Meeting with the representatives of Carinthia

A meeting between Martina Ratinger, Head of the EU Representation Office of Carinthia, and Srđan Mačkić, Head of the Vojvodina European Office in Brussels, was held at the EU Representation Office of Carinthia in Brussels on 28 June 2018. The two regions are members of the joint consortium within the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC) in October 2018.

The main topic was further enhancement of relations between the AP Vojvodina and Carinthia, especially in the field of agriculture and tourism. The ongoing cooperation between the offices in Brussels was assessed as satisfactory, however, it was needed to be transferred to other institutions of the two regions. The heads of Brussels offices informed each other about the ongoing affairs in both regions and exchanged views on further networking aimed at regional development. In that context, the activities of the AP Vojvodina in the Assembly of European Regions (AER), and those of Carinthia within the framework of the Alpine-Adriatic informal network were discussed.

In general, an agreement was made to hold a meeting of highest officials of the two regions during the EWRC in Brussels, to be held 8-11 October 2018, when the AP Vojvodina and Carinthia were going to participate together with eight other European regions united under the name “Europe of Opportunities”.