On December 14, 2018, the National Institute for Economic Research, in collaboration with Inspiro Consulting, organized the closing conference of the international project “Let’s Rock the Central, Eastern and Western Europe with Transnational Local Action Groups” funded by the Visegrad Fund and implemented by the National Institute for Economic Research. The event was attended by more than 30 people, representatives of the partner-countries from Viasegrad, Macedonia, representatives of the Calarasi LPAs and scientific researchers from NIER.
The event was opened by Mr. Alexandru Stratan, c.m. of ASM, dr. hab., professor, director of INIER, who mentioned about the fruitful collaboration between the 6 partners involved in the implementation of the aforementioned project and thanked the Visegrad Foundation for supporting the research activities carried out within the National Institute for Economic Research.
Mr. Dumitru Stratan, project manager presented a totalization of the activities carried out within the project, noting its stages, proposed goals and achieved results. Also, two studies have been developed by NIER experts and experts from the Visegrad countries: “Cross-Cooperation Sections between the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Moldova: Comparative Analysis” – study presented at the conference by Ms. Rodica Perciun, dr.hab., and “Development of Local Action Groups in the Visegrad Countries – Best Practices and Success Stories”.
The event followed with the presentations of the experts from the Visegrad partner countries, which focused on highlighting the steps in the development of the partnership in Slovakia (Ms. Jela Tvrdonova, University of Nitra, Slovakia), “Local Action Groups in Rural Areas – success factors in Poland”, Mr. Jakub Piecuch, University of Krakow, Poland, ” LAGs development in the Czech Republic- an example from South Bohemia region”, Mr. Petr Konvalina, University of South Bohemia, ” Social farming – current development in the Czech Republic”, Mr. Jan Moudry, University of South Bohemia.
The conference concluded with the discussion and the establishment of potential future cooperation ideas between the partners from the current project.