Report on TAIEX LAF Seminar on Rural Development held on 17 – 19 September 2014 in Brussels


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Report on TAIEX LAF Seminar on Rural Development held on 17 – 19 September 2014 in Brussels

The aim of this seminar was to present to local and regional authorities from the Western Balkans and Turkey the EU policy on rural development. The target audience of 45 participants consisted of elected representatives and senior administrative staff from municipalities will be introduced to umbrella organizations working in the field of rural development in order to exchange views and best practices with their counter parts in Member States

In WB countries rural areas face numerous structural and socio-economic problems, to which solutions can be found in the framework of EU rural development policy and the CAP. To increase the productivity and the employability of people in regions, and in particular in rural areas, the close participation of local actors has been identified as a key factor. A territorial approach to rural development requires among others the empowerment of regional and local authorities. They also play an important role in meeting the requirements for EU accession in the field of rural development.

This three day seminar was chaired by SWG Secretary General Mr. Boban Ilic and presentation on the “Application of Area Based Development ( ABD) Approach in the rural border areas in the WB countries” was held by Ms. Irena Djimrevska, SWG Head of operation.

This seminar was organized by the Technical Assistance Information Exchange Instrument (TAIEX) of the European Commission in cooperation with the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) and Committee of the Regions (CoR).

Here you can download the presentations of this event:

Agenda  Agenda_57177.docx
Other / Documents   Preparation and Implementation of Local Development Strategies – LEADER Approach.ppt
 TAIEX travelling workshop.pptx
 The role of Rural Networks as effective tools to promote rural development.ppt
 Rural development in Albania.ppt
 Rural development in Montenegro.ppt
 Rural development in Serbia- 2014.pptx
 Rural development in Turkey.ppt
Mr Alfonso Alcolea Martineznull., Committee of the Regions  The potential of EGTC for rural development.ppt
Ms Irena Djimrevskanull., SWG Head Office/ Secretariat  Application of Area Based Development ( ABD) Approach.pptx
Ms Suzana Dordevic MilosevicAssociate ProfessorCenter for Sustainable Rural Development, Faculty of Applied Ecology  Facilitating rural economy development-a role of LA.pptx
Mr Daniel HacheznullDG ENLARG D2, European Commission  EU institutions and decision-making process.ppt
Mr Ryan HowardChief Executive Officer/General ManagerRural Development Organisation, South & East Cork Area Development  LEADER and Civil Society Potential.pptx
Mr Klaus HullmannOfficerDirectorate Communication, Press and Protocol, Committee of the Regions  Work and functioning of the Committee of the Regions.pdf
Ms Visnja Jelic MuckPresidentZagreb County, Croatian Rural Development Network  IPARD in Croatia-focus on LEADER experience.pptx
Mr Luka JuvancicAssistant Professor., Universita of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty  Key challenges for the implementation of European rural development policy.pptx
Mr Marius LazdinisProgramme Manager – EU policies – Desk officer-AGRIDG AGRI G4, European Commission  A renewed instrument for pre-accession assistance (IPARD II).ppt
Mr Grzegorz OrawiecManager., Marshall Office of Swietokrzyskie Region  LAGs for complex development of rural areas.ppt
Mr Mark RedmanDirector., Highclere Consulting SRL  Building ‘rural resilience’ in times of rapid change.pdf