On 5th and 6th June, 2019 in Jasionka (Poland) Forum of Cities and regions took place. The title of event was: "investing in Western Balkans - Investing in Europe".

This forum was organized in connection as the result of the Polish presidency in the Berlin Process. The forum was attended by representatives of cities and regions from the Western Balkans and partners participating in the Berlin Process.

On June 5, the opening session and the session on international territorial cooperation were held. The main topics were the beneficiaries' experiences from partner cooperation in the implementation of Interreg projects, the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) and the European Neighborhood Instrument. There was also a panel discussion about the future of territorial cooperation.

On June 6, two thematic sessions took place. The first session concerned local governments, in particular the quality of public services. The second session, organized by the Ministry of Investment and Development and the European Commission, was devoted to the transformation of coal regions.

As part of the Forum, the OSS Project Communication Manager participated in the discussion panel on International Cooperation. He spoke there about effective cooperation as part of our project.

More info: www.podkarpackie.pl/index.php/rozwoj-regionalny/6899-forum-miast-i-regionow