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Satu Mare County Intercommunity Development Association presented EPICAH project in the webinar-workshop of the Oradea Process



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In the last 4 years, Satu Mare County Intercommunity Development Association has participated in the EPICAH project, financed within Interreg Europe programme. The project EPICAH aims to promote the improvement of the policy instruments for crossborder natural and cultural heritage protection and development, through the exchange of experiences and good practices between partners with large experience in developing strategies, projects and actions in this field based on crossborder cooperation processes. The Satu Mare County Intercommunity Development Association participated in the webinar-workshop of the Oradea Process on November 12, 2020, being represented by Nicoleta Lașan – executive manager and Paul Dancu – assistant local coordinator of the EPICAH project.

The Association of Franco-Hungarian Initiatives (now known as the Association of French Initiatives in Central and Eastern Europe) and the Central European Support Service for Cross-Border Initiatives organized its professional event to support cross-border cooperation between Hungary and Romania – Oradea Process, (session started still in 2012) this time in a workshop-webinar, given the epidemic situation. The theme of this year’s workshop is the continuation of last year’s event: cross-border integrated planning and development. During the workshop, the French experts gave a presentation of their experiences on this topic, after which the possibility of launching a similar strategic planning process was discussed with the participants.

Paul Dancu presented the EPICAH project in this workshop, as an example of a project that addresses integrated cross-border planning and development. Were presented the structure and activities of the project, the regional action plan developed for Romania-Hungary, as well the good practices identified at the partners and taken over in this regional plan.

The project is financed through the Interreg  Europe Programme with a total budget  of 1.707.360 EUR of which benefits a grant in value of 1.451.256 EUR from the European Regional Development Fund and has a implementation period of 5 years.