30 March 2017

"EU for YOU" Campaign in Resen

The ambassador Samuel Žbogar, Head of the Delegation of the European Union, visited the city of Resen, as part of the "EU for YOU" campaign, where he met the Mayor of Resen Mr. Gjoko Strezovski. Ambassador Žbogar also visited the high school in Resen that was made energy efficient with funds from the European Union, as well as the project "Innovative Practices in Environmental protection" that focused on improvement of the treatment and quality of water in Prespa Lake basin and Korce region. Both projects are funded under the Cross-border Cooperation Programme of the European Union.

The campaign "EU for YOU" has the objective to raise awareness and inform the public about the EU assistance in the country.

As the first theme is environment, the campaign travels to places across the country where the EU gives assistance for fighting pollution and providing 'Clean Environment for All' (the motto for this theme).

The overall EU assistance to the country in the field of environment amounts to more than 80 million euros under IPA I (2007-2013) whereas further support of 100 million euros is planned under the next IPA II financial allocation.