The fourth meeting of the Joint network coordination committee for artisans from the border regions of North Macedonia and Kosovo was held on September 22nd. Considering the situation with Covid-19, the meeting was not physically held but via the online conferencing Zoom platform. Representatives of the local self-governments regional economic development support bodies, both cooperatives and representatives of artisans from both countries participated in the meeting.
During the meeting it was discuss about:
1. Establishment of Cooperatives through networking of border areas between artisans, associations, artisan chambers, relevant national and local institutions responsible for public policies relevant to the artisans;
2. Key challenges with organizing the Final Joint Bazaar;
3.Presentation of the Web Platform created within the project;
4. Discussion on the key challenges in sustainability of the two cooperatives and the web platform.
No matter that the meeting was held online, the goal was still achieved. The Joint committee members got an idea of the functioning of the web platform and expressed interest and support in strengthening the work of cooperatives. The meeting ended in positive ambience and conclusion that the members of Joint committee will continue to support the cooperatives and the involved artisans.