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Rural development through integrated forest and water resources management in Southeast Europe: Rural perspectives: qualification, reintegration and (self) employment

The project's focus is placed on institutional and individual capacities development for regional and inter- sectoral coordination processes and finding EU compliant solutions (policy development and implementation). It offers support to local economic development to achieve effective mobilization of local natural resources by encouraging investments with the highest rate of socio-economic return. The project strives to forge partnerships (national/local

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Agricultural Policy Forum 2017: Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development for Accelerated EU Integration of the Western Balkans, 10 – 13 October, 2017 in Podgorica, Montenegro, Verde Complex hotel

The Agricultural Policy Forum (APF) is a two-day event on regional agricultural policy in the South-East Europe organized by SWG, involving relevant regional and international stakeholders, resulting in regional policy recommendations. It has been organized on an annual basis since 2001 to serve as a wide platform for discussions and recommendations on regional policy issues in agriculture and rural development in SEE.  The Forum is comprised of

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“National policy instruments and EU Approximation process: Effects on farm holdings in the Western Balkan countries (EUEWB)”

The overall objective of this project was to strengthen cooperation among research community and administrations in the Western Balkans (WB) to create an effective and scientifically sound support to policy decision-making. The specific objectives of the study were the following: Monitor and collect information on agricultural policy developments in the WB countries; Evaluate the availability and quality of farm level data in the WB and examine their

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“Fostering regional cooperation and balanced territorial development of Western Balkan countries in the process towards EU integration – Support to the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South-East Europe”

The SWG continued with the activities related to the implementation of the ABD approach in the Western Balkan countries, within the project “Fostering regional cooperation and balanced territorial development of Western Balkan countries in the process towards EU integration – Support to the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South-East Europe”. The project aimed at fostering regional cooperation among institutions and

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Kick off Meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Group on Agro-Biodiversity in the SEE countries, 13th -14th, July, 2017 in Skopje, Macedonia

The Kick-off Meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group (Agro-Biodiversity in the SEE countries was held in the period 13th -14th, July 2017 in Skopje, Macedonia. The kick-off meeting served as a preparatory meeting for setting up the structure and technical framework of the Regional Expert Advisory Group on Agro-Biodiversity in the SEE countries. The objectives of the kick-off meeting were: Establishment of a dialogue platform for agro-biodiversity

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Meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group on Natural Resources Management, 28 – 29 June, 2017 in Andrevlje, Serbia

The meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group (REAWG) on Natural Resources Management (NRM) was held in Andrevlje, Serbia in the period 28 – 29 June 2017. The REAWG on NRM in SEE developed a regional study assessing the current situation and policies on natural resources management in the Western Balkans and providing policy recommendations to improve the situation. The study had its premiere presentation at the meeting, which gathered

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Meeting of the Working Group of Agro-economists of the Western Balkans, 20 June 2017 in Seville, Spain

The meeting of the Working Group of Agro-economists of Western Balkans was held in Seville, Spain, on 20 June, 2017. As agreed at the Third Interim Meeting held in Skopje on 2-3 February 2017, instead of final technical meeting, a meeting for young researchers was organized at the JRC premises in Seville with the purpose to present their research on farm productivity in the Western Balkan countries. The presentations were given by young researchers

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International fruit brandy festival “Zestival”, 18-19 August, 2017 in Uzice, Serbia

The Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South-Eastern Europe in cooperation with the German International Cooperation (GIZ) supported the organization of the regional event - International fruit brandy festival “Zestival”, which was held at the central City square in the period from 18-19 August, 2017 in Uzice, Serbia. The festival started with Bohemian night, the night dedicated to Uzice taverns and bohemians that became

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International fruit brandy festival “Zestival”, 18-19 August, 2017 in Uzice, Serbia

The Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South-Eastern Europe in cooperation with the German International Cooperation (GIZ) will support the organization of the regional event - International fruit brandy festival “Zestival”, which will be organized by the City of Uzice and will be held at the central city square in the period from 18-19 August, 2017 in Uzice, Serbia. The aim of this regional event - “Zestival“ is exchange

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CLOSED – Open Call for Regional Managers, Regional Coordinators, Regional Experts and PR

The SWG Head Office/ Secretariat for the needs of the project “Regional cooperation and networking in the field of agriculture, rural and economic development of cross-border areas” is searching for Regional Managers, Regional Coordinators, Regional Experts and PR Officer for the tasks listed in the Terms of References. Professionals who fulfill the criteria indicated in the Terms of References (ToRs), are encouraged to submit their offers. Along

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