With twelve partner regions at the Vojvodina European Office

Within the framework of preparations for the upcoming European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC), which will traditionally be held in Brussels 8-11 October 2018, the representatives of twelve European regions have participated in a meeting at the Mission of the Republic Serbia to the European Union, hosted by the representatives of AP Vojvodina.
One of the topic on the agenda was to discuss how regions would be represented during the EWRC. It was agreed that the standpoints and achieved results of partner regions in the field of circular economy and digitalization would be presented at two panels, political one and technical one. AP Vojvodina sees an opportunity to present its results in both fields at the technical level. A number of projects implemented by the European Affairs Fund of AP Vojvodina, other provincial institutions and local self-governments have involved problem solving within the notion of circular economy and considerable progress has been made in the area of digitalization, especially in agriculture in Vojvodina. Digitization is one of the priorities of both the national and provincial government and it is important to present the results to the Brussels audience.
This meeting, organized by the Vojvodina European Office in Brussels, was a good opportunity to present the other initiatives of the AP Vojvodina, as well as the work and achieved results to partners from Austria, Italy, France, Poland, Norway, and Greece. In this regard, the forthcoming regional business forum, which was to take place in Novi Sad in September 2018, co-organised by the Assembly of AP Vojvodina and the Assembly of European Regions (AER) from Brussels, was announced.
For the first time this year, the AP Vojvodina will take part in several official events within the European Week of Regions and Cities, first of all, to promote Novi Sad as the European Youth Capital 2019 and to promote the European integration of the Republic of Serbia from the perspective of the Provincial Government.