The project INNOGROW (Regional policies for innovation driven comptetitiveness and growth of rural SMEs) aims to provide regional supprt to engage the rural economoy SMEs in innovation. Ussualy, the rural economy SMEs face big challenges in adopting innovation in order to increase their competitiveness. Regional polcyes need to address and coresspondingly support the diffusion of innovative solutions and new business models that will lead to increasement in productivity and will provide access to new markets. INNOGROW regions are called to play an important role in supporting the modernisation of the already existing rural SMEs and the proliferation of innovative startups.
From January 2014 Stara Zagora Regional Economic Development Agency became a part of international consortium of eight organizations from Black See region (Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Georgia, Turkey) project Development of Outdoor Adventure Tourism Network, co-funded by "Black Sea Basin 2007-2013".
Project "CCC – Cooperation Creates Competitiveness " aims to strengthen the promotion of cooperation between the various institutions and organizations providing learning opportunities for all stakeholders by using modern technology. All participants in the project are well known in their own countries and organizations providing training and advice to small and medium enterprises.
Sharing of best practices and new knowledge will be implemented through seminars and conferences. During the conferences and seminars, partners, will be working on teaching methods that organizations participating in the project will be able to use when counselling offered to small and medium business. All results will be presented to the participants in the form of an electronic database of English.
Project Green Infrastructure Network (Green InfraNet), funded by the INTERREG IVC Operational Programme of the European Commission
From January 2012 the Agency for Regional Economic Development - Stara Zagora is part of an international consortium of 12 partner organizations from 10 countries who implemented the project Green Infrastructure Network (Green InfraNet), funded by the INTERREG IVC Operational Programme of the European Commission, the category "Regional Initiative Project ", Priority 2 'Environment and risk prevention" subcategory "Biodiversity and conservation of natural heritage."дство".
HUMANITARIAN AID AND CIVIL PROTECTION-ECHO
COORDINATING beneficiary and ASSOCIATED BENEFICIARIES
Name of coordinating beneficiary (CO): Veiligheidsregio Zuid-Holland Zuid (Safety Region South-Holland South), NETHERLANDS
Name of associated beneficiary (AB1): Municipality of Mirandela, PORTUGAL
Name of associated beneficiary (AB2): Municipality of Aveiro, PORTUGAL
Name of associated beneficiary (AB3): Tallinn City Government, ESTONIA
Name of associated beneficiary (AB4): Stara Zagora Regional Economic Development Agency (SZREDA), BULGARIA
Starting date: January 1st 2013 Ending date: June 30th 2014
Duration in months: 18
От началото на 2013 г. Агенцията за регионално икономическо развитие - Стара Загора е регионална точка на Звеното за управление на Националната селска мрежа за област Стара Загора. Павлина Господинова е регионален координатор за областта.
Сред дейностите, които ще изпълнява са: осигуряване на обмяна на оперативна информация между Звеното за управление на НСМ и членовете на мрежата на местно ниво, насърчаване набирането на членове на мрежата, организиране и провеждане на регионални мероприятия, набиране на добри практики от проекти, изпълнени в областта и подпомагане на други дейности, залегнали в Плана за действие на НСМ.
Social Entrepreneurship Strategy Planning (SESP)
PROJECT DURATION: 1 October 2011 – 30 September 2013 (24 months)
The SESP project intends to transfer a developed innovative learning models and (e-) learning content which are flexible enough to address the specific needs of the Social Entrepreneurship (time and place flexibility), are adoptable and modular (different backgrounds, sectors) and reflect the practical needs of the end users. The project intends to upgrade the developed under Strategy-Train learning model on enterprise strategy and strategic management for decision-makers in SMEs. The intangible outcome of the SESP project is innovation of the available curriculum and training programmes, which will be adapted to address specific Social Entrepreneurship needs in strategic planning. The target group is also approached throughout good practice examples and case studies.
SESP focuses on managers / decision-makers of social enterprises, regardless of the sector to which they belong.
- Primary target group: Managers / owners / decision-makers of social enterprises
- Secondary target group: Educational institutions, trainers, tutors, coaches, consultants
The Project is co-financed by the European Commission.
This project continues the work begun last year under the "Creating Favourable Conditions for the Employment of Disabled People in the City of Stara Zagora" project.
The strategic objective of the HRD OP is to improve the quality of life of people in Bulgaria through enhancement of the human capital, achievement of high employment levels, improvement of the productivity, access to high-quality education and lifelong learning and strengthening the social inclusion.
By letter of Ministry of Economic, Energy and Tourism 12-00-1635/29.11.2011, SZREDA was informed that it was entered as a Regional Tourism Association at the National Tourism Register grounds to Art. 59, paragraph 1 in reference to Art. 61 of the Law on Tourism
STRATEGY-TRAIN has been selected for co-financing under the Lifelong Learning Programme, Leonardo da Vinci.
Small Enterprises Strategic Development Training
November 2008 – 31. October 2010 (24 months)
The TrainSME project has been funded with support from the Leonardo da Vinci Programme.
REDA is a partner and national coordinator for Bulgaria in a project for introducing innovative vocational Training approaches in Small and Micro Enterprises (TrainSME). It aims at the improvement of the vocational training system in small and micro enterprises.
The project is funded by the Small Grant Scheme of the British Embassy in Sofia.
In January 2004, REDA began a very successful project designed to improve the social and economic integration of disabled people in the region. The project, funded by the Small Grant Scheme of the British Embassy in Sofia, was completed in August 2004.
Entreprenership Support for the Development of the Small and Medium-Size Enterprises Sector in Stara Zagora
The project is funded under the PHARE Programme BG 0102.05 LABOUR MARKET INITIATIVES.
We successfully completed, for the first time, the design and implementation of a training program for micro-firms. T his was also the first time this type of specialized training was made available to the SME's in three important sectors of the local economy (furniture, textiles and food processing machine building). This project was funded under the PHARE Programme (Labour Market Initiative Project).
This project was funded under the Europractice 2003 Programme of the Open Society Foundation – Sofia.
It was designed to build the capacity of the municipal councils in the Stara Zagora Region for defining their strategic priorities in community development and was targeted for the municipal councilors who were elected for the first time during the last local elections in October 2003.
Building a positive image of the local governments of Galabovo, Radnevo and Chirpan as a foundation for creating confidence in citizens and external partners, funded by USAID through the Foundation for Local Government Reform (Sept. 2002 - Sept. 2003)
The aim of thе project was to involve citizens to actively participate in solving community issues and to assist local governments to develop better image before their citizens and outside partners. As a result of the project implementation in the target municipalities:
Demonstrating Democracy: Improving Transparency and Freedom of Information in Local Governments in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia, funded by the US State Department (July 2002 - July 2003)
Capacity building for entrepreneurship development and employment promotion in the municipalities of Stara Zagora Region
PHARE BG 9915-01-051 - Capacity building for entrepreneurship development and employment promotion in the municipalities of Stara Zagora Region, affected by the restructuring of the mining industry (October 2001 – October 2002)
The project was funded by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy under the EU PHARE Programme.
Participant and supporting agency in a PHARE project "Capacity Building for the Accelerated Growth of the SME Sector in Bulgaria" (2001/02)
Development and implementation of a customer service training program for employees of municipal and state government agencies and private businesses, FLGR.
Implementation of a micro-credit program for small entrepreneurs, supported and funded by Catholic Relief Services – Bulgaria (June 1999 - June2000)