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Completed selection of companies within the application for businesses from the food sector

Twenty (20) final beneficiaries were selected within the project “Empowered Businesses for Youth Employment” implemented by ENECA and the Business Development Center Kragujevac (RBC), and funded by the Kingdom of Norway through the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) program.

The aim of the project is to promote inclusive growth by strengthening capacity and competitiveness in the food industry sector and to improve employment opportunities for young people in the Jablanica and Raska districts. The competition envisages support for entrepreneurs, micro, small and medium enterprises from the food sector, registered in the area of ​​Jablanica and Raska districts.

Selected final beneficiaries who will receive

  • mentoring and consulting support;
  • the opportunity to participate in a regional promotional event and
  • business certification are:
  1. Tr.Marinkovic S Karađorđevac
  2. Bellcini
  3. Mea Compa
  4. AD Pekara Polet Novi Pazar
  5. Planinsko Blago DOO
  6. Garić Promet
  7. Eko-Pešter Čarovina
  8. Vinarija Aquila Bogojevce
  9. Black Grass
  10. Južna Pruga DOO
  11. Radanska Ruža DOO
  12. Preduzeće za proizvodnju, trgovinu I usluge “NID” DOO
  13. Petrović-Rasovača
  14. Proizvodna radnja „Šampinjon centar“
  15. MP Đorđević MES
  16. Preduzeće za profesionalnu rehabilitaciju I zapošljavanje osoba sa invaliditetom CHRONO DOO
  17. Milena Stojiljković PR, Prerada mleka i proizvodnja sireva fabrika mleka Lebane
  18. Zanatska radnja „Sve pod sač“
  19. Radan produkt DOO
  20. Ukusi Šumadije

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Public call to participate in the program to support the development of the food sector in Nis

ENECA Association announces:

Public call to participate in the program to support the development of the food sector in Nis

The public call is an integral part of the project “Sustainable agriculture food production and rural development” implemented by ENECA and is a part of a broader project “Accountable Public Finance Management” realised by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and funded by the Government of Sweden.

The aim of the project is to contribute to the economic development of agricultural producers and processors of fruits and vegetables in rural areas of Nis, through a comprehensive approach based on revitalization of rural areas in order to reduce inequalities between urban and rural areas, environmental principles and business models of circular economy.

Ten (10) food producers will be selected, primarily from the sector of production and processing of fruits, vegetables and forest fruits, that will take part in activities tailored to the individual needs of each user.

Support for the selected users will be provided in the form of:

  • training in the field of technology of production and processing of fruits and vegetables;
  • mentoring support;
  • visits to demonstration goods;
  • participation in a promotional and sales event;
  • certification and certification of food safety / organic production / quality management system for two program beneficiaries;
  • Improving the visual identity of the two project beneficiaries through the design or redesign of the product label or packaging.

The following can apply for the support program:

  • Business entities registered on the territory of the City of Nis (company, entrepreneur or cooperative) engaged in primary agricultural production and processing of fruits and vegetables;
  • Commercial and non-commercial agricultural households registered in the territory of the City of Nis and engaged in primary agricultural production and processing of fruits and vegetables.

The public call is open until December 18, 2020. by 4 p.m.

Guidelines for submitting applications, as well as the application form can be downloaded from the website ENECA, while all questions regarding the application procedure can be asked on the phone number 062 / 528-228 on working days from 10 am to 2 pm.

Documents:

Public Call
Application form

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Application for businesses from the food sector

ENECA and the Business Development Center Kragujevac (RBC), within the project “Empowered businesses for youth employment”, which was supported by the Kingdom of Norway through the project “Norway for you – Serbia”, announce:

Application for businesses from the food sector

The aim of the project is to improve  inclusive growth by strengthening capacity and competitiveness in the sector of food industry and to improve the possibility of hiring young people in the Jablanica and Raska districts.

The application  implies the support to entrepreneurs, micro, small and medium enterprises from the food sector, which are registered in the area of ​​Jablanica and Raska districts. A total of 20 businesses will be supported.

Support includes:

  • Mentoring support in the form of training for all 20 businesse;
  • II Consulting support for all 20 businesses;
  • III Participation in a regional promotional event for 10 businesses;
  • IV Business certification for 10 businesses.

Conditions for participation in the competition:

• To operate in the food sector, except for producers of strong alcoholic drinks;

• To be registered in APR (entrepreneur, micro, small and medium enterprises) on the territory of the cities of Leskovac, Kraljevo, Novi Pazar, or the municipalities of Vlasotince, Lebane, Bojnik, Crna Trava, Medvedja, Raska and Tutin;

• To have the necessary capacity to implement the proposed business ideas, that is to have adequate business premises or have a valid lease agreement for business premises;

• Not to be in bankruptcy or liquidation proceedings.

Mandatory application documentation:

• Application form

• A copy of the decision from the APR or an excerpt of the APR

The application is open until December 24, 2020, by 4 p.m. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Guidelines for submitting applications, as well as the application form can be downloaded from the websites www.eneca.org.rs and www.rbcentar.org, while all questions regarding the application procedure for the competition can be asked at the phone numbers 062 / 528-228 and 034 / 502557 during working days from 10 am to 2 pm.

Documents:

Application form
Public Call

Milivoje Jovanovic, Beograd. 08/12/2017, Foto: Ivan Sepic

I, the entrepreneur, even and after the crisis

In Serbia, every citizen is an entrepreneur, he makes something out of nothing, and he makes a little more out of something small (someone and a lot), and those are the characteristics of innovative entrepreneurs. The crisis caused by the outbreak of the COVID19 virus is an opportunity to restore the entrepreneurial spirit in Serbia that we as a nation naturally possess!

It seems to me that these few weeks we have heard, for who knows how many times, more or less specifically, from this or that angle, from this or that interest, all those problems that the Serbian economy, MSME sector in particular, have encountered before crises caused by the COVID-19 virus and the decleration of a state of emergency. Our GDP is still insufficient, i.e. nominally USD 55 billion in 2019, per capita USD 7200, and the average salary 470 euros. Which means we have little demand and a chance to expand in the domestic market and replace exports, if we have it at all.

Then topics from macroeconomics: insufficient liquidity of the economy, unfavorable balance of payments, insufficient domestic and foreign investments… And there will be none and that is generally it . So, entrepreneurs and small businesses should not expect great help from the state, because if the state wanted and knew how to solve the above-mentioned problems, these figures would be much better, and all problems would have been already solved in the last 30 years.

If you look at the situation as an entrepreneur, it seems that the state still cares more about big companies. The European Union Act on Small Business (SBA), which says “think small first”, is not sufficiently applied in practice and that it is the way it will be as well through the application of all the measures we are now hearing about on television.

If I am wrong and if the state really wants us to develop a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem, the interests of small and family businesses and entrepreneurs must first be taken into account in creating a business climate and regulations for operating  in a crisis and in the days to come.

Not to remain “indebted” to the business community, I am especially irritated by wasting time at conferences, consultations, coffee on Skype, Google meet or the current ZOOM, as well as the advice of “experts” such as  “raising money to publish a book on how to make money” “ . Or those from the position of CEO, CFO, C .. (whatever) international companies that keep only their large salaries, but not companies (because their headquarters abroad do it, not them), and who did not even keep the corner shop because they weren’t capable.

What has been proven to be crucial  in today’s economy is the connection of entrepreneurs , mutual cooperation, joint appearances on the market and the placement of a larger range and quantity of products on the domestic and foreign markets. I think it is much more productive and smarter for each of us entrepreneurs to hold online meetings with our customers, suppliers, employees and think about creating a strategy and operational plan on how to maintain business, make it more flexible, diversified and, of course, more profitable and ready for the post-crisis period. . 

There are two ways to increase revenue and profitability:

The first  – investments to increase production and conquering new markets, which is currently less likely, and the  second  – to reduce operating costs by raising productivity and efficiency and making the same or higher profits, with reduced or existing business volume. Of course, the best solution is to accomplish both goals, but every entrepreneur and small business should see what is needed, realistically and sustainably, depending on the business itself, because it is not the same for all industries and sectors. Despite who is more and who is less affected by the crisis, and whether someone is profiting now and someone is failing, we should all analyze our existing business models and, if necessary improve them, adjust to Serbia and the world after the crisis, because at least for that, it seems, we have time at the moment.

In redefining the business model, we need to return to the basics, and that is that every product or service we offer solves a problem, that is satisfies the need. If the needs change due to the current situation, every entrepreneur should design an adequate offer in terms of the product / service, price, distribution and promotion (4P marketing mix). And something I heard a few years ago from a “drool” but wise entrepreneur: “Fall in love with the problem / need you are solving and it’s a sure way to constantly and dedicatedly work on R&D, monitor changes and improve the product / service until you reach customer satisfaction ”.

Speaking of “back to basic”, I would repeat, ie. rewrote the definition of the term “entrepreneur”: one who organizes, manages and assumes the risks of a business venture hoping for profit.

Profit is the only measure of business success, and if there is no more profit – change the business. Of course, only if the new business model has not given the results or if customer needs have changed drastically. Be in crisis (especially after the crisis), an innovative entrepreneur who introduces new products / services, accepts new production methods, finds new markets and reorganizes business. On the opposite side is the so-called Entrepreneur Drone, who does not accept challenges and does not want change, and with his “perfect product” pushes to the end, ie. to the collapse of the business.

And as they would say in the movie Balkan Express, which I just watched for the 58th time due to isolation: “Don’t worry, don’t worry, life makes sure, while there are people, there will be money.”

Don’t wait for anyone’s help, tighten the noose, do something for your business, solve problems, create a new chance for yourself and get back to work!

Milivoje Jovanovic

Konkurs za učešće na projektu Učešće MMSPP sektora u kreiranju javnih politika kao preduslov stvaranja povoljnog poslovnog okruženja u Srbiji

Application “Participation of the MSME sector in the creation of public policies as a precondition for creating a favorable business environment in Serbia”

ENECA Association, within the program “Civil Society for the promotion of Serbia’s accession to the European Union” funded by the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden, and implemented by the Belgrade Open School (BOS), announces:

Application for participation in the project

“Participation of the MSME sector in the creation of public policies as a precondition for creating a favorable business environment in Serbia”

The aim of the project is to strengthen the capacity of micro, small, medium enterprises and entrepreneurs (MSMEs) in the Nisava district to participate in the decision-making process, by transferring knowledge and skills for policy making and presentation, as a key instrument of public-private dialogue.

All micro, small, medium enterprises and entrepreneurs (MSMEs) from Nisava district, have the right to apply for the competition, regardless of the activity and period of business.

Selected project beneficiaries will be supported in the form of trainings and workshops, as well as in mentoring in the field of development and presentation of public policies.

The expected results of the project are :

  • Defined problems of MSME sector in business and communication with the public sector;
  • Organized workshops and trainings for project beneficiaries;
  • Mapped key stakeholders in the process of creating and adopting public policies for the MSME sector;
  • Strengthened capacities of 10 MSMEs for realisation and presentation of practical policies;
  • Public policy study and public policy summary prepared;
  • Public policy delivered to decision makers;
  • The general public is familiar with the developed public policy;
  • Realized promotional activities.

Application documentation:

Application form

For all additional information related to the tender documentation and application conditions, please contact our team at  konkurs@eneca.org.rs  or at the phone numbers 018 / 528-228, 018 / 240-306.

Completed application forms should be sent to e-mail address:

konkurs@eneca.org.rs

(In the subject of the e-mail, state the Application form – Name of the legal entity)

Sent applications are not returned. For all additional information, you can contact the ENECA association on the phone numbers 018 / 528-228, 018 / 240-306 or by e-mail at  konkurs@eneca.org.rs .

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Invitation to participate in the EIT Climate-KIC program “Journey 2020”

We would like to inform you that the invitation to participate in the EIT Climate-KIC program “Journey 2020” is open. It is an intensive four-week summer school focused on climate action, innovation, system transformation and building a community dedicated to combating climate change. Journey has been organizing the EIT Climate-KIC in collaboration with renowned universities and other partner organizations since 2010. So far, more than 3,000 graduates have participated, generating about 400 great project and business ideas. The Serbian Chamber of Commerce has been implementing the EIT Climate-KIC programs “Accelerator”, “Pioneers into Practice”, “Climate Launchpad” and “Journey” since 2016.

Journey is intended for final year students, graduates, future MBAs, masters and doctors. Participants will stay in the period 28.06-25.07.2020. or 2-20.08.2020. at 3 locations in Europe. Within the July and August editions of the program, participants were divided into 5 groups. At the first two locations, they are in a group of 40 participants, and at the third location all five groups gather at the final summit. Participants have the opportunity to learn and work in an international multidisciplinary team and develop their ideas, projects, products or services with the support of experienced mentors. During the program, each of the groups is accompanied by two trainers who support and inspire participants as they work on climate challenges. Climate-KIC respects diversity and accepts applications from all candidates who have the appropriate qualifications, regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic origin. The distribution of participants by location is determined by Climate-KIC, taking into account the differences and at the same time striving for their equal distribution.  For example, last year’s edition of Journey was attended by representatives of 60 different nationalities.

Participation in the Journey program is free. Climate-KIC bears the costs of accommodation, travel between locations, local transport and provides most of the food. Participants bear the cost of travel from home to the first location and from the third location to the home, as well as meals. Prerequest for participation is a good knowledge of English. More detailed information about the program can be found at  https://journey.climate-kic.org/contact-us-faqs .

Registration is available at  https://journey.climate-kic.org  no later than Monday, February 17, 2020.  When filling out the application, it is necessary to enclose the following documents in English: diploma or certificate of the final year of study, CV and letter of recommendation.

The contact person for additional questions is Ivana Putnik, independent advisor at the Center for Circular Economy of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, and also local manager for Journey 2020, T: 011 4149 422, M: 066 875 1158, E:  ivana.putnik@pks.rs .

This is one of the programs that change life perspective. We believe we can change the world!

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Extended deadline for applications within the public call for premium food producers from southeastern Serbia

Due to the great interest, the deadline for applying within the public call for premium food producers from southeastern Serbia is extended until  January 25, 2020.

The aim of the project is to strengthen businesses through business expansion and growth, improving competitiveness and market positioning, diversifying the existing range based on market needs and standardizing production.

Food producers who meet the following conditions can apply for the support program:

  • Business entities registered on the territory of the Republic of Serbia (company, entrepreneur, cooperative, citizens’ association, agricultural holdings)
  • Business entities engaged in the production of food and beverages, except for primary agricultural producers and producers of spirits (fulfillment of this condition is checked on the basis of activity codes under which they are registered in the APR);
  • Business entities that have not been blocked for more than 45 (forty five) days in the past 3 (three) years
  • Business entities that are registered and that perform activities on the territory of the following districts: Jablanica, Nisava, Pirot, Pcinj and Toplica .

All information regarding the public call can be found in the Public Call document  , and the application is done by filling out the  Application Form .

Completed application forms should be sent by  January 25, 2020  to the e-mail:

konkurs@eneca.org.rs

(In the subject of the e-mail state: Application form – Name of the business entity) 

Or by mail to: 

ENECA
PO Box 85
18106 Niš

(On the envelope state: Application form – Name of the business entity)

Sent applications are not returned. For all additional information you can contact the ENECA association on the phone numbers 018 / 528-228, 018 / 240-306 or by e-mail at  konkurs@eneca.org.rs . 

The public call is an integral part of the project ” Establishing support for premium food producers from Southeast Serbia ” funded by the European Union in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Serbia through the EU PRO program. 

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Public invitation for premium food producers from southeastern Serbia

The public call is an integral part of the project “Establishing support for premium food producers from Southeast Serbia” funded by the European Union in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Serbia through the EU PRO program.

The aim of the project is to strengthen businesses through business expansion and growth, improving competitiveness and market positioning, diversifying the existing range based on market needs and standardizing production.

Food producers who meet the following conditions can apply for the support program:

  • Business entities registered on the territory of the Republic of Serbia (company, entrepreneur, cooperative, citizens’ association, agricultural holdings)
  • Business entities engaged in the production of food and beverages, except for primary agricultural producers and producers of spirits (fulfillment of this condition is checked on the basis of activity codes under which they are registered in the APR);
  • Business entities that have not been blocked for more than 45 (forty five) days in the past 3 (three) years
  • Business entities that are registered and perform activities on the territory of the following districts: Jablanica, Nisava, Pirot, Pcinj and Toplica .

All information regarding the public call can be found in the Public Call document  , and the application is done by filling out the  Application Form .

Completed application forms should be sent by  January 15, 2020  to the e-mail:

konkurs@eneca.org.rs

(In the subject of the e-mail state: Application form – Name of the business entity) Or by mail to: 

ENECA
PO Box 85
18106 Nis

(On the envelope state: Application form – Name of the business entity)

Sent applications will not be returned. For all additional information you can contact the ENECA association on the phone numbers 018 / 528-228, 018 / 240-306 or by e-mail at  konkurs@eneca.org.rs .

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Procurement within the program Startup for your business – tender II

In November 2018, ENECA started the implementation of the Startup for your business project, funded by Philip Mirris Operations a.d. The project is intended for people with a healthy business idea to start or develop their own business, with the aim of stimulating small businesses, i.e. improving existing businesses through donations and providing business and professional training, which will make it easier for future entrepreneurs to start a business and provide better chances for success. .

Within this project, ENECA has started the procurement of equipment needed to start, i.e. develop independent economic activities of selected clients through tender II, which has just been announced. 

Conditions for application

The bidder can be:

  • Each company registered for the production and / or trade of the listed items.
  • A company whose account has not been blocked – with a bill of exchange or a bank guarantee.

The bidder can apply:

Either for the specified quantity of the individual item from the specification or for all items. In any case, the quantities stated for each item must be complied with. ENECA reserves the right to select the most favorable bidders per item and reserves the right to change the quantity in the order.

We hereby invite all interested companies to participate in the process of procurement of equipment by sending their offer for defined equipment. 

You can download the tender documentation required  for bidding at the following linksRequest for Bid  and  Financial Bid .

We encourage all companies to contact the person(s) in charge of organizing the tender on 018 / 240-306 or 018 / 528-228 in order to get additional clarifications.

The tender will be open to all bidders until October 14 at 12 o’clock.

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EU PRO has issued a second call for grants to entrepreneurs, micro and small businesses

The EU PRO development program has announced the second public call for support to entrepreneurs and micro and small enterprises engaged in production, which were registered in the period from 2014-2018. in 99 cities and municipalities that are involved in the implementation of programs in the regions of Sumadija and Western Serbia, and Southern and Eastern Serbia.

The goal of the Call is to increase market potential, contribute to the value chain and create new jobs, and thus increase the competitiveness of companies.

The call, for which significant financial resources have been set aside, is open to entrepreneurs and companies whose predominant activity is production, which were registered in the period from 2014 to 2018, and which are ready to support the development of their community through socially responsible business.

The European Union (EU) will provide support to small businesses and improve the competitiveness of the local economy in the amount of 2.5 million euros through this call, which is open until November 10, 2019. The allocated funds are intended for the purchase of equipment and the introduction of services with the aim of improving the production and market potential of economic entities and contributing to increased employment.

More information about the call itself, the criteria for selecting users, how to apply, info sessions, as well as the application documentation are available on the  EU PRO website.

www.eupro.org.rs