Friendship across borders for a common European fu.. (Friendship across bo..)
Friendship across borders for a common European future
Start date: Jul 7, 2011,
End date: Aug 7, 2012
Taking into consideration the main principal for cohesion and balanced development, the current project can be considered as a measure to overcome and prevent the negative demographic tendencies of the targeted regions and investment in their human capital as an engine of the social and economic revival. The measures for improving the social services provided by the municipalities (development of infrastructure and joint strategy) aims to increase their attractiveness as a place to live and to raise kids. The improved infrastructure (including sport facilities) aims to develop the sport culture of the children in their earliest ages and therefore to contribute improving the health indices of the population in a long term. The objectives for integration of the regions are targeted mainly through the publicity and information measures (in particular the events for opening the Gardens of Friendship, which is promoting the informal relations between the people in both municipalities). Achievements: In Stambolovo a park area is created with playground for children in preschool age, sitting area and sport facilities for older children, named “Garden of Friendship”.A big Children’s Park is established in Ahmetbey with playgrounds, chess place and fitness equipment for children, sitting area for their parents and special facilities for disabled children. The lighting of the park is supplied with solar panels to safe energy and to contribute to environmental protection.Joint strategy for improving social services for children is elaborated by a working group with representatives of schools and social services from both municipalities, supported by 2 external specialists, hired by each of the partners. The strategy aims to improve the human potential through better conditions for education, creativity, out of class activities and etc. The project has been successfully accomplished in October 2012.
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