Representatives of Center for Research and Studies GEA and Norwegian-based organization Business Innovation Programs (BIP) have reached an agreement on cooperation and joint action for the next two years.
Cooperation is related to the implementation of joint projects in the area of entrepreneurship promotion and raising awareness on possibilities for self-employment, especially among young people. As the first concrete activity, under the slogan “Use the opportunity, make a business plan and start your own business”, an educational program is to be organized in Banja Luka on March 13th-22nd, 2013. The program is intended to young people who have a business idea and want to start their own business. They will be able to attend a free training on making a business plan, and they will be given the opportunity to apply for non-refundable funds for covering the costs of business registration. More details on the educational program in local language can be found here.
Business Innovation Programs (BIP) is a nonprofit foundation based in Norway, whose mission is directed towards the creation of new employment and support to experts dealing with economic development in their communities. BIP’s activities are based on market economy principles and transfer of good entrepreneurial practices.
BIP has been operating in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1996 and has been implementing several other programs:
- Student Enterprise Program
- Development and Growth Program
- Summer Cross-Border Camp