The Center for development of the Pelagonija planning region during the month of February 2019 held 3 regional forums. The purpose of these forums was to identify project ideas for the Grant Scheme funded under the "Sustainable and Inclusive Balanced Regional Development" project. This project is financially supported by the Ministry of Local Self-Government and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
According to the guidelines from the grant scheme, areas of intervention within which the forum participants could propose project ideas were: tourism, environment, business infrastructure and social inclusion. Namely, at these regional forums participants were representatives from the public, non-governmental and business sectors who, through a participatory and transparent process of work, proposed and selected 3 regional project ideas. The selected ideas were elaborated in project concepts and sent to the donor for evaluation. Currently, the evaluation phase is on going, in which a regional project of about 80,000 euros will be selected. The project should meet the criteria and requirements of the donor and respond to the needs of the region.
The realization of the project will contribute to a sustainable, balanced and inclusive regional development of the region, which will in fact be the final result of the series of regional forums.