Donor: European Union - First Call for proposals: Cross border Programme Serbia-North Macedonia 2016-2020 under the Instrument of Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II), allocations 2016-2017
Partners: Women association "Ruža" Lebane, Foundation for Management and Industrial Research "MIR" Skoplje, Association for activism, education, art and culture Civil center "AktivUm" Kumanovo
Implementation period: April 2021 – September 2022.
The project is focused on economic empowerment of a population (mainly, women and youth) out of rural areas of five municipalities of the Jablanica and Pčinja Districts in Serbia, and the North-East region in North Macedonia. With the aim to create stimulating measures under the framework of such cross-border initiative, during 2021 there will be analyzed the most perspective areas that would enable income generating in local communities, and there will be defined financial and non-financial opportunities for the citizens who are active in these areas – prospectively, in the area of food production and processing, old-traditional crafts, and rural and agri-tourism.
Process of analyzing the most important areas along with the definition of stimulating measures will be realized over the summer and fall 2021 through a joint work of all key actors, as follows:
Once consultations and analysis of the most promising area, accompanied with its related produces or/and services, concluded - there will be defined financial and non-financial measures to be supported out of local budgets, and there will be selected final/direct users for the provision of non-financial support through the project.