On August 1st 2011 on the Pec square, Kosovo, MEDF presented the project Diversifying Economic Activity in the Region West/DEAR WEST. The presentation was part of the farewell event for Mr. Kjartan Björnsson, EC Head of Operations and Acting Head of Office. The presentation was organized by the Regional Development Agency – West for the projects financed by EURED and Rural Grant Scheme.

MEDF presented activities through promotional materials, leaflet and poster for the project. Brief information about the project and for results up to now Mr. Björnsson had opportunity to hear from Lazar Nedanoski, project manager. He was interested on the activities related to infrastructure improvements, especially in relation to environment.

Apart representatives of EU, the project stands were visited by mayors and representatives of the municipalities from the West region. Also, numerous citizens curiously passed by the stands on the Pec square and were interested for the project and for the opportunity in the field of tourism. This “mini fair” of projects was possibility to see progress of the other projects, to renew relations with representatives of other organizations and to build up new ones. This was opportunity to meet participants from previous activities that MEDF made as a part of project DEAR/WEST such as workshops for mapping of touristic potential and study visit in Macedonia.

Part of the farewell event for Mr. Björnsson was biking tour with the mayors and public, walk in the Rugova Valley and reception at restaurant “Koha e Re”. In his speech, Mr. Björnsson expressed his belief that actual projects will bring better working and living conditions for the citizens in the West region but also for whole Kosovo.