Ongoing Projects

Closed call for support to People to People actions

The SWG Call for support to People to People events under the European Union funded project “Regional Cooperation and Networking in the field of Agriculture, rural and economic development of Cross-Border Areas” is officially closed! Please be informed that we are no longer accepting new proposals. All the applicants will receive an e-mail of notification confirming the arrival of their proposal. (The deadline for sending the application was

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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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Rural development through integrated forest and water resources management in Southeast Europe: Rural perspectives: qualification, reintegration and (self) employment

The project's focus is placed on institutional and individual capacities development for regional and inter- sectoral coordination processes and finding EU compliant solutions (policy development and implementation). It offers support to local economic development to achieve effective mobilization of local natural resources by encouraging investments with the highest rate of socio-economic return. The project strives to forge partnerships (national/local

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“Rural development by integrated forest and water resource management in South-East-Europe (LEIWW)”

The overall aim of the project is to strengthen regional capacities for rural development and natural resources management in Southeast Europe. Approach: The project contributes to the improvement of technical, methodological and implementation competencies for the management of natural resources and for the use of their economic potential in rural areas. Improving coordination among the environment, forestry, water sectors and rural development/agriculture

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