On 11.11.2020 virtually on the online platform ZOOM was held the Second regional workshop for preparation of the Program for development of the South-East planning region 2020-2024 which was attended by representatives of stakeholders from the Southeast planning region (representatives of municipalities, public institutions, private and civil sector).
At the Second Workshop, the draft Vision for the Development Program of the Southeast Planning Region 2020-2024 was presented, as well as the strategic areas proposed by the previous workshop. Then the participants started working in groups where they focused on defining the strategic goals, priorities and measures for the Development Program of the Southeast Planning Region 2020-2024, preparation of the Action Plan for implementation of the Program, as well as defining the necessary funds and resources. of funding taking into account gender responsive budgeting.
The process of preparing the Program for Development of the Southeast 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 RS. Macedonia.
The Final Conference, where will be present the Draft Version of the Program for Development of the South-East Planning Region 2020-2024, is scheduled to be held on 02.12.2020.
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