Financed by the Polish Foreign Ministry a delegation of 23 Ukrainean local representatives and 3 representatives from Warmia-Mazury region lead by Mr Jaroslaw Sarnowski from the Department for Rural Development, had a study visit to Bornholm 4 – 7 September 2008. The study visit included introduction of the rural development policy on Bornholm, the LAG Bornholm and of the agricultural situation on the island.
The Ukrainean delegation came from the Rivne Region, which for years have been the partner region with the Warmia-Mazury Region. Since 2006 Bornholm has been involved in this cooperation, with Rural Development as one of the main priorities.
Warmia-Mazury and Bornholm are planning to cooperate on a further project with the Ukrainean partners to take place during 2009, and focusing on training of local action groups to be set up in the Rivne Region.