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Open call for National and Regional Experts

The SWG Head Office/ Secretariat opens Call for expression of interest for national and regional experts on LEADER from the respective countries/territories (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia). The details of the assignments and the required profiles of experts are provided in the Terms of Reference below. Experts who fulfill the criteria indicated in the Terms of References (ToRs), are encouraged to

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46th Assembly Session of the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South Eastern Europe, 17 – 20 December 2019, Kopaonik, Serbia.

The 46th Assembly Session of the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South Eastern Europe was held in the period 17th  – 20th December 2019, Kopaonik, Serbia. During the 46th SWG Assembly session the realized activities in the period September - December 2019, annual planning of the regional activities and initiatives in the period of 2020 were discussed as well as the cooperation with SWG partner institutions. [prettyfilelist

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Roundtable on “Is IPARD delivering – what needs to be done better” for the Western Balkans, 18 January 2020, Berlin, Germany

Roundtable on “Is IPARD delivering – what needs to be done better” for the Western Balkans will take place on January 18th, 2020, as a side event in the context of the International Green Week (IGW) and Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) in Berlin, Germany. The Roundtable is jointly organized on behalf of Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) of Germany and the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in SEE.

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Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) and International Green Week, 16 – 19 January 2020, Berlin, Germany

Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) 2020 will be held during the International Green Week for the twelfth time under the title and focus on “Food foa all! Trade for Secure, Diverse and Sustainable Nutrition”. The aim of GFFA is, in a series of expert panel discussions, working meetings and an international panel, to identify ways and means of sustainably meeting the diverse and growing demands that are being made of the agricultural

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Workshop on “KEP – Know-how Exchange Program ‘Capacity Building Program for extension services in the WESTERN Balkans to support participation in IPARD calls’, 16th – 20th September 2019, Belgrade, Serbia.

The Workshop on ‘Capacity Building Program for extension services in the WESTERN Balkans to support participation in IPARD calls’ was organized jointly by the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group in South Eastern Europe (SWG) in a cooperation with SWG and Area Science Park and supported by the Central European initiative (CEI). The KEP program aims to improve and increase participation in IPARD calls and fund absorption in Western

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Kick-off meeting: Study of best practices and potential of participation of the smallholders in the short value chains in the Western Balkans region and Turkey, 28 November 2019, Krusevo, North Macedonia

The kick-off meeting for the project “Study of best practices and potential of participation of the smallholders in the short value chains in the Western Balkans region and Turkey” gathered 15 participants who will be directly involved in implementation of the project activities. The purpose of the kick-off meeting was to develop detailed activity plan and elaborate on the methodology that will be used in the work during the project. The project

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Kick-off meeting: Study on the research, innovation and technology transfer capacities and on the recent agricultural policy developments in the context of the EU approximation process in the pre-accession countries (ARAPD), 29 November 2019, Krusevo, North Macedonia

The kick-off meeting for the project “Study on the research, innovation and technology transfer capacities and on the recent agricultural policy developments in the context of the EU approximation process in the pre-accession countries (ARAPD)” gathered 27 participants including experts and relevant ministries’ representatives. The purpose of the kick-off meeting was to develop detailed activity plan and elaborate on the methodology that will

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Traditional Balkan food can be driver of economic development of rural areas as one of the messages from the celebration of Terra Madre Day organized in Bijelo Polje on 10th December, 2019

Following the Slow Food calendar, NGO Kisele vode in cooperation with the Municipality of Bijelo Polje and Tourism Organization of Bijelo Polje organized on 10th December Terra Madre Day Bijelo Polje as a day which is celebrated in the entire world as a Tera Madre Day. This year was celebrated 30 years of Slow Food movement. The main moto of the event: by local, cherish the tradition, prepare food responsibly, eat smart. Slow food community in Montenegro

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46th Assembly Session of the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South Eastern Europe, 17 – 20 December 2019, Kopaonik, Serbia

The 46th Assembly Session of the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South Eastern Europe will be held in the period 17th  – 20th December 2019, Kopaonik, Serbia. During the 46th SWG Assembly session the realized activities in the period September - December 2019, annual planning of the regional activities and initiatives in the period of 2020 will be discussed as well as the cooperation with SWG partner institutions. [prettyfilelist

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Thirteenth Annual Working Meeting of the Ministers of Agriculture from South Eastern Europe (SEE), 12 November 2019, Pristina, Kosovo*

The Ministers of Agriculture from South Eastern Europe (SEE) and the Heads of Delegations, gathered on 12th of November 2019 in Pristina at the 13th Annual Working Meeting organized under the joint auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development of Kosovo* and the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South Eastern Europe. During the meeting the participating Ministers discussed the regional cooperation

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