EU4M organised workshop for Inter-Municipal Cooperation on Destination Management

The TA “EU for municipalities” organises workshop on inter-municipal cooperation and partnership with the private sector titled “Destination Management Organisation (DMO) in the Vardar/South-East region”. The Workshop will take place on Tuesday, 23rd January 2024 in Demir Kapija.

Agenda of the event:

10:30 – 11:00 Registration of Participants
11:00 – 11:20 Welcome note(s)

o   EU Delegation, Maria Kanellopoulou, Head of Operation

o   French Embassy, Irène Ketoff, Attachée de Cooperation

o  ZELS, Vice-President, Pero Kostadinov, Mayor of Valandovo

11:20 – 11:30 Introduction to DMO and inter-municipal cooperation

o  TA EU for Municipalities, Klaus Richter, Team Leader

11:30 – 11:40 Lessons learned from the study tour to Germany

o  Participant of the study tour, Andon Saramandov, Mayor of Gevgelija

11:40 – 12:40 Destination Management in Alsace

o   Marc Levy, General Director of Alsace Destination Tourism

o  Jacques Schleef, Honorary Consul of North Macedonia to France

12:40 – 13:00 Coffee break
13:00 – 13:20 Regional cooperation and tourism management in Croatia

o   Ane Sindik, ex-Director of the Regional Development Agency of Dubrovnik-Neretva county

13:20 – 13:30 Presentation and discussion of the MoU

  • Todor Efremov, Secretary of Kavadarci
13:30 – 13:50 Signing of the MoU
13:50 – 14:00 Conclusions

o  EU Delegation, Karl Giacinti, Programme Manager

14:00 End of the workshop

EU4M Best Practice Conference in Skopje on 27/04/2023 12:00 – 14:30

You are cordially invited to our
EU4M – Best municipal practice event in Skopje

“Pro bono” activity of the German Association of Management Consulting Firms and the Professional Association of Public Sector Advisors

Secretariat for European Affairs and online on Zoom and Facebook
Limited number of seats for in-person participation: 30

Thursday 27th April 2023 12:00 – 14:30

Welcome by Deputy Prime Minister Bojan Marichikj and Steffen Hudolin, Head of Cooperation, Delegation of the European Union

Best municipal practice presentations by the German experts

Kai Haake: How to work with consultants.
Business ethics, quality criteria, good governance

Michael Hofnagel: Benefits of inter-municipal cooperation.
Formal and informal cooperation, institutional set-up, private sector involvement, case study digital services, case study tourism region

Christian Leier: Municipal digitalisation now – how to achieve.
Success factors of digitalisation, cooperation vs competition, technical and legal aspects, cyber security, implementation strategy, case study digital service centre

Christina Plotz / Johannes Brüning: One ticket for all.
Public transport associations, mobility hubs and how on demand shuttles revolutionise transport; urban mobility, revenue sharing between the operators, case study “Deutschland” ticket

Possibility to meet and ask the experts
Please register in advance for this event as we have some security restrictions for access to the building:
After registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing further information.
We have only 30 seats in the training centre of the Secretariat for European Affairs.
During the online registration you can opt for in-person participation. The 30 participants accepted will receive an individual email with entrance information.
All registered participants will automatically receive a Zoom link, which you can use in case that you were not among the first 30 registrants, or if you later have to cancel but do not want to miss the presentations.
Looking forward to seeing you on 27th April.

EU4M Best Practice Event


Best municipal practice from Germany


Conference (27.04.2023) and field visits of municipal experts from Germany

Topics:  Inter-municipal cooperation, digitalisation, urban mobility, godd governance

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Pre-registration is obligatory for the conference on Thursday 27th April in the Secretariat for European Affairs and on Zoom and Facebook!

Register here for the conference