What is BACID Fund
Funding facility financed by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and managed by the Austrian Association of Cities and Towns (AACT) and KDZ (Public Administration Research Center). It supports small actions of exchange of knowledge between Austrian entities and partners in public administration sector to the countries of the Danube Region and Western Balkans.
What is the objective of BACID Fund?
To strengthen capacities of the authorities in the non-EU countries of the Western Balkans and Moldova in order to introduce and implement EU acquis relevant to local and regional governments. This will be achieved by building structures and cooperation for promotion of the process of democratization and regional development.
What topics are covered by BACID Fund
Variety of topics in competence of regional and local governments defined as priorities in the framework of the Priority Area 10 „Institutional Capacity and Cooperation“ of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR). Within this Priority Area, the Urban Platform Danube Region has been established as a platform that unites cities, city networks and associations in the Danube Region, gearing their joint efforts towards the targets of the EU 2020 strategy and smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, including:
|Thematic Priority I: SMART CITY||Thematic Priority II: SUSTAINABLE CITY||Thematic Priority III: INCLUSIVE CITY|
|E-Government/ICT||Health and social care||Child care and child welfare|
|Energy||Capacity building – human resources||Civil society participation|
|Governance||Greening cities||Disadvataged groups|
|Mobility/Transport||Disaster risk management||Migration|
|Local economic development||Cultural heritage||Equal opportunities|
|Modern management||Culture and creative industries||Roma inclusion|
|Spatial Planning||Industrial restructuring||Youth policies|
|Urban renewal||Municipal Finances|
|Services of general interest|