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Press Release – WBF Organizes Partnership Workshop in Tirana

Western Balkans Fund Secretariat organized in Tirana the Partnership Workshop with Grantees from 24 Winning organizations of WBF Second Call. (4 from each WB6 contracting parties). 

The aim of the Partnership Workshop was to fine-tune the upcoming processes in order to ensure a smooth cooperation while implementing WBF supported projects because these activities are dedicated to the people of the region, aiming to bring them together and strengthen synergies through mutual efforts.

In his opening speech the WBF Executive Director Mr. Gjergj Murra said: “Today we are starting a joint friendship, that will be reinforced and consolidated in the following period with your 24 organizations. We think that these events are a unique opportunity for all of us to know better each other and make friends from all over the region.”

During the Workshop representatives of the winning organizations from the region were divided by areas of intervention that their projects will be implemented like cultural cooperation, education and scientific research and sustainable development, and were instructed by WBF team who provided them with all the necessary information needed during the implementation phase, as monitoring, reporting, timeline and financial/budgetary procedures.

The winning projects represent a wider regional drive, since more than 80 organizations from all over the region will cooperate during the implementation phase of the project. Thus, a big number of organizations from the WB will come together for sharing their vision related to regional cooperation activities aiming to enhance people to people contacts in our region

In the afternoon the contracts with the Grantees will be signed at the WBF Secretariat premises, opening the implementation phase of the 24 WBF regional project.

While tomorrow on 24 of May the Grand Awarding Ceremony of WBF Second Call winning projects will take place.