Meeting held with the Minister for Balanced Regional Development
Members of the Working Group for Chapter 22 – Regional policy and coordination of structural instruments met with the minister in charge of balanced regional development, Edin Đerlek. The meeting was devoted to regional development as a way to strengthen the competitiveness of the domestic economy. The joint work of all actors in this area can contribute to meeting the standards on Serbia’s path to the European Union. At the same time, regional development can reinforce domestic development strategy.
Participants discussed the possibilities of preparing a strategic document to regulate this area and establish a system of joint planned action in the coming years. Such action also requires coordinated cooperation with the diaspora, which can significantly contribute to the country’s regional development.
The strategy of smart specialization was also on the agenda. As a strategy for a knowledge-based economy, it is one of the key topics of the Working Group for Chapter 22.