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EVIDENCE-BASED POLICY MAKING, 20 March 2019, Belgrade, Serbia

The event “Evidence-Based Policy Making” was jointly organized by SWG and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy of Serbia. Its aim was presentation of policy assessments and recommendations in the area of agriculture, natural resources management and rural development in Serbia, given by representatives of the SWG Regional Expert Advisory Working Groups and supported by SWG and GIZ. The event gathered around 50 relevant representatives

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Meetings of the Stakeholder Groups of the targeted cross-border regions in SEE

SWG and its Regional offices are organizing the regular Stakeholder group (SHG) meetings in the targeted cross-border rural regions.  The aim of the SHG meetings is to strengthen the networking and cooperation among local and regional players in the border areas. At the meetings, the SHG members will discuss and agree on local cooperation opportunities, actions related to economic diversification via value chains and capacity building measures.

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“Evidence-Based Policy Making”, 20 March 2019, Belgrade, Serbia

The event “Evidence-Based Policy Making”, is jointly organized by SWG and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy of Serbia. Its aim is presentation of policy assessments and recommendations in the area of agriculture, natural resources management and rural development, given by representatives of the SWG Regional Expert Advisory Working Groups and supported by SWG and GIZ. Below is the program for the event. [prettyfilelist type="pdf,xls,doc,zip,ppt,img,mp3"

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NEW PUBLICATION: Agricultural policy developments and EU approximation process in the Western Balkan countries

This publication is a result of the project implemented by the SWG and financed by the EC Joint Research Center. Quantitative analysis of agricultural policy developments was performed using data on budgetary support for agriculture, systematized according to the Agricultural Policy Measures (APM) classification scheme. The study concludes that in WB countries/territories, agriculture is an important sector for the national economies, but with a

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43rd Meeting of the Assembly of the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South Eastern Europe

The 43rd SWG Assembly Session was hosted by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture of Germany (BMEL), and attended by SWG delegates from the member institutions, observer institutions, as well as GFA, GIZ and SWG Secretariat. The purpose of the meeting was to present a retrospective of the achievements in 2018 and the plan for 2019. In addition, representatives of BMEL shared their experiences on relevant agricultural policy topics. The full

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Kick-off meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group (REAWG) on LEADER, 28th February – 1st March

Kick-off meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group (REAWG) on LEADER was held in Skopje in the period 28th February – 1st March, where ministry representatives, international experts and national experts from each SEE country, as well as other stakeholders were discussing the opportunities, challenges, and priorities related to the LEADER approach in the SEE. The LEADER (Liaisons Entre Actions de Développement de l’Économique Rurale)

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Kick-off meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group (REAWG) on LEADER to be held in Skopje, 28th February – 1st March

Considering that LEADER Approach is an important tool for unlocking the potentials of rural regions of the Southeast European countries the SWG and GIZ project:” Support to economic diversification of rural areas in Southeast Europe (SEDRA)” will further support the evidence-based policy formulation and advice and will foster the community-led local development processes through capacity building of relevant stakeholders. The kick-off meeting

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Symposium on Agricultural Sciences AgroRes 2019

The University of Banja Luka is organizing the 8th International Symposium on Agricultural Sciences AgroRes 2019 and the 24th Conference of Agricultural Engineers of Republic of Srpska. The events will take place 16 – 18 May 2019 in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The registration of the participants with the title of the paper, the names of the authors and abstract can be submitted by 1 April 2019. For more information regarding the submission

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Project title: Strengthening capacities for supporting rural development in Southeast Europe (SEDRA 3)

Accent will be given to the development of the capacities of individual people, organizations and businesses as well as cooperation systems, whereas the development of capacities for setting up structures and processes to acquire EU IPARD II funding, and the capacities of local actors and project promoters to get access to public and private co-financing in general. Cooperation and access to finance will be dominant capacity development themes. A

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Project title: Diversification of economic activities in rural areas of Southeast Europe through value chain development (SEDRA 2)

The objective of the project is to contribute to the diversification of economic activities in rural areas of SEE through strengthening selected value chains in specific cross-border regions. The aims to develop sustainable business models in structurally weak border regions through improvement of the production and marketing of agricultural and wild products, local crafts and culinary traditions, sustainable tourism. Support is provided through

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