Ongoing Projects

Project title: Strengthening capacities for supporting rural development in Southeast Europe (SEDRA 3)

Accent will be given to the development of the capacities of individual people, organizations and businesses as well as cooperation systems, whereas the development of capacities for setting up structures and processes to acquire EU IPARD II funding, and the capacities of local actors and project promoters to get access to public and private co-financing in general. Cooperation and access to finance will be dominant capacity development themes. A

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Project title: Diversification of economic activities in rural areas of Southeast Europe through value chain development (SEDRA 2)

The objective of the project is to contribute to the diversification of economic activities in rural areas of SEE through strengthening selected value chains in specific cross-border regions. The aims to develop sustainable business models in structurally weak border regions through improvement of the production and marketing of agricultural and wild products, local crafts and culinary traditions, sustainable tourism. Support is provided through

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Project title: Regional cooperation for evidence-based and EU compliant policy development for economic diversification of rural areas in Southeast Europe (SEDRA 1)

The overall objective of the project is to formulate regional recommendations for evidence­ based and EU compliant policy on diversification in rural areas, which would be endorsed by national authorities responsible for implementation in SEE countries. The project will further strengthen regional and national capacities through facilitating theme-specific policy dialogues and providing technical expertise on issues related to economic diversification

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Project title: “Facilitation of exchange through advice on harmonized wine regulations in all Western Balkan Countries”.

The project contributes and support the representatives of the Ministries of Agriculture of the Western Balkan Countries in their efforts to align national wine regulations to each other and to EU standards and to exchange with each other in this area. The Project aims at strenghtening the economic and political relationships between all the Western Balkan countries and with the EU. The Expected Results are: Representatives of the Ministries of Agriculture

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Project Title: Contribution to coordination and implementation of the project inception: “Support to economic diversification of rural areas in SEE” (SEDRA)

The focus of the project is driven towards sustainable economic diversification and community led local development, income generation and job creation in line with the principles of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and IPARD II. The main output is to strengthen the regional capacities of relevant stakeholders for supporting EU-compliant economic diversification of rural areas in SEE.  The primary aim of the Project is to contribute to the coordination

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Agricultural policy developments and EU approximation process in the Western Balkan countries (APDAP-WB)

Project Name: Agricultural policy developments and EU approximation process in the Western Balkan countries (APDAP-WB) Commissioned by: Joint Research Center (JRC) Project region: Western Balkans Lead executing agency: Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group in SEE (SWG) Duration: 4 Dec’17 – 4 Oct’18 Project Overview  The purpose of the project is to provide updated monitoring and collection of information on agricultural policy

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REGIONAL COOPERATION AND NETWORKING IN THE FIELD OF AGRICULTURE, RURAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF CROSS-BORDER AREAS

PROJECT NAME: REGIONAL COOPERATION AND NETWORKING IN THE FIELD OF AGRICULTURE, RURAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF CROSS-BORDER AREAS TARGET REGION: Western Balkan (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia and Bulgaria) IMPLEMENTED BY: Standing Working Group for Regional Rural Development in South Eastern Europe (SWG) FUNDED BY: the European Union TIMEFRAME: 15 December 2017 – 14 December 2018 BACKGROUND

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Project Title: Land market development and small farms’ access to land in the pre-accession countries (LMSF-AC)

The overall objective of this project is to strengthen the understanding of the functioning of land markets in the WBs and small farm households’ access to land. The specific objectives of the study are the following: Collect information and data about rental and sale markets in the WB countries, Collect information about formal rental and sale market regulations in WB countries, Conduct focused group discussion with relevant stakeholders to identify

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