The first Management Planning Workshop took place on 25 and 26 March 2015 in Korça, Albania, in the framework of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid Region”, a three-year European Union and UNESCO initiative to reinforce the protection and sustainable development of the Lake Ohrid region.

Overall project activities include the reinforcement of transboundary cooperation, the establishment of integrated management mechanisms, and capacity building on management effectiveness. Activities also aim to identify and safeguard cultural and natural assets, to provide technical assistance to national authorities for the preparation of a transboundary World Heritage property extension file, as well as to implement a waste awareness campaign.

The first Management Planning Workshop is part of a series of five workshops to support the elaboration of an integrated management system for the Lake Ohrid region.