Northwestern Regional development council led a regular meeting on 31.03.2015 under the guidance of Mr. Ivaylo Petrov – Regional governor of Montana and chairperson of the council.
The event took place in conference room №1 of Montana Regional administration and was attended by Mr. Ivan Asparuhov – Deputy Minister of regional development and public works, Mrs. Nadia Marinova – Deputy Minister of tourism, representatives of ministries, Regional governors of Montana, Vratsa, Vidin and Lovech regions, Deputy Regional governors, representatives of syndicates, employers’ organizations and academic circles.
Information about the start of the Operational programmes and the measures which will be opened for project submission was presented in front of the council members.
They were also given information about the implementation of the National energy efficiency programme on the territory of the Nortwestern region as well as information about the financial support which municipalities will receive for the purpose of Common spatial plans elaboration.
Representatives of Northwestern Regional development council in the National Strategic Referent Frame Monitoring Committee and National climate change expert council within the Ministry of environment were actualized.
Prof. d-r Teodora Bakurdjieva from the “Chernorizets Hrabar” Free University of Varna presented in front of the audience the essence and methodology for elaboration of Innovative Smart Specialization Strategy as a tool for stimulating municipal and regional development.
Council members were presented information about the newly established Regional policy council within the Minister of regional development and public works. They also had the chance to become familiar with the recently adopted INTERREG V-A Romania – Bulgaria 2014-2020 Programme and the upcoming calls of proposals.
In relation to upcoming changes in the regional development legislation council members were given the opportunity to propose changes and make contribution to the Regional development law and the Regulation for its implementation.
Nortwestern Regional development council took a decision to include Lovech and Pleven regions in the frame of the purposeful investment programme, established to support the development of rural, mountain and underdeveloped territories.