An informational meeting was held in the hall of Blagoevgrad Municipality

An informational meeting with representatives of regional administration and business was held on 15.12.2021 in the seminar hall of Blagoevgrad Municipality. The meeting was organized in the framework of 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.

The meeting started at the announced time. Despite the small number of attendees some of the largest companies in the region were represented. Those who came to the meeting approached the opportunity to participate in business councils with interest. The moderator welcomed the participants and gave a thorough presentation of the INTERREG programme. 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.<br>
Given the profile of the participants, each person was given time after the presentation and programme to introduce themselves and explain what area their business was in and what challenges they faced. The opportunity was taken by each participant and the discussion raised serious questions. Everyone's chance to be involved in a council that brings businesses together by industry across the border area, was greatly appreciated.<br>
After 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.<br>
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.

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