Workshops

International Technical Workshop on: “Integrated management of water and forests in river basin areas across the South Eastern European countries”, 22-23 November, 2011, Ohrid, Macedonia

The International Workshop on Integrated management of water and forests in river basin areas across the South Eastern European countries took part in Ohrid, on November 22nd and 23rd. The event was organized on behalf of the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in cooperation with the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) within the SWG GIZ Study Expert Fund (SEF) Project: “Strengthening of the regional cooperation and networking

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Technical discussion: ”Development of Organic Agriculture in the SEE Countries – Trade Procedures and Recognition of National Organic Certificates between the SEE Countries”, 16-17 November 2011, Herceg Novi, Montenegro

Relevant representatives of the Ministries of Agriculture from 7 countries from SEE, representatives from National Associations of Organic producers and appointed members from the recently established Balkan Organic Network – BON, jointly discussed the current situation in the organic agriculture in the region with specific focus to trade procedures and recognition of national organic certificates between the SEE Countries. Being introduced with

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Technical discussion: ”Wine trade markets – opportunities for the region of South-East Europe”, 11-12 May, 2011, Kutjevo, Croatia

More than 20 participants, representatives of the Ministries of Agriculture from the wine sector, representatives of national associations of wine producers, representatives of wine roads and representatives of wineries, all from South- East Europe gathered together in Kutjevo, Croatia to discuss about the opportunities to approach various wine trade markets. The technical discussion was organized by the SWG within the SWG - GIZ ORF Project: “Improving

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SWG and TAIEX Multi-country Workshop on “LEADER Approach ‐ Legal Basis, Structure of LAGs, Successful examples, Implementation of Policy”, 27th April, 2011, Danilovgrad, Montenegro

The Multi-country Workshop on “LEADER Approach ‐ Legal Basis, Structure of LAGs, Successful examples, Implementation of Policy”, held on 27th April 2011 in Danilovgrad, Montenegro was jointly organized by the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in SEE and TAIEX – Technical Assistance and Information Exchange instrument managed by the Directorate-General Enlargement of the European Commission. This Multi-Country WS was

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SWG and TAIEX Workshop on “Agriculture Information System and Statistics”, 24th March, 2011, Danilovgrad, Montenegro

This Multi-Country WS was targeted at relevant representatives of the SWG Member institutions and focused on related EU legislation on Agriculture Information System and Statistics. The main goal was to provide participants with knowledge and understanding of EU acquis requirements and to increase awareness on the importance of establishment of the agriculture information system in the EU candidate countries and potential candidates. Following specific

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SWG and TAIEX Workshop on “Less Favoured Areas (LFA) – Criteria, Determination, Current Policy”, 21st March, 2011, Albania

Aiming to provide a platform for exchange of experiences and good practices in preparation of relevant legislation, definition of criteria, methodology and parameters for determination and classification of less favoured areas, the multi country Workshop on: “Less Favoured Areas (LFA) - criteria, determination, current policy” was focused on related EU legislation, documents, criteria, methodology and parameters for determination and classification

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DECLARATION on Networking between the Balkan countries – Regional Participatory Planning Workshop: “Establishment of rural development networks in SEE countries”, 02-05 March, 2011, Skopje, Macedonia

[caption id="attachment_3643" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="From the Official signing of the Declaration "][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3644" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Mark Redman from the EU Rural Development Network is presenting the current structure of the EU RD Network"][/caption] The Regional Participatory Planning Workshop: “Establishment of rural development networks in SEE countries”, organized by FAO

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Seminar: “Establishment and Development of National Rural Development Networks in the candidate countries”, 11th November 2010, Brussels, Belgium

The seminar aimed towards exchange of experiences related to the structure and the role of the national rural development networks in the implementation of rural development programmes. The seminar gave an opportunity to SWG representatives to discuss about the possibilities for future cooperation with the European Rural Development Network and the National networks both from EU candidate countries and EU member countries. You can download Programme

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Technical discussion:” Quality of honey and bee products and export requirements” and Regional Exhibition of honey bee products and beekeeping equipment, 11th October, 2010, Pljevlja, Montenegro

A technical discussion on:”Quality of honey and bee products and export requirements” took part on October 11th, 2010, in Pljevlja, Montenegro. The event was organized by the SWG as part of the on-going activities realized within 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

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InWEnt Seminar: “Regional Marketing: Branding of Products and Regions", 20th -25th September, 2010, Zschortau/ Leipzig, Germany

Selected participants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo (UNSCR 1244), Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia (specialists, executives and  decision-makers  with  multiplying functions from local, regional and national governmental and non-governmental organizations supporting the management of regional development initiatives; local/regional development agencies within public administration, as well as public private partnerships

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