During the third project semester, Stara Zagora Regional Economic Development Agency, the Lead Partner of DeCarb, applied for Peer review from the Policy Learning Platform of Interreg Europe. Interreg Europe offers this so very useful tool for organizations that implement projects within the programme. Regions all over Europe are tackling similar challenges. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for these issues, which is why the Policy Learning Platform offers us a chance to benefit from a tailor-made peer review. SZREDA was one of the selected organizations to host peers from all over Europe, who will examine the specific territorial context, and make recommendations based on their experience and expertise. Currently SZREDA along with the low-carbon economy thematic experts form Policy Learning Platform are working on Background paper and search for the most suitable peers to visit the district of Stara Zagora, the coal mines and the coal power plants and together with the hosts to come up with specific measures and approaches towards clean-cola and low-carbon economy. The visit will take place in February 2020.

SZREDA encourages any Interreg Europe project partner currently implementing a project to check the new call for interregional peer reviews, that was launched on 9 October 2019 and is now open permanently. Applicants can submit their application at any time. SZREDA will provide the update on the Peer review progress in the upcoming newsletter, more details can be found on the DeCarb project website and the website of the organization - www.szeda.eu