Euroregion Dniester

Vinnytsia (UA) and Moldova created Euroregion "Dniester":



 
2 February 2012 Kiev (Ukraine): Signing of the agreement about creation of the Euroregion «Dniester» (Source: Press Office of Euroregion Dniester)

On 2 February 2012 in Kiev, Vinnytsia region and the Republic of Moldova have consolidated officially an agreement on the establishment of the Euroregion "Dniester". 

The corresponding agreement was signed by the Head of the Vinnytsia Regional Council Sergiy Tatusiak and the Head of Vinnytsia Regional State Administration Mykola Dzhyga and six Heads of district Councils of the Republic of Moldova.      

The signing took place during the official visit to Kiev of the Prime Minister of Moldova Vladimir Filat and the official delegation consisting of officials and leaders from individual regions of the country.  The Head of the Vinnytsia Regional Council Sergiy Tatusiak emphasized that the agreement will strengthen and further effectively develop good neighborly relations with the neighboring regions of Moldova.     

Head Sergiy Tatusiak (on the right) and Vice-head Victor Sau (on the left) at the opening of the Coordinating Centre (Source: Press Office of Euroregion Dniester)

He added that this project would unite physical and financial resources of both parties for the implementation of joint programs and projects, including the European aid programs. According to the text of the agreement, it provides the creation of governing bodies of the Euroregion “Dniester”: Council, Coordinating Center, the Head and the Deputy Head. Official place of the registration of the Euroregion "Dniester" is Vinnytsia (Ukraine), and its Mission office - in Soroca (Republic of Moldova). The agreement was signed for an indefinite period, and provides that the Euroregion can join other administrative territorial units.         

Background: In 2004 Vinnytsia Regional State Administration offered Republic Moldova to set up the Euroregion “Dniester”. This initiative was supported by Moldavian side but due to the political situation in the country the process of establishing was suspended. The process of Euroregion establishing restarted in 2008. During the next period a number of consultative meetings and workshops with European experts and specialists for the creation, organization and functioning of the Euroregion were held. 
Active support in this process was provided by International Centre for Democratic Transition (ICDT), who expressed readiness to provide the necessary consultations for the newly created Euroregion.        

The First Council Meeting of the Euroregion “Dniester” Vinnytsia (Ukraine) 27.02.2012 (Source: Press Office of Euroregion Dniester)

Euroregion "Dniester" is created as a body of cross-border cooperation, as an association of local administrative-territorial units of Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova, is not an alternative to local governments, it is not created as a form of  new administration, does not act against the interests of the national state, does not act as a superior legal entity. 

General Information           
Territory – 31126 km²
Population – 2015 th.p.

Euroregion “Dnister” consists of Vinnytsia region in Ukraine and the Moldovan districts Ocniţa, Soroca, Floreşti, Şoldăneşti, Rezina and Donduşeni.

Moreover, in the near future it’s planned to join districts of Camenca and Rybnitsa – Transnistria. 


The activity of the Euroregion is aimed at social and economic development of areas adjacent to the river Dniester, namely:

  • Organization, coordination and intensification of cooperation in economy, science, education, culture, tourism and sports;
  • Implementation of joint projects concerning environmental protection, ecological improvement of Dniester river basin;
  • Participation in the development of international transport corridors and reconstruction of existing highways;
  • The implementation of regional programs (projects) for reducing unemployment among the population of border areas;
  • Cooperation in equipping crossing points of Ukraine-Moldovan border of interstate and local importance;
  • Organization of contacts with international organizations, foundations, institutes, agencies and other organizations.         
Map of Euroregion Dniester (Source: Press Office of Euroregion Dniester)

Cooperation between border regions within Euroregion will consolidate joint efforts to overcome common problems, which in turn will lead to intensification of existing regional cooperation and partnership links between local communities of the regions. 


Contacts:


Regional Centre for Cross-border Cooperation Euroregion "Dniester"
Soborna Street 70
Vinnytsia Ukraine 21100
Tel.: +380 (432) 53-09-59, 35-13-65
Fax.: +380 (432) 53-09-59
euroregiondniester@gmail.com
http://dniester.eu

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