EU funded projects in BiH

SMEs without borders

PROJECT DETAILS

Sectors Regional and territorial cooperation
EU Acquis chapters Other issues
Programme Funding Year 2009
Value €195,124
Periods of implementation 2012
Locations BUGOJNO, BUSOVAČA, DONJI VAKUF, FOJNICA, GORNJI VAKUF - USKOPLJE, JAJCE, KISELJAK, KREŠEVO, NOVI TRAVNIK, TRAVNIK, VITEZ, DOBRETIĆI

Results

1. The project established MAP (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants) network in Sisak-Moslavina County in Croatia as a result of know-how transfer from project partners in Bosnia and Herzegovina (AgroMAP network established by a previous EU funded project). Cross-border co-operation agreement between the two networks has been signed. The network includes 51 members from both countries and its presidency will alternate between UPIP Zepce and SIMORA Sisak on annual basis. 2. The project established two new buiness operators in Kladanj and Kresevo (BiH). 3. Improved knowledge and skills of target groups and beneficiaries in the project area was ensured through the organisation of 39 workshops for 780 participants, including specialised trainings for producers, collectors and processors of medicinal and aromatic plants, branding marketing and e-business. Educational brochure "Guide for export to the EU" was developed. 4. MAP sector stakeholders capacities strengthened through application of marketing tools and greater representation of the MAP network products on the market. Marketing plan for the MAP network has been developed. Joint presentation was ensured in four fairs (Sarajevo, Koln, Bologna and Dubrovnik). 52 new products created and placed on the market. Joint media campaign was developed and web page upgraded (www.agromap.net).

SUMMARY

The project is focused at creation of a joint economic area for the SMEs from the sector MAP (medicinal and aromatic plants), their promotion, networking and encouraging of co-operation in order to contribute to a better positioning of MAP products on the market. Joint cross-border activities, through the promotion of integration and revitalisation of the cross-border area, will promote the SMEs from the MAP sector and contribute to the economic strengthening of the stakeholders from the MAP sector.

RESULTS

1. The project established MAP (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants) network in Sisak-Moslavina County in Croatia as a result of know-how transfer from project partners in Bosnia and Herzegovina (AgroMAP network established by a previous EU funded project). Cross-border co-operation agreement between the two networks has been signed. The network includes 51 members from both countries and its presidency will alternate between UPIP Zepce and SIMORA Sisak on annual basis. 2. The project established two new buiness operators in Kladanj and Kresevo (BiH). 3. Improved knowledge and skills of target groups and beneficiaries in the project area was ensured through the organisation of 39 workshops for 780 participants, including specialised trainings for producers, collectors and processors of medicinal and aromatic plants, branding marketing and e-business. Educational brochure "Guide for export to the EU" was developed. 4. MAP sector stakeholders capacities strengthened through application of marketing tools and greater representation of the MAP network products on the market. Marketing plan for the MAP network has been developed. Joint presentation was ensured in four fairs (Sarajevo, Koln, Bologna and Dubrovnik). 52 new products created and placed on the market. Joint media campaign was developed and web page upgraded (www.agromap.net).