held.

Main activities:

(1)    Launch of the call for registration for professional seminars;

(2)    Professional seminars for groups of up to 25 attendees;

(3)    Evaluation of finished professional seminars;

(4)    Networking of provincial institutions;

(5)    Communication with attendees to provide additional information about EU programmes and ongoing calls

Target groups: Employees of the provincial secretariats, funds and agencies established by the  Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Assembly of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina etc.

Project title

Internship programme at the European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina

Source of funding

Autonomous Province of Vojvodinа

Project partners

  1. European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina, Serbia
  2. University of Novi Sаd, Serbia

Area of intervention

Education and training

Project start

November 2011 and ongoing

Project description

Overall objective:

To allow students of relevant profiles to gain direct insight into the Fund’s activities, as well as the Europeanisation and introduction of European standards in Serbia, with an emphasis on EU funds, European programmes of regional cooperation and development of project proposals for submitting applications for EU funds.

Expected results:

(1)    Internship programme in the 2010/2011 academic year for 10 students of the University of Novi Sad implemented;

(2)    Internship programme in the 2012/2013 academic year for 5 students of the University of Novi Sаd implemented;

(3)    Internship programme in the 2014/2015 academic year for 4 students of the University of Novi Sаd implemented;

(4)    Internship programme in the 2015/2016 academic year for 5 students of the University of Novi Sаd implemented.

Main activities:

(1)    Launch of the call for students’ registration;

(2)    Selection of the students to participate in the Internship Programme;

(3)    Signing of contracts with selected students;

(4)    Implementation of the Internship Programme at the European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina in the length of eight months;

(5)    Award of certificates for successful completion of the Internship Programme.

Target Groups: Students of Faculties of the University of Novi Sad (Faculty of Technical Sciences, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture and “Mihajlo Pupin” Technical Faculty from Zrenjanin.

Project title

EU funds: 100 Questions - 100 Answers

Source of funding

Autonomous Province of Vojvodinа

Project partners

European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina, Serbia

Area of intervention

Education and upgrading

Project start

2011 - 2014 

Project description

Overall objective:

To inform potential beneficiaries of EU funds about the opportunities the EU programmes offer, with the final goal of optimising the development opportunities in local communities.

Expected results:

(1)    Publication “EU funds: 100 Questions - 100 Answers“ prepared and published.

Main activities:

(1)    Collection of relevant and frequently asked questions within the Fund's activities, such as training courses, visits to municipalities and work of the coordination groups;

(2)    Analysis of collected questions and provision of answers;

(3)    Preparation and publishing of the publication “EU funds: 100 Questions – 100 Answers“;

(4)    Promotion of the publication “EU funds: 100 Questions – 100 Answers“.

Target groups: Potential beneficiaries of EU funds.

Further information:  EU Fondovi 100 pitanja 100 odgovora.pdf

Project title 

To European funds by means of the standard

Sources of funding

Autonomous Province of Vojvodinа

Project partners

  1. European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina, Serbia
  2. Provincial Secretariat for Interregional Cooperation and Local Self-Government, Serbia

Area of intervention

Institutional capacity building

Project duration

March 2013 – October 2013

Project description

Overall objective:

To improve the absorption capacities for the use of EU funds within the 2014-2020 financial framework and service standards aimed at strategic management of the units of local self-governments (ULS) in AP Vojvodina.

Specific objectives:

(1)    To provide relevant guidelines and support for the improvement in  the ULS services offered to citizens and economy, as well as support for the challenges in the decentralization process;

(2)    To invest into the improvement (or establishment) of the institutional framework necessary for achieving a satisfactory level of coordination and efficacy of public policies;

(3)    To build the ULS capacities for the absorption of EU funds.

Expected results:

(1)    Strategies for local sustainable development for the period 2014-2020 in ULS in AP Vojvodina adopted;

(2)    Help desks in ULS in AP Vojvodina established;

(3)    Communication between citizens and local self-governments regarding public utility services enhanced;

(4)    Offices for Local Economic Development (LED) in ULS in AP Vojvodina established.

Main activities:

(1)    Analysis of the current situation per ULS;

(2)    Launch of calls of proposals and allocation of projects for development;

(3)    Development of operational and sectoral local papers pursuant to the EU directives;

(4)    Appointment and allocation of funds for the establishment of help desks in ULS;

(5)    Analysis of the situation regarding the communication between the citizens and  local self-government;

(6)    Allocation of funds and launch of calls for proposal;

(7)    Analysis of ULS capacities, visit to municipalities and human resource development;

(8)    ULS control of the establishment of LED office.

Target groups: Employees of the municipalities in AP Vojvodina, ULS in AP Vojvodina, providers of public utility services in ULS.

Further information:  Vojvodjanski standard.pdf

Project title

Disaster Reduction, Standardized Analysis and Risk Evaluation (DR SHARE)

Sources of funding

European Commission, Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO)

Project partners

  1. Vukovar – Srijem County, Croatia
  2. Vukovar-Srijem County Development Agency HRAST Ltd, Croatia
  3. National Protection and Rescue Directorate, Croatia
  4. Provincial Secretariat for Interregional Cooperation and Local Self-Government, Serbia
  5. European Affairs Fund  of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia
  6. Ministry for Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry, Posavina County, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Area of intervention

Risk prevention

Project duration

January 2016 – June 2017

Project description

Overall objective:

Risk management in order to reduce the consequences, intensity and frequency of natural disasters and major accidents and protect the population, the environment and property by exchanging best practice that promotes a common understanding of cross-border cooperation on the harmonization of methodologies, guidelines and risk assessment reinforced by the inclusion of newly developed IT tools to help manage crises.

Expected results:

The expected outcome of the project is an IT tool to improve the linkage and cooperation between relevant stakeholders and policies throughout the complete disaster management cycle (prevention-preparedness-response-recovery). Reports and analyses obtained and lessons learned during the project with the application of the integrated IT tool in real life in the transnational environment will provide invaluable grounds for various scenarios where the same results could be easily reproduced and/or transferred to other countries, regions or organizations. Enhancement of cooperation, exchange of good practices and support for capacity building in prevention actions outlined in Chapter 2 of the Decision No. 1313/2013/EU (including risk assessment, risk management planning, risk prevention measures) are an integral part of the project in such a way that the system will contain combined data about the civil protection capabilities of the regions in three different states, so as to improve the response effectiveness to major emergencies and enhance the prevention and preparedness measures for all kinds of emergencies, including the continuation of measures taken previously in compliance with the Council Decision 1999/847/EC.

Main activities:

(1)    Project management and reporting;

(2)    Collection and comparison of data based on the existing  risk assessments;

(3)    Synchronization of existing DRR terminology and DRR symbols and icons;

(4)    Development of innovative IT tools for efficient risk management;

(5)    Training in IT application;

(6)    Promotion of the project.

Target groups:

Disaster management authorities at the local and regional level, government officials and experts from ministries, agencies and NGOs dealing with disaster risk reduction.  

Final Beneficiaries:

Citizens, enterprises, businesses, organizations, public administration at the national level, local and regional  authorities,  research institutions and all other socio-economic sectors affected by natural and manmade disasters.

Project title

Environmentally friendly water management in plain areas (eWAM)

Source of financing

Hungary – Serbia IPA Cross-border Co-operation Progrаmme

Project partners

  1. Public Water Management Company “Vode Vojvodine“ Novi Sаd, Serbiа
  2. European Affairs Fund of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia
  3. Lower-Tisza District Water Directorate, Szeged, Hungary

Area of intervention

Environmental protection

Project duration

February 2013 – July 2014

Project summary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall objective:

To improve cooperation and monitoring in water management in AP Vojvodina and Csongrád County.

Specific objectives:

(1)    To improve the water flow of the Jegrička River and Kurca Channel in the cross-border region by dredging and removing sludge and excess vegetation from the riverbed;

(2)    Development of a joint monitoring and analysis system to prevent flooding in the cross-border region;

(3)    Preservation of the biodiversity of the Jegrička River and Kurca Channel by water quality improvement.

Expected results

(1)    A section of the watercourse of the Jegrička River (from km 44+015 to km 37+892) and Kurca Channel (from 1+857 km to 4+750 km) cleaned of excess vegetation and polluted sludge;

(2)    Flood prevention achieved;

(3)    Monitoring of water quality and sludge performed on selected sites before and after the project in compliance with Article 8 of the Water Framework Directive accomplished;

(4)    Experience in monitoring between Serbian and Hungarian partners exchanged;

(4)    Biodiversity of the Jegrička River and Kurca Channel preserved by water quality improvement;

(5)    A faster flow of water in Jegrička River and Kurca Channel accomplished.

Main activities:

(1)    Dredging of the Jegrička River: The dredging includes hydro-technical solution in the form of works to improve the hydro-ecological status of riverbed and water quality. Hydro-technical works on the Jegrička River includes removal of vegetation, sludge and silt from km 44+015 to km 37+892 the Jegrička River.

(2)    Monitoring of the water in the Jegrička: The monitoring of water and sludge quality on selected sites will be performed before, during and after the dredging. The first one will be carried out before the dredging and removal of excess vegetation in order to determine the recent situation. The analysis will be repeated, in order to indicate the condition of this aquatic eco-system.

(3)    Dredging of the Kurca Channel: A project plan and execution of the dredging will be defined. The section between the 1+857 km and 4+750 km will be dredged in accordance with the existing technical plans.

(4)    Monitoring of the water in the Kurca: The section between the 1+857 km and 4+750 km will be monitored according the Water Framework Directive. The measurement of sludge and water quality will be performed before, during and after the dredging in order to determine the recent situation.

(5)    Visibility: Visibility activities will be implemented with the goal to present the project activities and results. The visibility requirements should be suited for all visitors and inhabitants of the project regions. The opening and closing conference will be held in Hungary and Serbia, preparation, printing and distribution of leaflets and brochures encompassing the analysis, monitoring results and Hungarian experiences with the WFD.

(6)    Software solution with website: The website has to include the following information: the best practice description concerning the Water Framework Directive monitoring and evaluation. In this section the partners upload a short description about the measurements (list of parameters, measurement methods, processes), the data of the measurements, short reports about the dredging, useful PR materials, evaluation (individual evaluations, common evaluations), photos.

(7)    Procurement of equipment and services: Procure expert service for PRAG processes, Tender Plan, monitoring service, dredging service. Arrange for expert services in order to guarantee the proper implementation of public procurement documents and procedures according to PRAG. Procure the monitoring service. Procure the instruments.

Target groups:

The main target groups with whom we will cooperate from the Serbian side are: Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences in Novi Sad-Department for biology and ecology, local government; and from the Hungarian side among others University of Szeged, municipality of Szegvár.

The final beneficiaries are: farmers, population in flood risk areas, institutions involved in water management, tourist organizations.

 Further information

 www.ewamcbc.org

 HU-SRB IPA CBC - Project Catalogue

 Publication "Examples of Good Cooperation"

Project title

Support to Allergen-Free Environment (SAFE)

Source of financing

Hungary – Serbia IPA Cross-border Co-operation Progrаmme

Project partners

  1. Provincial Secretariat for Urban Planning, Construction and Environmental Protection, Serbia
  2. European Affairs Fund of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia
  3. City of Sombor, Serbiа
  4. Local Government of Baja, Hungary

Area of intervention

Environmental protection

Project duration

October 2011 – September 2013

Project summary

Overall objective:

To improve the environmental conditions in the cross-border regions (AP Vojvodina and Bács-Kiskun County) through the prevention of further expansion of allergenic plants.

Specific objectives:

(1) Reduction in the presence of weed and allergen plant - ambrosia, through mechanical and chemical treatment in urban and rural areas;

(2) Awareness raising and educating of target groups and informing the public about the significance and the way of fighting ambrosia;

(3) Continual monitoring of the area under ambrosia and control of presence of ambrosia pollen in the air.

Expected results:

(1)    Mechanically and chemically destroyed ambrosia in the border area on a surface of 6500 square metres;

(2) Reduced concentration of pollen of ambrosia in the border area;

(3) Trained general practitioners, agriculturalists, communal inspectors, pupils, and population informed about the negative impact of ambrosia in border area.

Main activities:

(1) Educational activities include 4 seminars for agriculturalists (in Sombor, Zrenjanin, Sremska Mitrovica and Baja), 2 conferences for general practitioners  (in Sombor and Baja) and 1 seminar for communal inspectors (in Novi Sad), with the aim of increasing the knowledge on the negative effects of ambrosia

(2) Public awareness raising is achieved by media coverage of all project activities. In addition, art and literary competition for pupils of elementary and secondary schools (in AP Vojvodina and Baja), with the topic of harmfulness of ambrosia, will be organised.

(3) The procurement of equipment and services necessary to destroy ambrosia is done in compliance with PRAG rules and it involves the procurement of small tractors, grass trimmers, measuring stations for the measurement of pollen concentration in the air, as well as services for mechanical and chemical treatment of ambrosia. 

(4) The mechanical and chemical treatment of ambrosia involves the identification of areas under ambrosia and its continual suppression (in the area of 4000 square metres in AP Vojvodina and 2500 square metres in the vicinity of Baja).

(5) The measuring of concentration of pollen in the air will be done by means of 6 newly procured measuring stations (in Sombor, Zrenjanin, Vrbas, Kikinda, Sremska Mitrovica and Baja).

(6) Software and web site development, containing information on ambrosia, mechanical and chemical treatment of identified areas, measured pollen concentration and all other implemented project activities.

Target groups: Agriculturalists, general practitioners, communal inspectors, pupils of elementary and secondary schools, as well as local population in the cross-border area.

 Further information

 www.cbcsafe.org

 HU-SRB IPA CBC Final Evaluation Report

 HU-SRB IPA CBC - Project Catalogue

 Publication "Examples of Good Cooperation"

Project title 

Strengthening of the institutional infrastructure in Bačka for balanced regional development and use of IPA Component 3 for Regional Development

Sources of funding

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

Project partners

  1. Regional Development Agency Bаčkа, Serbia
  2. European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina, Serbia
  3. Faculty of Economics and Engineering Management,Serbia

Area of intervention

Institutional capacity building

Project duration

May 2012 – May 2013

Project description

Overall objective:

To establish institutional coordination to provide professional support for local self-governments in Bаčka with the aim of enhancing regional development.

Specific objectives:

(1)    To network relevant stakeholders in regional development in the municipalities of Bačka by creating a regional network and framework for future cooperation and joint development of successful EU projects;

(2)    To improve the municipal absorption capacities in Bаčka;

(3)    To increase the institutional capacities of employees at the municipal level through training in the use of regional development programmes under IPA Component 3.

Expected results:

(1)    Institutional framework in Bаčka for the implementation of projects important for socio-economic development established and strengthened;

(2)    Overall operational programme for the development of Bаčka for the period 2012-2015 adopted;

(3)    Offices for local economic development (LED) qualified for the preparation of IPA 3 projects for regional development - strengthening  the absorption capacities of local self-governments;

(4)    Minimum three intermunicipal project ideas developed;

(5)    Knowledge on institutional framework for balanced regional development in compliance with the Law of the Republic of Serbia increased.

Main activities:

(1)    Establishment of institutional framework for socio-economic development of Bаčka by signing the European Partnership Charter;

(2)    Preparation and adoption of overall operational programme for the development of Bаčka;

(3)    Training for the employees of the LED offices and departments for economy of  Bаčka municipalities;

(4)    Preparation of intermunicipal project ideas;

(5)    Education in the enhancement of balanced regional development.

Target groups: Persons responsible for projects in the municipal administration in Bаčka, Bаčka municipalities.

Project title

Prevention of Harassment at Workplace through Social Dialogue

Source of financing

Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia – “Support to Civil Society“ programme

Project partners

  1. Confederation of Autonomous Trade Unions of Vojvodina, Serbia
  2. European Affairs Fund of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia
  3. ABF – Arbetarnas Bildiningsforbund SydHalland, Sweden

Area of intervention

Social affairs

Project duration

June 2011 – April 2012   

Project summary

Overall objective:

To stimulate social dialogue regarding prevention of harassment at workplace in Serbian society and to improve relevant stakeholders’ behaviour in work environment.

Specific objectives:

(1) To enhance the capacities of employers and trade union organisations for the practical implementation of the Law on Prevention of Harassment at Work;

(2) To raise public awareness and create conditions for social dialogue on prevention of harassment in the work environment.

Expected results:

(1) Employers and trade union activists trained to implement the Law on Prevention of Harassment at Work;

(2) Three two-day seminars for representatives of relevant institutions, and trade unions, as well as other relevant stakeholders held;

(3) Discussion for representatives of relevant institutions to present the Swedish social model (example of best practice from EU countries) organised;

(4) Survey on the basis of questionnaires on the knowledge of rights and obligations pursuant to the Law on Prevention of Harassment at Work conducted and presentation of expert analysis n EU harassment issues held;

(5) Brochure “Guide through the Law on Prevention of Harassment at Work“ prepared and published;

(6) Press conferences organised and promotional campaign for the general public on the topic of prevention of harassment at work conducted.

Main activities:

(1) Organisation of seminars and workshops;

(2) Visibility project activities;

(3) Promotional campaign for the general public;

(4) Conduction of survey and publishing of results;

(5) Publication of the brochure “Guide through the Law on Prevention of Harassment at Work“.

Target groups:Presidents of trade union, authorised intermediaries, educators-multipliers of knowledge of the area from various towns in Vojvodina, women and young people which are the most exposed categories to all types of harassment, employers.

Project title

Waterways Forward

Source of financing

ЕU programme INTERREG IV C

Project partners

  1. The Dutch Recreational Waterways Foundation, The Netherlands
  2. South Tipperary County Council, Ireland
  3. Waterways Ireland, Ireland
  4. British Waterways, Great Britain
  5. Association Regio Water, The Netherlands
  6. Telemark County Council, Norway
  7. County Administrative Board of Värmland, Sweden
  8. Savonlinna Region Federation of Municipalities, Finland
  9. Central Directorate for Water and Environment, Hungary
  10. Province of Ferrara, Italy
  11. Navigli Lombardi s.c.a.r.l., Italy
  12. French Waterways, France
  13. Association of Riverside Towns of the Castille Channel, Spain
  14. PWMC "Vode Vojvodine" Novi Sad, Serbia 
  15. European Affairs Fund of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia
  16. Vidzeme Planning Region, Litvania
  17. Local Government of Brzeg, Poland
  18. Local Government of Dunaújváros, Hungary

Area of intervention

Water management

Project duration

February 2010 – December 2012

Project summary

Overall objective:

To promote integrated and sustainable development of regional inland waterways through administrative capacity building, exchange of experience and enhancement of local economic development of the region where the waterways pass through.

Specific objectives:

(1) Networking of economic stakeholders and institutions while protecting the environment;

(2) Promotion of tourism through more efficient waterways management;

(3) Modernization of waterways passing through protected natural goods and national parks by pollution reduction and drinking water management;

(4) Multifunctional use of waterways considering that climate changes are one of the factors affecting waterways.

Expected results:

Integration of regional strategy and action plans to be created by sharing and transferring best practice to support the on-going development of multi-functional use of Europe’s inland waterways – with the overall aim to improve the quality of life of European citizens.

Target groups: Representatives of relevant institutions responsible for water management in partner countries involved in the project, administration and local self-governments in charge of environmental protection.

Further information: http://www.waterways-forward.eu/