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									Stara Zagora
Regional
Economic
Development
Agency
http://www.szeda.bg
Bulgaria
6000 Stara Zagora
127, General Stoletov Str.
Tel.: (+ 359 42) 605 007
Tel./fax: (+359 42) 638 075
e-mail office@szeda.bg

4 October 2007
                              1
7th EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF CEEC
     REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
           AGENCIES


  STARA ZAGORA REDA –
    KEY PARTNER FOR
   ECONOMIC CHANGE
      IN THE REGION
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               Stara Zagora Region
www.szeda.bg
SZREDA




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               Stara Zagora Region
www.szeda.bg
                Territory – 5151.1 sq. km
                Number of municipalities - 11
SZREDA


                Number of towns           – 10
                Number of villages      - 196
                Population          – 364 051
                4,7% of Bulgaria’s population
                Administrative centre –
                                Stara Zagora

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               Stara Zagora Region
www.szeda.bg
               Location
SZREDA

                          ОБЩО ЕВРОПЕЙСКИ ТРАНСПОРТНИ
                                   КОРИДОРИ




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               Stara Zagora Region
www.szeda.bg

               Economy
SZREDA


                Electrical power generation
                Metal processing and machine
                building; electronics
                Food processing
                Agriculture


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               Stara Zagora Region
www.szeda.bg
               History and
               culture
SZREDA




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               Stara Zagora Region
                                     Nature
www.szeda.bg
SZREDA




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               Stara Zagora Region
www.szeda.bg

                  Regional Development Strategy
                  2007-2015
SZREDA


                Priorities:
                  Knowledge-based, dynamic and competitive
                  economy.
                  Modern infrastructure, serving the an
                  economy in growth.
                  Quality lifestyle and attractive social
                  environment.
                  Administrative capacity, partnerships and
                  citizens involvement.

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               Stara Zagora REDA
                              Who are we?
www.szeda.bg
SZREDA




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               Stara Zagora REDA
                                      Who are we?
www.szeda.bg

                 Non-profit organisation,
                 working for the public benefit
SZREDA



                 Established in 1995 with the support
                 of USAID
                 Members: 6 Municipalities from the
                 Region, Thracian University, Chamber
                 of Commerce and Industry, Bulgarian-
                 German Vocational Training Centre

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               Stara Zagora REDA
                                 Our Mission
www.szeda.bg



                  To foster and support
SZREDA


                  sustainable economic
                  development
                  in Stara Zagora Region



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               Stara Zagora REDA
                                        Our Aims
www.szeda.bg


                 Assist and support
SZREDA


                 entrepreneurship and SMEs;
                 Support local governments in
                 their efforts to achieve
                 sustainable development;
                 Promote the region and attract
                 national and foreign investment

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               Stara Zagora REDA
                                                      Positioning
www.szeda.bg
                                 REGIONAL LEVEL
                Council for Regional Development in South Central Planning
SZREDA


                Region (NUTS II)
                Committees of Employment and within the District Council for
                Regional Development
                Stara Zagora Municipality Advisory Council for Tourism

                                 NATIONAL LEVEL
                 Bulgarian Association of Regional Development Agencies and
                 Business Centres (BARDA)

                               INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
                 Access to the European Association of Development Agencies
                (EURADA) network through BARDA
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               Stara Zagora REDA
                                                Funding
www.szeda.bg


                Donor Programmes
SZREDA


                  EU Commission (through PHARE and
                  Leonardo Programmes)
                  GTZ
                  USAID
                  British Government (DFID)
                  FLGR, Open Society Institute, others.
                Community and Own Resources

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               Stara Zagora REDA
                   Main Co-operation Partners
www.szeda.bg
                         GOVERNMENT STRUCTURES
SZREDA


                  Executive Agency for SME Promotion
                  Bulgarian Ministry of Economy and Energy
                  Bulgarian Ministry for Regional Development
                  and Public Works
                  National Employment Agency
                  Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
                  Labour Offices in Stara Zagora Region
                  District & Local Governments in Stara Zagora
                  Region


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               Stara Zagora REDA
                   Main Co-operation Partners
www.szeda.bg
                       Non-profit organisations
                 BARDA and its Members
SZREDA


                 Institute for Market Economics
                 Foundation for Local Government Reform
                 Foundation for Entrepreneurship Development
                 Human Resource Development Centre
                 National Association of Municipalities in Bulgaria
                 Regional Associations of Municipalities
                 National Business Development Network
                 Stara Zagora Chamber of Commerce and Industry
                 Stara Zagora Industrial Association
                 Municipal Development Centres in the Region
                 NGOs on Regional Level
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               Stara Zagora REDA
                                                                      Structure
www.szeda.bg                        Stara Zagora
                                  Regional Economic                   • Municipalities
                                 Development Agency
                                                                      • Stara Zagora
                                                                        Chamber of
SZREDA


                          General Member Assembly                       Commerce and
                                                                        Industry
                                  Board of Directors                  • Thracian University
                                   Advisory Board                     • German-Bulgarian
                                                                        Vocational Training
                                  Executive Director                    Centre

               Administrative Assistance -     Regional Development
                    Office Maneger                  Department
                      Accountant
                   IT Administrator

                  Training Department             Business Centre



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               Stara Zagora REDA
                                           Network
www.szeda.bg

                 Municipal Development Centres
SZREDA


                  Nikolaevo
                  Radnevo
                  Galabovo
                  Chirpan
                Kazanlak Business Centre


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               Stara Zagora REDA
                                                     Activities
www.szeda.bg
                Surveys and analyses of Stara Zagora regional
                economy, strategies for economic development;
SZREDA


                Projects to solve social and economic issues by
                mobilizing local and attracting external resources;
                Information, office, training and advisory services
                to SMEs, local governments, NGOs;
                Training and re-training to meet the requirements
                of the regional economy;
                Meetings, exhibitions and fairs to promote the
                local business in the country and abroad;
                Investment promotion and services to foreign
                and local investors.

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               Stara Zagora REDA
                             Services for SMEs
www.szeda.bg

                Advisory services – marketing, business planning,
                financial, legal and accounting advice; company
SZREDA


                profiles, advertising brochures, company
                presentations, representation at trade exhibitions,
                project proposal writing and management.

                Information services - legal, customs, standards,
                tax regulations, statistical data; funding
                programmes, credit opportunities; Internet search.

                Office services – translation, business
                correspondence, business communication, renting
                office space and presentation equipment, etc.


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               Stara Zagora REDA
               Training Courses and Seminars
www.szeda.bg
                Training for SMEs - Business Planning, SME Management,
                Marketing, Selling Skills, Customer Service.
                Training for the unemployed - Start Your Own Business,
SZREDA


                re-training (vocational training, computer skills etc.)
                Specialized training - Appraisers (Real Estate, Machinery
                and Equipment, Farming Land); English Language,
                Internet
                Training for local governments, government
                institutions, NGOs - Project Proposal Writing and Project
                Management, Financial Management of NGOs,
                Institutional Building of Centres for Municipal
                Development
                Training for Foreign and Bulgarian Organizations –
                study tours in Bulgaria for specialists in the area of local
                development, local economic development, NGO
                Institutional building and different sectors of industry,
                2000-2005
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               Stara Zagora REDA
                                                          Projects
www.szeda.bg
                Entrepreneurship Support for the Development of
                the SME Sector in Stara Zagora
SZREDA


                    PHARE funded
                    Final beneficiaries: Stara Zagora Micro & SMEs
                    Activities
                         Training in entrepreneurship;
                         Specialized seminars for SME management;
                         Advisory services;
                         Publication of 2 practical handbooks: Customer
                         Service and SME Management;
                         Internet directories for the three participating
                         sectors



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               Stara Zagora REDA
                                                        Projects
www.szeda.bg
                Creating Favorable Conditions for the Employment of
                Disabled People in the City of Stara Zagora
                                           And
SZREDA


                                     Our Next Steps
                    Funded by the British Embassy
                    Partners: SZ Municipality, the Unions of Blind and
                    Disabled People
                    Activities
                         Meresev and Tih Trud management training and
                         advisory services;
                         A Stand on Plovdiv Fair;
                         SYB and HandKnitCrafts courses;
                         Internet sites;
                         Marketing - looking for new customers

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               Stara Zagora REDA
                                   Projects
www.szeda.bg
SZREDA




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               Stara Zagora REDA
                                   Projects
www.szeda.bg
SZREDA




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               Stara Zagora REDA
                                                           Projects
www.szeda.bg
                Strategic Planning Training for Municipal Councilors
                fom Stara Zagora Region
SZREDA

                    Funded by Open Society Institute, Bulgaria
                    Partners: All municipalities from the region
                    75 councilors from the municipalities trained
                    Aimed at building a capacity for defining the strategic
                    priorities in community development, related to the first
                    planning period after the accession of Bulgaria to the
                    EU (2007-2013)
                    Seminars in:
                          Change Management and Leadership Skills;
                          Local Economic Development;
                          Strategic Planning



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               Stara Zagora REDA
                                                         Projects
www.szeda.bg
                TrainSME: Innovative Vocational Training Approaches
                in Small and Micro Enterprises
SZREDA


                    Funded by Leonardo da Vinchi Programme
                    11 partners from 7 countries
                    The project aims at the improvement of the vocational
                    training system in small businesses
                    Results:
                          A toolkit for identifying the micro and small
                          company training needs;
                          Training and advisory services provided to 21
                          pilot micro enterprises after training needs
                          identification




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               Stara Zagora REDA
                                                             Projects
www.szeda.bg
                Strengthening the Capacity for Community
                Development Through Local Partnership
                Projects
SZREDA


                   Funded under PHARE – Civil Society Development
                   Programme
                   Partners – 9 municipalities from the region
                   Activities:
                       Training of municipal employees;
                       Local partners identification;
                       Round tables aiming at identifying a significant for the
                       community project idea;
                       Individual consultations to the 9 teams formed in the
                       process of project proposal writing



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               Stara Zagora REDA
                                               Projects
www.szeda.bg
                Consultancy Grant Scheme
                  Funded under PHARE Programme
SZREDA


                  (Competitiveness Programme)
                  Consultancy organization – 6 SMEs
                      Project proposals for SMEs development
                      designed;
                      ISO and OHSAS standards;
                      CE marking;
                      SME websites design;
                   Project management and reporting

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               Stara Zagora REDA
                                                              Projects
www.szeda.bg
                A Partnership for Creating a Regional One-
                Stop Investment Office
SZREDA


                   Funded under PHARE Programme (PPP Scheme)
                   Partners – 10 municipalities and 3 NGOs
                   Activities:
                       Team of experts from partnering organisations
                       establishment;
                       Training of the municipal staff who will first meet the
                       potential investors;
                       Pool of consultants;
                       Information collection and data base development;
                       WEB Portal and promotional materials development




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               Stara Zagora Region &
               Business Promotion
www.szeda.bg
SZREDA




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               Investment promotion –
                      ALCOA Grand Oppening
www.szeda.bg
SZREDA




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               Stara Zagora REDA in
               Strategic Planning Process 2007-2013
www.szeda.bg
                 National level
                 NUTs II level
SZREDA


                 District level
                 Municipal level
                    Developing sector and municipal
                    strategies;
                    Developing municipal development
                    plans;
                    Advisory services on SZ regional level;
                    Short term consultants in projects on
                    national level
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               Stara Zagora REDA
                                Highlights
www.szeda.bg



                Partnership and Networking
SZREDA



                High Quality of Services
                Competitiveness
                SME and Regional Development




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Stara Zagora
Regional
Economic
Development
Agency
http://www.szeda.bg
Bulgaria
6000 Stara Zagora             Thank you!
127, General Stoletov Str.
Tel.: (+ 359 42) 605 007
Tel./fax: (+359 42) 638 075
e-mail office@szeda.bg


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