The Carpathian Office of Ukrainian–Polish cooperation started working in Truskavets, Lviv region.
“Truskavets initiates and participates in very interesting Ukrainian-Polish projects. I know that the idea of opening a joint office has been around for a long time. Its ‘forerunners’ were tourist forums and youth exchanges, sports camps which gave rise to the Carpathia Open international ski youth cup put on the calendar of the international sports federation,” said Chairman of the Lviv Regional State Administration Maksym Kozytsky, the press service of the Administration informs.
Ukraine and Poland founded and, despite quarantine restrictions, now develop the Eastern European Forum in Truskavets. There is also the Beskydy tourist cluster, within which four towns – Truskavets, Stary Sambir, Sanok, and Rymanów-Zdrój – cooperate successfully.
The main idea of the Office is to establish contacts and high-quality cooperation between Ukraine and Poland in various fields, the main of which is the promotion of tourist and investment attractiveness of Eastern Carpathians which cover the highlands of Ukraine and Poland with their recreational and health potential. Another strategic goal of opening such an institution is to facilitate and support friendly and good neighborly relations through joint and cooperative efforts between citizens, governmental and non-governmental organizations of both countries, promote the culture of both peoples, preserving common natural, historical and cultural heritage and values.
The Carpathian Office of Ukrainian–Polish cooperation was established by the joint efforts of the International Center “European Integration of Ukraine” and the Department of International Technical Assistance and International Cooperation at the Lviv Regional State Administration with the support of the Consulate General of Poland in Lviv. The Office will be headquartered at the Karpaty hotel and resort complex in Truskavets town.
The Carpathian Office of Ukrainian–Polish cooperation will host joint events: symposia, conferences, round tables, etc. It also will be a platform for sharing experiences and implementing joint projects.