With an aim to acquire experience in questions of investment attraction and revitalization of territories and popularize Rezekne Special Economic Zone on European level, representatives of RSEZ Authority and Rezekne City Council participated in the 2nd European Congress of Local Governments in Poland on April 5-6, 2016.
For the second year congress takes place in Krakow and this year it had gathered more than 1500 participants from whole Europe – European Union countries, Georgia, Belarus, Russia, Moldova and Norway.
The aim of the Congress is to stimulate exchange of views between municipalities, NGOs and businesses on topics of development of local municipalities, public participation and quality of life as well as investment attraction and innovation.
During the Congress the CEO of RSEZ Authority Sandra Ežmale had participated in a panel discussion “Investments as Driving Force behind Economic Development of the Regions”, sharing the experience of RSEZ and municipalities in working with investors, explaining the POLARIS process aimed at targeted investment attraction in Latvia and also discussing the role of investments in regional development.
CEO of RSEZ Sandra Ežmale outlines that participation in this type of international events provides an opportunity to establish contacts with representatives of other European municipalities, institutions, chambers of trade and commerce and diplomatic missions as well as a possibility to ensure publicity of RSEZ on international level and share information on investment opportunities in RSEZ.
2nd European Congress of Local Governments in Krakow totally gathered more than 1500 participants – representatives of municipalities, state administration, NGOs and businesses from whole Europe, who participated in more than 80 panel discussions, working groups and presentations. Congress was organized by Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies in cooperation with the city of Krakow.