PROJECT:

Education to Employment

2016 – 2019

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

E2E is four-year partnership program of Swiss and Serbian governments, aiming to improve employability and employment of youth in Serbia. The program is implemented in five pilot municipalities – Kragujevac, Kruševac, Knjaževac, Novi Pazar and Pirot. Program goal is to test innovative models to increase youth employment through sustainable cooperation between industry, public sector, training providers and the community.

Program value: 6,700,000 CHF

DONOR:

Swiss Development Cooperation SDC

PROJECT:

Big Ideas for New Businesses

2017 – 2018

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Project goal is to contribute to development of market economy in Serbia and improve conditions for participation of youth and women. In order to reach this goal, the program envisages establishment of pre-incubation mechanism to improve success chances of new business initiatives managed by youth and women, while also promoting the role of entrepreneurship and start-up initiatives as drivers of economic development.

Project value: 21,000 USD

DONOR:

United States Embassy in Serbia

PROJECT:

Rehabilitation and renovation of the museum’ exhibition in the Norwegian house, Gornji Milanovac

2017 – 2019

OPIS PROJEKTA:

Project goal is to renovate the Norwegian house in Gornji Milanovac, as well as to modernise museum exhibition and make it more historically accurate. The project is implemented in partnership with Friendship association Norway – Western Balkan.

Project value: 132,912 EUR

DONOR:

Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade

PROJECT:

Step by step

2016 –

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Project goal is to develop new, alternative sources of funds for clients who don’t have access to traditional bank products. Target groups of this project are start-ups and social enterprises. Resource center for start-ups and established enterprises was developed within the program, as well as special credit line provided by Erste bank Serbia.

Project value: 55,000 EUR

DONOR:

Erste Stiftung

PROJECT:

Post-flood technical and financial assistance for SMEs in Obrenovac

2014-2016

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Project goal was to secure technical and financial assistance for Obrenovac SMEEs which had suffered damages due to floods in May 2014. Project results are:

  • 20 training for business and recovery plans development were organized, with the total of 427 participants,
  • Grant-scheme was established and 174 grants for business development and recovery were distributed
  • Help-desk and other technical support instruments were established.

   

Project value: 589,334 EUR

DONOR:

Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade

PROJECT:

We’re here together. European support for Roma inclusion

2014 – 2016

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

We’re here together – European support for Roma inclusion was EUR 4.8 million project, implemented by OSCE mission in Serbia and funded by European Union. Project goal was to support implementation of the Startegy for improvement of the position of Roma in the Republic of Serbia.

BIPS’s role was to train project beneficiaires in business planning, implement business assessment and provide recommentation for financial support. After the grants were distributed, BIPS organized assessment of clients’ needs regarding consultancy for business development and implemented consultancy and mentoring program in accordance with clients’ needs.

DONOR:

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, OSCE

PROJECTT:

Honey production – Export chance for Branicevski district

2013 – 2014

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Project goal was to contribute to socio-economic development in Branicevski districts through revival of rural areas and introduction of honey production as an income generation activity. 111 bee-keepers who were awarded the total of 1,032 bee-hives to improve their production and 278 bee-keepers who participated in training. Export channel from Serbia to Norway in cooperation with Norway’s largest honey importer Honnig Centralen was established as part of the project.

Project value: 98,895 EUR

DONOR:

Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade

PROJECT:

Student entrepreneurship

2006-2014

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Program goal was to develop capacities for entrepreneurship and promote entrepreneurial spirit among secondary school students in Serbia. During the eight years, 212 secondary schools from the entire Serbia, 441 teachers and 6,456 students who formed 1,387 student companies participated in the program. Advocacy initiative to improve legal framework for entrepreneurial education was also launched during the program.

Program value: 600,000 EUR

DONOR:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway

PROJECT:

Different – equally important

2013 – 2014

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Project goal was to improve the work of civil society organizations working with vulnerable groups through establishment of work area and capacity building of employees. Within the project, Network of organization for social inclusion in Pozega – GASI was established, and six organizations were given office space in the building provided by the Municipality of Pozega.

Project value: 117,000 EUR

DONOR:

Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade

PROJECT:

Cross-border youth entrepreneurship

2012-2013

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Project goal was to increase capacities for entrepreneurship and promote entrepreneurial spirit among secondary school students in Serbia and Montenegro. 10 secondary schools from Serbia and Montenegro, 20 teachers and 220 students who formed 41 student companies participated in the project.

Project value: 154,000 EUR

DONOR:

Delegations of the European Union to the Republics of Serbia and Montenegro

PROJECT:

GROWTH program

2010-2011

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Project goal was to support growth and development of established small companies. 26 companies participated in the project and went through BIP GROWTH methodology cycles.

Project value: 45,000 EUR

DONOR:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway

PROJECT:

Fruits and berries

2010

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Danish program for development of fruit production in south Serbia, whose goal was to improve production, processing and sale of sourcherry, plum, cherry, strawberry, raspoberry and blueberry. The program was implemented in Nisavski, Toplicki, Jablanicki, Pcinjski and Pirotski dostrcits. General program goals were:

  • Strengthening sustainable development of private sector,
  • Increasing export and income,
  • Job creation and migration reduction.

The main components of the program were capacity building and grants for development of value chains.

DONOR:

DANIDA

Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

PROJECT:

Start your business

2008 – 2009

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Project goal was to increase capacities of relevant stakeholders involved in youth entrepreneurship. 14 business support institutions, 21 trainers/consultants, 746 young entrepreneurs participated in the project. 42 trainings were organized, 152 companies established and 198 jobs created within 6 months after project completion.

Project value: 490,000 EUR

DONOR:

Bilateral project Norway – Serbia