Meetings

13th SHG Meeting for the cross-border region of “Sharra”, June 28th , 2016 in Hotel Shahu, Kukes, Albania

The Regular 13th Stakeholders Group Meeting for the “Sharra” cross-border region was held on the 28th of June, 2016 at the Hotel Shahu in Kukes, Albania. The main objective of the meeting was to present the overall results of the implementation of the Area Based Development Approach (ABDA) programme, the planed future People to People actions, as well as the opened call for project proposals of the ABD Grant Scheme within the LEIWW project. The

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First Interim Meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group on Development, Mapping and Analyses of Areas with Natural Constraints, 30 June – 1 July, 2016, Andrevlje, Serbia

22 experts from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Kosovo*, Albania and Montenegro gathered in Andrevlje, Serbia to discuss progress of the activities related to the development of a study on characterization and mapping of areas with natural constrains in the SEE countries. In that assignment they are supported by international experts from the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM). The final regional

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Third meetings of the stakeholder groups in the cross-border regions: “Prokletije”,13-14 June, 2016 “Neretva”, 20-21 June, 2016 “Pcinja”, 23-24 June, 2016

The third stakeholder group meetings of cross-border regions “Prokletije”, “Neretva” and “Pcinja”, aimed at continuation of the strategic planning process. During the meeting in each cross-border region, strategic objectives, priority actions and list of priority projects were identified by the participating stakeholders. In addition, for selected priority projects, project concepts were developed. The input from the stakeholders will

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13th SHG Meeting for CBR “Prespa”, June 24th , 2016 Hotel Enkelana, Municipality of Pogradec, Albania

Regular meeting of the SHG for cross-border region of "Prespa". The main objectives of the 13th Stakeholders' Group Meeting for “Prespa” cross-border region was to present the overall results of Area Based Development Approach (ABDA) programme (period March 2016 – June 2016), as well as planed future activities, discussion and adaption of “Prespa” SHG Operational Protocol and Rules of procedure and ABD Grant Scheme within the LEIWW project.

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Bilateral Meeting of the Ministers responsible for Environmental Protection from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia – 31 May, 2016

The Ministers and the Heads of Delegations responsible for Environmental Protection from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia were gathered in Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina at a Bilateral Meeting organized under the joint auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South Eastern Europe. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the future

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Meeting between the SWG Secretary General and FAO Director General during the Thirtieth Session of the FAO Regional Conference for Europe. 4 – 6 May 2016, Antalya, Turkey

As part of the Regional Conference for Europe organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations aiming at stronger regional partnership and cooperation, meeting was organized between the FAO Director General - Mr. José Graziano da Silva and the SWG Secretary General – Mr.Boban Ilic. They had a productive exchange of views on development objectives and challenges in the agriculture and rural development sectors in Europe,

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Kick-off meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group on Rural Development and Natural Resource Management policies in SEE Towards the European Integration, 18-19 May, 2016, Goč, Serbia

15 experts from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Kosovo* gathered in Goč, Serbia, to plan activities related to policy assessment and recommendations in the area of rural development and natural resource management in the region of Western Balkans. The participants were representatives of ministries of agriculture, environment, public enterprises responsible for forest management, universities and civil society organizations. They were

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3rd working meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group (REAWG) on Wine in South Eastern Europe has been held in the period 17 – 18 May 2016 in Podgorica, Montenegro

The 3rd Working meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group on Wine in South Eastern Europe was organized by the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in SEE and “13 Jul Plantaze” in the period 17th - 18th May in Podgorica, Montenegro. The meeting aimed to explore the possibilities for future regional cooperation in SEE on the topic of wine and viticulture, in respect to the EU integration of the wine sector and market.

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Second meetings of the stakeholder groups in “Neretva”, April 18th, 2016; “Pcinja”, April 20th, 2016 and “Prokletije” cross-border region, April 25th, 2016

The Second stakeholder group meetings of cross-border regions “Neretva”, “Pcinja” and “Prokletije” aimed at startup of the strategic planning process. SWOT analysis was performed on the previously identified priority sectors which are similar for in all three cross-border regions: forestry including hunting and fishing, primary agriculture production and wild collection, processing,   as well as tourism. Stakeholders facilitated by

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1st Interim meeting “National policy instruments and EU approximation process: “Effects on farm holdings in WB countries”, April 22nd, 2016, Andrevlje, Serbia

The 1st Interim meeting "National policy instruments and EU approximation process: “Effects on farm holdings in WB countries" in organization by SWG has been held on April 22nd, 2016, in Andrevlje, Serbia. The aim of the meeting was discussion and presentation of the results and progress made so far, as well as discussion and the agreement on the future steps and activities. State of art related to direct support schemes in the Western Balkan countries

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