Outcomes from the 6th meeting of the Stakeholders’ Group from “Prespa” cross-border region, 26th March 2014, Ohrid, Macedonia


In total 25 representatives of “Prespa” Stakeholders’ Group from Albania and Macedonia gathered on March 26th in Ohrid, Macedonia for the 6th time in order to become familiar with the activities planned during the 2nd phase of the SWG EU funded project:”Preparation for implementation of Area Based Development Approach in the Western Balkans”.

During the meeting organized by the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in the South-East Europe, the participants were briefed about the General achievements related to the preparations for implementation of ABDA in the WB countries and about the Progress made in relation to preparation of programming documents.

The following were the main topics which were presented and discussed:

  • Views from Brussels and key issues related to future ABD activities
  • Presentation of the project on ABDA implementation – 2nd phase, Main outputs, project activities, milestones and general timeframe/ Integrated approach to the economic development of the cross-border regions of the Western Balkans, Preparations in “Prespa” cross-border region
  • Future activities related to implementation of ABDA in Prespa cross-border region and possible support of “People to people” actions
  • Discussion about nomination of SHG members (affirmation of current members and involvement of new members)

Presentations from the 6th SHG meeting for “Prespa” cross border region