At the conclusive press-conference, the management team of projects reported the implemented activities and the achieved outcomes of the 18-month period for its implementation. Subjects of project activities are all seven Municipalities from the Razgrad Province. It was reported that their representatives, i.e. the target groups under the project, took an active part in the implementation of scheduled activities.
Within the framework of the project was applied an innovative model for planning of local and regional development with the participation of all stakeholders through effective mechanisms for co-ordination and public discussion: workshops, focus groups and round tables.
An up-to-date socio-economic analysis of the Razgrad Province was made to become the fundament to formulate the balanced and synchronised medium-term goals at provincial and municipal levels.
As to another implemented activity, experts from provincial and municipal administrations in charge of the development of the provincial strategy and municipal plans for development over the next 7 years, have acquired knowledge and skills in strategic planning.
June was the month when a conference for presentation and multiplication of the innovative model in the provincial and Municipal Administrations from the North Central Region (NCR) took place in Razgrad.
The event was attended by representatives of all target groups under the project: managers and employees in the provincial and the local administrations, mayors of Municipalities and chairpersons of Municipal Councils, representatives of regional structures of the executive, the non-government sector and the business community in the region.
Those present (among which an expert from the Razgrad District Information Point) expressed opinions that proposals a planning model would be very useful for the development of the provincial strategy and municipal development plans for the subsequent programming period.