The representatives of the Regional Development Agency Backa by 25 April 2013th attended the second regional workshop organized in the framework of the development of the National Plan for Regional Development of the Republic of Serbia.
On the conference entitled "The competitions of the Government of Vojvodina for the support to investors and local governments in AP Vojvodina", held in the Assembly of Vojvodina, representatives of local governments, chambers of commerce, administrative districts, regional development agencies and professional associations in Vojvodina, were presented with the new competitions of the Government of Vojvodina for the support to investors and local governments in AP Vojvodina.
In the assembly hall in the SBC Odzaci on April 22nd2013, a ceremony was held on the occasion of signing the agreement about return of the Gathering of tamburitza men in Deronje, which will be held in late August. The contract was signed by the president of the Assembly of the Municipality of Odžaci, Mr Milos Pejčić, creator of "Tamburitza fest" Jovan Pejčić, the Director of the Regional Development Agency Backa Srdjan Vezmar and Assistant Provincial Secretary for International Cooperation and Local Government Alexander Radonjic. The ceremony was also attended by other leaders of local government, as well as many guests from Novi Sad, including the art director of the festival, Jovan Adamov.
Regional Development Agency Backa, in the period from April 10th to April 19th 2013, organized 16 promotional events throughout Backa in which current Public call for the Support program for innovative fast-growing SMEs was presented. The Public call was announced by the Ministry of Finance and Economy, in cooperation with the National Agency for Regional Development, and accredited Regional Development Agency Backa will provide technical assistance concerning above mentioned Public call.
In accordance with the Law on Regional Development, adopted by the Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, which envisions fostering balanced regional development by specified regions or areas, the carriers of regional development are accredited regional development agencies.
At the invitation of representatives of the EU Delegation, on April 9th 2013 in Belgrade, a consultative meeting on the subject of preparation of the report on Serbia's progress in the process of European integration for the period 2012/2013. The meeting was attended by representatives of civil society and representatives of relevant public and development institutions, and the main topic of the meeting included the analysis of the economic development component.
Cooperation of Regional Development Agencies is the key for strengthening cross-border cooperation between these two regions.
In the draft of the integrated spa development strategy, for the spas located along the Budapest-Belgrade highway, besides the Regional Development Agency Backa, are involved the Agency for Development of the Municipality of Temerin, the municipalities of Morahalom and Ada, and the project lead applicant is the University of Szeged.
Regional Development Agency Backa, during 2012, implemented measures and incentives of the Standardized set of services prescribed by the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Serbia. During the implementation of this set of services in 2012, the RDA Backa held 42 trainings attended by 631 participants - potential entrepreneurs and representatives from the small and medium enterprise sector. Training sessions were held in Novi Sad, Zabalj, Odzaci, Kula, Srbobran and Becej.
Within the third call for proposal of CBC Hungary - Serbia, the Regional Development Agency Backa, in partnership with the University of Szeged, municipalities Morahalom and Ada, as well as with the Agency for the Development of the Municipality of Temerin, nominated the project entitled "Cooling Cubes - Integrated spa development strategy for the spas situated in the area of the main traffic route through the Hungarian – Serbian cross border region ".