On 24 February 2017 Blagoevgrad was held the first press conference of the startup project №CB006.1.31.067 “Cross-border center to support Roma business”. The project is co-financed by the European Union through the Interreg – IPA Cross Border Cooperation Programme Bulgaria – former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – CCI 2014TC16I5CB006.
The project was present from the joint team, representatives of the association “L.I.D.E.R.” and association for Roma „Avena“. Miglena Mihaylova (project manager) presented to the participants on the conference project aim, objectives, activities, target groups and expected results of the project. The meeting was attend from representatives of local municipalities, regional governor administration, regional institutions , media, NGOs, Roma health, educational and labor mediators and Roma communities and ect.