FIIAPP presented its work at the foreign relations, commerce and development cooperation meeting in Brussels.
The coordinating body of the offices of the Autonomous Communities, headquartered at the Permanent Representation in Brussels, has a coordinator that rotates every six months. It is currently held by the Principality of Asturias. These offices meet periodically by working group to address the issues that correspond to them.
These working groups are: Agriculture; Employment, Social Affairs, Justice, Liberty and Security; Competitiveness, Energy and Tourism; Culture, Education, Youth and Sport; R&D and Information Society; Cohesion Policy; External Relations, Commerce and Development Cooperation and Health.
The FIIAPP presentation at the foreign relations, commerce and development cooperation meeting held this week at the Office of the Valencian Community located in the Belgian capital aroused great interest among the representatives of the Autonomous Communities, and they are interested in collaborating in the projects that the Foundation manages with European funding.
FIIAPP is already working with some of the Communities on various projects funded by the European Commission. With Catalonia, the Foundation is managing a project on organ transplantation in Moldova with the collaboration of the Catalan Transplant Organisation (OCATT); it is working with the health services of Castilla-La Mancha and the Community of Madrid (SESCAM and SERMAS, respectively) on a project related to hospital management in Tunisia; in addition, it is working with the regional government of Galicia on environmental issues in Macedonia with the Galician Council of the Environment, and with the Valencian Community on a project for managing electrical wastes in Ukraine with the Community’s Directorate-General of the Environment.