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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
Housing Tourism Diversity policies
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
Sustainable Administration
Services of general interest
Promoting cities
Sustainable urbanisation
Urban security
Waste management