The Workshop on ‘Capacity Building Program for extension services in the WESTERN Balkans to support participation in IPARD calls’ was organized jointly by the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group in South Eastern Europe (SWG) in a cooperation with SWG and Area Science Park and supported by the Central European initiative (CEI).
The KEP program aims to improve and increase participation in IPARD calls and fund absorption in Western Balkans countries. The capacity building program is intended to increase knowledge and skills of Extension Services primarily. The program activities benefit institutions managing IPARD programs and funding for the Ministries of Agriculture (primarily Managing Authorities and Paying Agencies), favor the action of Rural Development Networks in their direct relations with prospective applicants, foster increased awareness and information on the actual opportunities available through IPARD for prospective applicants.
*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence