Conferences

The International Conference on: “Regional cooperation and networking in the forestry and water management sector and sustainable development in the river basins of the South-Eastern Europe countries – Presentation of feasibility study results” ended with a Joint Statement, 14-16 March, Dubrovnik, Croatia

40 participants of the regional conference held in Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 15th 2012: representatives of the Governments from South-Eastern European (SEE) countries, SEE regional experts on water and forestry, international development organizations and initiatives and other stakeholders, agreed on a Joint Statement which is addressing the key issues for which action is needed and provides recommendations for future steps about the Regional cooperation

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Foundations of the future Expert Advisory Group on organic production in SEE were laid down during the 1st International Congress of organic farming and Eco-tourism „SARAJEVO ORGANIC 2012“, 13-14 March, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

[caption id="attachment_4798" align="alignleft" width="232" caption="Mr. Sejad Herceg, president of the Union of Organic Producers from Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina is handing over Certificate of Appreciation to Mr. Boban Ilic, Secretary General of the SWG for "][/caption] The 1st International Congress of organic farming and Eco-tourism „SARAJEVO ORGANIC 2012“ was organized by the Union of the Associations of Organic Producers from the

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Results from the 1st Working meeting of the representatives of the Paying Agencies from SEE, held on 14th March, 2012, Skopje

The 1st Working meeting for representatives of the Paying Agencies from SEE countries took part in Skopje under the auspices of the Agency for Financial Support of the Agriculture and Rural Development (Paying Agency) of the Republic of Macedonia and supported by the SWG Head Office/Secretariat. Representatives of the existing and future Paying Agencies, as well as representatives of structures for preparation of creation of Paying Agencies, i.e.

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Conclusions from the 2nd Working meeting of the Managing Authorities for IPARD from SEE, held on February 28-29, 2012, Skopje

The objective of the second working meeting of the Managing Authorities for IPARD from the SEE countries which took part in Skopje and was hosted by the Macedonian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy was “Preparation of a common position and clarification of the needs of Managing Authorities from the region in terms of the new IPARD post-2013”. [caption id="attachment_4754" align="aligncenter" width="391" caption="Macedonian Minister

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“Europe should use the opportunity for cooperation and investments in the SEE region – Key message from the GFFA Regional panel on SEE”, 19th January, 2012, Berlin, Germany

[caption id="attachment_4643" align="aligncenter" width="420" caption="Minister Dimovski addressing the Forum on behalf of the SWG RRD"][/caption] “Europe should use the opportunity for cooperation and investments in the SEE region” – this was the key message from the GFFA Regional panel on SEE sent to the participants by the Macedonian Minister for Agriculture Ljupco Dimnovski, the actual chairman of the SWG RRD. During the panel discussion

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Results from the 5th working meeting of the Ministers for Agriculture from South Eastern Europe, November 11 – 12, 2011, Macedonia

[caption id="attachment_4400" align="aligncenter" width="365" caption="„GroupPhoto-5th Annual Ministers meeting“"][/caption] "Defining the future direction of reforms in agriculture and rural development in Southeast Europe, continuation of the reform process for EU accession, intensification of regional cooperation started up in the field of agriculture and rural development and full support to the Standing Working Group for Regional Rural Development

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11th Agricultural Policy Forum for SEE countries: “Policy Challenges in Agriculture and Rural Development in South-Eastern Europe – Global, European and Regional Dimensions”, October 12 – 15, 2011, Split, Croatia

[caption id="attachment_4224" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="GroupPhoto-APF 2011 Split Croatia"][/caption] The 11th Agricultural policy Forum was held under the joint auspices of the Croatian Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development and the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG). More than 70 representatives from the Ministries of Agriculture of the SEE countries, European Commission, FAO, GIZ, CEI, JRC,

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Traditional Mowing on Rajac and 1st International Conference: “Public events – way to develop and recognize the rural areas”,15 – 17 July , 2011, Ljig, Serbia

SWG supported the Regional Center for development of villages “MOBA” from Serbia to organize the Traditional 39th event “Mowing on Rajac” within which the First International Conference entitled: “Public events – way to develop and recognize the rural areas” was held on July 16th. The conference was followed by 50 participants who carefully followed the presentations from more than 12 experts from 5 countries (Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia

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PREPARE Gathering 2011 successfully organized in Serbia, 29 June – 1 July, Zlatibor, Serbia

SWG support the organization of the annual PREPARE Gathering 2011 which took place on Zlatibor, Serbia in the period from June 29th to July 1st. The Conference entitled: “Access EU with Integrated Rural Development” was this year’s main topic at the international gathering organized by the Pan‐European PREPARE network. More than 150 participants from about 20 European countries gathered in Zlatibor, Serbia, where the national rural development

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Results from the Working Meeting of Representatives of Managing Authorities from SEE, June 15 – 17, 2011, Zagreb, Croatia

Representatives of the Managing Authorities from SEE countries (existing and future Managing Authorities) and representatives of structures for preparation and creation of these structures/bodies for implementation of the IPARD recently gathered in Zagreb and conducted their first working meeting. The aim of this Working Meeting, organized by the SWG, was for the participants to present and discuss their practical experiences in the establishment

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