The first work session of the Project Steering Committee was held on 21.11.2017 at the office of Southwestern State Forest Enterprise in the town of Blagoevgrad.

The Committee includes representatives of the main relevant authorities, project partners as well as non-governmental organizations working in the areas of nature conservation and sustainable forest management. The overall objective of the Project Steering Committee is to ensure information and synchronization among the key institutions and parties involved with the project, and to guarantee the transparency and effectiveness in the process of project implementation.

During the first work session, all participants were provided with detailed information regarding the project, the stage of current implementation and the planned project activities in the forthcoming months.