In order to contribute to the increase of employment and the competitiveness of the local economy in the 43 least developed municipalities included in the programme, the European Union allocated funds of 375,000 Euros for the purchase of new equipment and the introduction of services with the aim of encouraging entrepreneurship among women and young people.
Unemployed women and young people aged 18 to 30 years who are registered with the National Employment Service at the time of publication of the Public Call, have a permanent residence and plan to start a business in one of the 43 listed local self-governments, can apply for EU support within the Call. The entrepreneurs and micro and small businesses owned by women or youth, registered in 2022 or after, are also eligible to participate.
The amount of support per individual project is from 5,000 to a maximum of 10,000 Euros, and the call is open until 12 September 2023.
More information about the call, as well as application documentation, is available on the website of the EU PRO Plus program: Public Call for Proposals for Supporting Women and Youth Start-ups through Procurement of Equipment and Introduction of Services.
SCHEDULE OF INFORMATION SESSIONS
Blace, 14 Augsut 2023 at 11, Sala Emona, ul. Kralja Petra I Karađorđevića 137
Knjaževac, 15 Augsut 2023 at 11,, Dom kulture – sala Društveni klub, ul. Branka Radičevića 1
Sjenica, 15 Augsut 2023 at 11,hotel Borovi, ul. Jablanička 83
Vlasotince, 16 Augsut 2023 at 11,, Motel Gunjetinac, ul. 29. novembra bb
Ljubovija, 16 Augsut 2023 at 11,, Bioskopska sala, ul. Ilije Neškovica bb
Bujanovac, 17 Augsut 2023 at 11,, Dom kulture, ul. Karađorđa Petrovića bb
Golubac, 17 Augsut 2023 at 11, hotel Golubački grad, ul. Golubački trg 4
Online info-session 22 August 2023, at 15 (register participation via link available at the EU PRO Plus website)
The local self-governments that are included in this call based on the level of development belong to the IV group of extremely underdeveloped local self-governments: Aleksinac, Babušnica, Bela Palanka,Blace, Bojnik, Bosilegrad, Brus, Bujanovac, Crna Trava, Dimitrovgrad, Doljevac, Gadžin Han, Golubac, Knjaževac, Krupanj, Kučevo, Kuršumlija, Lebane, Ljig, Mali Zvornik, Malo Crniće, Medveđa, Merošina, Mionica, Nova Varoš, Petrovac na Mlavi, Preševo, Priboj, Prijepolje, Raška, Ražanj, Rekovac, Sjenica, Surdulica, Svrljig, Trgovište, Tutin, Varvarin, Vladičin Han, Vlasotince, Žabari, Žagubica and Žitorađa.