15 Nov Stakeholder consultation for Local Development and Poverty Reduction Programme 2014 – 2021
A stakeholder consultation for the Programme Local Development and Poverty Reduction, which will be financed within the EEA and Norway financial mechanisms 2014 – 2021, took place on November 13th 2018.
The consultation was organized by the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds which has the role of Programme operator and the National Focal Point in the period 2014 – 2021.
Opening words and presentations were given by Ms Ana Odak, assistant minister of regional development and EU funds, Ms Iva Novak and Mr Tomislav Belovari at the level of the National Focal Point and Program operator, and Ms Veena Gill, representative of the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education which is the donor programme partner for this programme.
A discussion was made about the main challenges of the education system and potential solutions. For the education programme including co financing 29.4 million EUR is available for funding. Also, within this programme, the Good Governance Programme will be implemented, whose goal is to support the implementation of the National Development Strategy and with one million EUR available.