A regular meeting of the Business Council was held in the Materials and Technologies sector

On 03.12.2022 from 15:00 in the city of Blagoevgrad, a regular meeting of the Business Council was held in the Materials and Technologies sector in the border regions of Blagoevgrad, Haskovo, Kardjali and Smolyan, and the activity is carried out under the project "Business Council - BC 6275" financed by the INTERREG V program /A GREECE-BULGARIA 2014-2020, Subsidy contract No. B6.3a.18/13.04.2021.

The regular meeting of the BC was attended by 6 representatives of the sector from the border regions of Haskovo, Kardjali, Blagoevgrad and Smolyan. The hall was technically secured, being equipped with multimedia, a laptop, a printer, as well as information boards, a banner and presentation materials, according to the requirements of the Communication and Publicity Guide of the Interreg V/A Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020 program.

The subject of discussion at the current session of the BC in the Materials and Technologies sector was the so-called green jobs and the modernization of the sector.

Regarding modernization and new technologies, many BC members shared that they were not aware of the different types of support measures for small and medium-sized businesses that they could take advantage of to purchase new machinery, equipment and/or other, with which they could modernize their production. In this regard, the leading project partner undertakes to systematize the appropriate projects for which business representatives could apply for funding and to guide the interested parties accordingly.

As for green jobs, the moderator of the event explained to the attendees that a green job is any professional activity that helps protect the environment and combat climate change by saving energy and raw materials, promoting renewable energy sources, reducing of waste and pollution or by protecting biodiversity and ecosystems.

In this connection, it was again decided to address these questions to the local administrations for information and assistance.