Agency at the second Danube financial dialogue

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Project Manager in Development Agency of Vukovar-Srijem County Hrast Ltd. Marijana Balić and assistant head of department of international cooperation and regional development of Vukovar-Srijem County Marina Sekulić, participated in the second financial dialogue entitled „Financing of small and medium enterprises in the Danube region“, held on the 24th and 25th January 2013 in the premises of the National Bank of Serbia in Belgrade.

Danube financial dialogue is a pilot project within the priority area 10 „Capacity Building“ EU Strategy for the Danube region, implemented by the city of Vienna as the coordinator of this priority area.

The goal of the dialogue is to create a platform to encourage merges of financial needs of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and the financial possibilities offered by financial institutions. Through dialogue proponents of projects within the Danube strategy have the opportunity to directly meet with various financial institutions for the purpose of defining the criteria and funding options for their projects. At the same time, financial institutions have the opportunity to identify new areas of business. Financial dialogue in addition provides the possibility of internal discussion, make new contacts and exchange experiences.

In front of the Ministry of Business and Trade, Ms Dragica Karaić has participated as a speaker and coordinator of the priority area 8 „Support of the development of competitiveness, including cluster development“ EU Strategy for the Danube region. Speaking on the challenges and opportunities of financing investment projects of SME's, who referred to the experience in the implementation of European and national programs, which to small and medium-sized enterprises were (or still are) available in the Republic of Croatia.