A decade successful cooperation with Styria

The representatives of Styria and Vojvodina have met in Brussels. Dr Ronald Rödl, Head of Office of the Austrian region of Styria, hosted his colleague Srđan Mačkić, Head of Vojvodina European Office in Brussels, on 29 October 2018. The meeting was also attended by Sabine Zimmermann, expert for EU regional funds at the Steiermark Office Brussels, and Đorđe Cicović, counsellor at the Vojvodina European Office.

The participant indicated the good and active relations between the two regions over the past ten years, during which Styria significantly contributed to the capacity building of the provincial administration and attraction of foreign investments. The Federal Republic of Austria is one of the most important economic partners of the AP Vojvodina.

During the meeting, the discussion touched upon further initiatives of the two regions, networking of economic clusters, especially in the IT and auto industry. Dr Rödl invited the representatives of various Vojvodina clusters to be guests of related representatives in Graz in the coming period, whereas with Ms. Zimmermann, contacts important for further cooperation in the field of European projects, especially in programmes such as Horizon 2020, Interreg and others, were exchanged.

One of the major topics was linking the two regions in tourism. The conclusion was that AP Vojvodina and Styria had recorded leading results in their countries, and based on that there was room for exchange of positive experience, skills and know-how.