Training course “EU Funding Opportunities“ for the employees of Public Utility Company ”Tržnica“

At the request of the Public Utility Company ”Tržnica“, Jovana Kontić and Jano Puškar, representatives of the European Affairs Fund of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, held a three-day training course “EU Funding Opportunities“ from 19th to 21st April 2017. The aim of the training was to enable the employees for independent preparation of project proposals according to EU regulations and thus to build the capacities and provide support for organisations to promote their business, by means of a more efficient use of financial support from the EU funds.

During the training course, the attendees obtained information about the prospects and manner of applying for grants offered by the EU programmes and funds, with special focus on the cross-border cooperation programmes available to institutions of AP Vojvodina.

The theoretical part of the training course was followed by the practical one, which was dedicated to the developing of participants’ skills and attitudes, so that they could develop project proposals on their own, think of potential project partners, build the project structure by means of the logical framework and develop the project budget, obeying the limitations imposed by the European Union.

Specific examples and the attendees’ active participation resulted in three project ideas, two in the framework of the Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Croatia-Serbia and one in the framework of the Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Hungary-Serbia.

After the training course, the participants were awarded a certificate on successful training completion.