The activities of ReSPA are
funded by the European Union


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Call for proposals has been launched under the BACID Fund (Building Administrative Capacities of the Countries of the Western Balkans and the Republic of Moldova)

With funding provided by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the Austrian Association of Cities and Towns (AACT) and KDZ - Centre for Public Administration Research are implementing the programme „Capacity building in the countries of the Western Balkans and the Republic of Moldova“. It will be implemented in the period 01.12.2014 - 30.11.2017, with the aim to strengthen the governance structures of the countries in the region and to prepare them for possible accession to the European Union, with focus on local and regional governments.

The Programme is based on two relevant regional strategies, EU Strategy for the Danube Region ( and SEE 2020 Strategy ( It will strengthen networking of towns and cities in the Danube region and Western Balkans but also assist fostering of governance for growth in line with the Europe 2020 Strategy. It is implemented through two measures: 1) Fund for know-how transfer actions for building administrative capacities in Danube region and Western Balkans (BACID) and 2) LOGON-Danube Local Governments Democracy Network. Both measures represent continuation of previous activities implemented by the AACT and KDZ, as well as synergies with actions implemented by other stakeholders such as NALAS (Network of Associations of Local Governments of South-East Europe)1 and its donors GIZ and SDC, RCC, Word Bank and others. While the first measure includes transfer on know-how from Austrian experts to regional counterparts in the field of local self-government, the second measure contributes to implementation of the Urban Platform for Democratic Governance (priority axis 10 of the Danube strategy) as well as to fulfillment of NALAS role in the implementation of SEE 2020 Strategy.