Past Events

European Rural Manifesto and the Venhorst Declaration

The 3rd European Rural Parliament was hosted by the Village of Venhorst, in North Brabant Province, the Netherlands in October 2017. The European Rural Parliament seeks to express the voice of rural Europe, to articulate the concerns of the rural people living in this area and to promote self-help and action by the rural people in partnership with civil society and governments. The 3rd European Rural Parliament represented by 250 people from rural

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Eleventh Annual Working Meeting of the Ministers of Agriculture from South Eastern Europe (SEE), 17 November 2017 in Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Ministers of Agriculture from South Eastern Europe (SEE) and the Heads of Delegations, gathered on 17th of November 2017 in Jahorina at the 11th Annual Working Meeting organized under the joint auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South Eastern Europe. During the meeting, the participating Ministers discussed the regional cooperation

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“12th Ethno Food and Drink Fair”, 22-25 November 2017 in Belgrade, Serbia

Thirteen (13) producers of meat, dairy products, honey, herbs, juices, marmalade and brandy products, from the cross-border regions “Drina-Tara” and “Drina-Sava”, from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro presented themselves on a joint branded stand at the regional manifestation “12th Ethno Food and Drink Fair” held in the period from 22-25 November 2017 in Belgarde, Serbia. The aim of the regional manifestation “12th Ethno

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Culinary workshop “An innovative approach in rural tourism -Traditional food in a new and authentic way” for participants from the cross-border regions “Drina-Tara” and “Drina-Sava”, 13-16 November 2017 in Kosjeric, Serbia

The Standing Working Group for Regional Rural Development (SWG) in SEE, within the project “Rural development through integrated forest and water resources management in Southeast Europe: Rural perspectives: qualification, reintegration and (self) employment”, financed by the German International Cooperation (GIZ), organized a 3-day culinary workshop entitled “An innovative approach in rural tourism -Traditional food in a new and authentic

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Capacity building event “Basic biology principles of bee colonies for more efficient productivity” and “Varroosis and viruses – devastating combination for the bee’s community” for participants from the cross-border region “Drina-Tara”, 18 November 2017 in Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina

On the initiative of the Beekeeping Association “Visegrad”, the Standing Working Group for Regional Rural Development (SWG) in SEE, within the project “Rural development through integrated forest and water resources management in Southeast Europe: Rural perspectives: qualification, reintegration and (self) employment”, financed by the German International Cooperation (GIZ), organized one-day training for beekeepers from Serbia, Montenegro

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“Value chains in tourism: education, organization and promotion”, 11-12 November 2017 in Banja Koviljaca, Serbia

The Standing Working Group for Regional Rural Development (SWG) in SEE, within the project “Rural development through integrated forest and water resources management in Southeast Europe: Rural perspectives: qualification, reintegration and (self) employment”, financed by the German International Cooperation (GIZ), organized a training on the topic “Value chains in tourism: education, organization and promotion”. This two-day traning was

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Western Balkans reaffirms its strong commitment to regional cooperation in addressing environmental and climate challenges

Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and the Ministry of Environmental Protection of Serbia are hosting a high-level panel addressing regional climate and environmental challenges in Western Balkans (WB), on 17 November in Bonn, Germany. SWG is participating as a regional coordination member of the SEE 2020 Strategy implementation process for the Environmental Pillar Dimension, responsible for the sub-programme on Rural Development via Nature Resource

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Open Call for Regional Manager, Regional Coordinators and Regional Expert

17The SWG Head Office/ Secretariat for the needs of the project “Regional cooperation and networking in the field of agriculture, rural and economic development of cross-border areas” is searching for Regional Manager, Regional Coordinators and Regional Expert for the tasks listed in the Terms of References. Professionals who fulfill the criteria indicated in the Terms of References (ToRs), are encouraged to submit their offers. Along with the

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“Fungal Conservation in a Changing Europe: The Challenges Ahead”, 1-6 October, 2017 in Ohrid, Macedonia

The Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South-Eastern Europe Europe, within the project “Rural development through integrated forest and water resources management in Southeast Europe: Rural perspectives: qualification, reintegration and (self) employment”, in cooperation with GIZ, supported the organization of the regional event “Fungal Conservation in a Changing Europe: The Challenges Ahead”. The event was organized

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Capacity building workshop “Adjusting raspberry production to climate changes and economic aspects of raspberry production” for participants from the cross-border region Drina-Tara, 4 November 2017 in Bijelo Polje, Montenegro

The Standing Working Group for Regional Rural Development (SWG) in SEE within the project “Rural development through integrated forest and water resources management in Southeast Europe: Rural perspectives: qualification, reintegration and (self) employment”, in cooperation with the German International Cooperation (GIZ), supported the organization of the lectures entitled “Adjusting raspberry production to climate changes and economic aspects

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