On 28th of January 2010, Mr. Toni Trajkovski, President of the Council of the Skopej region, Mr. Damijan Perne, President of the Council of the Gorenjska region, R.Slovenija, as well as the Director of the Agency for development of the Gorenjska region, Mr. Bogo Filipich and Executive director of the Center for development of the Skopje region, Ms. Aneta Lozanovska, with their signatures confirmed the Memorandum for cooperation between the two regions and Centers for development.
Cooperation between the Gorenjska and Skopje region, as well as between Regional development agency of Gorenjska – BSC Kranj and newly formed Center for development of the Skopje region, was established.
During the period 27-29 January 2010, a delegation led by President of the Council of the Skopje region accompanied by 10 mayors from the Skopje region , Executive Director of the Center for Development of the Skopje region and several representatives from other institutions paid official visit to the Gorenjska region and Agency for development of gorenjska region. During their visit many institutions and business objects have been visited and concrete effects from the implemented projects financed by EU funds were point up.
In the framework of the visit a meeting was held with the leader of the Sava Kranj Holding, Group. Mr. Janez Bohorich, who is the Honorable Consul of Republic of Macedonia in Republic of Slovenia, also there were a meetings with the mayors of Bled and Radoljica municipality, and deputy-mayor of Jesenice.
During the stay a visit was paid to one of the most up-to-date landfills for solid waste in the region and beyond, with finalized technological system (sorting, selection) in Celje, Savinjski region. In Celje a visit was paid and to water purification station which services the needs of the city.
With the project “Technical assistance to the Center for Development of the Skopje region and exchange of knowledge for preparation and implementation of regional projects and EU projects” partners from the Gorenjska region will help the newly formed Center for development of the Skopje region to establish an effective and efficient working plan.
Among the other things, part of this cooperation will be transfer of knowledge and experience of BSC Regional Agency for preparation and inclusion at regional, local and EU projects as well to the other instruments for support (Norwegian financial mechanism, Swiss aid) which are supporting local but also and regional development.
Than would follow the project activities base on the principle of adaptation through action regarding the preparation and implementation of projects in the area of: Technological and economic development, human resources, rural development (project LEADER), utility infrastructure, water supply, waste, tourism, energy efficiency and use of renewable energy, sustainable development etc.