The deadline for submitting Project proposals according to the announced call for promotion of cross-border cooperation between Macedonia and Bulgaria was on 14.12.2009. The Centre worked very intensively on this and as a result, 3 projects were submitted:
”Cross border educational network for children with special needs”, was the project where the Centre was leading partner. Having in mind that this group of children is constantly marginalized and unable to attend regular education, the Centre decided through this project to provide social cohesion and cross-border cooperation through the networking of persons from vulnerable groups from both sides of the border, raising public awareness about the rights of discriminated and marginalized children within the wider social community and their integration at the same time.
In the other two projects the Centre appears as Partner institution. These are the following projects:
“Cross Border business network for sustainable growth” where the leading partner is Business informatics and Consultancy Centre from Sandanski. The main objective of the project is improving the business environment in the target region through cross-border business development services, marketing and business cooperation.
The project aims to create a friendly business environment for SMEs through the improvement and diversification of business services, developing new types of promotion, and establishing favorable conditions for development of business cooperation between different economic actors in the border region.
“Networking in the field of health and social cohesion between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Macedonia” in which except for the Centre there is another partner, Municipality of Gotse Delchev (Bulgaria), and the leading partner is Medical Centre from the same city. The main objective of the project is establishment of a network of health institutions, which will cooperate in providing health services in the border region and increase the level of awareness and health issues of the people in the cross-border region.