Past Events

Capacity building workshop ” Development of value chains in the tourism and agribusiness sector” for the Cross-border region of “Sharra”, May 09-11 , 2018 in Mavrovo, Macedonia.

The Standing Working Group for Regional Rural Development (SWG) in SEE within the EU funded project:” Regional cooperation and networking in the field of agriculture, rural and economic development of cross-border areas” organized workshop ” Development of value chains in the tourism and agribusiness sector” for the Cross-border region of “Sharra”. The capacity building workshop “Development of value chains in the tourism and agribusiness

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Interim meeting of the DG JRC funded projects: “Agricultural Policy Developments and EU Approximation Process in the Western Balkans Countries (APDAP-WB)” and “Land Market Development and Small Farms’ Access to Land in the Pre-accession Countries (LMSF-AC)”, 10 – 11 May 2018, Durres, Albania

An expert group of representatives of academia and public sector from the Western Balkans, as well as DG AGRI representative, gathered in Durres for an interim meeting of two DG JRC funded projects, implemented by SWG: “Agricultural Policy Developments and EU Approximation Process in the Western Balkans Countries (APDAP-WB)” and “Land Market Development and Small Farms’ Access to Land in the Pre-accession Countries (LMSF-AC)”. Under the

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“19th Lim Regatta”, 1-3 June, 2018, Plav-Andrijevica-Berane -Bijelo Polje (Montenegro), Prijepolje(Serbia).

The Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South-Eastern Europe within the project: “Rural development through integrated forest and water resources management in Southeast Europe: Rural perspectives: qualification, reintegration and (self) employment” will support the organization of the Event 19th “Lim Regatta” which will be organized by Tourist Organization of Prijepolje in partnership with Tourist Organization of Bijelo

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Golden hands of the Drina region (Podrinje), 2-3 June, 2018, Visegrad, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South-Eastern Europe within the project: “Rural development through integrated forest and water resources management in Southeast Europe: Rural perspectives: qualification, reintegration and (self) employment” will support the organization of the Event 19th “Lim Regatta” which will be organized by Tourist Organization of Visegrad and which will be held in the period from 02.06.2018

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XVIII Meeting of the Stakeholders’ group for the cross – border region of “Drina-Tara”, 30 May 2018, Rural tourist household “Lazarevi konaci”, village Kacer, Serbia

Regular meeting of the Stakeholder group for the cross-border region of "Drina-Tara". The discussions on this meeting will be focused on the following topics: -Implemented and planned ABD activities in the cross-border region “Drina-Tara” -Presentation of collected data to map the value chain of agro-food products and their development -Presentation of collected data to map tourism value chains and their development -Example of good practice-Rural

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Presentation of agricultural producers from the cross- border regions “Drina-Tara” and “Drina-Sava” at the 85th Agriculture Trade Fair Novi Sad”, 15-21 May, 2018, Novi Sad, Serbia

The Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South-Eastern Europe within the SWG GIZ project: Rural development through integrated forest and water resources management in Southeast Europe: Rural perspectives: qualification, reintegration and (self) employment” (hereinafter “the Project”) supported presentation of agricultural producers from the cross -border region “Drina-Tara” and “Drina-Sava” at the 85th Agriculture

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Capacity building workshop “Development of value chain in the agribusiness sector” for the Cross-border region of “Prespa”, May 14-16 , 2018 in Oteshevo, Macedonia.

The capacity building workshop “Value chain development in the Agro-tourism sector” for the Prespa Cross-Border Region was held from 14th to 16th of May 2018 in Oteshevo, Macedonia. The agenda of the workshop was focused on the following topics: -Basics of Value Chain in the Agribusiness Sector. Concept, efficiency, participants, challenges, strategy, monitoring -Presentation of practical examples on effective value chains of agribusiness in

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XV International Folklore Festival Visegrad, 18 – 19 May, 2018, Visegrad, B&H

The International Folklore Festival was organized in Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina in a period from 18-19 May 2018 where folklore ensembles from Serbia, Montenegro,  Macedonia, Bulgaria and Bosnia and Herzegovina took a part. The first evening of the festival was held at the Cultural Center due to the bad weather conditions. The second festival evening was held in Andricgrad, and all the ensembles participated in the defile from the Mehmed Pasa

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Informal Gathering of the Ministers of Agriculture from Western Balkan countries, 25 April 2018 Zagreb, Croatia

Ministers/Heads of Delegations of agriculture and rural development, gathered on 25th of April 2018 in Zagreb, Croatia at the Informal Gathering organized under the joint auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture of Croatia and the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South Eastern Europe, to discuss the process of approximation of the Western Balkan countries and the assistance which could be provided by Croatia from the perspective

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Kick-off meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group (REAWG) on Value-Chain Assessment (VCA), 15 – 16 March 2018, Skopje, Macedonia

SWG and GIZ took the initiative to develop and apply a mechanism for assessing the tourism and agro-food potentials in 7 target rural cross-border areas: Prespa, Sharra, Drina-Tara, Drina-Sava, Prokletije - Bjeshket e Namuna, Pcinja and Krsh. The assessment will present the possibilities for diversification of the economic activities in the cross-border regions, and for development of short value chain projects in tourism and agri-food sectors. The

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