The 2nd scientific - educational meeting was successfully organized between the School of Civil Engineering, AUTh and the University of Ss Cyril and Methodius, FYROM. The aim of this meeting was to enhance the culture of cross-border cooperation, especially with regard to wastewater that is disposed (after treatment or not) to shared water resources such as the Prespa lake.
Students from both universities had the chance to participate to this workshop that included teamwork, project assignments and presentations of results on specific issues concerning wastewater treatment and water resources management. The workshop's program included also short lectures from professors on the field and visits to Waste Water Treatment Plants in Resen (FYROM) and Florina (Greece).
Participants from both countries had the chance to exchange views and discuss on common issues of interest, as well as to make proposals to manage these issues. Concurrently, they had the chance to deepen the scientific and educational collaboration between the two institutes, mostly through the strengthening of the relationships between students from both countries.
The meeting was conducted in Bitola (FYROM) where 18 students from the University of SS Cyril and Methodius, accompanied by professors Zoran Markov, Atanasko Tuneski, and Darko Babunski and PhD candidate Iljco Jovanoski, and 14 students from the School of Civil Engineering, AUTh, accompanied by professors Y. Xenidis and A. Zafirakou, participated. Dr. Ch. Skoulikaris participated, also, representing INWEB/UNESCO. The whole event was supported and sponsored by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung institution (Skopje office, Mrs. Daniela Popovska) and supported by Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies (Katerina Jakimovska).