Enterprise Europe Network – EEN is a EU project that helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions. The Network consists of more than 600 member organisations: technology poles, universities and research institutes, regional development organisations, chambers of commerce and industry etc.
Enterprise Europe Network in Bosnia and Herzegovina was established in 2008, only a year after it was launched in the European Union. The Network was created within the framework of the Euro-info Correspondence Center of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since 2015, two EEN Consortium have been existing: EEN Consortium of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and EEN Consortium of Republic of Srpska.
Enterprise Europe Network – EEN website: https://een.ba/bs
FTC B&H and EEN
FB&H EEN Consortium is made of the following organizations:
- Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FTC B&H)
- Sarajevo Economic Region Development Agency SERDA
- University of Sarajevo
- INTERA Technology Park
- Tuzla BIT Center
- Zenica development Agency ZEDA
- Development Agency of the Una-Sana Canton RA-USK
USAID/Sweden FARMA II project is the third generation of USAID and Government of Sweden projects focused on the agricultural sector in BiH. Previous projects assisted BiH to increase sales and exports for certain crops and food products within the agricultural sector.
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the following activities are envisioned: USAID/Sweden FARMA II will build on the assistance previously provided and expand project impact through an approach that emphasizes support for commercial Producer Organizations, combined with assistance for rapid legislative & regulatory changes.
USAID-Sweden FARMA II Project website: http://farmabih.ba
FTC B&H and USAID-Sweden FARMA II project
„Promotion of B&H agricultural sector on international markets“
FTC B&H is a grant user for mentioned activity. The aim of the Grant is to partialy cover costs of joint exibition of at least 20 Producer Organizations (Pos) (from the Fruit&Vegetables, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants and Dairy sector) at the following fairs:
- WorldFood 2018, Istanbul, Turkay;
- Sajam Anuga 2019, Keln, Germany;
- Natural Products Expo East, Baltimor 2019, SAD
- Participation at the CHINAEASA 2018 Congress
- Design and print of 3 catalogues (Fruit and Vegetables Catalogue – English and Russian version, MAP sector Catalogue – English version)
The Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) is a well-established mandate of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), with the overall vision of sustainable and inclusive economic growth and integration of SIPPO partner countries into world trade. As of 2017, SIPPO is implemented by Swisscontact, business-oriented foundation for international cooperation and development. SIPPO connects relevant export sectors from 11 partner countries with reliable importers in Switzerland, Europe and other important target markets.
SIPPO woks directly with Business Support Organizations (BSOs), such as export promotion boards and sector-wide associations, supporting them so that they can provide high-quality services to their client companies and members in the areas of market intelligence, B2B matchmaking, and networking.
SIPPO website: https://www.sippo.ba
FTC B&H and SIPPO
„Joint Export Promotion Services: Textile and leather sector, Technical wood and MAP sector export promotion support“
In cooperation with the Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO), Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina have signed the MoU related to the implementation of activities to support export development and promotion of the companies from the following three sectors: Natural Ingredients, Value-added Textiles and Technical Wood.
UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP is on the ground in some 170 countries and territories, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and its wide range of partners.
The United Nations Development Programme in B&H, with the support of UNDP’s global network, has been helping the country to attract and use international assistance since 1996. UNDP’s program activities are guided by United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), which was signed by the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the United Nations Country Team (UNCT).
FTC B&H and UNDP
„Supporting the preparation for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and private sector engagement“
The aim of the Project is to prepare partners from B&H private and public sectors to implement on of today’s the largest global agendas: „Agenda 2030“, adopted by all UN’s members (including B&H) in september 2015.
Western Balkans 6 Chamber Investment Forum (WB6 CIF) is a joint initiative of chambers of commerce and industry from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, that established a platform of cooperation in 2017 with the aim to provide a joint voice to the business community in the region and to facilitate inter-business contacts and promote the region as one investment destination.
WB6 CIF represents around 350,000 companies, mostly small and medium-sized enterprises in its mission to open new opportunities for stronger networking of business communities within the region by removing the remaining obstacles to the development of the regional economic cooperation and improving business and investment climate in the markets of the WB region. WB6 CIF is the business community’s response to political processes in the region, which take place within the Berlin process as an additional incentive of the Western Balkans to join the EU.
Regional economic integration and cooperation has become one of the key tools for contributing to the economic dimension of the Western Balkans region’s integration into the EU, for releasing new potential for economic growth and for underpinning political cooperation in the region. The Berlin Process has so far produced ambitious agendas aimed at enhancing connectivity among people and businesses in the region and with the EU. Further to that, the governments in the region with the support of the EU institutions have committed themselves to further deepening economic integration by removing obstacles to free movement of goods, services, people and capital.
Western Balkans 6 Chamber Investment Forum (WB6 CIF) website: https://www.wb6cif.eu/projects
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