The main objectives of the event are to discuss the challenges of rural women in the Western Balkans, the challenges of statistical data availability and accuracy in the process of design and implementation of agriculture and rural development policy measures, and to present the developed modules for SDG 5.a.1 implementation in the Western Balkans.
One of the outcome of the Study on the role of women in the rural areas in the Western Balkans will be to identify ways and provide policy recommendations on a national level for each of the WB countries/territories as well as on a regional Western Balkan level for women empowerment in the midst of green recovery leading to the sustainable development of Western Balkan societies.
Regional Expert Advisory Working Group (REAWG) on the Role of Youth in the Rural Development in the Western Balkans is organized on June 7 in Banja Koviljaca, Serbia. The aim of the meeting was to present National Reports and to summarize results from the on-line surveys conducted during February-May which will serve for development of Rural Youth Study.
Focus group discussions conducted as part of the Study on the role of women in the rural areas in the Western Balkans. They aimed at gaining a deeper understanding of relevant dynamics and current issues rural women face.
The aim of the activity is to shed light on women's engagement in agriculture and their contribution to rural development in the Western Balkan region, as well as opportunities to use of their potential in the development of circular economy, green, social and environmental entrepreneurship.