Within the framework of the project "Sustainable and inclusive Balanced Regional Development" funded by the Ministry of Local Self-Government and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Center for Development of the East Planning Region started the implementation of the second cycle of regional forum sessions under the Open Grant Scheme. investment projects of the planning regions in the field of social inclusion for 2020.
Funds from the Grant Scheme will be allocated based on the degree of development of the regions. The maximum amount of funds that the Eastern region can receive is CHF 127,822.00.
Within the framework of the Grant Scheme, the Center will organize four forum sessions during which they will discuss problems affecting the region and offer solutions that will generate project ideas / concepts for project proposals in the field of social inclusion.
The first regional forum session, held on 06.02.2020 at Hotel Izgrev in Stip, was attended by representatives of municipalities, neighborhoods, Red Cross, NGOs, Centers for Social Work, business sector and other stakeholders.
The first forum session discussed the problems affecting the vulnerable categories of citizens and their solution which resulted in draft concepts that will be presented by the working groups during the second forum session.
In the next sessions of these project proposal concepts, the forum participants will select the most priority ones that will apply for the project fund, and the last session will provide feedback on the implementation of the selected forum project / s and recommendations.