Support of Regional Development in Moldova


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An Opportunity to Stimulate the Development of Civil Society
René Samek
Executive Director
CzechINVENT Technology Agency
27 July 2011

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Support of Regional Development in Moldova

  1. 1. René Samek E xecutive Director CzechINVENT Technology Agency 27 July 2011 Support of Regional Development in Moldova An Opportunity to Stimulate the Development of Civil Society
  2. 2. Goal of the project Support an acceleration of societal and economic transformation of the Republic of Moldova through transfer of Czech know-how with planning, preparing and promoting regional development projects by non-governmental players , u sing the experience gained in the Czech Republic during the last 20 years D evelop capacities of Moldovan NGOs by equipping them with skills for developing and presenting regional development projects, hereby supporting the development of non-governmental sector and civil society in Moldova
  3. 3. Examples from the Czech Republic
  4. 4. Skills for project development Identification of needs of the region, match with own goals Identification of project ideas Evaluation of possibilities/options for financing Selection of project ideas for further development Selection of project ideas for further development Project writting – preparation of a project proposal Preparation of a financial plan of the project Presentation and promotion of the project Project implementation
  5. 5. Phases of the project <ul><li>Workshop on Czech experience with regional development and preparation of regional development projects </li></ul><ul><li>Study tour to the Czech Republic to visit selected regions and see regional development projects </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop on project development for Moldovan participants, individual coaching by Czech experts </li></ul><ul><li>Seminars in 3 regions of Moldova on regional development, presentation of regional development projects / project ideas </li></ul>
  6. 6. Results of the project <ul><li>At the end of the project, Moldovan participants should: </li></ul><ul><li>Know what kinds of regional development project have been implemented in the Czech Republic </li></ul><ul><li>Have the skills in identification of project ideas and development of projects </li></ul><ul><li>Have the skills in presentation of projects and argumentation with both potential supporters and potential adversaries </li></ul><ul><li>Have projects developed for public presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Have established contacts with potential partners </li></ul>
  7. 7. Programme of this workshop Time Wednesday 27 July Thursday 28 July 09:00-10:30 Introduction to the Project Introduction of Moldovan participants Realisation of Regional Development Projects 10:30-11:00 Break Break 11:00-13:00 Sustainable Development General Structure of a Development Project 13:00-14:00 Lunch Lunch 14:00-15:30 System of Regional Development in the EU and the Czech Republic Financing of Development Projects 15:30-16:00 Break Break 16:00-17:30 Examples of Development Projects in the Czech Republic Discussion, meeting with the Expert Grup team
  8. 8. Participants and supporters
  9. 9. CzechINVENT participants Rene Samek - Executive Director, CzechINVENT Technology Agency - 1997-2001: Marketing Director, CzechInvest - 2001-5: Director, UK & Ireland Office, CzechInvest - 2005-7: Director, Investment & Applied Research Support Division - 2007-9: Acquisition & Strategy Manager, AIG/Lincoln Manfred Hellmich - Consultant & project manager + part time teacher and researcher at Czech Technical University in Prague - 1994-2007: General Manager, Regional Development Agency for the North Bohemia Region - 1993-4: Project Manager, Foundation for Regeneration of the Most Region (District) - 1969-1993: various posts, Chemical Works /Chemopetrol
  10. 10. About CzechINVENT Technology Agency
  11. 11. CzechINVENT: our mission We are an independent, non-governmental, non-profit, Czech Technology Agency Our mision is the support of technological growth of the Czech Republic and Czech-based companies and entrepreneurs: support of applied research and development, innovation, as well as cooperation between the private sector and academic and public research organisations
  12. 12. Our customers: 3 groups <ul><li>Czech companies or individuals who have an idea or technology and wish to either commercialize it or develop it into production </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign technology companies / institutions wishing to explore opportunities for cooperation with the Czech Republic (R&D / production cooperation, technology transfer, investment in the CR) </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign governments (national/local) which require advisory services in the field of economic development (FDI / R&D promotion) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Economic development consulting <ul><li>Promotion of foreign direct investment (FDI) </li></ul><ul><li>Support of regional development </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of innovation and applied research </li></ul><ul><li>Development of SMEs (small & medium-sized enterprises) </li></ul><ul><li>Real estate for entrepreneurial activities and R&D </li></ul><ul><li>Free economic zones management </li></ul><ul><li>Export promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Location marketing and branding </li></ul>
  14. 14. Economic development consulting <ul><li>United Arab Emirates: free zone development </li></ul><ul><li>Moldova: development of industrial zones </li></ul><ul><li>Kosovo: regional/local development </li></ul><ul><li>Moldova: science&technology parks, business incubators </li></ul><ul><li>Bulgaria: regional development </li></ul><ul><li>Moldova: PPP (public-private partnership) projects </li></ul><ul><li>Turkmenistan: development of support of SME companies </li></ul><ul><li>Kosovo: improvement of climate for foreign investment </li></ul><ul><li>Individual consulting: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, Egypt, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Ukraine, Vanuatu, ... </li></ul>
  15. 15. Contact Tel.: 00420 606 649 171 E-mail: rene . [email_address] Thank you for your attention!