The United Nations Development Program in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNDP BiH) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Montenegro from 05 to 07 July 2021 organized a study visit to Montenegro for 12 representatives of institutions that are members of the Operational Working Group for the Implementation of Grants in Agriculture Of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In order to acquaint the members of the working group with the systematization of procedures and procedures related to good practices of programming and implementation of support measures, a special focus of the study visit was on the sector of agriculture and rural development, and their operational implementation.
The participants of the study visit learned more about the IPARD II instrument of pre-accession assistance of the European Union, which is intended for agriculture and rural development of the accession countries. Special attention was paid to the visits to rural areas around Nikšić, where they had the opportunity to see examples of successful beneficiaries of support measures in various sectors (milk and dairy products processing, primary production and processing – fruit, tourism and catering).
The study visit to Montenegro was organized within the EU4Business project, which focuses on strengthening the capacity of partner institutions through various modalities of providing technical assistance.
EU4Business is a European Union project that seeks to strengthen the capacity for economic growth and employment in Bosnia and Herzegovina by improving competitiveness and innovation in selected sectors. EU4Business is a project worth 16.1 million euros, of which 15 million euros are financed by the European Union, and 1.1 million euros by the Federal Republic of Germany. The project is jointly implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the International Labor Organization (ILO).