The Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South-Eastern Europe within the SWG EC project: “Fostering regional cooperation and balanced territorial development of Western Balkan countries in the process towards EU integration” will support the organization of the regional manifestation “Hajducke veceri 2016” which will be organized by the Tourist Organization of the Municipality of Bogatic and will be held in the period 13th – 14th August, 2016.
This regional manifestation is a traditional touristic-sport event organized since 1966, as the biggest manifestation in the Macva region, gathering regional gastronomy, customs and traditional competitions among rural population. It promotes regional handcrafts and cultural and artistic heritage of people from both sides of the river Drina. Participants come from all over the cross-border region “Drina-Sava”, as one of target regions for implementation of Area Based Development Approach (ABDA).
Both, programming documents of ABDA in the Western Balkan countries, as well as Programme for economic development of the cross-border region “Drina-Sava”, identifies the sector tourism and agriculture as one of the strategic priorities for development of the cross-border region “Drina-Sava”.