The Lviv office of the Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS) of the Poland-Belarus-Ukraine Cross-Border Cooperation Programme has officially started its operations, announcing forthcoming plans that include a Partner Search Forum, competition for schools "Call for Young Ideas", and a Cross-border Forum of Journalists.
The opening ceremony first saw representatives of the Ukrainian regional authorities, Ministry of Economy of Ukraine and Joint Managing Authority (Ministry of Regional Development of the Republic of Poland) meet to discuss the current stage of Programme implementation and tasks of the Branch Office of the JTS.
This was followed by a press briefing, and open hours for the public, during which 38 potential applicants and beneficiaries visited the Branch Office and took advantage of the opportunity to meet its experts to collect more information about the Programme.
Details regarding future events will be announced in the near future, the programme said.
The JTS Branch Office was set up in order to ensure publicity and provide appropriate information to potential applicants and beneficiaries. Its tasks include:
* implementation of the information and communication plan,
* support in the organisation of the meetings of the Joint Monitoring Committee, trainings and other events,
* collection of data to improve the monitoring of projects.
The Poland-Belarus-Ukraine Cross-Border Cooperation Programmeis one of the two cross border programmes in the ENPI East managed by EU member state Poland. The total Programme budget is ?202.9 million. The implementation period is November 2008 till December 2016. (ENPI Info Centre)
Press release http://www.pl-by-ua.eu/en,news,36
Programme newsletter http://www.pl-by-ua.eu/upload/pl/Crossborderer%20Special%20-%20BO%20opening.pdf
Cross-Border Cooperation - fiche and news http://enpi-info.eu/maineast.php?id=322&id_type=10