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Chapter 20 - About the project

The project "Strengthening the capacities and mechanisms for supporting the Chapter 20 reform process", funded by the European Union and implemented by Youth Entrepreneurial Services Foundation, Foundation for Management and Industrial Research and Association for Rural Development "Javor" - Zrnovci has been launched in May 2017.

The main goal of the project is to actively engage in the reform process of Chapter 20 through structured efforts by the network of civil society organizations "YES Network". The main target groups are national and local civic organizations, members of the network "YES Network", as well as young entrepreneurs.

The project aims to achieve coordination among CSOs in the reform process for Chapter 20, strengthen the capacity of CSOs to create policy, networking and monitoring policies of Chapter 20 at national and local level, improve coordination and the transfer of knowledge among CSOs and other relevant actors and to raise awareness of the importance of Chapter 20 on the overall progress of the country towards the EU.
The project also provides financial support through grants to 8 civil society organizations and projects with a total fund of 60000 Euros.
The main results of the project are:
  • Establishment of "Chapter 20" platform and resource center for monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of Chapter 20 - Enterprises and Industrial Policy;
  • Increased capacities of CSOs for creating and monitoring policies and networking through activities and trainings;
  • Policy preparation through the creation of policy documents, expert training and an international best practice forum;
  • Increased awareness of the importance of Chapter 20 in the process of EU accession through a variety of dissemination activities;
The network of civil society organizations "YES Network" was created in 2014 and is a powerful mechanism for coordination and linking the civil sector with the business and government sector, by bridging the barriers for cooperation and creating long-lasting connections.
The project is funded by the European Union through the IPA Program for Support of Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2015 and will run from May 2017 until May 2019.
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