Slovenia’s Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy teamed up with the Croatian programme partner Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds and EU-supported project MISTERION to organise a series of three events under the joint title European Cooperation Day ‘’Youth for Cooperation – Experiencing the Mysteries of Water’’, involving 115 participants.
The official part of the event held in Croatia’s Kamanj featured keynote speakers and project partners who highlighted the results and the importance of cross-border projects, including Mayor of Municipality of Kamanje Damir Mateljan, Head of Managing Authority of Cooperation Programme Slovenia-Croatia at the Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy Tanja Rener, Director of European Territorial Cooperation Office at the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds Stella Arneri, Mayor of Municipality of Semič Polona Kambič, member of Semič Youth Centre Lidija Kočevar, and President of Youth Council of the Karlovac County Renato Bukovac.
The participants were taken through the Semič Museum House which houses the natural history collection. The centerpiece of the collection are two unique animal species, i.e. the black olm, a species endemic to the region, and the cave clam Congeria. The participants also visited one of the largest churches in Bela krajina, the Church of Saint Stephen, an impressive church first mentioned in the 13th century and featuring unique Baroque elements.