The preparation of the Action Plan developed by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Bistrita-Nasaud within the Rural SMEs project, continued on December with the organisation of the 8th meeting with the stakeholders from the North-West Region of Romania. The event took place on December 17, in Bistrita.

Within the reunion, Mrs. Petra Szávics, a consultant with a rich experience in developing regional policies, presented the proposed measures to increase the impact of the Operational Program Competitions 2014-2020 and to contribute to the improvement of the similar program for the 2021-2027 period.

Also, within the activity, Mrs. Dorina Mihaela Cotoi - Project Responsible for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Bistrita-Nasaud shared with the participants the lessons leaned by participating, during

20-22 November 2018, at the first edition of the University of European Territorial Cooperation 2018 - Smart Transnational Cooperation, organised in Bucharest, by the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration of Romania.

The action will continue with the drafting of the Action Plan, which is set to be discussed in April 2019 at the next meeting of the partners.