Maribor, September 4, 2015
Representatives of several organizations and municipalities of five countries of Western Balkans signed a Memorandum today, for collaboration in the field of tourism. The trans-national collaboration includes Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia, who will jointly develop a tourism destination and develop a tourist infrastructure.
Community Development Fund – CDF was part of the working group for development of Joint Cross-border Tourism Strategy in the region of Western Balkan and it was represented by Executive Director Ms. Nermin Mahmuti and Senior Consultant Kushtrim Shaipi.
A member of the European Parliament Tanja Fajon was also attending the meeting in Maribor who said “Such linking among regions with a joint goal is an excellent idea. It not only contributes to developing the potential these regions have, but it also shows a close collaboration between regions, which is of extreme importance”.
In October the region will present itself in Brussels to the Committee of the Regions, with the goal to obtain European funding to upgrade the development of tourism destinations.