On 01.03.2019, in the hotel "Sirius" in Strumica, the Third regional forum session for identification of project ideas for the Grant Scheme was held within the project "Sustainable and Inclusive Balanced Regional Development".
During this session, the community from the region presented 5 project concepts which were developed during the Second Forum Session by the working groups as well as during the meetings between the sessions in accordance with the suggestions made by the project unit.
The participants in participatory manner carried out prioritization of the project proposals, which were rated and approved 3 project concepts, as follows:
1. Agro-meteorological stations for the protection of agricultural crops and the environment;
2. Closer to the Region by one touch;
3. Bio pellets.
In accordance with the rules established by the donor, the Centre will present the developed 5 project concepts and the ranked 3 to the Council for development of the South-East planning region. After confirming the concepts by the Council, the Centre will submit completed applications forms to the donor who will choose the best regional project that will receive financial support for implementation.
After the implementation of the project, Fourth Regional Session is planned to be organized on November in order to inform the community from the region about the results of the project implementation.
The process of regional forum sessions is within the framework of the project "Sustainable and Inclusive Balanced Regional Development" funded by the Swiss Agency for development and cooperation and the Ministry of Local Self-Government.
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