A three-member delegation of the non-governmental organization (NGO) "Alpha Center" from Niksic participated in the conference "Regional Cooperation and Long-term Development" held in the Romanian city of Arad. The conference brought together experts and students from the fields of tourism, media, economics, design, and gastronomy, who analyzed the potentials in these fields and exchanged experiences.
"The tourism potential of Arad County was analyzed and the most optimal and creative solutions were proposed to promote and develop the most diverse offer, and participants from the countries of the region presented concrete examples of good practice and identified potential barriers that may arise during the implementation of various projects," said the program manager at the Alpha Center, Radoje Mijuskovic.
NGO representatives from Niksic presented the successfully realized project "From Niksic with Love", which was also promoted in the region, Sarajevo and Mostar.
The idea was born to organize similar promotion in several Romanian cities, and in the same way to promote their tourist, cultural and gastronomic offer in Montenegro," said Mijuskovic, adding that the conference was a good opportunity to establish cooperation with both organizations from Romania and countries in the region.
The conference, which lasted for four days, was organized by the NGO Center for Balkan Strategies, whose headquarters are in Cluj.
"The idea is to create a pilot project that would be implemented in the region, about finding solutions and new ways to develop the local community. During these four days, we got to know each other about the situation in our countries when it comes to the development of tourism, economy, infrastructure, so that young people get new job opportunities and stay in their own countries," said Florian Groza, president of the "Center for Balkan Strategies", as said by the "Alpha Center”.
Representatives of the countries participating in the conference, from Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and Romania, had the opportunity to speak with the President of the Arad County Chamber of Commerce, the representatives of the communes of Gyor and Shiri, as well as with the rector and officials from the University of Arad.
The participants of the conference had the opportunity to get acquainted with the cultural and historical sights of Romania, their gastronomy, as well as to attend the presentation of medieval weapons and to participate in the simulation of combat using these weapons.
Text by Svetlana Mandic, on September 28th, 2019, read more at Vijesti