Exploratory mission from Lower Normandy will discover tourism potential of South-Western Macedonia

Июл 01, 2011

Territorial & local development

In the four years that have elapsed since the beginning of the creation of the decentralised cooperation between Lower Normandy Region and North Macedonia, the cooperation has marked significant number of achieved goals. In the domains of both bilateral and multilateral cooperation, strengthening the development of policies and raising initiatives for cooperation, the decentralised cooperation between Lower Normandy and Macedonia will try to create economic ties between the two territories. Following that idea, the tourism sector has emerged as great opportunity.
Macedonian tourism potential combined with Norman know-how can lead to new goals and activities. Driven by this idea and the tourism diversity of the South-West region in Macedonia, Normand delegation will visit this region on an exploratory mission with actors from Lower Normandy, particularly the Caen region, since the city of Caen and city of Ohrid are twinned in 2009. This study mission starts on July 03 until July 08 and will focus on the city of Ohrid and its region.

This mission aims on validating possible areas of cooperation in tourism fields, develop and share experiences with the institutions of the South-West region in North Macedonia, as well as establish an inventory of Macedonian tourism infrastructure and identify local partners. This study visit will represent the beginning for cooperation between tourism actors, and great reinforcement in the decentralised cooperation between the Lower Normandy region and Republic of North Macedonia so far. For further information please consult the webpage of the Cooperation

The Project for decentralised cooperation between Republic of North Macedonia and the Region of Lower Normandy, France is coordinated by the Association of local democracy agencies (ALDA).