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Kick-off Meeting of the REAWG on Quality Policy, Skopje, 29 – 30 January 2019

The kick-off Meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group (REAWG) on Quality Policy gathered experts and relevant ministries’ representatives to discuss the concept and methodology for the work of the REAWG. The objective of the REAWG is preparation of overview of requirements and implementation of the EU schemes of geographical indications and traditional specialties and of the state of the art in the SEE countries/territories. This assignment

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Kick-off Meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group (REAWG) on Economic Diversification through Rural Tourism (ED-RT), 24 – 25 January 2019, Skopje, Macedonia

The kick-off Meeting of the REAWG on EC-RT gathered experts and relevant ministries’ representatives to discuss the concept and methodology for the work of the REAWG. The objective of the group 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

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Kick-off Meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group on “Quality Policy (Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), Protected Geographic Indication (PGI), Traditional Specialty Guaranteed (TSG))”, 28th – 29th January 2019

EU quality policy aims at protecting the names of specific products to promote their unique characteristics, linked to their geographical origin as well as traditional know-how. Product names can be granted with a 'geographical indication' (GI) if they have a specific link to the place where they are made. The GI recognition enables consumers to trust and distinguish quality products while also helping producers market their products better. Recognised

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Kick-off Meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group on “Economic Diversification through Rural Tourism”

Kick-off Meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group on “Economic Diversification through Rural Tourism” within the activities of the regional project “Economic Diversification of Rural Areas in Southeast Europe (SEDRA)” implemented jointly by SWG and the GIZ took place in Skopje on 24th and 25th January 2019. Support to Economic Diversification of Rural Areas in Southeast Europe (SEDRA) is a project jointly implemented by SWG and

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Meeting of Ministers of the SEE in Berlin organized by BMEL and SWG

In light of the Berlin Process, the German Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Food (BMEL) in cooperation with the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group in Southeastern Europe (SWG) hosted a meeting of Ministers of the Southeast European countries/territories, entitled “Potentials of Agricultural Trade”. The meeting was held on 20 January 2019 in Berlin, where Ministers of Agriculture and Heads of Delegations from the Southeast

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BMEL and SWG to host a meeting of Ministers of the SEE in Berlin

In light of the Berlin Process, The Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Food (BMEL) in cooperation with the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group in Southeastern Europe (SWG) will host a meeting of Ministers of the Southeast European countries, entitled “Potentials of Agricultural Trade”. The meeting will be held on the 20th January 2019 in Berlin, Germany, where Ministers of Agriculture and Head of Delegations from the Southeast

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OPEN CALL FOR FINANCE ASSISTANT

The Head Office/Secretariat of the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in SEE is looking for a Finance Assistant who will be engaged for the following responsibilities and tasks: Responsibilities and Tasks Assists in evidence and accounting for payments in used currencies Assists in preparation of invoices for payment of costs according to established procedure; Assists in financial check of contract related invoices for the projects

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OPEN CALL FOR REGIONAL COORDINATOR

The SWG Head Office/ Secretariat is searching for Regional Coordinator for the operations in Cross-border region “Krsh” for the tasks listed in the Terms of References (ToRs). Professionals who fulfill the criteria indicated in the ToR, are encouraged to submit their offers. Along with the financial offer, which should include all legal levies and taxes that may arise from the engagement, the professionals are kindly asked to submit detailed

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20th Meeting of the Stakeholder group for the Cross-border region of “Prespa”, 06 November 2018, Hotel Enkelana, Pogradec, Republic of Albania

Regular meeting of the Stakeholder Group meeting in the cross-border region of Prespa, was held on the 06 November 2018, Hotel Enkelana, Pogradec, Republic of Albania The discussions on this meeting was focused on the following topics: Experiences from the implementation of the activities relevant to Area Based Development Approach in 7 cross – border regions within the EU funded project: “Regional cooperation and networking in the field of agriculture,

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Announcement for engagement of a Senior Expert on quality policy – schemes of geographical indications and traditional specialties in Southeast Europe (SEE)

SWG seeks to engage a Senior Expert to join an experts’ team, which will be working on preparation of overview of requirements and implementation of the EU schemes of geographical indications and traditional specialties and  of the state of the art in the SEE countries.   Particularly the focus will be on:   Analysis of the state of the art and existing gaps in the legislative, strategic, policy and institutional framework related to

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