Conferences

International Ministerial Conference “GMO free agriculture: a chance for rural development in Central and South Eastern Europe”, 10 May, 2017 in Vienna, Austria

The International Ministerial Conference "GMO free agriculture: a chance for rural development in Central and South Eastern Europe" was held in Vienna, Austria on the 10 May, 2017. The conference was hosted by the Federal Minister Andrä Rupprechter in close cooperation with the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG RRD) in SEE and the Danube Soya Association. The participating governments from Central and South Eastern Europe discussed

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Agricultural Policy Forum 2016, 12 – 13 October, 2016 in Tirana, Albania

The 16th Agricultural Policy Forum (APF), held in Tirana, Albania on 12 – 13 October 2016, brought together around 110 diverse stakeholders from 19 different countries/territories representing relevant international and regional institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations and academic establishments. The main theme of the APF this year was Evidence – Based Agricultural Policy: Enabling Environment for Developing the Agricultural

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Regional Conference “Regional Partnerships for Improved Municipal Services”- Open Regional Fund for South East Europe – Modernization of Municipal Services (ORF MMS), 14 July, 2016 at Terme Ilidža in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The aim of the conference was to promote regional partnership for better municipal services and to present the results achieved in the period from 2013 to 2016. The conference brought together representatives from the municipalities, public utilities, municipal associations, water associations, consumer associations, political decision makers and other relevant partners in order to discuss and review the results achieved in the period 2013-2016

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Final Conference for integrated Solid Waste Management in cross-border rural and coastal areas in SEE region, held on 21 – 22 June 2016 in Struga, Macedonia

Final project conference was organized jointly by SWG and NALAS where the final results and achieved impacts of the project were presented in front of the stakeholders from the SEE countries. Representatives from local and central governments, associations, private companies, NGOs and other stakeholders became familiar with the outcomes of the project e.g. developed models as well as future steps to be taken e.g. implementation of the formulated

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Conference “Friends of Shar” 25 March 2016, village Brod, Dragash Kosovo*

Regional conference “Friends of Shar” was organized by Center for Education and Development “CED” from Tearce in partnership with NGO’Finch” from Prizren. The objective of the conference was to develop and implement a campaign for proclamation of Nacional Park “Sharra” in the Sharra mountain within the territory of Macedonia. The conference produce the following outputs: Strategy for future lobbying and campaigns for Macional Park

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International Conference on Soil, 4 – 6 May 2015, Tirana, Albania

The International Conference on Soil was held in the period 4 - 6 May 2015 in the premises of the Agricultural University of Tirana in Tirana, Albania. This event was organized with the support of the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG). (Gallery) Agenda_Conference on Soil

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Meeting of Forest administration representatives from Balkan countries and signing of a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the field of forestry among forest administrations of the Balkan countries for the establishment of the Forum “Balkan Forests”, 17-20 February 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria

The Balkan Forest Agency and the SWG organized a working meeting for the establishment of the Balkan Forest Forum, which was held in the period 18th - 19th February 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The working meeting aside from the discussions on the establishment of the Balkan Forest Forum and drafting of the Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation focused on working group sessions which served the purpose to discuss the implementation of regional

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Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Agriculture, 27th November, Palermo, Italy

On invitation of the Italian Minister for Agricultural Food and Forestry Policies Mr. Maurizio Martina, SWG Secretary General and the Ministers of Agriculture form SEE, Member Institution of the SWG attended the Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Agriculture held on 27th November 2014 in Palermo, Italy. This conference was organized in framework of the Italian Presidency of the EU Council and was addressed to the Agricultural Ministers of the signatory

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“Project management Unit/SWG Secretariat for Drina-Tara cross-border region opened in Visegrad”, 23rd December 2013, Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Slavisa Miskovic, Mayor of Visegrad during his statement for the media The Mayor of Visegrad – Mr. Slavisa Miskovic officially opened the Project Management Unit/office of the SWG Secretariat for the cross-border region of “Drina-Tara” on Monday, 23rd of December 2013. The office was provided by the Municipality of Visegrad as support to the SWG for the EU funded project: “Preparations for implementation of the Area Based Development Approach

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“Two representatives from the Stakeholders’ Group from Drina-Sava cross-border region participated at Family Farming Conference in Brussels”, 29th November 2013, Brussels, Belgium

Ana Cvitkovic - Komesarevic and Sabina Mujezinovic, both representatives of the Stakeholders’ Group from “Drina-Sava” cross-border region, actively participated in front of SWG on a conference "Family Farming: A dialogue towards more sustainable and resilient farming in Europe and the world". The conference was organized by the EC on the occasion of the upcoming 2014 year: UN International Year for Family Farming. The expectations of the European

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