REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
REDA is determined in accordance with Art. 2 NGO’s Act as a non-profit organization for the public benefit. The main objective of the REDA - Stara Zagora is to support the development and implementation of mechanisms to manage the process of successful integration into the European community of local and regional authorities and businesses in the region through policies development at a regional and local level aimed at sustainable development of the region and stimulate economic development.
Surveys and analysis of Stara Zagora's regional economy
Providing surveys and analysis of Stara Zagora's regional economy, including design and implementation of strategies for economic development;
Developing regional projects
Developing and implementing projects to solve significant social issues by mobilizing local resources and attracting outside resources;
Establishing business contacts
Assisting local and regional authorities, businesses and other stakeholders and organizations in the region in establishing business contacts and building business relations in Bulgaria, the EU and third countries
Consulting, information and office services
Providing office space, information and advisory services to SMEs, local governments, government institutions, NGOs, as well as identifying business contacts and financing opportunities;
Organizing meetings, exhibitions and fairs
Organizing meetings, exhibitions and fairs to promote local business; providing assistance for participation in trade exhibitions and business forums in country and abroad
Organizing training and re-training programs
Organizing training and re-training programs to meet the requirements economies in the process of development and restructuring;
European Information Center EUROPE DIRECT - Stara Zagora
The Regional Economic Development Agency - Stara Zagora is the host structure of the fourteenth Center of the European Information Network EUROPE DIRECT in Bulgaria. The main partner of the project is the Municipality of Stara Zagora. Associated partners are the District Administration - Stara Zagora, the Municipalities on the territory of Stara Zagora region (Kazanlak, Maglizh, Gurkovo, Nikolaevo, Radnevo, Galabovo, Chirpan, Opan, Daskalovi Brothers, Pavel Banya), Chamber of Commerce and Industry, RAW Trakia, Thracian University Zahariy Knyazheski Regional Library, etc. Through EUROPE DIRECT - Stara Zagora the various target groups - students, entrepreneurs, intellectuals, farmers, local authorities in the Stara Zagora region can contact the central office of the information network in Brussels, seek information and assistance from various European institutions, organizations, experts.
Стара Загора е на второ място в 2 категории в конкурса „Градове и региони на бъдещето”
Стара Загора е на второ място в 2 категории в конкурса „Градове и региони на бъдещето”: в категорията „Първите 5 FDi града за привличане на преки чужди инвестиции в Източна Европа” и в категорията „Първите 5 FDi микро-градове* за привличане на преки чужди инвестиции в Европа”.
Агенция за регионално икономическо развитие – Стара Загора представи градът в конкурса, организиран от FDi Intelligence - нова главна дирекция на Financial Times Ltd, специализирана в области, свързани с преките чужди инвестиции и насърчаването на инвестициите.
10 USEFUL TIPS ON HOW TO GET YOUR PROJECT FUNDED
1. Who seeks finds
Only persistent search can lead you to success. Often its more important to know who to ask, rather than how to do it. The only way to find out whom to contact is to make the necessary researches.
2. Courtship before submitting a project proposal.
Just as you would not propose marriage to someone before you are sure that you are good for one another, you must be sure that you and the donor (the source of funding) "fit" before submitting a project proposal.
3. Address the project proposal properly.
Your proposal must stick to donor policy and your aimes must be stated clear enough. As a rule, unclear application forms do not lead to
10 RULES FOR WRITING SUCCESSFUL PROJECT PROPOSAL
1. Attract attention to your project proposal.
The expert who will evaluate your proposal must remember you, although sometimes they read hundreds of proposals a week. The summary and the main objectives are your best asset.
2. Use the language of the donor.
Professional jargon and technically sound language rarely impress the reader. Plain and clear language is preferable.
3. Show confidence.
Forget about phrases such as "could," "should," "would" and use "will". If you are not confident in the project proposal you are submitting, then how do you expect the donor to grant you money. The donor organization is more like a partner to you with whom it is possible to make successful cooperation for both parties.