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Kick-off meeting of the DG JRC funded projects: “Agricultural Policy Developments and EU Approximation Process in the Western Balkans Countries (APDAP-WB)” and “Land Market Development and Small Farms’ Access to Land in the Pre-accession Countries (LMSF-AC)”, 14 – 15 December 2017 in Skopje, Macedonia

An expert group of representatives of academia and relevant ministries from the Western Balkans will gather in Skopje to kick-off two DG JRC funded projects, implemented by SWG: “Agricultural Policy Developments and EU Approximation Process in the Western Balkans Countries (APDAP-WB)” and “Land Market Development and Small Farms’ Access to Land in the Pre-accession Countries (LMSF-AC)”. Under the scientific guidance of the University of

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“Capacity building for improvement of rural tourism services and products and networking among the tourism stakeholders in the cross-border region Sharra”, 23 – 25 November 2017 in Mavrovo, Macedonia

The Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG), the German International cooperation (GIZ) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), following the overall goals of the projects ” Rural development through integrated forest and water resources management in Southeast Europe: Rural perspectives: qualification, reintegration and (self) employment”, as well as “Implementation of short value chain development

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European Rural Manifesto and the Venhorst Declaration

The 3rd European Rural Parliament was hosted by the Village of Venhorst, in North Brabant Province, the Netherlands in October 2017. The European Rural Parliament seeks to express the voice of rural Europe, to articulate the concerns of the rural people living in this area and to promote self-help and action by the rural people in partnership with civil society and governments. The 3rd European Rural Parliament represented by 250 people from rural

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Eleventh Annual Working Meeting of the Ministers of Agriculture from South Eastern Europe (SEE), 17 November 2017 in Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Ministers of Agriculture from South Eastern Europe (SEE) and the Heads of Delegations, gathered on 17th of November 2017 in Jahorina at the 11th Annual Working Meeting organized under the joint auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, Bosnia and Herzegovina 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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“12th Ethno Food and Drink Fair”, 22-25 November 2017 in Belgrade, Serbia

Thirteen (13) producers of meat, dairy products, honey, herbs, juices, marmalade and brandy products, from the cross-border regions “Drina-Tara” and “Drina-Sava”, from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro presented themselves on a joint branded stand at the regional manifestation “12th Ethno Food and Drink Fair” held in the period from 22-25 November 2017 in Belgarde, Serbia. The aim of the regional manifestation “12th Ethno

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SWG/GIZ: Insights into Rural Development in Southeast Europe

LEIWW builds capacities for rural development and natural resources management in Southeast Europe. With the Area Based Development Program we’re here by your side to support you to develop your ideas and fulfil your dreams.

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SWG/GIZ: Insights into Rural Development in Southeast Europe

LEIWW builds capacities for rural development and natural resources management in Southeast Europe. With the Area Based Development Program we’re here by your side to support you to develop your ideas and fulfil your dreams.

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SWG/GIZ: Rural Development in Southeast Europe

LEIWW builds capacities for rural development and natural resources management in Southeast Europe. With the Area Based Development Program we’re here by your side to support you to develop your ideas and fulfil your dreams.

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Culinary workshop “An innovative approach in rural tourism -Traditional food in a new and authentic way” for participants from the cross-border regions “Drina-Tara” and “Drina-Sava”, 13-16 November 2017 in Kosjeric, Serbia

The Standing Working Group for Regional Rural Development (SWG) in SEE, within the project “Rural development through integrated forest and water resources management in Southeast Europe: Rural perspectives: qualification, reintegration and (self) employment”, financed by the German International Cooperation (GIZ), organized a 3-day culinary workshop entitled “An innovative approach in rural tourism -Traditional food in a new and authentic

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Future prospects in rural areas of Southeast Europe

High unemployment and the resulting emigration are two of the most pressing problems in the rural areas of South-Eastern Europe. To counteract this, the regional SWG GIZ project “Rural development through integrated forest and water resources management in Southeast Europe: Rural perspectives: qualification, reintegration and (self)employment” pursues the goal of improving the exploitation of economic potential in rural areas. The targeted promotion

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