Belgrade, 13 December 2021

EU PRO Plus presenting Public Call for Business Support Organisations “Improving the competitiveness of enterprises

The European Union for Local Development Programme EU PRO Plus, has launched a public call for projects of business support organisations (BSOs) that should contribute to the competitiveness and sustainability of micro, small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurs in the region of Šumadija and Western Serbia. and Southern and Eastern Serbia. The organisations should submit the project that will contribute to enterprises entering new markets, introducing standards and increasing the ability of small businesses to recover and be more resilient to the negative effects of the Covid 19 pandemic.

The European Union has allocated 500,000 Euros for this Call, while  regional development agencies, business incubators, science or technology parks, clusters, business associations, chambers of commerce, as well as research institutes and academic organisations from the area covered by the EU PRO programme are eligible to apply. The Call is open by 2 February 2022.

Within the Call, individual projects of organizations can be supported in the amount of 20,000 to 50,000 Euros, while organisations should focus their projects, among other things, on digitalization of small and medium enterprises, greening their business and introduction of circular economy, standardization and certification for quality standards, marketing and expansion into new markets, access to funding sources as well as increasing the resilience of small businesses.

More information on this call as well as the documentation is available on the EU PRO Plus website, while four info sessions will be held live and online in December according to the schedule below.



Live info-sessions will be held on:

  • 17 December 2021 at 11 a.m. in Tami Residence Hotel in Nišu 

  • 23 December 2021 at 11 a.m. in Palisad Hotel in Zlatiboru.

Online info-sessions may be followed via  Google meet on the following link on:

  • 21 December 2021 from 11 to 13,

  • 24 December 2021  from 11 to 13.

You may register for participation in info-sessions via the following link

As the number of participants in live info-sessions is limited the registration is required.