The project “Study on the research, innovation and technology transfer capacities and on the recent agricultural policy developments in the context of the EU approximation process in the pre-accession countries (ARAPD)” is financed by DG JRC and implemented by SWG. Its objective is to conduct comparative cross-country analysis of the agricultural policies in the Western Balkans and Turkey and their state of harmonization with CAP and to assess research, innovation and technology transfer capacities in the agri-food sector in the WB.
The interim meeting for the project gathered 21 participants including experts that are directly involved in the implementation of activities, relevant ministries’ representatives, JRC, DG AGRI and SWG representatives. Due to the mobility restrictions and security measures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic the meeting was held online. Its purpose was to report on progress, achievements and deviations from the plan (including impact of the pandemic crisis on the performance) and agree on the next steps for successful completion of the project’s objectives.
The report from the meeting with its annexes is provided below: