The Third Ministerial Video conference is attended by Ministers and high-level representatives of the Ministries of Agriculture of the Western Balkans and some of its neighbouring countries, as well as the European Commission (DG AGRI and DG NEAR), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC).
The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) establishes and manages global sustainable standards, known as the GSTC Criteria. There are two sets: Destination Criteria for public policy-makers and destination managers, and Industry Criteria for hotels and tour operators.
Reinforcing Europe’s resilience: halting biodiversity loss and building a healthy and sustainable food system
The European Commission recently published two new strategies: the Biodiversity Strategy and the Farm to Fork (F2F). The two strategies are mutually reinforcing, bringing together nature, farmers, business and consumers for jointly working towards a competitively sustainable future, according to the EC.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has significantly affected all aspects of agriculture across Europe. In the current crisis triggered by the outbreak of the virus, SWG in cooperation with GFA Consulting group, IAK and the Federal German Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) is organizing a video conference of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group on Wine.
The Annual Report for the year of 2019 represents an overview of the actions taken and outcomes achieved by the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in SEE in the field of agriculture and rural development for the region of South-Eastern Europe.