May 5th 2016
Grant Contract Award List related to projects contracted in the period from November 2014 to April 2016 under Cross Border Programme Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007-2013 has been published on the EuropeAid web-site. Grant Contract Award List includes projects contracted under Third call for proposals (EuropeAid/134-964/L/ACT/IPA) published on 6th August 2013. To download list please click here.
April 22nd 2016.
Youth community centers is a project that the Rehabilitation Center for Stress and Trauma from Zagreb is carrying out in cooperation with association “Hi Neighbor” from Banja Luka. The project is financed by the European Union through the IPA cross-border cooperation Croatia - Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Within the project two youth community centers have been open - in Hrvatska Kostajnica and in Bosanska Kostajnica. Info centers in Hrvatska Dubica, Dvor, Kozarska Dubica and Novi Grad have been opened, as well.
The main goal of this project is to provide a place for young people where they will be able to spend their free time with quality content. This is an area where young people have extremely limited opportunities related to extra-curricular activities, as well as, non-formal education. The centers offer them the opportunity to participate in various workshops such as fitness, yoga, film, art and creative workshop, as well as, the course of Russian language. Young people were introduced with the term of homeopathy through an interactive lecture. The lecture “Put kroz Indiju” (“Trip through India”) was held and prepared by one of the participants of workshops at the Centre.
In addition to numerous workshops, a safe place is offered to young people, where they can use free internet, computers and playroom with board games, table tennis and darts.
In the Info centers young people can use all that centre has to offer, and can also get instructions and help in learning school material, as well as, in writting applications for faculty or CVs and job applications.
The participants of the workshops, from the Youth Center in Hrvatska Kostajnica, presented their work at the Kestenijada (the Chestnut Festival), and their artwork exhibited at the Hotel Central as the part of the Night of Museums.
The centers are located in the area where the traffic connection is very bad. For this reason, young people from the Majur area were given the opportunity to participate in the workshops of the Center through a one-month hosting, during which leaders of the Youth Center carry out a variety of artistic and creative workshops in the library in Majur.
A big turnout of young people to the workshops and in the Centers gives usproof that young people from the region lack specific content, and are willing to work on themselves, on their additional education and training. They are eager to learn things and to know how they can take care of their health, but all they need is an opportunity, which is exactly what we are giving them through this project.
March 9th 2016
Managing Authority, the Agency for Regional Development, announced the first call for proposals for Interreg IPA CBC Croatia - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Montenegro 2014 to 2020 programme. The first Call for Proposals is open to the four priority axis of the programme . The total value of the call is 25,016,349.00 euros, of which 21,262,897.00 euros represent the EU co-financing, and € 3,752,452.00 represents the national co-financing. The deadline for submission of proposals through the electronic monitoring system (Electronic Monitoring System) is June 10, 2016 at 15: 00h. All the necessary details about the first Call for Proposals and the application package can be found on the official website of the programme: http://www.interreg-hr-ba-me2014-2020.eu/.