The deadline for applications to the Public Call for participation in the program of technical support and the allocation of grants as part of the investment support measure for the purpose of improving safety and security at work has been extended.
The deadline for applying for the Public call for participation in the program of technical support and the allocation of grants within the investment support measure for the purpose of improving safety and security at work (including measures to protect against COVID-19) in the agricultural sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina has been extended.
As part of the EU4BusinessRecovery project, financed by the European Union and the Federal Republic of Germany, a new Public Call was published last month. Through this public call, worth 600 thousand KM, the European Union will enable the participation of business entities in the program of education, technical and financial support related to protection and safety at work. After participating in the education and technical support of the project, companies will be qualified for financial support with investments from 10,000 to 30,000 KM, which will be aimed at implementing recommended measures to improve occupational safety and health (including COVID-19 measures).
Selected companies will receive free participation in education on legal aspects and the importance of applying safety and security measures at work. In addition, companies will be provided with technical support in the areas of assessment of the current state of health and safety at work, examination of working environment conditions and recommendations for improvement of working environment conditions, preparation of a risk assessment report for each workplace, preparation of an internal work safety report together with a proposal for the necessary funds for protection and safety at work and/or education of employees about protection and safety at work. The mentioned technical support will be provided in accordance with the individual needs of the company.
Trades, entrepreneurs, cooperatives, micro, small and medium enterprises that were registered no later than one year before the publication of this Public Call and are engaged in primary agricultural production or processing of agricultural products and raw materials can apply for the public call. For each project, the applicant must ensure his own co-financing in the amount of at least 15% of the total amount of eligible costs of the proposed investment. The public invitation with accompanying documentation is available directly via the eu4business.ba website. All those interested in participating in the public call should submit applications with the necessary documentation through the online platform javnipoziv.undp.ba by January 20, 2023.
The realization of these investments aims to support the modernization of the agricultural and food sector and the improvement of the rural economy. The main goal is to ensure the survival of micro, small and medium enterprises in important economic sectors of Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to reduce the negative effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The EU4BusinessRecovery project makes an important economic and social contribution in the areas of hygiene and safety at work, workplace safety , and product innovation and digitization.
The project is financed by the European Union and the Federal Republic of Germany, and is implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the International Labor Organization (ILO).
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