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Second Interim Meeting of the REAWG on Economic Diversification through Rural Tourism, 7 – 8 October 2019, Ohrid, North Macedonia

The objective of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group (REAWG) on Economic Diversification through Rural Tourism (ED-RT) 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 rural tourism in line with EU policies. The Second Interim Meeting

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“Apple Harvest at Spirit of Prespa” was organized by the company Red Sky Logistics, from 21st of September till 20th of October 2019 (10 days – 5 weekends, Saturdays and Sundays) and was held in the village Carev Dvor, Resen, North Macedonia.

“Apple Harvest at Spirit of Prespa” was organized by the company Red Sky Logistics, from 21st of September till 20th of October 2019 (10 days - 5 weekends, Saturdays and Sundays) and was held in the village Carev Dvor, Resen. The aim of this event was to put Prespa on the map of rural tourism and promote regional rural tourism by providing to the guests’ first-hand experience on the farm and enrich their general knowledge on agriculture. The

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Fifth Bijelo Polje Bazaar 2019 gathered fifty exhibitors from Montenegro and region

A wide and rich range of honey products, juices, jams, cheese, herbs, handicraft products, pottery where present at the stands of numerous exhibitors from Bijelo Polje, Niksic, Mojkovac, Prijepolje, Priboj, Uzice, Visegrad at the bazaar organized in Bijelo Polje in a period 27 till 28 September. Opening the fair, Deputy Mayor Nermin Becirovic stated that the presence of many exhibitors from the region is a confirmation that organizing such an event

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Bijelo Polje Bazaar 2019, 27-28 September, 2019 Bijelo Polje, Montenegro

The Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South-Eastern Europe in partnership with GIZ within the project: “Diversification of economic activities in rural areas of Southeast Europe through value chain development” will support the organization of the manifestation Bijelo Polje Bazaar 2019  which will be organized by Tourism Organization of Bijelo Polje and which will be held in a period 27  till 28 September 2019 in Bijelo

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“Regional Gastronomic Fair” was organized by Tourism and Agriculture Development Fund / TAD-F and was held in 05th of September 2019 in the Municipality of Strpce

The “Regional Gastronomic Fair” event was organized by Tourism and Agriculture Development Fund / TAD-F and was held in 05th of September 2019 in the Municipality of Strpce. The aim of this Event was to preserve cultural heritage and natural beauties of the Municipality of Strpce and Sharra cross-border region as well as to promote the reach tourism offers, agriculture production, traditional cuisine. The specific objective of this Event was

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“Beans Day 2019” was organized by the Center for Education and Development CED – Tearce and was held in period from 20th till 21st of September 2019 in Tearce, North Macedonia.

The “Beans Day 2019” event was organized by the Center for Education and Development CED – Tearce and was held in period from 20th till 21st of September 2019 in Tearce. The event was organized for the 10th time this year by the Center for Education and Development CED – in Tearce. More than 500 guests attended the people to people manifestation of “Beans Day 2019”. This event aimed to promote the bean as main agricultural product in

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Announcement for engagement of a National Expert on rural tourism as a means for economic diversification of rural areas in Kosovo*

-SWG seeks to engage one National Expert from Kosovo* to join an experts’ team, which is working on a regional 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 rural tourism in line with EU policies. The major outcomes of the assignment are: -Regional methodology and approach for

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Successfully organized First Wine & Cheese Festival on the terrace next to the Mehmed Pasha Bridge in Visegrad, B&H

The First Wine & Cheese Festival in Visegrad, brought together around 20 participants from B&H and Serbia. The festival was opened by the Mayor of Visegrad, Mladen Djurevic, who emphasized that the aim of this event is to promote all the benefits of the Municipality of Visegrad and complements the tourist offer of this local community. Director of the Tourist Organization of Visegrad Olivera Todorovic said that this is one in a series of

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COMING UP: Workshop on “KEP – Know-how Exchange Program ‘Capacity Building Program for extension services in the WESTERN Balkans to support participation in IPARD calls’, 16th – 20th September 2019, Belgrade, Serbia.

The Workshop on ‘Capacity Building Program for extension services in the WESTERN Balkans to support participation in IPARD calls’ is organized jointly by the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group in South Eastern Europe (SWG) in a cooperation with SWG and Area Science Park and supported by the Central European initiative (CEI). The KEP program aims to improve and increase participation in IPARD calls and fund absorption in Western

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Zestival gathered more than 100 producers of brandy and traditional local products from Serbia, Montenegro and B&H

During six festival days, the 5th International Festival of Nature and Tradition "Zestival" offered variety of contest like concerts, business gatherings, exhibition of traditional products, Bohemian night in honor to famous people from Uzice and sport competition for children. On Sunday, 25th August, more than 100 producers of brandy and traditional local products from Serbia, Montenegro and B&H exhibited their products. In addition to the already

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