Networking

Meeting with the representatives from BMZ, 15th July, 2009, Bonn, Germany

Secretary General met with the representatives from the BMZ, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Mr. Leo Kreuz the Head of Division, Central, East and South-Eastern Europe, Turkey and Iran, Ms. Angela Eckert and Mr. Rolf Lerch

Study Tour on "LEADER LAGs-Animation, Set Up and Functioning" 12-19 July, 2009, Belgium, Luxembourg...

InWEnt in cooperation with the SWG organized a study trip on LAGs, specially directed to the representatives from the SWG member institutions. The study tour was held in the period July 12th – 19th, 2009 in Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. For the study tour the delegation was composed of 15 participants in total, mainly from the Departments of the Rural Development in the respective Ministries from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Bulgaria. The overall objective of the study trip was to analyze the practical implementation of the LEADER approach and its special contribution to Regional Rural Development along the different EU promotion periods in different countries and considering the different implementation levels.

Representatives from SWG member institutions participated on a WS: “Rural Development in EU-Accession Countries...

A Workshop on Rural Development in EU-Accession Countries – Support Programmes and Capacity Building, took place in Prague in the period from 23rd -...

EUREGIA, International Trade Fair and Congress on Local and Regional Development, October 2008, Leipzig,...

The SWG as a regional initiative and its activities were presented on Euregia 2008. The Euregia 2008 focused on changes to the EU structural policy and new financing schemes.

EastAgri Annual Meeting 2008, September, 2008, Paris, France

The SWG participated on the Annual EastAgri Meeting focus

EastAgri Annual Meeting 2008, September 2008, Paris, France

The SWG participated on the Annual EastAgri Meeting where the discussions were focused on: - Instruments for agricultural financing and risk management in the EastAgri region - Soaring food prices: a window of opportunities for Russia and Ukraine - Adding value to the EastAgri region's agricultural products: Good Agricultural Practices, Quality Labels and Geographical Indications - Participatory approaches to rural development in the Western Balkans On one of the working tables the SWG presented the Positions of the Western Balkans on the Common Agricultural Policy.