Oct 27, 2017 Cosmopolitan hotel 1-3 Dobri Nemirov Str., 7000 Ruse
The kick-off meeting for the BalkanMed e-Business Pages project was held in Ruse, Bulgaria on 27-28th Sep 2017. Hosted by the Lead Partner, the Human Resources Development Agency, the meeting brought together representatives of the 5 partner countries: Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Albania. The project beneficiaries had the opportunity to present their organizations and to share their experience with regard to the business development and competitiveness in their region. The partners also discussed the first steps in the project implementation and the expected outputs within the project duration, including the development of an effective and well-designed web platform which will foster the exchange of business information among the BalkanMed SMEs and will facilitate the cooperation and technology transfer processes in the eligible areas thus contributing to the integration of the local markets. The other important topics addressed during the meeting were the project work plan, timeline and partner roles. The consortium decision-making structure was also established and agreement was reached with regard to the project communication plan which will play a major role in promoting the business support tools elaborated within the project.