Partnership Project  
    between the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry DIHK  
    and the Association of Balkan Chambers ABC  
  Overview 2000-2006
Project Activities 2009
Project Activities 2008
Project Activities 2007

Mr. Eduard Schwartz
Head of the Project
IHK Ostthüringen zu Gera
Gaswerkstraße 23
07546 Gera Germany
Tel.: + 49 365 8553-123
Fax: + 49 365 8553-77123

Liaison Office Sofia
9, Iskar Str.
1000 Sofia Bulgaria
Tel.: + 359 2 987 10 77
Tel./Fax: + 359 2 987 27 58

Mrs. Vanya Toneva - Expert

Mr. Karmen Vranchev - Expert
In 2000 the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce DIHК and the Association of Balkan Chambers existing since 1994 and in which the national chamber organizations from 10 countries from South-East Europe are members, have proposed a joint initiative for long-term partnership. The financial support for the realization of this partnership project is provided by the government of the Federal Republic of Germany through the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The project is running for already more than 6 years. In the beginning it was planned to have only a phase of 3 years, finishing at the end of 2003. Due to the success of its work and the requests of the project partners, it was prolonged for a 2nd phase of another 3 years till the end of 2006, and with another 3 years till the end of 2009. The Project provides the opportunity the European know-how, esp. the German know-how to be easily accepted and adopted to the conditions of the Balkan chambers. Though it has 10 partners on different stages of development, structure and characteristics, the Project succeeds in finding the right attitude to satisfy the needs of each and every
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