Workshop “Agriculture Cooperatives in the cross-border region of Prespa”, 3rd March, 2017 in Resen, Macedonia

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The Workshop “Agriculture Cooperatives in the cross-border region of Prespa” will be held on 3rd March, 2017 at the restaurant “Dve liri” in Resen, starting at 9.30 AM. This event will be organized by the SWG, in cooperation with the Regional Directory of Agriculture- Korca and the Municipality of Resen. The main objective of this regional event, as part of the People-to-People program, is by gathering the relevant stakeholders from the cross-border region of Prespa, from Albania and Macedonia, is to establish and improve the cross-border cooperation between farmers and agriculture specialists operating in the Prespa region. The necessity of this workshop comes from the common interest of the stakeholders in order to improve the agriculture development in the region. The workshop will help the participants to increase knowledge about the establishment and operation of the agriculture cooperatives, as well as support the sustainable development of the region.

The program of the workshop will cover topics such as: legislation, organization and establishment of cooperatives, types of cooperatives, membership, capital, funds, etc. The workshop will also include a study visit of the grandstand fruit plantation at the SOU “Car Samoil” in Resen.

This activity is part of the European Union funded project: “Fostering regional cooperation and balanced territorial development of Western Balkan countries in the process towards EU integration” implemented by the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South-Eastern Europe.