Aruba hosts OCT-EU Forum
Prime Minister of Aruba, Mike Eman, Chair of OCTA, hosted the 15th OCT-EU Forum in Oranjestad, February, 20-24th, 2017.
The strengthening of relations between different OCTs and with the European Union were themes of this year’s Forum. The programming of regional and thematic funds of the 11th European Development Fund also topped the agenda.
The ОСТА Ministerial Conference and trilateral meetings are organised in the margin of the OCT-EU Forum. The OCT-EU Forum was chaired by the European Commission while the OCTA Ministerial Conference was chaired by Aruba.
The Forum was an opportunity for Aruba to showcase its best innovative practice, notably in renewable energy and creative industries. An Energy Learning Tour was organized of the solar park and Windpark Vader Piet as well as the Cosecha San Nicolas which is a centre for design, creativity and craftsmanship.