As part of the program marking the Liberation Day of Podgorica Mr. Ivan Vukovic, Mayor of Podgorica and Svetlana Vuksanovic, MEF President, inaugurated a Competence Center Podgorica.
The establishment of the center is an activity of the cross-border project “competenceNET” with MEF as partner from Montenegro and implemented within INTERREG IPA CBC Croatia – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro 2014-2020.
The Competence Center Podgorica will provide support to micro, small and medium sized enterprises, through activities that will include training and mentoring programs for MSME and unemployed youth in the area of business skills, introduction of new technologies and innovative solutions into business operations (via smart cooperation programs). The Center will thus support strengthening of entrepreneurship, small and medium sized business, at the same time encouraging young people’s creative approach to business ideas development.
The Competence Center activities will be based on cooperation between private, public and science-research sector, a framework to be further developed in the future both Montenegro and other countries participating in CompetenceNet project.
CompetenceNET project – “Improvement of transnational business environment through development of business competence centers and networks“ is implemented by Development Agency Zepce as a lead partner, in cooperation with Montenegrin Employers Federation and municipalities of Stari Jankovci and Tovarnik from Croatia. The project is funded within a first call for proposals in the scope of INTERREG – IPA CBC Croatia - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Montenegro 2014-2020. Duration of the project is 30 months (until November 2019) with a total budget of 670.619,24 EUR.
More information on business competence centers in Zepce (B&H), Stari Jankovci (CRO) and Podgorica (ME) is available on https://centrikom.org/.