Completed Projects


Link up! Serbia II - Mentoring Serbian SMEs and vulnerable groups for internationalization through diaspora, and early stage entrepreneurs from diaspora to Serbian market

  • Location: Šumadija and Pomoravlje region
  • Goal:

    General objective: Internationalisation of each mentored SME and attracting diaspora investment in pitched projects

    Specific Objectives: 

    1. Outsourcing and scheme, followed by the organized webinar and outsourcing activities for 3 outsourcing projects with LSGs, SMEs and diaspora. 
    2. Diaspora pitching event organized in online or hybrid form. Mentoring Program 1 implementation in overall skills and capacities for internationalisation for 10 SMEs and 10 targeted individuals and MSMEs from vulnerable groups. 
    3. Mentoring Program 2 implementation in investment and business opportunity development support for 5 SMEs (ESG and impact Investments) and 5 targeted individuals and MSMEs from vulnerable groups. 
    4. Mentoring Program 3 implementation in Early Stage Entrepreneurship Program support for 7 early-stage diaspora entrepreneurs in Austria and 20 targeted individuals and MSMEs from vulnerable groups. 
    5. Outsourcing with Diaspora Business Hub.
    6. Organize successful diaspora day and follow up action planning Cuprija and attract other LSGs to join the event and practice as an outcome.

  • Value: 16 123.80 €
  • REDASP Role: Lead partner
  • Donors:
    Austrijska razvojna agencija / Austrian Development Agency
  • Results:
    1. Mentoring scheme segment on outsourcing developed and piloted. 
    2. 10 SMEs mentored for successful short - term or medium - term internationalization (market entry) towards DACH markets. 
    3. 10 targeted individuals and MSMEs from vulnerable groups were empowered for diaspora engagement.
    4. 5 SMEs mentored for competitive business opportunity proposals. 
    5. 5 MSMEs and VG mentored for competitive business opportunity proposals. 
    6. 7 SMEs in Early Stage Entrepreneurship Program
    7. 20 MSME and VG in Early Stage Entrepreneurship Program. 
    8. Medium - term and long - term internationalisation of each mentored SME.
    9. Investment and business opportunities developed for SMEs and LSG. partnership by the Link Up! Serbia II expert.
    10. Diaspora days organized for 15 business diasporans and for at least 2 LSGs (hometowns) interested to invest or partner with local companies. High level local officials, RDA and diaspora approved a medium term plan of cooperation and projects. Action plan follow up implemented until the end of the grant action. Long term cooperation on organizing diaspora day events secured and expanded to new member LSGs. 
    11. Implemented Webinar disseminated information regarding the outsourcing, the mentorship for SMEs, and the pitching event. 
    12. Inputs from the Kragujevac Regional Stakeholder Meeting (October 2021) for drafting of the policy proposals for the LSGs and the Government during the grant implementation in 2022 (annex 4). Joint RRA policy proposal submission. 
    13. At least 3 Outsourcing projects agreed with the diaspora and based on the support from the Diaspora Business Hub. 
    14. Business Diaspora Pitching event organized in cooperation with the business diaspora mapped and engaged with the Link Up! Serbia II project. The pitching will be realized through the Business Atlas for Serbia and Diaspora , section for Business Diaspora Pitching , and in accordance with the model developed by the project team. The even may be hybrid (physical and online). REDASP internalized its participation in the regular Diaspora Pitching Event which will be organized after the project ends with the DACH Diaspora Regional Network. 
    15. Participated in the conference in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. 716. Exit Strategy of all core actions developed and implemented(internationalisation). 
    16. Supported digitalisation of picked successful diaspora investments and local municipalities in grant 1 of the Link Up! Serbia II project (follow up activity).

    Implementation period: May 2022 - November 2022

Improving the investment environment in the city of Kragujevac

  • Location: City of Kragujevac
  • Goal:
    To improve services and mechanisms for attracting and working with investors in the city of Kragujevac.
  • Value: 38 450.00 €
  • REDASP Role: Lead partner
  • Donors:
    Razvojna agencija Srbije/Development Agency of Serbia
  • Results:
    • - Established efficient organizational structures for working with investors
    • - Developed capacities of employees in the administration and support organizations for work with investors
    • - Developed tools for the promotion of investment potentials of the city and more efficient attraction of investors

    The project is being implemented in partnership with the city of Kragujevac, with co-financing from the Development Agency of Serbia.

    Implementation period: January 2021 - June 2022.

Support to Competitiveness and Tourism Development in Central Serbia - Sumadija and Pomoravlje

  • Location: Šumadija and Pomoravlje districts
  • Goal:
    To support competitiveness and Tourism Development in Central Serbia - Sumadija and Pomoravlje
  • Value: 86 596.36 €
  • REDASP Role: Lead partner
  • Results:
     Expected project results:
    • - Destination management organization for Šumadija and Pomoravlje established
    • - Developed destination destination marketing plan - marketing mix for 3 tourism products
    • - Designed proposal of a set of standardized services for providers of catering services in the facilities of domestic handicrafts and rural tourist household
    • - Identified and described opportunities for investing in tourism and presented to potential investors
    • - Increased regional capacities for the use of the e-tourist platform and the use of donor funds and programs of the European Union
    • - Developed a portfolio of small investments in the field of tourism

    Project is funded by the European Union and the German Federal Government, and implemented by the German Organization for International Cooperation - GIZ.

    Implementation period: May 2021 - July 2022


Interregional Electromobility Networks for intERurban low carbon MOBility - EnerMOB

  • Location: Adriatic - ionian region
  • Goal:

    ENERMOB project aims to implement “Interregional Electromobility Networks” connectingAdriatic-Ionian regions at transnational level with same standards

    Such overall ENERMOB objective is structured through 3specific objectives: 1. To define common guidelines to implement electromobility systems according to same technical standardsand communication protocols; 2. To implement joint strategies for mobility and urban planning of electromobility systems in theframework of existing regional transport networks; 3. To implement regional “Small-Scale Infrastructure Network” allowinginterurban electric transport displacement between cities, rural areas and intermodal terminals.

  • Value: 1 265 918.62 €
  • REDASP Role: Project Partner
  • Donors:
    Interreg V-B Adriatic-Ionian Cooperation Programme
  • Partners:
    Libero Consorzio Comunale di Ragusa, Primorsko-goranska županija/Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Region of Peloponnese, Regionalna razvojna agencija severne Primorske d.o.o. Nova Gorica / Regional development agency of Northern Primorska Ltd Nova Gorica
  • Results:

    Main expected project results is to enhanche capacity building to plan and implement Adriatic-Ionian “InterregionalElectromobility Networks”, connecting regional “Small-Scale Infrastructure Networks” at transnational level and promoting lowcarbon transport solutions.

    More information about EnerMOB project:


Fostering Innovation in the Danube Region through Knowledge Engineering and IPR Management - KnowING IPR

  • Location: Slovenia, Slovakia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Switzerland
  • Goal:
    KnowING IPR will improve framework conditions for innovation in the Danube region by developing a transnational KnowING IPR platform, which will provide an open access tool for advanced intellectual property rights (IPR) analysis, and guidelines for improved and harmonized IPR policy framework across the Danube region. It will ensure broader and needs-based access to existing innovation and research results, to patents and to IPR knowledge and will encompass services and training for the management of IPR and for support to commercialization of research results and technology transfer.
  • Value: 2 149 800.00 €
  • REDASP Role: Partner
  • Donors:
    Interreg Danube Transnational Programme
  • Results:
    The main result of the KnowING IPR will be a practical solution in the form of an open access Knowing Hub online platform providing knowledge extraction from patent and other databases, advanced analytics, and training for IPR extraction and management, thus enabling IPR collaboration, better informed freedom-to-operate, future trend decisions, and build-on innovation processes. Furthermore, the project will yield evidence-based Policy Recommendations for the Danube region in the field of IPR.

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Support for the improvement of the business environment in the territory of the Pomoravlje district

  • Location: Pomoravlje district
  • Goal:
    Contribute to favorable socio-economic development and create opportunities to increase the competitiveness of economic entities and encourage employment of young people, women and vulnerable groups from the territory of the Pomoravlje district.
  • Value: 65 960.00 €
  • REDASP Role: Lead partner
  • Results:
    1. Improved capacities of start-up companies from the food sector from the territory of the Pomoravlje district
    2. Improved conditions for additional employment of young people, women and vulnerable groups from the territory of the Pomoravlje district
    3. Improved visibility and positioning of start-up companies from the food sector from the territory of Pomoravlje district
    4. Improved good governance and cooperation with SMEs in the municipalities of Pomoravlje district

    The project is implemented within the Support Program of the Kingdom of Norway for the Development of the Western Balkans - Norway for You - Serbia, funded by the Government of Norway, and implemented by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).

    Implementation period: October 2020 - September 2021

Link Up! Serbia II

  • Location: Municipalities: Despotovac, Ćuprija i Paraćin
  • Goal:
    Strengthening and encouraging entrepreneurship with and through the Serbian diaspora in Austria, Switzerland and Germany, facilitating access to knowledge, business networks and financing.
  • Value: 40 290.00 €
  • REDASP Role: Partner
  • Donors:
    Austrijska razvojna agencija / Austrian Development Agency
  • Results:
    1. A Pioneer Roadmap developed – a framework for investors and database of diaspora direct investments (DDI) 
    2. Identified 3 industries with strongest COVID-19 impact
    3. 30 DDI in 13 industries mapped, compiled in a document and the document shared with Diaspora Hub.
    4. Designed and shared Framework for Diaspora Outsourcing.
    5. The First Regional Stakeholder Meeting organized
    6. Implemented a TA package (Methodology and instructions for DDI mapping, Promotion pacage, Guide for the investors, Guide for investment opportunities, Guide for establishment of institutional frame for cooperation with diaspora) towards 3 LSGs in the REDASP region: Ćuprija, Paraćin and Despotovac

Building the ADRION Brand Name in Tourism: Indulging all Five Senses - ADRION 5 SENSES

  • Location: Adriatic - ionian region
  • Goal:
    The overall objective is to build and promote the ADRION brand name in tourism by indulging all five senses of tourists.
    The specific objective is to direct efforts of ADRION stakeholders to the sustainable planning of physical/virtual settings and valorisation and preservation of natural/cultural heritage, in which positive and memorable experiences are more likely to emerge, leading to positive outcomes, such as tourist loyalty.
    The project aims to use technology for the co-creation of enhanced destination experiences. The ADRION destination has the opportunity to better address the multi-sensory nature of the tourist experience in order to design experiences by exploring the potential of ICT.
  • Value: 1 437 076.12 €
  • REDASP Role: Project partner
  • Donors:
    Interreg V-B Adriatic-Ionian Cooperation Programme
  • Results:
    The main outputs of the project include a Joint Strategy & Action Plan for the ADRION destination management, the ADRION 5 SENSES Transnational Cooperation Network and demonstration actions (Map of Sensations, Multilingual Web Platform and Exhibition Centres) that will benefit local/regional/national authorities, SMEs, business support organisations, academia etc.
    ADRION 5 SENSES aims to build the ADRION brand in the whole Programme area and thus transnationality is inherent to its logic.

Improving the competitiveness of agricultural cooperatives by starting the production of fruit brandies

  • Location: Municipality of Arandjelovac
  • Goal:
    Contribution to increasing the competitiveness of agricultural cooperatives in the municipality of Arandjelovac.

  • Value: 25 660.00 €
  • REDASP Role: Project Partner
  • Donors:
    Opština Aranđelovac/Municipality of Arandjelovac
  • Results:
    Procured equipment for the production and packaging of brandy for "Agricultural Cooperative Lipa Vukosavci" (Boiler brandy with electric mixer, straining machine for stone fruit, Impeller pump for pouring marc, Label for round bottles, Gravity filler for still drinks, Two-way brandy pump, Stainless steel dishes, Wooden barrels, Cap appliance - manual, Manual stopper for screw cap, Glass packaging).

    Implementation period: January - December 2020

Strengthening the Capacity of local institutions in the EU Cohesion Policy area in the Sumadija and Pomoravlje Region

  • Location: Šumadija and Pomoravlje districts
  • Goal:

    The goals of the project are:

    • Creating a foundation for a more efficient process of capacity development of stakeholders in Šumadija and Pomoravlje, especially in the field of EU cohesion policy and negotiation chapter 22.
    • Creating proposals with recommendations for medium-term organization and implementation of capacity building activities at the regional level.
    • Creating a local human resources base that will be trained and contribute to more efficient planning, programming, development and implementation of projects related to EU accession processes.

  • Value: 27 300.00 €
  • REDASP Role: Project Leader
  • Donors:
    Nemačka organizacija za međunarodnu saradnju - GIZ/German organization for international cooperation - GIZ
  • Results:

    The first part of the project included an analysis of the current situation in terms of the level of knowledge, skills and needs in the field of EU accession, with special emphasis on cohesion policy and its instruments. The analysis included interviews with delegated representatives of 13 local governments, as well as public institutions, public utility companies, business support organizations and civil society organizations from the territory of our region.

    The second phase of the project included strengthening the capacity of institutions in our territory through a series of trainings conducted in the first half of 2020 for 100 participants, as well as making recommendations in the medium term.

    Implementation period: March - July 2020

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Supporting the catering sector from the territory of the city of Kragujevac in mitigating the effects of the pandemic of COVID-19
Building the ADRION Brand Name in Tourism: Indulging all Five Senses
EnerMOB - Interregional Electromobility Networks for intERurban low carbon MOBility
Fostering Innovation in the Danube Region through Knowledge Engineering and IPR Management - KnowING IPR
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