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The project “Practice at school to sustainable ‘green’ business” (01/02/2018 – 31/07/2018) is being implemented within the framework of the SEEDLING program, which aims to introduce UN Sustainable Development Goals in schools in South East Europe. The project is a product of cooperation with our partner within the LPZ of Teslic municipality, the elementary school “Nikola Tesla” Teslic and the school of the elementary school “Živinice” from Živinice. With this project we enable students to develop their entrepreneurial capacities through practical work on projects at school and acquire practical skills in the field of the use of solar energy in everyday application. The goal of the project is to practically educate future professional staff for the labor market in the field of production, transmission and consumption of clean energy using modern electronic components and information technologies.

The project is funded by REC (Regional Environmental Center) with input from UG Something More and two socially responsible local companies: Sonic Studio Sarajevo and LightMedia Production Tuzla.

The total value of the project is 7,800 EUR.

 

Partnering for New Jobs (1.6.2017-1.12.2018)  The project will be implemented in the territory of the Municipality of Teslic in partnership with the Municipality and the Public School “Nikola Tesla” Teslic, the Association of Forestry and Wood Processing “INTERFOB” Banja Luka and the Employment Service of Republika Srpska. This project plans to improve the working skills of 80 people from the Teslić municipality, 38 of whom will be employed after the training. The overall objective of the project is to reduce the unemployment rate in the Teslić Municipality by 1% ”, while the specific objectives of the project are: 1. To reduce the unemployment by employing retrained and qualified persons in accordance with the stated needs of employers in the Teslić Municipality; 2. Increasing the competitiveness of unemployed persons from the territory of Teslić Municipality; 3.

The project is funded through the program: The project is funded by the European Union and the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Project value: KM 440,000.

 

AgMENTOR center (30/06/2017 – 22/08/2018) The project is being implemented in the territory of Central BiH in partnership with the Regional Economic Community REZ doo Zenica. The aim of the project is to improve competitiveness in the field of agribusiness. This is planned to be achieved through various activities: internships, four calls to support the establishment and strengthening of business / rural associations, an invitation to private individuals who wish to start their own agribusiness businesses (with support, education and mentoring), a call for training persons and companies that will provide advisory services to independent producers and agricultural enterprises, four calls for participation in business clinics for agricultural enterprises and advisers (the clinics will be provided with consulting in various fields of business, and will provide individual consulting for businesses and third-party vendors) and four calls for B2B business meetings from firms in different sectors. The AgMENTOR Support Center will be a one-stop shop, a multifunctional location in which rural actors will be supported to improve their business and make available all information related to the development of business initiatives.

The project was funded through the program: FARMA II, USAID-Sida.

Project value: KM 309,622.

 

We want to go to school too! II. (19/06/2017 – 19/12/2018)The project is being implemented in the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton / County and the City of Banja Luka. This is the second part of the project, which was successfully completed in Sarajevo Canton. While implementing the project, accessibility principles will be promoted throughout BiH. A minimum of 67 of 84 existing primary and secondary schools will be visited during the project. The target group is primarily children with disabilities. The main objective of the project is to provide equal conditions and educational opportunities for young people with disabilities (wheelchair users and the visually impaired) as their peers in primary and secondary schools. Activities include insight into the current state of accessibility and adaptability of schools for students with disabilities. Schools and relevant institutions will be offered professional, feasible and cost-effective solutions to make schools accessible to people with disabilities. Online access to information on locations, details and accessibility of schools in the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton / County and the City of Banja Luka, through the online map, make it easier for PWDs and their parents to find better schooling solutions. The mapping of schools continues and the possibility of including information on accessibility of schools from other parts of BiH has also been left.

The project is funded by the US Embassy ..

Project value $ 17,639.

 

Economic empowerment of users of the SOS Family Center Mostar through theoretical and practical agricultural education (05.2017.-09.2017.) The project was implemented by the Citizens Association “Something More” and the social enterprise EkoDizajn doo owned by the Association on the Experimental Farm of the Association, Humilisani, near Mostar. A total of 20 users attended the training. The training program was created according to the structure of the selected users. Some of the topics were: 1. Organic, organic food production – what is it and why is it important? 2. Seasonal fruits and vegetables; 3. Cultivation of medicinal herbs and spices / aromatic plants; 4. Recycling of waste; 5. Creating natural nutrition and plant protection products and more.

The project was funded by SOS Kinderdorf.

The value of the project is 40,000 KM.

 

SmartStart (08.2016.-08.2018.) The aim of the program was to start and develop the social enterprise EkoDizajn doo Mostar. The company provides services for landscaping and property, as well as its own production of planting material for the needs of landscaping (hedges, flowers, grass, herbs, etc.). During the business development, intensive work was done to promote the company EkoDizajn doo and the services we provide.

The project was funded by the Civil Society Promotion Center (CPCD) and the European Commission.

The value of the project is 6,000.00 EUR.

 

“We want to go to school too!” (01/09/2016 – 01/05/2017)The project was implemented in Sarajevo Canton and involved about one hundred primary and secondary schools. The target group was primarily children with disabilities. The main objective of the project was to provide equal conditions and educational opportunities for young people with disabilities (wheelchair users, hearing impaired and sight impaired) as their peers in primary and secondary schools. Activities included an insight into the current state of accessibility and adaptability of schools for students with disabilities. Schools and relevant institutions were offered expert, feasible and cost-effective conceptual solutions to make schools accessible to people with disabilities. Online access to information on the locations, details and accessibility of schools in the Sarajevo Canton, With the ability to include information from other FBiH Cantons and RS, they have made it easier for PWDs and their parents to find better education solutions through an online map. Institutions and organizations were actively involved in lobbying and campaigns to address accessibility issues. This project was supported through the Equality for All – Civil Society Coalition Against Discrimination project. The project was implemented in partnership by Mediacentar Sarajevo, Analytics – Center for Social Research, Rights for All and Your Rights in BiH. This project was supported through the Equality for All – Civil Society Coalition Against Discrimination project. The project was implemented in partnership by Mediacentar Sarajevo, Analytics – Center for Social Research, Rights for All and Your Rights in BiH. This project was supported through the Equality for All – Civil Society Coalition Against Discrimination project. The partnership project was implemented by Mediacentar Sarajevo, Analytics – Center for Social Research, Rights for All and Your Rights of BiH.

The project was funded by USAID and the Open Society Fund of BiH.

Project value: $ 29,788.

 

I Can Be a Farmer too (08.2016 – 12.2016) The purpose of the project was to enable people with disabilities to learn urban gardening techniques through theoretical education and practical work, which would give them the opportunity to grow food for their household. Also, this has opened up the possibility for a greater degree of socialization, independence and strengthening of self-confidence, as well as the possibility of generating income. Urban gardening training was held throughout the project, which means growing vegetables, fruits, medicines and mushrooms in urban areas such as balconies, flats and gardens using custom-made containers. The target group was persons with disabilities from the Sarajevo Canton and the City of Mostar. The activities were carried out at the Association’s farm in Humilisani, Mostar. The farm is adapted for disabled people, has access paths, restrooms, etc.

The project was funded by the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Policy.

Project value: 20 884.00 KM.

 

Life skills for the future – learn, work! Part IV (06/19/2015 – 03/23/2016)The project was implemented with 200 students in 20 primary schools from 7 municipalities and cities: Prijedor, Gradiška, Živinice, Maglaj, Brčko, Bijeljina and Mostar. The main objective of the project was to develop key competences and life skills of students in grades VII, VIII and IX through active entrepreneurship learning in order to increase competitiveness in the labor market. They wanted to stimulate the market with a more appropriate way of thinking for children and young people and to prepare them for new economic trends. By encouraging an entrepreneurial mindset and developing entrepreneurial competence in children, the project has in the long run contributed to increasing the employability and efficiency of the social and economic security systems. This project was an initial step towards integrating life skills and key competences into curricula and the education system in general.

The project was funded by the Program “Supporting Permanent Solutions to the Revised Strategy for the Implementation of Annex VII of the Dayton Peace Agreement”, funded by the European Union in cooperation with UNICEF.

Project value: 74.773,00 KM.

 

Improving the skills of young people, women and the unemployed in the agricultural sector of Posusje municipality (01.03.2015. – 31.10.2015 . )The purpose of the project was to educate 40 young people, women and the unemployed from the Posusje municipality engaged in agriculture, with the aim of increasing their knowledge and skills through the delivery of a set of specific trainings led by agricultural experts. The training covered 4 topics in the field of agriculture (4 groups of 10 users). In addition, trainings were made for each group to develop a business plan after which the beneficiaries prepared individual business plans with which they applied for a grant. In developing the business plans, the beneficiaries had the full support of the coordinator and representatives of the Municipality of Posusje. Upon completion of the process, 10 of the 40 business plans were selected and allocated funding for implementation. The Management Board of “Something More” and the representatives of Posusje Municipality jointly developed the criteria for selecting users and allocating funds for the implementation of business plans, and conducted the selection process. The implementation of the business plans was monitored by the project coordinator.

The project was supported by dvv international – Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Posusje Municipality.

Project value is 31.777 KM.

 

Harmonization of Organic Farming Policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina with EU Standards (02.2015 – 11.2015) The project aimed to provide proposals for organic agricultural policy making that would be in line with European Union regulations in this field and to submit them to the Institutions of importance for the organic farming sector in BiH. The importance of aligning organic farming policies in BiH with EU policies and standards is reflected in the fact that domestic organic farmers will be recognized on the local and, more importantly, in the European market as serious producers, whose production complies with the applicable legislation from areas of organic production in BiH and the EU. Demand for organic agricultural products on the European market is constantly increasing, and it is therefore important to direct domestic organic production to the right path.

The project was supported by the European Fund for the Balkans.

Project value 14.950 EUR.

 

Support to agricultural development in Herzegovina (09/16/2013 – 09/16/2016) The main objective of the project was to strengthen the competitiveness of the agricultural-business sector in Herzegovina for effective competition in the market economy in the market economy with the following sub-goals: 1. To assess the current opportunities and challenges in the agribusiness sector in Herzegovina; 2 Increase the capacity of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and strengthen the competitiveness of farmers and the workforce, especially women and young people, by creating infrastructure for intensive tailored capacity-building programs; and 3. Establish working partnerships between the Agricultural Center for Professional Development (ACPD), the academic community (universities and secondary agricultural schools), employers (SMEs and cooperatives), farmers, civil society organizations for women and youth (CSOs) and state institutions responsible for agriculture and employment.

The results achieved during the project implementation are: the establishment of experimental farms as places for practical education, allowing users access to resources, training and modern techniques of cultivation – area of 10,000 m 2 of surface, two orchards with around 200 trees, two greenhouses) area of approximately 500 m 2 each) , nine hives with bees, own irrigation system, and about 1,000 m 2outdoor garden; 100 farmers from 12 partner municipalities in Herzegovina, selected on the basis of public calls, received donations of planting material of their choice in the amount of 400 KM. A total of 37 cooperatives and SMEs (7 of which received double and one of them triple assistance) received support in four main areas: Support for start-ups, Assistance in new product and packaging design, End-market needs analysis and related recommendations, and support for the introduction of HACCP and GlobalGAP to increase market competitiveness; Fruits and vegetables produced on the farm (during 2015-2016) were donated to 13 institutions and 20 families living in extreme poverty. A total of 8 tonnes of fruits and vegetables reached up to 1,400 people and their families; 56 field workshops on agriculture and technology related to agriculture were held with a total of 1,509 participants; 5 informal workshops on agriculture were held, including practical work for 124 participants; 5 workshops were organized to develop a business plan for potential new entrepreneurs with 56 participants; 6 soft-skills workshops for 78 participants; Agricultural Risk Management Workshop for 100 recipients of planting material donations; 34 trainees – final year students, graduates of agricultural colleges and persons with secondary education, without previous experience in the agricultural sector – participated in a two-month internship (320 working hours each); 526 volunteers were involved and 7,868 volunteer hours were realized. 6 soft-skills workshops for 78 participants; Agricultural Risk Management Workshop for 100 recipients of planting material donations; 34 trainees – final year students, graduates of agricultural colleges and persons with secondary education, without previous experience in the agricultural sector – participated in a two-month internship (320 working hours each); 526 volunteers were involved and 7,868 volunteer hours were realized. 6 soft-skills workshops for 78 participants; Agricultural Risk Management Workshop for 100 recipients of planting material donations; 34 trainees – final year students, graduates of agricultural colleges and persons with secondary education, without previous experience in the agricultural sector – participated in a two-month internship (320 working hours each); 526 volunteers were involved and 7,868 volunteer hours were realized.

“Something More” cooperated with the following partners in order to successfully implement the project and sustainability of the project results: 1. Faculty of Agriculture, University “Džemal Bijedić” Mostar and Faculty of Agriculture and Food Technology, University of Mostar, 2. Local organizations: – CRP Tuzla (Center for development and support), Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers Žepče and EkoMozaik Šekovići, 3. Other USAID-funded projects in BiH: Fruit Growers – Strengthening Entrepreneurship in Rural Areas and MI-BOSPO – Women in Business Network, 4. USAID-Sida FARMA project. 5. Private and public sector partnerships.

The project was supported by USAID with the participation of UG “Something More”.

Project value: $ 999,505.

 

Alliance for Joint Rural Development in BiH – ACoRD (2012-2014)In partnership with the Banja Luka-based Agency for Cooperation, Education and Development (ACED), the Regional Development Agency of Herzegovina (REDAH), the Una-Sana Local Action Group (LAG Una-Sana) and the European LEADER Organization for Rural Development (ELARD) from Brussels , Belgium, has contributed to enhancing citizens’ activism through increased participation and representation of people from rural areas in social and political initiatives, and the influence of civil society on decision – makers (rule of law, social affairs and law making) in rural development. Through this project, the Rural Development Network was established (which represented a strategic and strong partnership between the most influential experts in BiH’s rural development), strengthened the capacity of new network members,

The project was supported by the European Union.

The value of the project is KM 546,788.

 

Collaboration with the College of Saint Benedict / Saint John’s University (CSBSJU), Minnesota, USA (2008-ongoing) After 41 members of Somewhat More graduated from CSBSJU, NV initiated cooperation with this institution by first organizing a summer internship for American students in Bosnia and Herzegovina. So far, 63 American students have successfully completed their internships in BiH. The NV encouraged and assisted the establishment of BiH departments of SJU and CSB graduates. NV is in the process of expanding its cooperation with the CSBSJU to new activities.

 

Technical Academy of Wood and Metal Processing Teslić (01/06/2013 – 30/11/2014)The project introduced a vocational training and retraining program in Teslic municipality and the Central Bosnia region, with the aim of re-establishing the competitive advantage of the workforce in the wood and metal processing industry, based on the integration of the lifelong learning concept within the SME sector. The expected results were: Teslić Technical Academy for Wood and Metal Processing provided the space, technical equipment and qualified associates needed to function effectively based on best practices in BiH and the EU; development of vocational education and training programs for the vocational curriculum / certification in accordance with the needs of regional and local labor markets and relevant laws at the level of Republika Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina; selected teachers at Teslic Academy have successfully completed advanced Coach Training; Conducting regular professional education of technical school students and advanced training of professional development in the industrial sector of wood and metal processing – The Academy was established within the secondary technical school and consists of 4 workshops / classroom for adult education. The training was organized for two occupations in the mechanical sector (machine parts designer and welder) and two in the wood sector (furniture designer and painter). A total of 150 people were trained during the course of this project; the achievements of the Teslić Academy project were promoted at home and abroad. Conducting regular professional education of technical school students and advanced training of professional development in the industrial sector of wood and metal processing – The Academy was established within the secondary technical school and consists of 4 workshops / classroom for adult education. The training was organized for two occupations in the mechanical sector (machine parts designer and welder) and two in the wood sector (furniture designer and painter). A total of 150 people were trained during the course of this project; the achievements of the Teslić Academy project were promoted at home and abroad. Conducting regular professional education of technical school students and advanced training of professional development in the industrial sector of wood and metal processing – The Academy was established within the secondary technical school and consists of 4 workshops / classroom for adult education. The training was organized for two occupations in the mechanical sector (machine parts designer and welder) and two in the wood sector (furniture designer and painter). A total of 150 people were trained during the course of this project; the achievements of the Teslić Academy project were promoted at home and abroad. A total of 150 people were trained during the course of this project; the achievements of the Teslić Academy project were promoted at home and abroad. A total of 150 people were trained during the course of this project; the achievements of the Teslić Academy project were promoted at home and abroad.

Donors: EU – European Commission and Teslic Municipality.

Project value: 110.540,34 EUR.

 

Improvements in household income through the improvement of the beekeeping sector in Han Pijesak and Rogatica municipalities (08.2014 – 03.2015) The aim of the project was to educate 40 unemployed young people and women in beekeeping in the field of beekeeping. The topics of education included 1. Fundamentals of beekeeping, 2. Bee nutrition in winter and protection against disease, 3. Honey products, distribution channels and regulations. In addition to professional training in the field of beekeeping, the beneficiaries underwent training in the preparation of business plans (users were divided into two groups of 20 users each from Han Pijesak municipality and 20 beneficiaries from Rogatica municipality). Upon completion of training in the preparation of business plans, users are to prepare their own business plan and apply for funds. 30 of the 40 business plans were selected and approved for implementation. The users received technical support from representatives of UG “Something More” and LAG Devetak – Han Pijesak and Rogatica.

The project was supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Project value is 55.872 KM.

 

Improving the Skills of Young People and Women in the Agricultural Sector of the Municipality of Livno (02.2014 – 10.2014) The purpose of the project was to educate 40 unemployed young people and women from the Livno municipality engaged in agriculture with the aim of increasing their knowledge and skills through the delivery of a set of specific trainings led by agricultural experts. The training covered four topics in the field of agricultural production (four groups of 10 users each). In addition, trainings were made for each group to develop a business plan after which the beneficiaries prepared individual business plans with which they applied for a grant. In developing the business plans, the beneficiaries had the full support of the coordinators and representatives of the Municipality of Livno. After the process was completed, 10 of the 40 business plans were selected and allocated funding for implementation. UG “Something More” and representatives of the Municipality of Livno jointly developed the criteria for selecting users and allocating funds for the implementation of business plans, and conducted the selection process. The implementation of the business plan was monitored and corrected by the project coordinator.

The project was supported by dvv international Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Municipality of Livno.

Project value is 35.395 KM.

 

Life skills for the future – learn, work! Part III (01/09/2014 – 12/15/2014)The project was implemented with 200 students in 20 primary schools from five municipalities and cities: Bosanki Petrovac, Živinice, Derventa, Mostar and Foca. The main objective of the project was to develop key competences and life skills of students in grades VII, VIII and IX through active entrepreneurship learning in order to increase competitiveness in the labor market. We wanted to encourage a more appropriate way of thinking for children and young people and to prepare them for new economic trends. By encouraging an entrepreneurial mindset and developing entrepreneurial competence in children, the project has in the long run contributed to increasing the employability and efficiency of social and economic security systems. This project was an initial step towards integrating life skills and core competencies into curricula and the education system in general.

The project was funded by the European Union-funded program “Supporting Permanent Solutions to the Revised Strategy for the Implementation of Annex VII to the Dayton Peace Agreement”, implemented by UNHCR in cooperation with UNICEF.

Project value: KM 78,508.50.

 

Resource Center in Teslic Municipality (01.12.2013.-30.04.2014.)The Citizens Association “Something More”, in partnership with the Modus Citizens Association of Teslic, has implemented a project that aims to establish an online Resource Center for one of its goals. This center has made it easier for Teslic residents to find information and tools that will help them solve problems in their environment. The Resource Center supported the creation of a long-term partnership and cooperation between active and developed civil society organizations (CSOs), Teslic municipality and citizens on common issues that are in line with the strategic goals of the municipality and the statutory goals of civil society organizations, thus contributing to democratization in the the municipality of Teslić. In addition to establishing a Resource Center, Representatives of CSOs and local communities were educated to learn about methods that would enable them to solve the problem in their community. For the purpose of animating citizens, two volunteer actions were organized: the construction and arrangement of a sports field and the construction of an access ramp for persons with disabilities. These actions aimed at improving the quality of life and social inclusion of persons with disabilities, as well as enhancing activism among young people. The educational part of the project was aimed at strengthening the human capacities of local CSOs and local government representatives to solve their problems on their own and to enable them to be equal partners with municipal authorities. construction and arrangement of a sports field and action to build a disabled ramp. These actions aimed at improving the quality of life and social inclusion of persons with disabilities, as well as enhancing activism among young people. The educational part of the project was aimed at strengthening the human capacities of local CSOs and local government representatives to solve their problems on their own and to enable them to be equal partners with municipal authorities. construction and arrangement of a sports field and action to build a disabled ramp. These actions aimed at improving the quality of life and social inclusion of persons with disabilities, as well as enhancing activism among young people. The educational part of the project was aimed at strengthening the human capacities of local CSOs and local government representatives to solve their problems on their own and to enable them to be equal partners with municipal authorities.

The project was supported under the LOD III project funded by the European Union from the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) and implemented by UNDP.

Project value: 38.281,20 KM.

 

International Sport Initiatives Program (2012-2014)The program was implemented by the Center for Intercultural Education and Development, Washington University’s Georgtown and the “Something More” Citizens Association. The target group of the program was young leaders from the ages of 14 to 17, high school students coaching basketball, as well as their coaches and teachers. For this program, 12 schools and / or clubs, and 36 youth and youth members of selected institutions were selected. The program was implemented through three phases: Phase One: Basketball Camp in BH. Each of the selected institutions sent a trainer / teacher and three 14-17 year olds, high school students, to the camp. Eight coaches from the USA were present at this camp, transferring their knowledge to young basketball players and their coaches. Phase Two: Journey to the USA. Twelve selected coaches / teachers traveled to the US and spent two weeks in basketball camps where they acquired new knowledge in the field of sports and youth leadership development. Phase Three: Each trainer / teacher, upon returning from the US, had the opportunity to develop and implement their own project, which was supported up to $ 1,000.

Funding for this program was made possible by the United States Government, namely the State Bureau of Education and Culture and the United States Embassy in Sarajevo through the SportsUnited of the United States program.

Project value: KM 116 527.50.

 

Development of CSOs in Teslić Municipality (01.05.2013 – 31.10.2013) The project was implemented in partnership with the Dystrophy Association and the Modus Citizens Association of Teslić. The aim of the project was to establish a long-term partnership and cooperation between active and developed civil society organizations (CSOs) and the municipality of Teslic. Work was done to protect and regulate the environment, educate and involve the local population in organized volunteer actions and to improve the quality of life and social inclusion of young people and people with disabilities at the local community level. By strengthening human capacities and encouraging activism of local CSOs, create significant partners for municipal authorities.

The project was supported under the LOD III project funded by the European Union from the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) and implemented by UNDP.

Project value: KM 37,884.

 

Life skills for the future – let’s learn, let’s do it! (Life Skills for the Future – Learning, Working!) PART II This project was implemented with students in 30 primary schools from 10 municipalities and cities. The main objective of the project was to develop key competences and life skills of students in grades VII, VIII and IX through active entrepreneurship learning in order to increase competitiveness in the labor market through an institutional approach by creating preconditions for the establishment and establishment of entrepreneurial sections in schools. In addition to students and teachers, representatives of local NGOs and local authorities were involved in the project.

The project was supported by UNICEF.

Project value: 108.498 KM.

 

Improving the skills of young people and women in the agricultural sector of Cazina (01/03 – 31/10/2013)The purpose of the project was to educate 40 unemployed young people and women from the Cazin municipality engaged in agriculture with the aim of increasing their knowledge and skills through the delivery of a set of specific trainings led by agricultural experts. The training covered 4 topics: 1. milk production, 2. production of fruits and vegetables (outside and inside the greenhouse), 3. crop protection and 4. multifunctional agricultural production (four groups of 10 users each). In addition, training for business plan preparation was held for each group, after which beneficiaries prepared individual business plans with which they applied for grant funds. In developing business plans, the beneficiaries had the full support of the coordinator and representatives of the municipality of Cazin. Following the completion of the process, 10 of the 40 business plans were selected and allocated funding for implementation. UG “Something More” and the representatives of Cazin Municipality have jointly developed the criteria for selecting users and allocating funds for the implementation of business plans, and conducted the selection process. The implementation of the business plan was monitored and corrected by the project coordinator. The project was supported by dvv international Bosnia and Herzegovina and the municipality of Cazin.

Project value: 35.826,96 KM.

 

Improvement of the agricultural sector in the Jablanica area (2012-2013) The aim of the project was professional education in the field of agriculture for 60 unemployed young people and women engaged in agriculture in the Jablanica municipality. In addition to professional training in the field of agriculture, users have undergone training in the preparation of business plans. After completing the training in the preparation of business plans, users prepared their own business plan and applied for funds. 20 out of 60 business plans were selected and approved for implementation. The users received technical support from “Something More” and the Federation of the Jablanica Farmers Association. In addition, training was organized for the employees and volunteers of the Alliance in order to strengthen their organizational capacities and provide better services for their 300 members.

The project was supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Sarajevo.

Project value: 60.898 KM.

 

Youth in Action II (08.2012. – 05.2013.) Was a continuation of the project of interethnic cooperation between the Center for Secondary Schools in Trebinje, Secondary School “Antun Branko Šimić” from Grude and Secondary School “Jablanica”. The goal of the project wasachieving tolerance, civic engagement and mutual exchange as well as connecting young people through cooperation with the aim of supporting the local community through the implementation of joint activities. Through trainings and joint activities, the project has involved 10 students from all three schools who have undergone a set of training in communication, leadership and project management aimed at achieving collaboration. The students of these three high schools supported each other in the implementation of the activities and were given the opportunity to get to know their peers and make new friendships through a joint effort to improve their local communities.

The project was supported by the US Embassy in Sarajevo .

Project value: 53.235 KM.

 

Rainwater drainage channel cover in the Ljubinja urban area ( 2011-2012 ) was implemented under the MDG-F program Environmental and Climate Change “Standardization of Environmental Management: Linking Local and State Initiatives in BiH”, implemented jointly in BiH by five UN agencies (UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, FAO and UNV). The main objective of the project was to improve environmental conditions in the municipality of Ljubinje by covering the Bukov creek, a drainage canal that served as an illegal garbage dump, 64 m long. The covered space has been transformed into a playground for children.

Funding for this project was donated by the Spanish Millennium Development Goals Fund (MDG-F) and the municipalities of Ljubinje.

Project value is 72.194 KM.

 

Improvement of water supply in Berkovici municipality (2011-2012) The Improvement of water supply project in Berkovici municipality has resulted in improvement of living conditions for 320 households in the municipality. This was achieved through the training and protection of the Trebesinj well. Through the implementation of this project, the municipality of Berkovići has obtained a safe source of drinking water for its inhabitants. Upon completion of the project, the maintenance of the well was taken over by the Public Utility Company “Vodovod” from Berković. This project is supported by the MDG-F program Environmental and Climate Change “Standardization of Environmental Management: Linking Local and State Initiatives in BiH”, implemented jointly in BiH by five UN agencies (UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, FAO and UNV).

Funding for the implementation of the project was provided by the Spanish Millennium Development Goals Fund (MDG-F) and the municipality of Berkovići.

The value of the project is 19.904 KM.

 

Improvement of the heating system in the Cazin municipality building (2011-2012) The main objective of this project was to improve the environment in the Cazin municipality. To achieve the goal, the project envisages the replacement of a boiler for central heating, which is used to heat a municipal building. The previous boiler used fuel oil as an energy source and significantly contributed to air pollution in Cazin, and was replaced by a boiler that used pellets as an energy source, which reduced the emission of harmful gases and saved financial resources from the municipal budget. The project was implemented under the MDG-F program Environmental and Climate Change “Standardization of Environmental Management: Linking Local and State Initiatives in BiH”, implemented jointly in BiH by five UN agencies (UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, FAO and UNV ).

This project is funded by the Spanish Millennium Development Goals Fund (MDG-F) and the Municipality of Cazin.

The value of the project is KM 70,282.

 

Inclusion Against Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (2011-2012) Project activities focused on empowering 30 unemployed young people with physical disabilities (wheelchair users or other orthopedic mobility aids), aged 18-40, living in the Sarajevo Canton and reported to one of the employment offices in the Cantons. In order to increase the competitiveness in the labor market and the possibility of their employment, IT trainings were organized for 30 people with disabilities at the Business Education Center (business informatics, graphic design, auto cad), as well as trainings on personal and specific life skills in project design. / business plans. The goal was also to sensitize society, including the private and public sector in the City of Sarajevo on social inclusion and employability of persons with disabilities in the Sarajevo labor market. Over the course of the project, eight out of 30 participants managed to get a job.

The project is supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands in BiH .

Project value: 79.263,49 KM.

 

ACCORD: Development of Agricultural Cooperatives (2010-2012) In partnership with the Center for Development and Support of Tuzla, the Association focused on the internal development of seven agricultural cooperatives and their agricultural producers in order to increase competitiveness in the local and regional markets. In the fruit / vegetable sector, two cooperatives are certified and operational by HACCAP standards, while seven cooperatives and 200 already operating farmers are certified and operational by GLOBALGAP standards. The project also ensured that 200 new fruit and vegetable farmers are equipped for production and involved in the cooperative business. The target group of cooperatives from northeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, in addition to the involvement of 200 new farmers, employed 20 new people and increased the production and sale of fruits and vegetables by 20%.

The project is supported by the European Commission.

The value of the project is KM 723,500.

 

PeaceTrails in the Service of BiH (2009-2012) The main focus of the program has been PTYLAP graduates who, in receiving our support in building successful careers, in turn offer their skills, time and assistance to BiH communities. Such focus intensifies the PeaceTrails network and helps it find its place in the advancement of BiH society. The second segment was the strengthening of a partnership with the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University (CSBSJU) in Minnesota, USA, in which 41 PTYLAP leaders have received university degrees with scholarships and contracted returns to BiH after graduation. Our third focus was a partnership with agricultural cooperatives, which we offer assistance in the recruitment and further education of staff and subcontractors.

The program is supported by The Whalen Family Foundation.

The value of the program is 223.764 KM (does not include scholarships for study at CSBSJU).

 

PeaceTrails (PT) Scholarship Program (2002-2012)All PTYLAP graduates had the opportunity to apply for an undergraduate and postgraduate scholarship. While the emphasis of the program was on helping to develop BiH education and encourage young people to acquire higher education, each scholarship holder volunteered 500 hours a year in local communities. Applicants were able to apply for more than one diploma during the program. The 85 scholarship recipients achieved the following results: four postgraduate or postgraduate degrees, 68 undergraduate degrees, 22 master’s degrees, two doctoral degrees, while seven scholarships dropped out. Over the course of the program, the scholarship holders performed a total of 67 group volunteer actions in 45 local communities, and one in Lake Charls (Louisiana, USA) after Hurricane Katrina,

The program is supported by The Whalen Family Foundation.

Program value is 1 396.262 KM.

 

Inter-Entity Cooperation and Integration of Ljubinje and Ravno Local Communities through Agricultural Production (2011-2012) The main objective of the project was to facilitate inter-entity cooperation and socio-economic development of Ljubinje and Ravni through support to economic, environmental and social sustainability through agricultural production and efficient use of related services. Partners in the project were the Municipality of Ljubinje and the Municipality of Ravno from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Norwegian non-profit organization Business Innovation Programs (BIP), in cooperation with NGOs Center for Development of Herzegovina (CRH) and Something More. This project allowed farmers from Popovo polje to export 20t boston seedless watermelons to the Norwegian market, which is a significant step forward for BiH farmers. The official exporter of watermelon for the project was the company Agroneretva doo from Mostar, which provided the necessary export documentation. Delivery of watermelons to Norway occurred on 12.08.2011. years.

The value of the project is KM 196,201.04, and the bulk of the funds were provided by the Embassies of the Kingdom of Norway in BiH.

 

Life skills for the future – learn, work! (12.2011 – 06.2012) The project was implemented with students in 47 primary schools from 16 YERP municipalities and cities: Sarajevo, East Sarajevo, Zenica, Vitez, Goražde, Mostar, Trebinje, Siroki Brijeg, Livno, Banja Luka, Doboj, Prijedor, Bihac, Tuzla, Bijeljina, Odzak and Brcko. The main objective of the project was to develop key competences and life skills of students in grades VII, VIII and IX through active entrepreneurship learning in order to increase competitiveness in the labor market. The project had three implementation phases: Model development – learning for entrepreneurship, conducting education / training in schools and working with students on their own entrepreneurial projects, and a final event presenting results and recommendations for the future.

The project was supported by the Spanish MDG-F Millennium Development Goals Fund through the Youth Employment and Retention Program.

Project value: 134.267 KM.

 

Youth in Action (09.2011.-05.2012.) Interethnic co-operation project between the secondary school in Grude Municipality and the City of Trebinje aimed at achieving tolerance, civic engagement and mutual exchange as well as connecting young people through co-operation to support the local community through the implementation of joint activities . Through training and joint activities, the project involved 30 students from both schools who collaborated and provided mutual support in the implementation of their activities.

The project is supported by the US Embassy in BiH.

Project value: 38.075 KM.

 

Building Agro-Business Drought Adaptation Capacity (2010-2012) In partnership with the Tuzla Development and Support Center, the project served at least 10,000 farmers from northeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina who were given the opportunity to apply adaptive drought-fighting solutions through support measures adopted by responsible state, entity, cantonal and local institutions. Through training and technical support, the project directly involved seven agricultural cooperatives (management teams and farmers) and a minimum of 20 government officials to increase the capacity to implement innovative drought support measures. To this end, in addition to assessing the situation on the ground and developing technical solutions, innovations were tested on five pilot farms.

The project was supported by USAID.

Project value is 522.750 KM.

 

Technical support to municipalities to develop local environmental action plans (2010-2011) Implemented under the MDG-F program Environment and Climate Change. MDG-F Program Environment and Climate Change: “Standardizing Environmental Management: Linking Local and State Activities in BiH” is a three-year program jointly implemented by five UN agencies: UNDP, UNV, UNEP, FAO and UNESCO, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Trade and Economic Relations of BiH, Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH, Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and Ecology of RS, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of RS, Ministry of Environment and Tourism of FBiH, Ministry of Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry of FBiH, municipalities, and civil society organizations. In partnership with the Center for Development and Support of Tuzla, the Management Board of Nešto Više has assisted the following 12 municipalities to develop their local environmental action plans: Čelinac,

The program is supported by funding from the Spanish Millennium Development Goals Fund (MDG-F).

The value of the project is KM 317,753.60.

 

Youth Employment in Rural Areas, Phase II (07.2011 – 12.2011)  was a continuation of a project employing three young people through the procurement of universal dryers for fruits, mushrooms and herbs in the Blagaj, Jablanica and Bileća areas. The activities accomplished within Phase II are: creation of a partnership network within the project between UGNV, Jablanica Agricultural Cooperative, Association of Women Most and individual producers and collectors of medicinal products from Doljan; purchase, installation and sharing of distillers; promotion of the project in the Jablanica municipality and beyond; and lobbying local and cantonal authorities to provide wider support for project activities.

Funding for the project is provided by the MDG-F Youth Employment and Retention Program, funded by the Spanish Millennium Development Goals (MDG-F) and The Whalen Family Foundation.

Project value: 30,000 KM.

 

Youth employment in rural areas ( 08.2010 – 04.2011 )In partnership with the GOPA mbH – Youth Employment Program (YEP), the Citizens Association “Something More” secured employment for three young people between the ages of 18 and 30, as well as temporary employment for at least 20 other people of the same age category in the three rural communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Through the procurement of three universal dryers for processing fruits, mushrooms and herbs, organizing education and developing a two-year business plan, users are trained in working with fruits and medicinal products and have gained practical work experience. The project, in addition to providing income for its employees, promoted and supported the development of agriculture, as well as the responsible use and exploitation of natural resources such as mushrooms and wild herbs.

The project is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Austrian Agency for Technical Cooperation (ADA).

Project value approx. 30,000 KM.

 

Promotion of the Bologna Process in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2011) Within the NV project Promotion of the Bologna Process , co-financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Science / Science , the following project activities were successfully completed: a sample of 180 students from six public universities / universities in The Federation of BiH has undertaken an analysis of a survey based on which a promotional leaflet was designed and distributed to students through student structures at federal universities.

The Federal Ministry of Education and Science co-financed NV activities in the process of promoting the Bologna Process in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The value of the project is 5,000 KM.

 

Employ by volunteering – volunteer to get a job (2010-2011) The project has contributed to reducing youth unemployment in Bosnia and Herzegovina by strengthening their competitiveness in the labor market and advocating for the adoption and improvement of volunteering laws in BiH. Supported by USAID and CCI, NV and the Banja Luka Youth Communication Center as partners, they sought to provide the conditions, legally and operationally, for the acquisition of practical knowledge and skills of students in BiH, as well as institutionally foster and secure the social capital that volunteering brings with it : civic activism, social cohesion and the building of positive values ​​of society.

The value of the project is 195,000 KM.

 

Survey of agricultural producers (2011) As part of the contract signed with the FARMA project , field questionnaires for agricultural producers in BiH were completed for their needs. The questionnaires were completed by 200 agricultural producers (100 from the Republika Srpska and 100 from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina) at six locations in the municipalities of Trebinje, Teslic, Bijeljina, Jablanica, Sanski Most and Ravno .

The FARMA project is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).

Project value: 4.024 KM.

 

EU localization (2010) The project consisted of four components, lasting a total of three years. The total value of the project was about one million euros. The first component, the training program for municipalities, was based on local development according to EU standards. The aim of this component was to build and strengthen the capacities of the municipalities related to the European integration process in BiH and to enable the municipal staff to prepare in the best way for all the obligations that await them. A total of forty BiH municipalities are covered by the project. NV coordinated implementation in 12 municipalities of the Central Region (Novo Sarajevo, Ilidža, Novi Grad Sarajevo, Centar Sarajevo, Ilijaš, Zenica, Travnik, Novi Travnik, Žepce, Vareš, Bugojno, Zavidovići).

The project is supported by SNVa (Dutch Development Agency) and Directorate for European Integration.

The value of the first phase of the project is 10.784 KM (NV activities).

 

Three-day workshops “Human Foreign Organization” and “Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking” (08.2010.)In continuation of cooperation with St. John’s University / College of St. Benedict from Minnesota, USA, organized two three-day workshops in Banja Luka and Mostar, with professors Dr. Gazich Robertom and Dr. Martian Paul. Workshop topics are based on improving managerial skills and entrepreneurial spirit (Myers-Briggs personality, emotional intelligence, values, motivation theories, goal-setting theories, stress, time management, TKI conflict instrument, creativity-innovation-entrepreneurial mentality, creative problem solving CPS ,…). The workshops were organized for 60 participants from BiH and Croatia, who hold leadership positions within NGOs, commercial enterprises, agencies, and state institutions / municipalities.

The project is supported by the Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development (SDC) and The Whalen Family Foundation.

The value of the project is 23.337 KM.

 

Three-day Human Resources Management Workshop (07.2009) The workshop was organized in collaboration with the American Professor of Management at the College of Saint Benedict / Saint John’s University (CSBSJU), Minnesota, USA. Gazich Robertom is intended for the executive staff of agricultural cooperatives, as well as for the staff of organizations and institutions involved in agricultural development in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The project is supported by The Whalen Family Foundation.

The value of the project is KM 57,000.

 

Sustainable Cooperative (2009-2010)

Through education, employment, visual identity building and business plans, we have strengthened the existing capacities of agricultural cooperatives, in order for cooperatives to be able to provide better services to their customers. Through the training of the staff, the cooperatives gained basic knowledge in the fields of economics, management, energy and ecology through a set of trainings. Recruitment was realized by creating new jobs by subsidizing employment and scholarships for graduates. By building a visual identity, cooperatives are better represented, both domestically and internationally, through bilingual websites, by designing logos, letterhead and flyers.

The program is supported by The Whalen Family Foundation.

Program value is 44,200 KM.

 

Supporting the socio-economic reintegration of survivors of landmines through job creation in communities with significant levels of minority return (2009)

Staff and consulting NV worked to provide management training services with practical business plan development. The program was made with 32 project beneficiaries from the territory of 14 municipalities in BiH: Foca, Hadzici, Ilidza, Olovo, Rogatica, Sokolac, Trnovo, Bileca, Capljina, Konjic, Livno, Mostar, Nevesinje and Trebinje. The main goal was to get users acquainted with all segments of business planning through the practical development of a business plan. Customers are educated on aspects of the business environment in BiH, business trends and opportunities to expand and improve production.

The activity was part of a project implemented by the international charity Mercy Corps in Scotland.

Program value is 12.900 KM.

 

Business Program (2009) We have provided support to PTYLAP graduates in starting or improving their own businesses, assisting with management methods in order to increase the success of business results.

The program is supported by The Whalen Family Foundation.

The value of the program is 97,000 KM.

 

Career Development Center – CRK (2007-2008) CRK is a program that has served young educated people in their professional advancement. The program was assisted through recruitment, gaining additional skills and work experience. We hired seven people, provided 26 internships (21 for BiH students from the US and five for BiH students), helped with the certification of 12 diplomas, and enabled 18 people to further their professional development.

The program is supported by The Whalen Family Foundation.

The value of the program is 179,000 KM.

 

Development of agribusiness through agricultural cooperatives (2004-2006)Through partnerships with agricultural cooperatives, we have worked to educate and organize farmers, to develop the quality of work and to strengthen the role of cooperatives as a major service to farmers. Through the program, NV recruited 20 young leaders who worked in mobile, flexible field teams with nine agricultural cooperatives from BiH. The program has served and improved the quality of life for more than 740 farm households. A special team has worked to develop a national network of agricultural cooperatives in cooperation with cooperative federations at the state and entity levels, as well as other interested local and international organizations that support the development of BiH agriculture. Two publications were published during the program: Directory of Agricultural and Agricultural Cooperatives in BiH (2005), Agricultural Products in BiH (2006),

The program is supported by The Whalen Family Foundation.

The value of the project is KM 1,395,000.

 

Local Community Development Assistance Project (2003-2004) Through a survey and analysis of the situation in twelve BiH communities, four communities were selected in which five member teams of NV employees worked with stakeholders, most often representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations but also individuals, to launch local initiatives , developing community development plans, and implementing projects.

The program is supported by The Whalen Family Foundation.

Project value is 300,000 KM.

 

PeaceTrails Youth Leadership Adventure Program – PTYLAP (1999-2003) The program offered young people the opportunity to develop and manage individual community-oriented projects. Individual projects were based on the passion of leaders and the needs of local communities. PTYLAP has enabled 163 young leaders (from 50 cities and villages) to implement 130 projects, in collaboration with 60 partner organizations from 44 cities in BiH.

The program is supported by The Whalen Family Foundation.

The value of the program is 3.600.000 KM.

 

Establishment Program of the BiH Organ Donation Network (2001-2002) An organ donation network was launched in Bosnia and Herzegovina in cooperation with doctors, hospitals and medical consultants from BiH and neighboring countries.

The program is supported by The Whalen Family Foundation.

Program value is 120,000 KM.

 

Youth Organizations Fair (2000 and 2001) Annual forum for presentations of programs of youth organizations in the country. During implementation, 123 organizations presented their activities to BiH to the public. The fair was supported in 2000 by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and in 2001 by the Schuler Helfen Leben (SHL) and the Open Society Fund of Bosnia and Herzegovina (SOROS).

The value of the project is 210,000 KM.

 

Conference for Dialogue and Mutual Cooperation between Universities in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republika Srpska (1999) The conference was supported by the Canadian Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The value of the project is 20,000 KM.

 

Youth Educational Programs (1998-1999) Seminars, trainings, summer camps, academic exchanges with students from Europe and the USA in collaboration with members of the Something More network and international youth organizations.

The programs are supported by the Barcelona Youth Council.

Program value is 100,000 KM.

 

Establishment of a Network of Youth Organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1997) We were awarded the “Prize of Europe” by the Council of Europe for the best project to combat xenophobia in 1997.

The value of the project is 50,000 KM.