21 March 2019 - Closing Conference of 2007-2013 programming period sums up results of Programme implementation

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Closing Conference of 2007-2013 programming period sums up results of Programme implementation
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Over 170 representatives of grant beneficiary organisations, national and regional authorities of Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Ukraine, as well as other Programme stakeholders met on 21 March, 2019 in Nyzhnje Solotvyno, Ukraine at the Closing Conference of the Hungary-Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine ENPI CBC Programme 2007-2013. The participants had the chance to sum up the main achievements of 2007-2013 programming period and discuss the results and impact of the Programme on 10 border regions of the Programme area.

The event was opened by Hennadiy Moskal, Head of Zakarpattia Regional State Administration, Péter Kiss-Parciu, Deputy State Secretary for Regional and Cross-Border Economic Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, and Áron Szakács, Head of the Joint Technical Secretariat. The speakers stressed the importance of CBC as a tool for cooperation between border regions of four countries.

Brigitta Mikulás, former head of Joint Managing Authority, Milan Gál, former head of Slovak National Authority, and András Baranyi, former head of Joint Technical Secretariat presented their personal experiences of cooperation during Programme development in 2006-2008 within the Joint Task Force, as well as first years of Programme implementation within the Joint Monitoring Committee. Hanna Byelokolos, deputy head of Ukrainian National Authority presented the results of the 2007-2013 programming period in Ukraine.

Former and/or current leaders of regional authorities of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County, Košice Self-Governing Region, Satu Mare County and Zakarpattia Oblast also presented their personal experiences and the results of Programme implementation in their respective regions.

Success stories of grant beneficiaries were presented by Adam Regec from the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic, Maryna Skal from the Tisza River Basin Water Resources Directorate, Mihaela Lite from the Maramure┼č County Council, and Henrik Hegyi Dénes from the Upper Szabolcs Hospital.

The Closing Conference was a good opportunity to gather some of the most successful cooperation stories of the Programme, put together in a publication that followed-up funded projects from all the 7 priorities of the Programme. The publication is available under the Visibility Documents section.

More photos from the Closing Conference are available on the Programme's Facebook account.