High level European Commission conference on the next multiannual financial framework


Budget and Human Resources Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger launched a high-level conference on ‘Shaping Our Future – Designing the Next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF)’, which is hosted by the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), on 8 and 9 January.

The conferences were attended by senior EU representatives, including European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Vice-President of the Commission responsible for jobs, growth, investment and competitiveness Jyrki Katainen and Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Creţa.

Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

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The Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union takes over on 1 January 2018.

The priorities of the Bulgarian presidency are driven by its motto: 'United we stand strong', which is also the motto of the coat of arms of the Republic of Bulgaria. The presidency will work with its partners on unity among the member states and the EU institutions to provide concrete solutions to build a stronger, more secure and solidary Europe.

Representatives from Brod-Posavina County on the study visit in Brussels

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The participants from the Brodsko-Posavina County study group, which consisted of heads of the administrative departments, representatives of the CTR Regional Development Agency and the Municipal Mayors, were from November 28 to 30 in Brussels through the Technical Assistance Project for Regional Coordinators.

The purpose of the study visit was to learn form the first hand about the European institutions and opportunity to develop contact and networks for further partnerships and capacity building of regional development agencies and the public sector.

European Tourism Day 2017

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The European Commission organised the 2017 edition of the European Tourism Day on the 28 November in Brussels. This year the conference addressed the topic of "The future of EU tourism".

The main themes for the discussion on the conference were issues such as access to finance under the next EU Multi-Annual Financial Framework, the tourism value chain and its implications on consumers, businesses and local communities as well as the future of tourism governance at EU, national and regional level.

Participants of the Robert Schuman Institute study program visited the Representation Office

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Participants of the Robert Schuman Institute study program from Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova and Armenia visited the representative office of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County in Brussels.

During their meeting in the Representation Office, participants had chance to learn more about the work of the Office but as well some successful project in Dubrovnik-Neretva Region founded by European Union and those that are in planning phase.

The Robert Schuman Institute organised one week seminar under the tile “How Europe Works: A First-Hand Perspective on EU Institutions” for the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries . Through seminar participants learned the decision making mechanisms of the European Institutions, met field experts on the Eastern Partnership and Neighbood and visited regional and other representation offices in Brussels.


Through the County Development Agency over the past three and a half years a number of projects have been realized or initiated for which more than 7 million Euros have been provided by the EU

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