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Workshop on “IPARD II calls implementation”, 10th – 11th April 2019, Becici, Montenegro

The Workshop on “IPARD II calls implementation” was organized jointly by the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group in South Eastern Europe (SWG) in a cooperation with European Commission, DG for Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) and supported by the German International Cooperation (GIZ). It gathered approximately 50 representatives of IPARD operating structures – Managing Authorities and Paying Agencies from Albania, Macedonia,

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HAPPENING NOW: Interim meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group (REAWG) on Quality Policy

The meeting has gathered national, regional and international experts, representatives of the relevant authorities, as well as the Slow Food network to discuss progress on the assessment of the schemes of geographical indications and traditional specialties in the Western Balkans. The activity is part of the the project “Support to economic diversification of rural areas in Southeast Europe (SEDRA)”, implemented by SWG and GIZ, which aims at

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COMING UP: 44th SWG Assembly Session will be held in the period 08th – 10th April 2019 in Becici, Montenegro.

The 44th Session of the Assembly of Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South-Eastern Europe will be held in the period 08th – 10th April 2019 in Becici, Montenegro. The main aim of the session is to discuss the retrospective of the accomplishment in the period December 2018 – April 2019, discussion and planning of the SWG major features Agricultural Policy Forum 2019 and Annual Meeting of the Ministers from SEE 2019, cooperation

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LEADER/CLLD approach

The Workshop on “IPARD II calls implementation” is organized jointly by the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group in South Eastern Europe (SWG) in a cooperation with European Commission, DG for Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) and supported by the German International Cooperation (GIZ). This meeting is a follow-up of the Workshop on “IPARD calls implementation” organized in February 2018, Ohrid, Macedonia. This workshop

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Stakeholders’ Group Meetings for seven cross – border regions organized during March 2019

Regular meetings of the Stakeholders’ Group for the cross-border regions of “Drina-Sava, "Drina-Tara",“Krsh”, Prespa, Sharra, Pcinja-Kraishte and "Prokletije-Bjeshkët e Nemuna" Beshte e Nemuna”. The meetings are organized within the scope of the regional project "Support to economic diversification of rural areas in Southeast Europe (SEDRA)” implemented by SWG RRD in close cooperation with GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale

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Open call for support to people to people activities

Standing Working Group for Regional Rural Development (SWG) in South Eastern Europe in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) within the project “Diversification of economic activities in rural areas of Southeast Europe through value chain development” are opening the Public Call for support to people to people activities. P2P event/action is a tool for strengthening the networking, cooperation,

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EVIDENCE-BASED POLICY MAKING, 20 March 2019, Belgrade, Serbia

The event “Evidence-Based Policy Making” was jointly organized by SWG and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy of Serbia. Its aim was presentation of policy assessments and recommendations in the area of agriculture, natural resources management and rural development in Serbia, given by representatives of the SWG Regional Expert Advisory Working Groups and supported by SWG and GIZ. The event gathered around 50 relevant representatives

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Meetings of the Stakeholder Groups of the targeted cross-border regions in SEE

SWG and its Regional offices are organizing the regular Stakeholder group (SHG) meetings in the targeted cross-border rural regions.  The aim of the SHG meetings is to strengthen the networking and cooperation among local and regional players in the border areas. At the meetings, the SHG members will discuss and agree on local cooperation opportunities, actions related to economic diversification via value chains and capacity building measures.

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“Evidence-Based Policy Making”, 20 March 2019, Belgrade, Serbia

The event “Evidence-Based Policy Making”, is jointly organized by SWG and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy of Serbia. Its aim is presentation of policy assessments and recommendations in the area of agriculture, natural resources management and rural development, given by representatives of the SWG Regional Expert Advisory Working Groups and supported by SWG and GIZ. Below is the program for the event. [prettyfilelist type="pdf,xls,doc,zip,ppt,img,mp3"

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NEW PUBLICATION: Agricultural policy developments and EU approximation process in the Western Balkan countries

This publication is a result of the project implemented by the SWG and financed by the EC Joint Research Center. Quantitative analysis of agricultural policy developments was performed using data on budgetary support for agriculture, systematized according to the Agricultural Policy Measures (APM) classification scheme. The study concludes that in WB countries/territories, agriculture is an important sector for the national economies, but with a

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