The Centre for Development of the South-East Planning Region, within the competencies from the Law on Balanced Regional Development, started the process of preparation of the medium-term planning document - the Program for Development of the South-East Planning Region 2020-2024, that was held on 06.10. 2020 the introductory consultative meeting of the stakeholders for the preparation of the Program for development of the South-East Planning Region 2020-2024.
The purpose of the introductory meeting was to acquaint the participants with the process and methodology for preparation of the Program for Development of the South-East Planning Region 2020-2024. The meeting took place online on the ZOOM platform, where about 20 representatives from all stakeholders in the region were actively involved, as follows: representatives of the ten municipalities belonging to the region, representatives of the public sector, private sector, civil society organizations, academia community, as well as other relevant stakeholders from the South-East Planning Region.
The procedure for preparation of the Program is of special importance for the South-East planning region and will take place in several phases, in accordance with the Rulebook on the methodology for preparation of planning documents for regional development.
The process of preparation of the Program for Development of the South-East Planning Region is supported by the project "Sustainable and inclusive balanced regional development", which is implemented with the support of the Ministry of Local Self-Government and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in R North Macedonia.
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