Poland-Belarus-Ukraine CBC: journalists and project partners have their say

A discussion on projects to be developed for the Poland-Belarus-Ukraine Cross-border Cooperation Programme's forthcoming calls for proposals - planned for the 1st half of 2011 - was held in Lviv recently. Over 270 representatives from Ukrainian, Belarusian and Polish organisations and institutions attended.

Potential partners were also given the chance to meet project managers and experts from the Regional Capacity Building Initiative. The forum was organised well ahead of time in order to give applicants more time to build partnerships.

A cross-border journalist forum for local and regional media was also recently organised to give journalists from regions participating in the programme the opportunity to discuss border area development, and exchange opinions on - and establish - cross-border cooperation. More than 30 journalists participated and shared their views on the role the Programme should play locally. Journalists expressed their readiness to support the information plan of the Programme.

The core objective of the Poland-Belarus-Ukraine Cross-border Cooperation Programme is support for cross-border development processes. Programme objectives will be realised through non-commercial projects implemented within the following priorities and measures: Priority 1 Increasing competitiveness of the border area. Priority 2 Improving the quality of life. Priority 3 Networking and people-to-people cooperation.


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