In Strumica on 05th of Оctober 2018 the last workshop was held within the project “South East Europe Urban Resilience Building Action Network” – SEE URBAN, which the Centre for development of the South-East planning region is implementing in partnership with UNDP in close cooperation with stakeholders from 6 other countries, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Albania and it is financed by European Union Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Programme (DG ECHO).
At this meeting the model for inter-municipal cooperation of the Municipalities of the Polog region was presented, which can serve as an example for establishing cooperation through the network of SEE URBAN and will enable the integration of the already established network in some of the forms of inter-municipal cooperation.
The Mayors from the South-Еast region and the attendees pointed out the problems and challenges they face in the area of disaster risk reduction and concluded that inter-municipal cooperation, the linking of knowledge and resources and the exchange of information are key factors without which the system for protection from natural disasters and accidents can not function.
Participants at the meeting were representatives from UNDP and CDSEPR, Mayors and representatives from the 10 Municipalities in the South-East region, representatives from the national disaster risk management agencies, their local Centers, as well as other stakeholders and bodies working to reduce the risk of disasters.
It was also discussed about the forthcoming regional conference, which will be held on 15 and 16 October, 2018 in Skopje, with more than 120 guests from different countries of the world.
Deadline for implementation of the project is 31.12.2018.
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