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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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COMING UP: AGRICULTURAL POLICY FORUM (APF) 2019, 9 – 10 October, Ohrid, North Macedonia

Registration open: http://apf.seerural.org/registration/ Experience the atmosphere of last year’s APF through this video: http://seerural.org/video/swg-rrd-promo-video-2019/

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ABD GRANT SCHEME – OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE MOUNTAIN TOURISM VALUE CHAIN

  The 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 ”Support to economic diversification of rural areas in Southeast Europe (SEDRA)” is opening the call for proposals within ABD Grant Scheme for the cross-border regions: Prespa”, “Sharra” and “Prokletije-Bjeshket e Nemuna”. The general

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ABD GRANT SCHEME – OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE BEEKEEPING VALUE CHAIN

The 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 ”Support to economic diversification of rural areas in Southeast Europe (SEDRA)” is opening the call for proposals within ABD Grant Scheme for the cross-border region “Pchinja-Krajishte“. The general objective of the ABD Grant scheme within the

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The Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH have organized an exposure visit in Austria for exchanging experiences and good practices related to the successful implementation of the Community Led Local Development (CLLD) and LEADER Approach in the period 7th – 13th July 2019

The objective of the exposure visit was transferring the European experience regarding the formulation, planning, implementation, organization, financing and monitoring of CLLD/ LEADER approaches and operations of LAGs structure to representatives from the relevant public authorities, civil society and business sector from the SEE countries. Emphasis was especially placed on protection of the environment through circular economy on regional and national

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First Wine & Cheese Festival, 31 August-1 September, Visegrad, B&H

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 Wine & Cheese Festival which will be organized by Tourism Organization of Visegrad and which will be held in a period 31 August till 1 September 2019 in Visegrad,

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The first baking of art works on the open fire has ended the XXIV International Fine Art Colony of Ceramics “Zlakusa-Uzice 2019”

In the period from 8 till 18 August 2019 in the village Zlakusa, Uzice, Serbia 11 artists from 8 countries (Italy, Croatia, USA, Belgium, Russia, France, Australia and Serbia) have created their art pottery works. Like in the previous years, the colony was hosted by Milan Savic, a potter in Zlakusa, and organized by the Association” Zlakusa Art Ceramics”. The colony is part of the "Ceramics - Zlakusa" project, created by academic ceramist painter

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Fifth International Festival of nature and tradition ”Zestival” 20-25 August, 2019, Uzice, Serbia

The Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South-Eastern Europe in partnership with Germain Society for International Cooperation (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 International Festival of nature and tradition “Zestival” which will be organized by the City of Uzice and

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