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International projects

We are unique in preparation and implementation of international projects. We are able to involve interested parties in international consortiums and this way to contribute to acquiring international experience for entrepreneurship, tourism, research and innovation or regional development of South Bohemia.  We perform actively as a partner and topic leader in some international projects, in others we participate in composing project proposal and following project management.

 

Operational programme European Territory Cooperation Austria – the Czech Republic

Operational Programme Free state of Bavaria- the Czech Republic

 

  • Land Exhibition 2013
  • Going About Castles and Palaces Along the Land Route from the Malše River to the Dunaj River
  • Didactics Through Playing for Children under 6 Years of Age
  • Rožmberk Dynasty and our Common History – travelling exhibition 2012
  • Rožmberk Dynasty – travelling exhibition South Bohemia/Lower Austria
  • The Development of a Cross-border Tourist Destination of Lipensko- Mühlviertel and Marketing the Region
  • A Peaceful March through Czech-Bavarian Border Country

 

Operational Programme Interreg Europe (cooperation among partners from EU countries)

 

  • SOCIAL SEEDS – Expoiting Potentials of Social Enterprises through Standardized European Evaluation and Development System
  • Improvement the Effectiveness of Regional Development policies in Eco-innovation for Smart Home and Independent Living to Increase the Quality of Life of Ageing People (INNOVAge)
  • Innovation for Welfare (I4W)    
  • Matching Technologies and Opportunities (MATEO)

 

Operational Programme Central Europe (cooperation among partners from central Europe)

 

  • Improving of Key Supporting Services for Young Innovators across Central Europe (InoPlaCe)
  • Central European Crowd-funding Support
  • European Cultural Route of Reformation
  • Danube Transnational Programme (Interreg Danube)
  • SENSES (Strengthening social entrepreneurial landscape through involving socially responsible corporate practices in entrepreneurial competences and skills enhancement in the Danube region
  • Sharing Experience Europe Platform (SEE Platform)

 

 

OP European Territorial Cooperation Austria – The Czech Republic

 

The name of the project: Land Exhibition 2013

 

Project partners:

  • RERA a.s. – lead partner
  • Office of Upper-Austrian local government – dept. of culture
  • Regional management Öberosterreich GmbH
  • Cistercian abbey Vyšší Brod

In terms of development cooperation between neighbouring regions, the regions of Upper Austria and South Bohemia prepared cross-border territorial exhibition which was started in April 2013. The exhibition took place in four sites – in Český Krumlov, Vyšší Brod, Bad Leonfelden and Freistadt. Relating to this exhibition, RERA implemented two projects in which it held the position of a lead partner.  

 

 

OP European Territorial Cooperation Austria – The Czech Republic

 

The name of the project: Going About Castles and Palaces Along the Land Route from the Malše River to the Dunaj River

 

Project partners:

  • RERA a.s. – lead partner
  • Castles on the Malše o.s.
  • Verband Mühlviertler Alm
  • Ruttensteiner Erhaltungsverein
  • Burgverein Prandegg

 

The project focusing on tourism development was implemented in cooperation of South Bohemian and Upper Austrian subjects while utilizing cultural richness of border regions of both countries. The project targeted at creating a typical cross-border product of tourist industry using little known phenomenon of an old Land route and interconnecting individual castles along the Malše up to the Dunaj through a marked path and thus renewing a part of common history.

 

 

OP European Territorial Cooperation Austria – The Czech Republic

 

The name of the project: Didactics Through Playing for Children under 6 Years of Age

 

Project partners:

  • Malting plant Písek, o.p.s.
  • ZOOM Kindermuseum
  • South Bohemian University in České Budějovice, Pedagogical faculty

 

RERA has prepared a successful project aiming at education of the smallest children. The project was successfully managed by our agency and was completed by reimbursement of the grant. Within the project an interactive exposition for children aged from 8 month to 6 years arose. It was designed following the procedures of created didactical materials in order to develop motoractivity of children, their cognitive and social abilities.

 

 

OP European Territorial Cooperation Austria – The Czech Republic

Fond of Small Projects South Bohemia/ Upper Austria

 

The name of the project: Rožmberk Dynasty and our Common History – a travelling exhibition 2012

 

Project partners:       

  • RERA a.s.
  • Schlossmuseum Freistadt
  • Verein Kultur in der Fabrik

 

RERA has prepared a project focusing on enhancing cross-border cooperation and enlivening Austrian border. At the same time RERA was the partner of the project. The major outcome of the project was realization of the exhibition “Rožmberk Dynasty and our Common History – a travelling exhibition 2012”, including provision of marketing activities. The realization of the exhibition was promoted by appropriate marketing campaign.

 

 

OP European Territorial Cooperation Austria – The Czech Republic

Fond of Small Projects South Bohemia/ Upper Austria

 

The name of the project: Rožmberk Dynasty – a travelling exhibition South Bohemia/Upper Austria

 

Project partners:

  • RERA a.s.
  • Europa Brücke Raabs

 

RERA has prepared and managed as a partner a project focusing on enhancing cross-border cooperation with Lower Austria. The outcome of the project was realization of an exhibition which took advantage of current South Bohemian Region exhibition called “A Year of Rose” and expanded it by further materials  of exhibition towns. Those were Dačice and Raabsan der Thaya in Lower Austria historically interconnected by the Rožmberk dynasty.

 

 

OP European Territorial Cooperation Austria – The Czech Republic

 

The name of the project: The Development of Cross-border Tourist Destination of Lipensko-Mühlviertel incl. marketing of the region

 

Project partners:

  • RERA a.s. – lead partner
  • Sternstein Sessellift GmbH
  • Town of Frymburk
  • The municipality of Přední Výtoň
  • Level Rescue Service Kovářov

 

The project aimed at supporting tourism development and enhancing atractiveness of cross-border area of Lipensko Mühlviertel even in a low season for both Czech and Austrian visitors. Within this project, in Austrian Sternstein, ski slopes and cable chairs have been modernized. In Lipensko another cyclo-tourist route has been built. The route leads from Přední Výtoň in direction of Vítkův Kámen.  In Frymburk  a barrier-free cyclopoint, meant as a rest place for cyclist, has arisen.  A protective dam at the base of Level Rescue Service has been built in Kovářov.

 

 

OP European Territory Cooperation Free state of Bavaria- the Czech Republic

 

The name of the project: A Peaceful March through Czech-Bavarian Border Country

Project partners:

  • Fichtelgebirgsverein e.V
  • South Bohemian Region

 

RERA in cooperation with a contractor, South Bohemian Region, has composed a successful proposal for a grant and provided general management until successful completion. The project, the main target of which was realization of peaceful march from South Bohemia to Brussels, was a contribution of South Bohemian Region to the chairmanship of the Czech Republic in European Union Council and was a part of a whole concept of activities that were devoted to the chairmanship in the first half of 2009.

 

 

OP Interreg Europe

The name of the project: SOCIAL SEEDS – Expoiting Potentials of Social Enterprises through Standardized European Evaluation and Development System

 

Project partners:

  • IFKA Iparfejlesztési Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft. – Lead Partner (Hungary)
  • RERA a.s. (Czech republic)
  • Regione Abruzzo (Italy)
  • BSC, Poslovno podporni center d.o.o. Kranj (Slovenia)
  • Rzeszowska Agencja Rozwoju Regionalnego S.A. (Poland)
  • EURADA – Association Européenne des Agences de Développement (Belgium)
  • Eesti Abikeskused (Estonia)

 

The over all objective of the SOCIAL SEEDS projectis to improve the effectiveness of local and regional policies and instruments for stimulation of growth and employment (of vulner able social groups) in social enterprises (SE) including their eco-systems in Europeancities and regions. To this end, forward-looking/mainstreaming evaluation and supporting scheme for social enterprises (SE) will be established in order to contribute to policy-makers’ actions addressed to improve their performance regarding SEs’ two foldorganizational goals: including the social and economic goals at a whole. This new scheme will be fully exploitable and aligned through out three different policy-making spheres, addressed by the main sub-objectives of the concept.

 

More information:  http://www.interregeurope.eu/socialseeds/ and http://ifka.hu/en/improving-job-opportunities/social-seeds

 

 

OP Interreg Danube

 

The name of the project: SENSES - Strengthening social entrepreneurial landscape through involving socially responsible corporate practices in entrepreneurial competences and skills enhancement in the Danube region

 

Project partners:

  • IFKA Iparfejlesztési Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft. – Lead Partner (Hungary)
  • RERA a.s. (Czech Republic)
  • BSC, Poslovno podporni center d.o.o. Kranj (Slovenia)
  • Camera de Comert, Industrie si agricultura Timis (Romania)
  • Slovenská podnikateľská agentúra (Slovakia)
  • Zentrum für Soziale Innovation GmbH (Austria)
  • Regionalna razvojna agencija Medimurje REDEA d.o.o. (Croatia)
  • NESsT EUROPE Nonprofit Kft. (Hungary)
  • MAROM Klub Egyesület (Hungary)
  • Privredna komora Srbije (Serbia)
  • Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium (Hungary)
  • EURADA – Association Européenne des Agences de Développement (Belgium)
  • Agentia Judeteana pentru Ocuparea Fortei de Munca Timis (Romania)
  • Ministarstvo rada i mirovinskog sustava (Croatia)
  • Agentia pentru Inovare si Transfer Tehnologic (Moldova)
  • Ministerstvo hospodárstva Slovenskej republiky (Slovakia)
  • Razvojni svet gorenjske regije (Slovenia)

 

Social enterprises (SEs) are important drivers for inclusive growth and play key role in tackling current economic, environmental and societal challenges. However, examples of missing policy and legal frameworks, social investment markets and social entrepreneurship education are very common.

Motivated by the above challenge, the SENSES project aims to create a transnational network of social enterprises (SEs), socially responsible traditional businesses, (social) financial investors,  policy-makers, academia, NGO practitioners composed by 600-800 members in total in the Danube region which will jointly promote an innovative social enterprise model as well as social innovation for the sustainable economic development of the Danube region.

 

More information:  http://www.interreg-danube.eu/approved-projects/senses

 

 

OP Interreg Central Europe

 

The name of the project: Central European Crowd-funding Support (CROWD-FUND-PORT)

 

Project partners:

  • E-zavod, zavod za projektno svetovanje, raziskovanje in razvoj celovitih rešitev - vedoucí partner (Slovenia)
  • RERA a.s. (Czech Republic)
  • Gdańska Fundacja Przedsiebior czości (Poland)
  • Cittá Metropolitan a di Bologna (Italy)
  • Rocketside Zrt. (Hungary)
  • ikosom - Institut für Kommunikat ion in sozialen Medien (Germany)
  • ISN - innovation service network GmbH (Austria)
  • CONDA - Unternehmensberatungs GmbH (Austria)
  • Creative Industry Forum (Slovakia)
  • Alma Mater Studiorum - Universita di Bologna (Italy)
  • BRODOTO (Croatia)

 

Crowdfunding minimizes business risk-taking and increases entrepreneurship mind-set, which is why an unused crowdfunding potential represents a huge challenge especially in the eastern parts of central European countries. CROWD-FUND-PORT aims thus to improve skills and competences of all relevant stakeholder groups to prepare them for taking advantage of the crowdfunding phenomena. Change will be visible in improved financial conditions for start-ups fostering innovation, employment and social stability in the region.

The project focus will be on economically weaker businesses with fewer opportunities, who do not have access to bank loans, but who would be able to start business ideas through crowdfunding. Outputs and results of the project will benefit crowdfunding platform operators as well as small and medium sized enterprises by increasing their competences. Crowdfunding investors will profit from increased safety by a better understanding of benefits and risks and policy makers will gain increased decision-making competences.

 

More information:  http://www.interreg-central.eu/Content.Node/CROWD-FUND-PORT.html

 
 
 

The name of the project: European Cultural Route of Reformation

 

Project partners:

  • Thüringer Landgesellschaft mbH, Erfurt (Germany)
  •  RERA a.s. (Czech Republic)
  • ÉARFÜ Észak-Alföldi Regionális Fejlesztési Ügynökség Közhasznú Nonprofit Korlátolt Felelösségu Társaság (Hungary)
  • Felsö Tisza Többcélú Kistérségi Társulás (Hungary)
  • Istituto Superiore sui Sistemi Territoriali per I'Innovazione (Italy)
  • Regionalna razvojna agencija Mura, d.o.o (Slovenia)
  • Tourismusverband Sachsen-Anhalt e.V. (Germany)
  • Kirche und Tourismus e.V. (Germany)
  • Dolnoślaska Organizacja Turystyczna (Poland)
  • Regionální rozvojová agentura Plzeňského kraje, o.p.s. (Czech Republic)
  • Evangelische Kirche A.B. in Österreich (Austria)
  • Oberösterreich Tourismus (Austria)

 

ECRR aims at identifying, selecting and connecting existing Reformation-themed cultural heritage around Europe (sites, objects and non-material legacy) and establishing an European Cultural Route of Reformation. To secure the effective running, consolidation and expansion of the Route after the ECRR’s lifetime, a stable and durable management structure will be developed and established by the Consortium. The adhesion of actors and institutions beyond the Project’s boundaries is desired and will be actively strived.

An application for the recognition as an European Cultural Route by the Council of Europe will be submitted by the end of the Project. To reach its goals the project applies an empowering bottom-up approach, in which local and regional stakeholders are actively engaged throughout the project’s running time, aligned for the posterior Route’s running and their capacities increased through training events. Capacity building, knowledge transfer and mutual learning are cornerstones of this project.

 

More information:  http://www.interreg-central.eu/Content.Node/ECRR.html

 

 

OP Interreg IVC

 

The name of the project: Improvement the Effectiveness of Regional Development Policies in Eco-innovation for Smart Home and Independent Living to Increase the Quality of Life of Ageing People (INNOVAge)

 

Project partners:

  • Marche Regional Authority – lead partner (Italy)
  • MEDIC@LPS (France)
  • Sofia Municipality (Bulgaria)
  • Region of Central Macedonia (Greek)
  • Junta De Castilla y León (Španělsko)
  • Geroskipou Municipality (Cyprus)
  • SEHTA(Great Britain )
  • Development Centre of the Heart of Slovenia (Slovenia)
  • Lithuanian Innovation Centre (Lithuania)
  • Fundación INTRAS (Spain)
  • RERA a.s. (The Czech Republic)
  • Rzeszow Regional Development Agency (Poland)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO
  • Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden)

 

The project reflects a topical social problem which is ageing of population. On general level it aimed at expanding awareness of possibilities to use eco friendly innovations (so called eco-innovations) in care for senior citizens. The issue is that new trends and procedures are going to be implemented in the care, especially focusing on their housing and rehabilitation in home environment in order to increase their self-reliance and longer independent life in their natural environment, i.e. (at home).

 

 

OP Interreg IVC

 

The name of the project: Innovation for Welfare (I4W)

 

Project partners:

  • ACC1Ó – lead partner (Spain)
  • CESTEC S.p.A. –Centro per losviluppotecnologico, l´energia  e la competitivitádellepiccole e medie imprese lombarde (Italy)
  • Province of Noord-Brabant (Netherlands)
  • RERA a.s. (The Czech Republic)
  • TMG – Austrian Technology and Marketing Company (Austria)
  • Tartu Science Park (Estonia)

 

The project targeted at increase in effectiveness of systems in the field of health care and providing social services while using international cooperation in sharing expertise and experience among EU regions (in detail see www.innovation4welfare.eu). Organizations which suggested conception of innovation utilization and had cooperated with at least two foreign partners were within the project financially supported in every partner region. The innovations involved e.g. systems of health and home care, products and services for senior citizens, management process innovations in health and social facilities and services as a whole. The subsidies went also to technology transfer in the field of nanotechnologies, biotechnologies and advanced materials (biomaterials), or functional foodstuff. 

 

 

OP Interreg IIIC

 

The name of the project: Matching Technologies and Opportunities (MATEO)

 

Project partners:

  • Centre d´I nnovació i DesenvolupamentEmpresarial CIDEM- lead partner (Spain)
  • Lombardy Region (Italy)
  • RERA a.s. (The Czech Republic)

 

The aim of the project was to develop innovation processes in small and middle-sized companies and research and development institutions, to boost experience exchange among these subjects and cooperation among partner regions in particular area. The project, through its subprojects, dealt e.g. by development of procedures for pharmacy and  health service, by technologies for optimal utilization of renewable sources of energy including project documentation of low-energy buildings, by looking into origin of foodstuff, by fields of process and production technologies and by biotechnologies and mechatronics.

The project has ranked among twenty five best cross-regional projects in European Union and has won a nomination for the RegioStar Award.

 

 

OP Central Europe

 

The name of the project: Improving of Key Supporting Services for Young Innovators across Central Europe (InoPlaCe)

 

Project partners:

  • RERA a.s. – lead partner (The Czech Republic)
  • Regional Development Agency Celje Ltd. (Slovenia)
  • Regional Development Agency “ARLEG” S.A. (Poland)
  • Regional Development Agency Senec-Pezinok (Slovakia)
  • Avanzi. Sostenibilita per Azioni (Italy)
  • Pannon Novum Non-profit Ltd. (Hungary)
  •  Europa Programme Centre at governing body TIAW e.V. (Germany)
  • CVVI- Centre for Research, Development and Innovation (The Czech Republic)

 

The project was based on cooperation with young innovators (businessmen, researchers) under 35 years of age. The aim of the project was to improve general conditions for their activities through identification and development of supporting services which will meet their demand. The issues in question were e.g. defining procedure of helping an innovator to get financial means or to know  where to get partners for cooperation, how to find a new sale outlet for the outcome of research, how to find out if an innovation hasn´t been covered by a patent and in case it isn´t how to get the idea patented or provided with a trademark, how to offer it to potential customers in the market (commercialization) etc.

 

 

Grant programme of European Commission - European Design Innovation Initiative

 

The name of the project: Sharing Experience Europe Platform (SEE Platform)

 

Project partners:

  • PDR / Cardiff Metropolitan University-  lead partner (Wales)
  • RERA a.s. (The Czech Republic)
  • Design  Flanders (Belgium)
  • Danish Design Centre (Denmark)
  • Estonian Design Centre (Estonia)
  • Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture(Finland)
  • JAMK University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
  • Business and Cultural Development Centre KEPA (Greece)
  • Border, Midland and Western Regional Assembly (Ireland)
  • Cieszyn Castle (Poland)
  • Design Council (Great Britain)

 

The project tried to create Europe-wide platform by means of which both regional and national parties, active in the field of innovation backing, will support deeper design integration in programme and policies for innovation assistance. At the same time the project aimed at design being perceived as a significant source of competitiveness, as a part of innovation of a new product. At least this is commonplace in countries of Western Europe.