In the period from 15th to 20th December 2011. in the Republic of Croatia and Montenegro a series of 4 Info days were held on the occasion of the second Call for proposals under the IPA Cross Border Programme Croatia - Montenegro. These meetings are organized with purpose to better inform and prepare potential applicants within the second Call for proposals.
Info days were organized by the Joint Technical Secretariat in cooperation with the Agency for Regional Development of the Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Regional Development, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Croatia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro.
In the first part of the meeting, after opening words from mr. Damir Fak, staff of the Joint Technical Secretariat, who led the information days, participants were thoroughly informed about the second Call in the IPA Cross-border program Croatia-Montenegro. Emphasis is placed on the Guidelines for Applicants, which were on the first two Info days presented by Project Manager in the Agency for Regional Development of the Republic of Croatia, Ms. Suzana Derk, and on the other two Info days that topic was presented by Task Manager in the Joint Technical Secretariat Ms. Sanja Todorovic. Afterwards, participants of the Info days could learn more about Logical framework through the presentation given by Miss. Zore Domes, on the first two Info days, and on the other two by Ms. Biljana Trtica Vujanic, both employees of the Joint Technical Secretariat. After a break for refreshments, potential applicants heard presentations on the basic documents of the application pack, application form and budget, which were held by the Head of the Joint Technical Secretariat, Mr. Dragan Đurišić and Ms. Biljana Trtica Vujanic, also an employee of the Joint Technical Secretariat. After each presentation, potential applicants had the chance to ask questions about every topic treated.
Information days were held at the following schedule:
15th December 2011. Dubrovnik,
16th December 2011. Ploče,
19th December 2011. Bar,
20th December 2011. Tivat.
The first Info day was held at the University of Dubrovnik on 15th December 2011.
There where 61 potential applicants from the Programming area attended. After the welcoming words of Expert associate in the Ministry of Regional Development, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Croatian Ms. Snježana Vlahinić and Suzana Derk from the Agency for Regional Development of the Republic of Croatian, participants on Info days heard presentations of selected topics. Several participants also made first steps in establishing a new, and hopefully successful, project partnerships. The meeting was evaluated as very successful and useful.
Second Info day was held on 16th December 2011. in the Public Education College in Ploče.
Also as the previous Info day, this one has provided many useful information about the second Call for proposals to potential applicants. Beside the Mayor of the city of Ploče, Mr. Krešimir Vejić, present 25 representatives of various institutions, also greeted the head of the Joint Technical Secretariat Mr..Dragan Đurišić and Project Manager at the Agency for Regional Development of the Republic of Croatian Ms. Suzana Derk. At this meeting several participants had met their potential project partners. The meeting was rated as very useful. By ending this meeting, the half of all Info days was completed. After finalizing Info days in the Republic of Croatia, followed by Info days planned in Montenegro.
The third Information Day was held in the Hall of the Bar Municipality on 19th December 2011.
This time, the Program and the recently published second Call for proposals also woke up a huge interest among potential applicants. Around 40 representatives of organizations and institutions from the Bar, Ulcinj, Podgorica, and other places within the eligible and adjusted area in Montenegro attended this Info day. After opening words, the national coordinator for the CBC programs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro, Miss. Milena Ulić and Head of the Joint Technical Secretariat, Mr. Dragan Djurisic, employees in the Joint Technical Secretariat of the Programme present the detailed informations of the second Call for Proposals.
The last, fourth Info day was held in the Hall of the Tivat Municipality on 20th December 2011.
At this info day attended about 60 representatives of interested institutions. After the welcoming speech of Mr.. Dragana Djurišić, as well on the other info days, employees in the JTS present details of the procedures of the second Call.
The general opinion is that the information obtained during all the Info days are of great help for the preparation of proposals and completion of necessary documents.
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