Experts of the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation (EapTC) Support Programme are visiting Moldova and Ukraine this month to identify the key stakeholders and target groups of the Territorial Cooperation Programme Moldova-Ukraine (MD-UA TC). This ‘stakeholders mapping exercise’ envisages meetings with the local and regional authorities, public service providers, civil society organisations, citizens’ initiatives and unions, trade unions, youth organisations, and associations of small and medium-sized enterprises, a press release said.
The fact-finding mission to Moldova and Ukraine will help the experts to assess the capacity of the local and regional institutions and organisations to develop and implement joint cross-border projects aimed at addressing the common social-economic development challenges that both partner countries face.
In Moldova, the team will meet with state and non-state actors in Chisinau, Balti, Rybnitsya, Bender, Tiraspol, Comrat, Cahul and Ungheni. In Ukraine, the meetings will be organised in Odessa, Vinnytsya and Chernivtsi, the three Ukrainian eligible regions for the MD-UA territorial cooperation programme.
One of the experts will also travel to Bucharest, Romania, to share experience with the ENPI Black Sea Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC) Programme and Romania-Moldova-Ukraine CBC Programme.
Source: EU Neighbourhood Info Centre