Managing Authorities and Paying Agencies from SEE had a joint meeting related to the “Rural Development – programming and measures for IPA/IPARD II”, 12th March 2014, Kolasin, Montenegro

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Joint Meeting of the Managing Authorities and Paying Agencies from SEE related to the “Rural Development – programming and measures for IPA/IPARD II” was organized by the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in the South-East Europe.

The meeting took place in Kolasin Montenegro on 12th of March 2014 and was intended for representatives of IPARD operating structures – Managing Authorities and Paying Agencies from SEE on senior level positions (Heads of Managing Authorities and Directors of Paying Agencies/Heads of Financial Departments).

The following were the main topics discussed by the participants:

  • Update on the activities of the Paying Agencies and Managing Authorities in the SEE countries;
  • State of preparedness for IPARD II of the countries with a 2014 budget allocation and their calendar;
  • IPA II Legislation and Follow-up of the October 2013 seminar on ‘Streamlining implementation for IPARD 2014-2020’ – modifications of the Sectoral Agreement;
  • Croatian experiences in programming and implementation of pre-accession funds IPARD and SAPARD as well as programming and implementation of LEADER measure (M202) under IPARD Programme in Croatia under IPARD Programme (topics of crucial importance for the participants)

You can see and download the presentations from the meeting:

1_PPT_presentation 12-03-2014_Dick Van Dijk

2014-03-12_List of Participants_Working Meeting_MA_PA