At the offices of the Centre, the Regional Business Center in the Centre for development of SEPR organized workshop for identifying innovative ideas within the Grant scheme for innovative projects of the planning regions for 2020.
Within the project „Sustainable and inclusive Balanced Regional Development - Phase I“, a Grant scheme for innovative projects has been provided at which the Regional Business Center within the Centre for development of SEPR will apply for financial support of an innovative project worth EUR 38,980.00 CHF.
During the workshop, the participation rules and guidelines for applying were presented and after that followed up work session for proposal of innovative project ideas that would be of relevance to the region.
Based on the project ideas proposed by the municipalities, academia, NGOs and SMEs, the Regional Business Center will develop at least three project concepts that will be submitted to the Ministry of Local Self-Government and the Swiss Agency for development and cooperation.
The Ministry of Local Self-Government and the Swiss Agency for development and cooperation will approve only one project that will be implemented by the Centre for development of SEPR within this year.
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