Second workshop with the business sector

On16th of April, 2015 in hotel Drim in Struga was organizedthe second workshop as a part of the project: "Innovative Solutions for Improved Access to Services at Local Level". The workshop was open by the manager of The Centre for Development of the SWPR Mrs. MirjanaLozanska. In her opening speech she presented the priorities and objectives of the Strategy for regional development of the Republic of Macedonia and the Programme for development of the Southwest region from 2015 to 2019.


The main goal of the second workshop was to raise the awareness of the business sector for different sources of funding.  Special attention on this workshop was given to the European Programme - Horizon 2020. Presentation on this topic had prof. PhD Mijalce Santa, who included, introduction to the programme, access to finance for SMEs and participation rules. In addition, on this workshop were presented financial opportunities offered by the Fund for innovation and technological development and the Agency for promotion of entrepreneurship. The representative of the Fund, Mrs. LjupkaMitrinovska informed the attendees about the programmes designed to support the business sector. Representatives Mrs. Maja Taseva and Mrs. LjiljanaVukovikj presented The Programme for promotion of entrepreneurship, competitiveness and innovation of SMEs in 2015.


On the second workshop attended owners and managers of SMEs from the region, representatives of municipality responsible for local economic development and regional chambers, chamber of handicrafts and the company Target Communications. The workshop was cover by several print and electronic media.

The project is financially supported by the Ministry of Local Self Government and the United Nations Development Programme.












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