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EU funded projects

(1) EU project name: IPA Component IV – Human resources development: Increasing Employability of Working Age Population in Požega-Slavonia and Koprivnica-Križevci County

Leading partner: Polytechnic of Požega; Project partners: College of Agriculture at Križevci; Project associates: Association of Winegrowers and Winemakers of Požega, "Panora” Regional Development Agency of Požega-Slavonia County, Croatian Chamber of Commerce - County Commerce of Požega.

Project duration: 05.11.2010-05.03.2012

Project application was submitted within EU grant of "Strengthening of capacities of adult education institutions” within IPA Component IV – Human resources development. Public call for applications: Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education (AVET).

General objective of the project is to increase employability of working-age population in Požega-Slavonia and Koprivnica-Križevci counties through performance of adult education.

Specific objectives of the project are: Increase competitiveness of unemployed and employed workforce through their adaptation to labour market needs; promote equal opportunities for everyone joining the labour market; promote development of key and other skills of attending the existing and/or new adult education programmes.

The main implemented activities of the project are:

  • Development and registration of three adult education programmes (Project Cycle Manager, Computer Operator, and Winegrower and Winemaker),
  • Performance of free education for selected students (largely unemployed persons) through the specified programmes at the Polytechnic of Požega (25+20+20) and performance of free education through the Winegrower and Winemaker programme in Križevci (College of Agriculture at Križevci),
  • Procurement of equipment required for performance of the education during the project and later on,
  • Study travel for all adult education programme participants and teachers,
  • Preparation and printing of practical guides for the programmes.

The project represents a permanent contribution to development of the Polytechnic of Požega also as an adult education institution in terms of development and accreditation of three adult education programmes which are exceptionally needed in the region where the institution is located, and through equipping of the institution for performance of theoretical and practical teaching. Besides the enhanced capacities of the institution, a contribution to regional development is made through education of 65 unemployed persons and students who shall be more competitive on the labour market upon completion of the training. An additional contribution to the regional development is found in an increased capacity of the Polytechnic for further continuous performance of the specific education (education of adults).

(2) EU project name: IPA Component IV – Human resources development: The Bee Incubator

Leading partner: Polytechnic of Požega; Project partner: Polytechnic of "Marko Marulić” in Knin; Project associate: Zlatna dolina beekeeping association, Požega.

Project duration: 18.10.2013-18.10.2014

Project application was submitted within EU grant of "Strengthening of capacities of adult education institutions” within IPA Component IV – Human resources development. Public call for applications: Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education (AVET).

General objective of the project is to strengthen capacity of the Polytechnic as an adult education institution and prepare for training of those attending in the field of apiculture in order to increase their competitiveness on the labour market and enhance their self-employability opportunities.

Specific objectives of the project are: (1) Establish an adult education curriculum in the field of apiculture, (2) Establish infrastructure and a teaching facility for practical training of unemployed adults and their preparation for self-employment and competitive approach to the labour market in the field of beekeeping.

The main project activities, currently in the implementation stage, are:

  • Development of an adult education curriculum (programme) named "Apiculture – Beekeeping”,
  • Performance of theoretical and practical teaching at the Polytechnic of Požega for 20 unemployed persons,
  • Procurement of equipment needed for the practical teaching of 20 students (video-conferencing and laboratory equipment, 130 beehives...),
  • Development of a project website and Facebook group to support users of the project and all interested persons,
  • Development of a target group database to facilitate continuous monitoring of their activities upon completion of the project,
  • Fitting out of an apiary in vicinity of Požega,
  • Organisation of two study trips for project students and teacher education,
  • Performance of a final exam and presentation of awards to the best students.

The project represents a permanent contribution to development of the Polytechnic of Požega as an adult education institution in terms of development and accreditation of the adult education programme which is exceptionally needed in the region where the institution is located, and through equipping of the institution and the teaching facility for performance of practical teaching. Besides the strengthening of the institution capacity, another contribution to the regional development is found in free education of 20 unemployed persons. Upon completion of the education, they shall be competent and trained for self-employment and setting up their own businesses in the field of beekeeping. An additional contribution to the regional development is found in an increased capacity of the Polytechnic for further continuous performance of the specific education (education of adults).

(3) EU project name: Students Business Incubator: By the knowledge to the Workplace

Leading partner: Polytechnic of Požega

Project partners: Chamber of Commerce - County Commerce of Požega, Regional development agency Panora

Project duration: 03.02.2014.-03.10.2015

The overall objective of this project is to increase self-employment and employment rate in Požega -Slavonia County through new educational, research, mentoring and advisory services in the Business Incubator.

The specific objective of the action is capacity building of Polytechnic of Pozega through establishing the Student Business Incubator "Aktiva", and development of skills and increasing a level of qualifications for the certain target groups toward the EBC*L education and trainings.

The following four expected results will contribute to the attainment of the above defined objectives:

  1. Equipped and putted into operation the Student Business Incubator "Aktiva”
  2. 40 unemployed part-time students, unemployed persons and unemployed people with disabilities have entrepreneurial knowledge and skills for start-up business ventures.
  3. 40 unemployed part-time students, unemployedpersons and unemployed people with disabilities through created database of innovative business ideas and conducted business network implement their knowledge in local development.
  4. 10 business ideas selected and business plans created
  5. Student Business incubator "Aktiva” improved and developed.