Second meeting for the BRIDGE project partners



The Association of South- Western Municipalities is part of the second partnership meeting of the project "BRIDGE - Building Relationships Into a Democratic Goal for Europe ", funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme 2014-2020, Action - 2. Measure 2.2 "Networks of Towns", which took place in Hungary.

The official visit of the delegation began with a participation in the opening ceremony of a Bulgarian fountain in the 19th district of Budapest - Kispest, near a school and kindergarten, where study Bulgarian children from the local Bulgarian community. The fountain was opened by His Excellency - the Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to Hungary - Mr. Hristo Polendakov and the Mayor of Kispest - Mr. Peter Gajda.

At a subsequent working meeting, the mayors of the municipalities of Kispest and Kostinbrod presented their municipalities and exchanged ideas for future joint cooperation in the field of culture, sports and student exchanges.

The work program continued with participation in the International Conference on the Development of Cross-Border Relations between Different Countries as Achievements, Good Practices and Challenges.

ASWM presented the five European programmes for territorial cooperation in which Bulgaria participates, presenting projects in which ASWM member municipalities are participating and exposed the priorities in the programmes period 2021 - 2027.