On October 21, 2020, was held the First Regional Workshop for preparation of the Program for Development of the South-East Planning Region 2020-2024 in the Army Hall in Strumica. The meeting was in accordance with the protocol for implementation of protection measures from Covid-19 and was attended by representatives of stakeholders from the South-East planning region (representatives of municipalities, public institutions, private and civil sector).
The key findings from the sectoral analyzes for determining the current situation in the region were presented at the workshop, the priority strategic areas for the next planning period were determined, groups were formed in which the participants worked on preparing SWOT analyzes for the specific priority strategic areas.
Finally, the Vision for the region for the next five years was defined and the areas in which the measures and activities will be implemented in order to define the desired situation in the South-East region in 2024.
The process of preparing 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 financial support from the Ministry of Local Self-Government and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in R. North Macedonia.
The second regional workshop for preparation of the Program for development of the South-East planning region 2020-2024, is scheduled to be held on November 11, 2020.
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