Oriano Otočan at the 9th International Forum of the Aquileia Euro-Region
On Friday 18 October the 9th International Forum of the Aquileia Euro-Region “Europe: From Aachen to Frankfurt” was held in Udine, organized by the Cultural Association Mitteleuropa and sponsored by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italian Republic.
In this event event, which annually gathers numerous diplomats and politicians from countries of Central and Southeastern Europe, Association of the Local Democracy Agencies and the Region of Istria were represented by Mr. Oriano Otočan, ALDA President and Head of Department for International Relations and European Affairs of the Region of Istria.
Mr. Otočan presented the work of ALDA and the Region of Istria. He highlighted the importance of Croatian Accession to the EU, the importance of cooperation on national level, but also the cooperation on the regional and local level, where knowledge and experience are exchanged on common development projects and in the creation of balanced development. He also emphasized the initiatives of regional cooperation in the Adriatic, the process of connecting the Adriatic and Alpine area and the importance of Macroregional Strategy of Adriatic-Ionian Macroregion, expected to be adopted in 2014.