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Second SmartRural Project Partner Meeting 


The second SmartRural Project Partner  Meeting was held in Razlog, Bulgaria on 10th October 2019. The meeting was hosted by LEDA – Razlog. It was attended by representatives of the following project partners:

  • Regional Development Agency of Western Macedonia S.A.;
  • Major Development Agency of Thessaloniki;
  • Bulgaria Economic Forum
  • LEDA – Razlog;
  • Panagrotikos Association of Cyprus;
  • Center for Development of Pelagonija Region;
  • External Expert - HYPERCO

The partners reviewed the project progress and results achieved so far and planned the next steps.


The project enters into its core phase – organizing the specialized trainings by May 2020 and the final conference in June 2020. All interested parties are welcomed to participate in the forthcoming events.



Presentation of the Smart Rural Project and the Stakeholder Network

at the Annual Bulgaria Economic Forum


                On December 3, 2019, an economic forum on the topic "The Bulgarian economy at the end of 2019. A small business perspective for 2020" was held at the Inter Continental Sofia Hotel. The focus of the event was on small and medium-sized businesses. The main purpose of the event was to create favorable conditions and prerequisites for business contacts between the representatives of the business circles in Bulgaria. The forum was attended by more than 150 participants and 30 representatives of diplomatic missions, including Project Countries.

The host of the event - Bulgaria Economic Forum, as a partner of SmartRural Project, made a short presentation of the Project and the Stakeholder Network, which has to exchange business and innovative ideas related to rural areas and the rural economy in the framework of the upcoming project activities, including through the developed IT networking tool.


Bulgaria Economic Forum thanked all the staff for the excellent organization.