10th SWG anniversary – June 3rd, 2015


Today, June 3rd, 2015 with honor and pleasure we are celebrating the 10th SWG anniversary.

During the Agriculture Policy Forum 2005 jointly organized by the Ministries of Agriculture of Macedonia and Serbia in Skopje and Vranje, following the confirmed awareness and determination for intensive exchange of information, experiences and knowledge among Ministries of Agriculture of the Western Balkan countries in the EU approximation process, the SWG has been established as informal network.

In 2009, the SWG evolved from informal platform into recognized International Intergovernmental Organization.

A lot of intensive activities, persistence and enthusiasm led to the development and successes of the SWG.

With a portfolio of over 5 million Euro, regional projects focusing on agriculture, rural development and sustainable use of natural resources were implemented by the SWG Head Office, on behalf and benefit of SWG member institutions and Western Balkan countries.

Cooperation and partnerships were established with the European Commission, German International Cooperation, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Central European Initiative, Regional Cooperation Council, PREPARE Network, CIHEAM and many others.

Sincere gratitude and appreciation to each person and organization who contributed to the foundation and establishment of the SWG as facilitator of regional cooperation and foster of agricultural and rural development in the Western Balkan countries.

We remain devoted towards new successes, challenges and developments in the years to come!