With the signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Foundation for Internet and Society Metamorphosis and the Municipality of Vrapciste, the chapter on signing memorandums of cooperation with nine municipalities included in the Polog planning region was completed (Tetovo, Gostivar, Zelino, Bogovinje, Tearce, Jegunovce, Vrapciste, Brvenica and Mavrovo – Rostushe).

In accordance with the memorandum, the Metamorphosis Foundation is committed to promoting the values of all potential sites and opportunities for tourism development in the Polog region, while the mentioned municipalities will provide information, expertise and experience, and will encourage small and medium enterprises and all interested parties actively to contribute toward the realization of the project’s objectives.

Also on the other side of the border, the Elbasan County Council signed an identical memorandum of cooperation with the seven municipalities in the Elbasan region (Elbasan, Prrenjas, Librazhd, Peqin, Cerrik, Belsh and Gramsh).

Up to now 73 subjects (restaurants, hotels, travel agencies), non-governmental organizations, institutions and individuals – potential entrepreneurs from both sides of the border have responded positively to the call to be part of the STEP Network for smart tourism enhancement.

The Memorandum of Cooperation is valid until March 31, 2020. The project is funded by the European Union’s cross-border program.