The project “Public Accountants Certification Training” aims to improve public accounting capacities by introducing international accounting standards and best practices to up to 40 students in 2014-2015, with a possibility of extending the activities to 2015-2016. A training of three local trainers per module is also envisioned. The opening event took place on 18 September 2014 in Skopje.
As part of the project Smallholders Farmers’ Access to Markets in Eastern and Northern Bosnia-Herzegovina and Northern Albania, a workshop and a roundtable were organised in the framework of the International Plumb Fair in Gradačac (Northern Bosnia and Herzegovina). The Fair - on 27-30 August this year - is the biggest scientific and economic event related to plumbs in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The target audience were plumb producers and organisations creating a business environment.
On 16 - 22 July 2014, farmers from Bratunac, Srebrenica and Milici were trained on which measures to be applied for saving their production, heavily damaged by the recent floods. Meanwhile, 16 representatives from 10 smallholder farmer’s organizations from Posavina area attended a training on 21 July focused on improving their management skills.
The CEI Know‐how Exchange Programme (KEP) is a development instrument aimed at supporting the transfer of experience from organisations in the EU to peers in the non‐EU countries within the CEI region. The rationale of the programme is based on the assumption that economic development in non‐EU countries can be strengthened through the transfer of best practices and benchmarks already in place in more advanced economies.
The second workshop related to the project “Implementation of Directive 2009/28/EC in the Field of Biofuels and Transport in the Republic of Serbia - Transfer of Best Practices” (BIOGOS), was held at the Serbian Chamber of Commerce HQs in Belgrade on Thursday, 26 June 2014.
Three focus workshops have successfully been held in the framework of the project “Capacity building and transfer of knowledge for increasing and improving professional skills in the field of secure, clean and efficient energy in Albania, Montenegro and Serbia”.
On 19 June 2014, the first conference of the project “Improving Environmental Monitoring and Disaster Prevention Capacity in Drina river basin – Phase II” was held in Trebinje, Republic of Srspka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The gathering involved the Regional Agency for Disaster Prevention and Environment (ARPA ER) of the Emilia-Romagna region (Italy) as know-how provider and national Hydrometeorological Service of Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina) as well as the Hydrometeorological and the Seismological Institute of Montenegro as beneficiaries.
Ten tutors and 27 students received their Internal Auditor Certificates obtained in the framework of the project “Training of Internal Auditors in Public Sector in Montenegro” (TIAPS) at the closing ceremony in Podgorica, Montenegro on 6 June 2014.
Nine scientific contributions were presented during the second workshop of the project “ENvironmental Impact assessment of the Kozuf metalloGenic district in southern MAcedonia in relation to groundwater resources, surface waters, soils and socio-economic consequences (ENIGMA)”, successfully held in Prague on 16 May 2014.
In the framework of the project “Application of open source software and methods for territorial analysis and sustainable use of natural resources in Belarus” two advanced training sessions for Belarusian officials were held in Turin (1-4 April 2014) and Trieste (7-10 April 2014).
In the framework of the project “Smallholders Farmers’ Access to Markets in Eastern and Northern Bosnia-Herzegovina and Northern Albania” a series of trainings for representatives of farmers' associations and municipal officials were held in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 8 April 2014 (in Foca and Gorazde) and on 23 April 2014 (in Bratunac and Posavina).