11 Dec 09

LEDIB Programme is supporting the ongoing preparation of a study tour of representatives of Agricultural School “Sumatovac” from Aleksinac to “Green Academy” Agricultural School from Arhus, Denmark. The expected results of the visit are the introduction to possibilities of cooperation among the two schools, transfer of knowledge as well as Memorandum of Understanding signing.

Sumatovac” Agricultural School from Aleksinac was established in 1990, and there are about 400 students in 18 classes. “Sumatovac” is the only agricultural school in the Nisava District. It offers education for vocations like farmers (“agricultural technicians”), veterinary technicians and a technician specialised in food processing. All of these curriculums/groups last for four years. Furthermore, the school offers two three-year curriculums that preparing the students for jobs in bakeries and slaughter houses.

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the development of the agricultural sector in this part of Serbia, thus facilitating the economic and social development required for further integration of Serbia into the European community.

The specific purpose of the project is to strengthen agricultural vocational education at “Sumatovac” Agricultural School in Aleksinac by twinning activities implemented in close co-operation with a Danish agricultural college.


Five Clusters Submit Applications for Registration

Right after the new Law on Associations was adopted, representatives of five clusters that are cooperating with LEDIB Programme submitted their applications for registration. SMEs from different sectors together with supplementary services from Nisava region, and with great technical assistance of LEDIB Programme through the development projects for local administration, business membership organizations, clusters in textile, construction and agro sector, business development services and credit facility line for SMEs, have initiated the founding of those clusters (textile, construction and agricultural) during the last two years.

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