Fergana, 17 July 2023 (TDI): European Union Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Charlotte Adriaen has visited Fergana a district-level city and the capital of the Fergana region to participate in the “Bridges of Friendship in the Fergana Valley” Forum.
The Forum is scheduled from July 18-19, 2023, and is organized by the EU-funded regional project “Cross-Border and Cross-Sector Dialogue for Tolerance and Peace in Central Asia,” executed by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.
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Additionally, the Forum will host representatives of government agencies, youth leaders, and experts from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan to present the results of the project and discuss issues of peacebuilding and sustainable development in the participating countries.
Ambassador Andriaen will also meet with representatives of the local government and will visit the Fergana Polytechnic Institute to meet with the management of the educational institution and local coordinators of the EU-funded Erasmus program.
Furthermore, the Ambassador will visit the EU-funded Fergana Valley Water Resources Management Project on July 19, and then meet with the local community of entrepreneurs.
The purpose of the visit includes meetings at Tarakkiyot, an NGO working on the EU-funded BOMCA10 the Border Management Program in Central Asia aimed to enhance stability, security, and sustainable growth in the region.
Moreover, the BOMCA10 program is aimed at supporting cross-border cooperation and improving living conditions for people in the border areas of Central Asia and NGO Mekhrjon, and the grantee of the Spotlight Initiative Programme of the EU.
The project is focused on the prevention of violence in the family and society, building the capacity of lawyers, psychologists, social workers, and heads of 20 NGOs in the Region.