As the partner representing Romania in the “ATTRACTIVE DANUBE – Improving Capacities for Enhancing Territorial Attractiveness of the Danube Region” project, URBASOFIA is delighted to announce the very successful implementation of the Transnational Co-operation Seminar for territorial attractiveness monitoring and management. The even took place on 10 May 2019 at the Radisson Blu Hotel and Congress Center in Bucharest, with the participation of our project partners in the Bulgarian Economic Forum, their local stakeholder delegation, the Project Coordinator Blaz Barboric and a very important national, regional and local stakeholders in Romania.
The scope of the event was to present and discuss future sustainability of project results at the level of Romania (URBASOFIA) and Bulgaria (Bulgarian Economic Forum), with the cooperation and participation of the key actors for the elaboration of territorial policies.
The transnational workshop was opened with a welcome from the Romanian Presidency f the EUSDR by Mr. Radu Gorincioi, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Particularly interesting interventions and presentations have been provided by Ms. Simona Arghire and Ms. Ioana Manțog (Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration), Mr. Blaz Barboric (Geodetic Institute of Slovenia), Mr. George Tabakov (Bulgarian Economic Forum), Mr. Doru Dragomir (Romanian-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce), Dr. Pietro Elisei and Ms. Sabina Leopa (Urbasofia).
The participants, 45 in total, represented organizations covering a wide range of relevant actors and institutions in the process of substantiating and elaborating territorial planning and development policies in Romania, with reference to the academic and professional environment, the business environment, local authorities, central public authorities, organizations regional and professional associations. Discussions have been lively, and the feedback has been very good on the National Territorial Attractiveness Monitoring Platform (TAMP).
The next step for Attractive Danube in Romania is the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for sustaining TAMP, and the organisation of the last capacity building seminar in Bucharest, at the end of June 2019.
Stay tuned for more information!