TEAM EUROPE INITIATIVE FOR SYUNIK Recovery, resilience, development (R2D Syunik) - EC funds
Contribute to enhanced recovery and resilience of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and sustainable, green small-scale community infrastructures in the region of Syunik, Armenia.
1) Improved competitiveness and sustainability of the local private sector, following a gender equality approach
2) Improved availability of sustainable, green community infrastructures
3) Improved multi-stakeholder coordination for regional development in Syunik
Direct target groups of the Action are 635 individuals, 680 businesses, and 60 employees from the regional administration in Syunik, Armenia. Indirect target groups are the general population of Syunik (8000 people in 7 communities) as well as other businesses operating in the region.
No partner organisations are involved in the Contribution Agreement between the EU and ADA. Sub-contracting of specific outputs and activities will be explored during the Action's implementation period. Close coordination with other stakeholders in the region is foreseen via a coordination mechanism implemented in the framework of the Team Europe Initiative for Syunik.
The Action is taking place in the Syunik region in Armenia.
Activity 1.1.1 Perform the market system analysis and identify the sectors of support and potential gaps
Activity 1.1.2 Establish the partnerships with the existing SME development actors (for incubation and acceleration.)
Activity 1.1.3 Set up the grant scheme for start-ups and existing SMEs
Activity 1.1.4 Provide combined non-financial and financial support to start-ups
Activity 1.1.5 Support improvement and expansion of business activities (non-financial and financial support) for MSMEs
Activity 1.1.6 Facilitate provision of the business support services to start-ups and existing SMEs
Activity 1.2.1 Facilitate access to information and training for entrepreneurs on managerial skills, fiscal management, organisation development
Activity 1.2.2 Organize training/upskilling activities for employees and vulnerable groups on specific technical skills that may increase their possibilities for economic participation
Activity 1.2.3 Support the organization of networking activities of female entrepreneurs and women in business life
Activity 2.1.1 Set up the criteria for community infrastructure development initiatives according to ADA and EU guidelines
Activity 2.1.2 Identify the needs for community infrastructures rehabilitation in participatory manner
Activity 2.1.3 Develop the funding and procurement mechanism for implementation of the rehabilitation works
Activity 2.1.4 Select community infrastructure rehabilitation/ development initiatives for funding
Activity 2.1.5 Implement rehabilitation of the selected infrastructures
Activity 2.1.6 Facilitate capacity development measures for the relevant community staff for maintenance of the rehabilitated infrastructures
Activity 2.2.1 Identify and select the potential infrastructure projects
Activity 2.2.2 Elaborate the bankable project documentation for further strategic investment
Activity 3.1.1 Facilitate establishment and functioning of the stakeholder coordination structure
Activity 3.1.2 Facilitate capacity development measures for the stakeholders
Activity 3.1.3 Establish links with the LEADER LAGs in Shirak, Lori, and Tavush to promote the partnership models
The aim of the European Union (EU) is to support inclusive, resilient, and sustainable socio-economic growth in Armenia, in particular, through this Action focusing on the Syunik region. Syunik has suffered from the effects of the 2020 Nagorno Karabakh war and the COVID-19 pandemic. In the framework of the Team Europe Initiative (TEI), the EU Delegation is planning rapid investments in rural economic and community-based development. Therefore, this project funded by the EU, co-funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) and implemented by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) will start in early 2023. The Action will be implemented by ADA as part of the Team Europe Initiative “Resilient Syunik”, in line with the ADC Eastern Partnership Framework Strategy 2021-2027 and the EUD Annual Action Plan 2021.