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Macedonian and French stakeholders will meet in Ohrid from 12 to 15 September in order to discuss the programme for decentralised cooperation between the Region Lower Normandy and Republic of Macedonia. This annual meeting will be an opportunity for all participants to share their results and experiences regarding the year four of the cooperation and also to share their ideas about future activities.
During these three working days, the stakeholders and experts in different areas will analyse all activities per each component in order to identify the opportunities and challenges for the year 2012. Partners will state their experiences and give new ideas to enter in the fourth year of cooperation that will be more dynamic and progressive.

Stakeholders will also debate on the priorities of the cooperation such as: regional development and support for the municipal capacities, networking with other Balkan countries, but also, inclusion of minorities in the activities in order to encourage equality and promote the protection of human rights.
The Director of European Affairs and International Relations of the Lower Normandy Region, Mr. Alexandre FOLLOT, and the Head of Cultural Department and Cooperation of the Embassy of France in Macedonia, Mr. Jean-Yves LAVOIR, will open this Steering Committee and share their impressions with the participants.

The Programme for decentralised cooperation between the Region Lower Normandy and Republic of Macedonia is coordinated by the Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA). For further information please consult the webpage of the Cooperation or contact Katica Janeva


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