On 21 March 2018, the Center for development of the South–East planning region in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy -IPARD Management Body, organized a meeting on the topic: Preparatory activities for accreditation of the IPARD Measure "Promotion and Development of the Rural Infrastructure" for the next programming period.
Participants of this meeting were representatives from: IPARD Management Body within the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy, 10 municipalities of the CDSEPR and representatives from CDSEPR.
In the frame of the work meeting, the measure "Investments in rural public infrastructure" as well as the general eligibility criteria were explained. The most part of the meeting was devoted to Q&A session related to problems when applying by municipalities.
The attendees concluded that, trainings on straightening the capacity to prepare and apply certain measures of the IPARD Rural Infrastructure Development Program will be needed in the near future.
Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) is part of the package for external relations. IPA and other elements of the package are a great opportunity for streamlining and simplifying the procedures of the European Commission and improving the coherence and coordination of the activities of the Commission.