Friday, June 25, 2021

Ongoing Projects

Contribution to coordination and implementation of the project inception: “Support to economic diversification of...

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.

Introductory meeting with selected beneficiaries for joint development of 8 Western Balkan tours, 9...

Selected beneficiaries are service providers that jointly offer 8 regional cross-border adventure, rural and ecotourism tours in the Western Balkans countries/territories of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. These tours were selected out of 29 received tour proposals based on the criteria of quality and country/territory representation. The technical support within the project will include customized trainings and joint promotional activities.

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.

Diversification of economic activities in rural areas of Southeast Europe through value chain development...

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 different capacity building measures, facilitation of the cooperation and networking processes along the value chains and targeted investment support to relevant key stakeholders.

Research, innovation and technology transfer in the agro-food sector in the Western Balkan countries,...

The objective of the project is to enhance research, innovation and technology transfer (RITT) in the agri-food sector in the Western Balkan countries/territories as well as facilitate RITT capacities related to green and clean technologies in the context of its contribution to the European Commission’s Green Agenda for the Western Balkans.

Kick-off meeting on project “Research, innovation, technology transfer in the agri-food sector in the...

The project is financed by DG AGRI via the Engage programme and implemented by the consortium comprised of the Wageningen (Economic) Research (WEcR) and the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group in SEE (SWG).