The First Meeting of the Project Steering Group (PSG) of the SWG EC Project: “Preparation for implementation of Area Based Development in the Western Balkans” will be organized by the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in SEE on 16th of April 2013 in the afternoon as part of the 26th SWG Assembly Session which will be held in Siófok, Hungary from 16th – 18th of April.
The Project Steering Group consists of representatives of the SWG (SWG Secretariat, former, current and future SWG Presidency-yearly rotating basis: Macedonia, Kosovo* and Serbia), DG Enlargement Unit D3, JRC IPTS Agri-life Unit, DG Agriculture and Rural Development (G4 and B2), an international contracted consultant/s and regional consultant/s.
The role of the Steering Group is to advise the SWG Secretariat on preparation of the program activities.
The topics for discussion foreseen for the 1st meeting are related to the project management issues, project activities and future actions.
* Kosovo – “This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.”