The 4th meeting of the Monitoring Committee was held in Dojran

The 4th meeting of the Monitoring Committee was held in Dojran

4th Monitoring Committee Meeting

The 4th meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Interreg VI-A IPA Bulgaria North Macedonia Programme took place in Dojran, North Macedonia, on March 27, 2024, marking a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to foster regional cooperation and development. Chaired by Deputy Minister of Local Self-Government, Mr. Miki Krstev, and Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works, Mrs. Angelina Boneva, the meeting saw the participation of representatives from the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO), Mrs. Gaby Hagmuller,  representatives of the European Union Delegation in Skopje, Managing and National Authority, along with members of the Monitoring Committee.

The agenda of the meeting included the adoption of the Territorial Strategy (TS) of the Interreg VI-A IPA Programme 2021—2027, providing information on the process for identifying project ideas and presenting Annex 1 - a list of adopted concept notes. Additionally, the meeting featured the presentation of the Guide for identified applicants to develop and submit full project proposals under Programme Priority 3 "Integrated Development of the Cross-Border Region", as well as insights into the implementation of the strategic project "Establishment of a new Border crossing checkpoint Strumyani – Berovo (“Klepalo”) between Bulgaria and North Macedonia". Furthermore, the meeting included discussions on the results assessment of the project proposals received under the Open Call for investment projects under Priority 1 "Greener Border Region".

The 4th Monitoring Committee meeting underscored the unwavering commitment of all stakeholders to advancing regional cooperation and development, setting the stage for forthcoming collaborative initiatives between Bulgaria and North Macedonia.

Preceding the meeting, participants had the opportunity to tour sites renovated and restored under Project CB006.2.21.108 "Revival of timeless symbols of Dojran and Nevestino", which included visits to landmarks such as the Turkish bath and Clock tower in Dojran. These visits served as tangible demonstrations of the fruitful outcomes stemming from cross-border cooperation efforts, further highlighting the significance of collaborative endeavors in the region.