Within the framework of the project "Common plans for biodiversity conservation and sustainable targets for the development of a bilateral network of protected areas - COMBINE2PROTECT" co-funded by European Union under the First call for proposals of the Interreg - IPA CBC Programme Greece - The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the first meeting of the project team was held in the period from 05 to 06 July, (Thursday and Friday), in the Business Hall in Hotel Sirius, Strumica.
At the meeting were present the team members of the Center for Development of the South-East Planning Region, the University "Aristotle" in Thessaloniki, Greece, the State Environmental Inspectorate, Skopje and the Region of Western Macedonia from Florina.
The main goal of the meeting was to get the project team informed about the project activities, the deadlines for implementation and the role of each of the partners in the project activities. The meeting discussed the manner of communication between the partners, the activities related to the submission of the reports on the progress achieved, the necessary documents for the implementation of the project by the partners were presented, the deadlines for realization of the activities, the public procurement procedures and the maintenance of the further meetings.
The next meeting of the project team is scheduled for October.
This project is co-funded by the European Union and National Funds of the participating countries
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