Informal Meeting of the Ministers of Agriculture from the region: “Rural Development in the program period of 2014.-2020 (ESI and IPA2)”, 5-6 September 2013, Zagreb and Gudovac, Croatia

73

The Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Croatia and the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South-East Europe (SEE) are organizing an Informal Meeting of the Ministers of Agriculture from the region which will be held from 5th until 6th of September 2013.

During the first part of the meeting (September 5th), the Ministers will discuss about the “Rural Development in the program period of 2014.-2020 (ESI and IPA2)” and will have possibility to realize bilateral meetings.

As honorary guests of the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Croatia – H.E Tihomir Jakovina, on September 6th, the Ministers/Ministry delegations will participate at the Opening Ceremony of the 21st Bjelovar International Autumn Fair which will be held in Gudovac from 6th until 8th of September 2013.

Within the Bjelovar Fair which has a 500 years long tradition, the biggest exhibition of livestock in Croatia is being held. Over the years, the Bjelovar Fair has become a trademark as far as recognition and potential is concerned, and it is a communication platform of all stakeholders in the agricultural sector of Croatia, as well as of surrounding countries.

Proposed Program for the Informal Ministers’ Meeting