Realized Projects

SWG EC Project Preparation Facility: “Preparation of a Proposal for an Area Based Development in the Western Balkans”

Area Based Development (ABD) is considered to be an innovative approach enabling breakthrough in sustainable growth of rural cross-border regions. ABD is perceived as suitable for targeting defined geographical areas in cross-border regions in the Western Balkans, characterized by specific complex development problems. The approach as its core principles uses a methodology, which is inclusive, participatory, and flexible and ensures integration and

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SWG/FAO TCP 3101 Joint Project:”Support to capacity building for agriculture and rural development policy analysis and formulation to support EU-integration of the South-Eastern European countries”

The purpose of the project is to enable rural communities to benefit from rural development support programmes to be provided in the future by the EU, thus supporting the countries’ efforts towards further integration with the EU and, ultimately, fostering agriculture and rural development. The objective is to enable local stakeholders to access future EU funding for rural development by rising awareness, improving the knowledge of rural development

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The SWG GTZ ORF Project: “Improving the competitiveness of companies and organizations from Southeastern Europe in the agricultural and food sector through the implementation of food quality standards and increased regional networking”

The project’s goal is to improve the competitiveness of companies and associations in the agro-food sector in the Western Balkans through the implementation of food quality standards and strengthening a regional networking. The project follows a regional approach. Cross-border business relations will be promoted through activities such as trainings, consultation, business to business meetings and dialog forums. Especially small and medium companies,

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SWG GTZ SEF Project: “Strengthening of the regional cooperation/networking in the forestry and water management sector and sustainable development in the river basins of the South-Eastern Europe countries”

The overall project goal is to strengthen regional cooperation and networks on all levels (political, technical, civil society etc.) in the forestry and water management sector and assure sustainable development in the river basins of the South Eastern European countries and increase the awareness of protection of natural resources and ecosystems. Such regional network will ensure common and synergetic efforts for better results in implementation

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SWG/ TEMPUS Joint Project KTNetRRD: Knowledge Transfer Network in Western Balkans for Regional Rural Development

The aim of the KTNetRRD project is to support the knowledge transfer and the capacity building in the field of Regional Rural Development by developing and enhancing the involvement of the higher education institutions within the wider society. The goals of the project, training for public services and development of a lifelong learning structure are answer the regional and national priorities for all involved partner countries for one or both of

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SWG and InWEnt Program: "Young Professionals – Managing and Leading Regional Rural Governance"

In order to cope with the rising complexity concerning the design and implementation of policies fostering a sustainable development of rural regions in the SEE, decision-makers and stakeholders from the rural sector need specialist as well as personal competencies. As the need assessment conducted by InWEnt in cooperation with SWG has emphasised, particularly young professionals and junior executives should be supported in developing and enhancing

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GTZ ORF for SWG project: ”Strengthening of the competitiveness of rural border regions through cross-border trade and other economic cooperation measures”

The essential project components included support to the exchange of experiences and know-how for the creation of rural development policies, regional networking on RD-topics, creation of an internet based platform, participation on technical and high level conferences, work-shops and seminars, business to business meetings and regional trade fairs, as well as execution of analysis of the situation and potentials of selected cross- border regions

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