The Round Table on agriculture and rural development in the Western Balkan countries and Turkey has been held in Berlin on January 17th, 2016.
The purpose of this visit was to provide members of the SWG Technical Groups on Rural Development and Food Safety with first-hand exposure to the context, background, strategies and implementation practices of Ireland’s agri-food sector, especially in rural development and food safety.
A gathering of 240 people representing rural communities from 40 European countries, meeting at the second European Rural Parliament yesterday, approved an ambitious European Rural Manifesto. It called for full recognition of the right of rural communities to a quality of life and standard of living equal to that of urban populations, and to full participation in political processes.
The 7th Session of the Assembly of the Balkan Rural Development Network (BRDN) in South Eastern Europe was held in the period April 26 – 28, 2015, in Brussels, Belgium. During the session the following topics were discussed:
The International Conference on Soil was held in the period 4 - 6 May 2015 in the premises of the Agricultural University of Tirana in Tirana, Albania. This event was organized with the support of the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG).
SWG representative participated on the River Basin Management Conference that was held on 20th March 2015 I n Skopje, Macedonia. This conference is financed through the Technical Assistance for Strengthening the Institutional Capacities for Approximation and Implementation of Environmental Legislation in the Area of Water Management operational program TAIB 2009.