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Conference Slow Food in the Balkans-Perspectives and Opportunities, 10 December 2019 in Bijelo Polje, Montenegro

The Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South-Eastern Europe in partnership with German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) within the project: “Diversification of economic activities in rural areas of Southeast Europe: Value chain investment support and capacity building” will support the organization of the Conference Slow Food in the Balkans -Perspectives and Opportunities which will be organized by NGO Kisele

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UPCOMING: Kick-off meeting for the Short Value Chains project, 28 November 2019, Krusevo, North Macedonia

UPCOMING: Kick-off meeting for the Short Value Chains project, 28 November 2019, Krusevo, North Macedonia 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” is implemented by SWG and financed by JRC. The objective of the project is to conduct an in-depth analysis of short-supply chains among small farmers in the Western Balkans and Turkey

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UPCOMING: Kick-off meeting for the ARAPD project, 29 November 2019, Krusevo, North Macedonia

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) is implemented by SWG and financed by JRC. The objective of the project is to conduct comparative cross-country analysis of the agricultural policies in the Western Balkans and Turkey and their state of harmonization with CAP

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Announcement for Engagement of a Regional Expert for Evaluation of Business Plans

SWG Head Office/Secretariat is looking for regional expert for evaluation of business plans. The objective of the assignment is to contribute to the evaluation procedure of submitted applications for the selection of final beneficiaries to receive investment support via the Grant Scheme for the selected cross border regions in the SEE countries. The main tasks outcomes of this assignment are: Development of ranking criteria and format for evaluation

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Second Interim Meeting of the REAWG on Economic Diversification through Rural Tourism, 7 – 8 October 2019, Ohrid, North Macedonia

The objective of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group (REAWG) on Economic Diversification through Rural Tourism (ED-RT) is to develop a regional approach for the assessment of the policies for diversification of economic activities in the rural areas of the SEE, with focus on rural tourism development, as well as to propose policy framework for economic diversification through rural tourism in line with EU policies. The Second Interim Meeting

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“Apple Harvest at Spirit of Prespa” was organized by the company Red Sky Logistics, from 21st of September till 20th of October 2019 (10 days – 5 weekends, Saturdays and Sundays) and was held in the village Carev Dvor, Resen, North Macedonia.

“Apple Harvest at Spirit of Prespa” was organized by the company Red Sky Logistics, from 21st of September till 20th of October 2019 (10 days - 5 weekends, Saturdays and Sundays) and was held in the village Carev Dvor, Resen. The aim of this event was to put Prespa on the map of rural tourism and promote regional rural tourism by providing to the guests’ first-hand experience on the farm and enrich their general knowledge on agriculture. The

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Fifth Bijelo Polje Bazaar 2019 gathered fifty exhibitors from Montenegro and region

A wide and rich range of honey products, juices, jams, cheese, herbs, handicraft products, pottery where present at the stands of numerous exhibitors from Bijelo Polje, Niksic, Mojkovac, Prijepolje, Priboj, Uzice, Visegrad at the bazaar organized in Bijelo Polje in a period 27 till 28 September. Opening the fair, Deputy Mayor Nermin Becirovic stated that the presence of many exhibitors from the region is a confirmation that organizing such an event

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Bijelo Polje Bazaar 2019, 27-28 September, 2019 Bijelo Polje, Montenegro

The Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South-Eastern Europe in partnership with GIZ within the project: “Diversification of economic activities in rural areas of Southeast Europe through value chain development” will support the organization of the manifestation Bijelo Polje Bazaar 2019  which will be organized by Tourism Organization of Bijelo Polje and which will be held in a period 27  till 28 September 2019 in Bijelo

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“Regional Gastronomic Fair” was organized by Tourism and Agriculture Development Fund / TAD-F and was held in 05th of September 2019 in the Municipality of Strpce

The “Regional Gastronomic Fair” event was organized by Tourism and Agriculture Development Fund / TAD-F and was held in 05th of September 2019 in the Municipality of Strpce. The aim of this Event was to preserve cultural heritage and natural beauties of the Municipality of Strpce and Sharra cross-border region as well as to promote the reach tourism offers, agriculture production, traditional cuisine. The specific objective of this Event was

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“Beans Day 2019” was organized by the Center for Education and Development CED – Tearce and was held in period from 20th till 21st of September 2019 in Tearce, North Macedonia.

The “Beans Day 2019” event was organized by the Center for Education and Development CED – Tearce and was held in period from 20th till 21st of September 2019 in Tearce. The event was organized for the 10th time this year by the Center for Education and Development CED – in Tearce. More than 500 guests attended the people to people manifestation of “Beans Day 2019”. This event aimed to promote the bean as main agricultural product in

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