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Roundtable on “Is IPARD delivering – what needs to be done better” for the Western Balkans, 18 January 2020, Berlin, Germany

In the context of the International Green Week (IGW) and Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) in Berlin, Germany, BMEL Federal Minister H.E. Julia Klöckner and EU Commissioner Mr. Janusz Wojciechowski in cooperation with the SWG gathered the Ministers and Heads of Delegations for a short meeting and discussion. In addition, a Roundtable of the Ministers of Agriculture and Heads of Delegations of SEE, hosted by the Federal Ministry of Food

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Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) and International Green Week, 16 – 19 January 2020, Berlin, Germany

Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) 2020 was held during the International Green Week for the twelfth time under the title “Food for all! Trade for Secure, Diverse and Sustainable Nutrition”. Through a series of expert panel discussions, working meetings and an international panel, the focus of GFFA was how to identify ways and means of sustainably meeting the diverse and growing demands that are being made of the agricultural sector.

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UPCOMING: 1st Technical meeting of the IPARD Agencies from the region, 10th – 11th March 2020, Divcibare, Serbia

The SWG Head Office/Secretariat will organize the “1st Technical meeting of the IPARD Agencies from the region” wich will be held in the period 10th – 11th of March, 2020 in Divcibare, Serbia, prior to the Joint Workshop of the Managing Authorities and IPARD Agencies. The Technical meeting is intended only for representatives from the IPARD Agencies from the region i.e. Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey with aim to discuss

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UPCOMING: 3rd Workshop on “IPARD II calls”, 11th – 13th March 2020, Divcibare, Serbia

The SWG Head Office/Secretariat and DG AGRI, European Commission are organizing the 3rd Joint Workshop of the Managing Authorities and IPARD Agencies from Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey related to the “IPARD II calls”. This meeting is a follow-up of the 1st Workshop on IPARD calls implementation organised in Ohrid, 2018 and 2nd Workshop on IPARD calls implementation held in Becici, April 2019. This workshop

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UPCOMING: Second interim meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group on LEADER, 11 – 12 February 2020, Pogradec, Albania.

The Second interim meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group on LEADER, 11 – 12 February 2020, Pogradec, Albania. The aim of the meeting is to discuss the objectives, methodology and activities structure in respect to creation of the National Road Maps setting up the specific steps to be taken to relaunch the LEADER and the capacity development needs to support this process in SEE countries. [prettyfilelist type="pdf,xls,doc,zip,ppt,img,mp3"

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Hungarian Government Scholarship Programme for the academic year 2020-21

Hungarian Government, according to the Agreement between FAO and Hungary, offers scholarships for students from the Western Balkans for Master of Science degrees in: Food Safety and Quality Engineering Horticultural Engineering Animal nutrition and feed safety For more information please see the Course Description and Application Form below. The deadline for application is 28 February 2020. [prettyfilelist type="pdf,xls,doc,zip,ppt,img,mp3" filestoshow="14598,14599,"

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Rural Europe: Which way to go?

An event which took a rural perspective on what’s needed in the months and years ahead was held on Wednesday 22nd January in the European Parliament under the title: “Rural Europe: which way to go?” Rural movements and organisations have gathered ideas and suggestions for the future of rural policies which could feed into the reform process, upon the initiative of former Commissioner Ciolos and ARC’s President Hannes Lorenzen. With the ongoing

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Open call for National and Regional Experts

The SWG Head Office/ Secretariat opens Call for expression of interest for national and regional experts on LEADER from the respective countries/territories (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia). The details of the assignments and the required profiles of experts are provided in the Terms of Reference below. Experts who fulfill the criteria indicated in the Terms of References (ToRs), are encouraged to

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Open call for support to people to people events

Under the portfolio of SWG Secretariat and GIZ, call for support to people to people events (P2P) is opened. P2P event is a tool for strengthening the networking, regional cooperation, promotion of the cross-border regions and their cultural, traditional, natural heritage. The goal of P2P event is to foster rural development, enabling the economic potential, in terms of products and services, to endorse policy discussion and debates, as well as for

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46th Assembly Session of the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South Eastern Europe, 17 – 20 December 2019, Kopaonik, Serbia.

The 46th Assembly Session of the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South Eastern Europe was held in the period 17th  – 20th December 2019, Kopaonik, Serbia. During the 46th SWG Assembly session the realized activities in the period September - December 2019, annual planning of the regional activities and initiatives in the period of 2020 were discussed as well as the cooperation with SWG partner institutions. [prettyfilelist

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