Final conference - IPA IV

Final Conference for the Operational Programme “Human Resource Development”  2012-2013, was held on 24 October at the CenterVille Hotel & Experience, whereat the overall results of the projects were presented. After the conference, a Project Fair was opened on which 23 grant beneficiaries presented the results of the projects they been implementing in the previous period.

These two events are part of the project "Strengthening the Publicity and Visibility of the Operational Programme “Human Resource Development 2012-2013", which we carry out in cooperation with the Directorate for Financing and Contracting of EU Assistance (CFCU) within the Ministry of Finance. This project aims to adequately inform the public about the activities and achievements of the Programme, which is part of IPA component IV, focused on the development of human resources.

The implementation of the Programme started in December 2014. 40 projects in the field of employment, education and science, social inclusion and technical assistance are in the final phase of implementation, and all activities will be finalized by December 31 of the current year. For the purpose of presenting the Programme's overall results, we have created a video animation.

Although there are still several months of intense work until the official end of the implementation of the Operational Programme, when we will able to measure the final impact of this Programme on the well-being of Montenegrin citizens, we already have remarkable results, Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Kemal Purišić pointed out.

Institutions composing the Operational Structure for the IPA IV Component and responsible for achieving these results are: the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science and the Ministry of Finance of Montenegro. However, the key collaboration through individual projects is established with representatives of non-governmental organizations and associations, local self-government, private companies and employers, faculties and schools, said Darko Petrusic, General Director of the Directorate for Scientific Research Activities of the Ministry of Science.

Mubera Kurpejović, Assistant to the Minister of Education, emphasized the importance of training of 180 teachers, which is a long-term solution for producing adequate staff on the labor market.

Equal opportunities for all individuals is the most important goal of this Programme, emphasizes Hermanne Spitz, head of the European Commission Delegation for Cooperation in Montenegro, This is reflected in the main message of the Programme: "We invest in people our most valuable resource" and adds that the European Union will continue to financially support Montenegro on its way to the EU in the forthcoming period.

Project Fair was opened after the conference, whereat 23 grant beneficiaries presented the results of their projects supported through the Programme. Bild Studio presented the outstanding results achieved in two projects:

  1. "Transfer of knowledge between education and research institutions and the business sector", a project implemented in cooperation with the Faculty of Information Systems and Technology of the University of Donja Gorica.
  2. "Montenegrin Medical Tourism Information System", as partner of the Faculty of Information Technology of the University of Mediterranean. 

The total amount allocated for this Operational Programme amounts to € 5,803,344.00, of which 4.932.839.00 € are from European Union (EU) funds , while national co-financing is 870.505,00 €.

For more information on the Operational Programme “Human Resources Development”  2012-2013, visit the official web site: www.ipa4.me.

Foto: EU info centar.

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