An informational meeting was held with the Chamber of Craftsmen in Haskovo

An informational event on the project "Business Council- BC 6275" funded by the INTERREG V/A GREECE-BULGARIA 2014-2020 Programme, Subsidy contract № B6.3a.18/13.04.2021, took place on 07.12.2021 in the seminar hall of the House of Technology in Haskovo.
A thorough presentation was made at the first meating on the INTERREG programme and the main objective and expected results of the project "Business Council- BC 6275" funded by the INTERREG V/A GREECE-BULGARIA 2014-2020 programme, Subsidy contract No B6.3a.18/13.04.2021. The introduction of the programme was followed by a presentation of the beneficiary's good practices and its factual orientation in public affairs. The presentation of the programme was followed by a description of the beneficiary with its good practices and factual orientation in public affairs. The project partners, their profile and public affairs focus were explained. In the course of the presentation, the concept of business councils, their mandate, their vision and what they will be doing was presented. The focus of the presentation was the benefits that a business council can bring to the business community.
Following this, time was taken to introduce the potential participants in a business council, specifically representatives from various industry bodies, municipal/regional administration and business representatives. It was explained that there is no charge for participation and the administrative functioning will be provided by the beneficiary.
There was a brief discussion on the credentials of the business councils as this sparked people's interest as to how far their authority could go and how far their public role could be strengthened.
The issue of changing the law on artisans was raised. There was discussion about their current inability to take advantage of EU funding to grow their businesses.
A conversation was raised about when exactly the business councils would start working because this is a chance to improve the micro environment.
Following the coffee break, the main discussion was about the participants of the councils, their profiles and the way to be as useful as possible to solve their problem.
Contact information with RISK NGO was provided shortly before the end of the event, including email, phone, address, website,<br>
Due to the great interest, a request was made at the end, and the beneficiary made a commitment, to contact the participants present at today's meeting once the business councils are actually constituted.<br>
After the closing of the event, a representative of the beneficiary and the moderator had a few informal personal conversations with business representatives who wished to establish personal contact regarding the formation of the councils and their inclusion in them.