Conference: "Europe in the Balkans: A Common Future"

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We Are Working to Make Pleven a Green and Accessible City, Says Municipal Council Chair
We Are Working to Make Pleven a Green and Accessible City, Says Municipal Council Chair
Pleven Municipal Council chair Prof Ivan Malkodanski at the "Europe in the Balkans: A Common Future" conference in Pleven, June 25, 2024 (BTA Photo)

"We are working to make Pleven a green and accessible city", said Prof. Ivan Malkodanski, Pleven Municipal Council chair, at the local "Europe in the Balkans: A Common Future" conference on Tuesday. He added that in order to achieve this goal, they are using the opportunities under the Operational Programme Environment 2021-2027 and preparing a project for the greening of the city. 

According to Malkodanski, during this mandate, the Municipality is betting on the modernization of the material and technical base of educational institutions. Another priority in the work of the team is for Pleven to be an active and integrated city. He cited the 2021-2027 Regional Development Programme, where a high degree of project readiness is prepared under the Integrated Urban Development Priority.

He also noted that the administration's efforts are aimed at financing three important projects for Pleven, the first of which is the Sports Hall, a facility for 3,200 people and 358 parking spaces, with opportunities for various sports, including volleyball, tennis, fencing and basketball. The construction will be worth BGN 30 million. 

The second main project for Pleven is related to the Pleven stadium, where the track field and the sector for official guests will be renovated, followed by a renovation of the stands. About BGN 20 million will be needed for the entire reconstruction, said Malkodanski. 

The third priority project is a roundabout at the road exit to Sofia.

BTA's Europe in the Balkans project is supported by the European Commission. It aims to foster a better understanding of the role of cohesion policy in the Balkans; to raise awareness of projects funded by the EU through the Cohesion Funds; promote dialogue on the results of the projects at local level and boost civic participation in issues related to cohesion policy.

The project is funded with EUR 348,871. To achieve the project's aims, BTA is using a media mix and expects to reach out to between 700,000 and 1 million people in Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, North Macedonia, Greece, and Turkiye. 

The series of conferences under the project was launched on December 20, 2023 in Sofia. The programme for 2024 includes discussions in the cities of Blagoevgrad, Burgas, Varna, Vidin, Vratsa, Gabrovo, Dobrich, Kazanlak, Kardzhali, Kyustendil, Lovech, Montana, Pazardzhik, Pernik, Pleven, Plovdiv, Razgrad, Samokov, Silistra, Sliven, Smolyan, Sofia, Stara Zagora, Targovishte, Haskovo, Shumen, Yambol, Kardzhali, Vratsa and Montana, as well as cross-border conferences in Belgrade, Bosilegrad, Bucharest, Edirne, Skopje and Thessaloniki. 

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