Signed Memorandum of Understanding between the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in SEE and the Regional Cooperation Council, 15 December, 2009, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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On December 15th, 2009, the President of the Assembly of the Standing Working Group for Regional Rural Development (SWG) in South Eastern Europe, Dusan Neskovic and the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Hido Biscevic, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation on rural development in South East Europe.

Aspiring to strengthen the relations between both organizations for promoting agriculture and rural development and shared efforts to promote sustainable agriculture, rural and economic development, environment protection and food safety, the SWG and the RCC agreed to further strengthen the cooperation between the Parties in the field of:

1.   Capacity building;

2.   Development of institutional structures to promote agriculture, rural and economic  development, environment protection and food safety in rural border regions;

3.   Identification, planning and implementation of trans-national projects;

4.   Promoting regional know-how;

5.   Building a sustainable agriculture, rural and economic development, environment protection and food safety;

6.   Strengthening regional (transnational) cooperation in the field of agriculture, rural and economic development, environment protection and food safety.