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Burgenland governor talks cross-border cooperation with Purič


According to a press release from the Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy, Doskozil and Purič noted the importance of cross-border cooperation and preservation of good relations.

These are manifested in cross-border projects, partnerships between institutions in Slovenia and Burgenland, and results that help boost competitiveness, research, innovation, effective use of energy sources and preservation of natural and cultural heritage.

Burgenland is being involved in 12 projects in the Slovenia-Austria Interreg cross-border cooperation programme in the period between 2014 and 2020.

One of them, COOP4HEALTHCARE, is a project partnership between the University of Ljubljana, the Burgenland University of Applied Sciences, Premiqamed clinic, the company Evolaris, Ljubljana Technology Park and the Murska Sobota Innovation Technology Cluster, which seeks to improve the selection of services in healthcare, in particular at retirement homes.

The Slovenian minister and the Burgenland governor also discussed future cooperation. First activities for the cross-border programme beyond 2020 are already under way.

Doskozil arrived in Slovenia on Tuesday, accompanied by a delegation. He met President Borut Pahor and National Assembly Speaker Dejan Židan yesterday.

Today, he also paid a visit to the Health Ministry for an exchange of views on topical issues and challenges in healthcare with State Secretary Simona Repar Bornšek.

Doskozil also met Justice Minister Andreja Katič with the ministry reporting that the pair noted good and efficient cooperation in justice affairs between Slovenia and Austria.

Katič spoke about Slovenia's experience in the system of probation and resocialisation of convicts, while the meeting also touched on the use of Slovenian language at courts in bilingual areas in Austria.

Doskozil also met Culture Ministry State Secretary Petra Culleta.


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