25 years REC - Results. Empowerment. Change.
On 10 and 11 June 2015 in the Conference Center of REC in Szentendre, Hungary was held the 25th anniversary of the Regional Environmental Center under the slogan 'Regions for a Sustainable Future". The event was held under the patronage of the President of Hungary - Mr. Janos Ader, and was attended by representatives at the highest level from over 30 countries.
Founded back in 1990 by the governments of the USA and Hungary and the European Commission, the Regional Environmental Center develops successfully during the last 25 years. Its activities are focused on the environment and the challenges that it faces in the countries where REC is currently working. Starting its activities with an accent on support for non-governmental organizations, REC transformed into an international organization that actively works in different thematic areas for environmental purposes within the EU and outside it.
At the official event Republic of Bulgaria was represented by Her Excellency Mrs. Biserka Benisheva - Ambassador of Bulgaria in Hungary, Mr. Krasimir Zhivkov - Deputy Minister of Environment and Water, Ms. Detelina Peicheva - expert in the Ministry of Environment and Water and a member of the General Assembly of the REC. Mr. Zhivkov presented the Bulgarian position on empowerment activities and the results achieved by the REC in Bulgaria, as well as the possibilities for future cooperation. He emphasised the interest of the country to regional cooperation in the areas of natural resources, water management, climate change and education for sustainable development.
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