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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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Project title: Regional cooperation for evidence-based and EU compliant policy development for economic diversification of rural areas in Southeast Europe (SEDRA 1)

The overall objective of the project is to formulate regional recommendations for evidence­ based and EU compliant policy on diversification in rural areas, which would be endorsed by national authorities responsible for implementation in SEE countries. The project will further strengthen regional and national capacities through facilitating theme-specific policy dialogues and providing technical expertise on issues related to economic diversification

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Project title: “Facilitation of exchange through advice on harmonized wine regulations in all Western Balkan Countries”.

The project contributes and support the representatives of the Ministries of Agriculture of the Western Balkan Countries in their efforts to align national wine regulations to each other and to EU standards and to exchange with each other in this area. The Project aims at strenghtening the economic and political relationships between all the Western Balkan countries and with the EU. The Expected Results are: Representatives of the Ministries of Agriculture

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Kick-off Meeting of the REAWG on Quality Policy, Skopje, 29 – 30 January 2019

The kick-off Meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group (REAWG) on Quality Policy gathered experts and relevant ministries’ representatives to discuss the concept and methodology for the work of the REAWG. The objective of the REAWG is preparation of overview of requirements and implementation of the EU schemes of geographical indications and traditional specialties and of the state of the art in the SEE countries/territories. This assignment

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