Meetings

Informal Gathering of the Ministers of Agriculture from Western Balkan countries, 25 April 2018 Zagreb, Croatia

Ministers/Heads of Delegations of agriculture and rural development, gathered on 25th of April 2018 in Zagreb, Croatia at the Informal Gathering organized under the joint auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture of Croatia and the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South Eastern Europe, to discuss the process of approximation of the Western Balkan countries and the assistance which could be provided by Croatia from the perspective

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Interim meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group (REAWG) on Agri-Environment Policy (AEP), 14 – 16 May 2018, Podgorica, Montenegro

SWG and GIZ took an initiative to develop a regional approach for the assessment of the agri-environment policies in the countries/territories of the SEE, as well as to propose policy framework for implementation of sustainable agricultural practices in line with EU policies. The major outcomes of the assignment are: Regional methodology and approach for the assessment of agri-environment policies in the countries/territories of the SEE; Evaluation

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Title: First Meeting of the Project Steering Group (PSG) of the European Union funded project: “Regional cooperation and networking in the field of agriculture, rural and economic development of cross-border areas”, 23rd April, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium

The first meeting of the Project Steering Group (PSG) of the EU funded project “Regional cooperation and networking in the field of agriculture, rural and economic development of cross-border areas” was held in the premises of DR NEAR in Brussels, Belgium. Representatives of SWG HQ, SWG Member institutions, DG NEAR and DG AGRI discussed on the progress of the Action, achieved results and upcoming activities. Detailed activities and actions were

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Kick-off meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group (REAWG) on Value-Chain Assessment (VCA), 15 – 16 March 2018, Skopje, Macedonia

SWG and GIZ took the initiative to develop and apply a mechanism for assessing the tourism and agro-food potentials in 7 target rural cross-border areas: Prespa, Sharra, Drina-Tara, Drina-Sava, Prokletije - Bjeshket e Namuna, Pcinja and Krsh. The assessment will present the possibilities for diversification of the economic activities in the cross-border regions, and for development of short value chain projects in tourism and agri-food sectors. The

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Informal gathering of the Ministers of Agriculture from Western Balkan countries, 24 – 25 April 2018 Zagreb, Croatia

The Ministry of Agriculture of Croatia and the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South Eastern Europe will host the Informal gathering of the Ministers of Agriculture from Western Balkan countries which is to be held in Zagreb, Croatia in the period 24th – 25th April 2018. The aim of the meeting is for the participating Ministers to discuss the process of approximation of the Western Balkan countries and the assistance

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Kick-off meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group (REAWG) on Agri-Environment Policy (AEP), 13 – 14 March 2018, Tirana, Albania

SWG and GIZ took an initiative to conduct an assessment of the agri-environment policies in the countries/territories of the SEE, as well as to propose policy framework for implementation of sustainable agricultural practices in line with EU policies. The major tasks of the assignment are: Regional methodology and approach for the assessment of agri-environment policies in the countries/territories of the SEE; Evaluation of the relevant policy frameworks

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XVII Meeting of the Stakeholders’ Group for the cross – border region of “Drina-Tara”, 6 March 2018, Etno village “Vrhpolje” , Ljubovija, Serbia

The Standing Working Group for Regional Rural Development (SWG) in SEE within the EU funded project: ”Regional cooperation and networking in the field of agriculture, rural and economic development of cross-border areas” organized XVII Stakeholders’ Group Meeting for the cross – border region of “Drina-Tara” on 6 March 2018 in the Etno village “Vrhpolje”, Ljubovija, Serbia. The Seventeenth Stakeholder Group Meeting for the cross-border

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Eleventh Annual Working Meeting of the Ministers of Agriculture from South Eastern Europe (SEE), 17 November 2017 in Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Ministers of Agriculture from South Eastern Europe (SEE) and the Heads of Delegations, gathered on 17th of November 2017 in Jahorina at the 11th Annual Working Meeting organized under the joint auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South Eastern Europe. During the meeting, the participating Ministers discussed the regional cooperation

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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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