Training „Start your business“ begun

The training „Start your business“ for unemployed people, as well as for graduates of the High School Center “Ivo Andrić” who will be active participants in the labor market from June next year, has begun in Prnjavor. The advisory and financial support program for business development is implemented within the framework of the „Sustainable Partnership for Employment“ project, which is funded by the European Union, and is being implemented within the second phase of the project „EU Support to Local Employment Partnerships – Phase II“ (LEP II), which is implemented by the International Labor Organization in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Support for selected candidates will be provided in two cycles.

In the first cycle, advisory and professional support will be provided for up to 30 selected participants through participation in the free three-day training “Start your business”. During the training, which is conducted according to the methodology of the International Labor Organization, the participants will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to develop a business idea, that is, create a business plan. At the end of the training, unemployed persons will present their business idea in front of the committee, and 5 unemployed persons whose business ideas are rated the best can receive financial and advisory support for starting their own business.

In the second cycle, 5 selected unemployed persons receive support consisting of:

  • Advisory support, through a free three-day training “Improve your business”,
  • Grant in the amount of up to KM 6,000 for co-financing the costs of starting your own business, i.e. registration of a business entity,
  • Mentoring support for participants who registered a business entity and started their own business, to ensure the long-term development of the best business plans and reduce the risk of stagnation in business, i.e. potential closing of the business.

Local Partnership for Employment Prnjavor is one of 20 partnerships established in BiH within the project “EU Support to Local Employment Partnerships – Phase II” (LEP II), funded by the European Union with 4 million euros and implemented by the International Labor Organization (ILO). The project aims to contribute to the improvement of employment in local communities through local employment partnerships and to improve the skills and employment opportunities of disadvantaged people in the labor market. For more information about the LEP II project, visit and social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube).