The first stakeholder group meeting in Burgas took place on 25th April 2017. The district government welcomed more than 40 interested stakeholders from various local and regional organizations as well as representatives of the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Education. The focus of the event was the formation of the local stakeholder group. This will support the district government in developing recommendations and concrete actions for improving the regional strategy as a policy tool to promote regional innovation. Presently, the stakeholder group includes among others representatives of the Prof. Dr. Asen Zlatarov University, the Burgas Free University, the ICT Cluster Burgas, the Agro Institute Karnobat, the municipalities from Burgas region.

The event started with presentation of the project RUMORE. Prof. Sevdalina Turmanova, Deputy Governor of District Burgas, provided an overview of the main project objective, activities and expected results. In the following discussion, all participants in the meeting had the possibility to exchange about the further steps for establishment and involvement of the local stakeholder group.