On May 10th, 2014 on the square "Goce Delchev" - Strumica the festival SunPower FEST, as part of the project "Efficient usage of solar energy for better future" - SP - FUTURE, was held. The Festival was attended by pupils and teachers from both schools involved in the project - OOU "Sando Masev" - Strumica and SOU "Anton Popov" - Petrich.
This festival of knowledge promoted the results of the pupils and teachers in primary schools "Sando Masev" from Strumica and "Anton Popov" Petrich of the topic energy efficiency and use of renewable energy.DSC 0698
DSC 0718This event also marked the Day of the European Union - May 9th, due to the fact that this project is co-funded by EU IPA Cross-Boreder Programme between Macedonia and Bulgaria.
With the installation of the photovoltaic panels, these two schools became energy efficient, and the joint implementation of this project, the cross-border cooperation has improved on several levels: municipal and institutional, and between pupils from both schools.
The project is co-funded by EU IPA Cross-Boreder ProgrammDSC 0720e under the Second Call for Proposals between Macedonia and Bulgaria 2007-2013, and implemented by the Centre for development of the South-East planning region, as leader partner, and Municipality of Strumica, Association of Southwestern Municipalities - Blagoevgrad and Municipality of Petrich, as project partners.
The project started on July 23rd, 2012 and will finish on July 22nd, 2014.