Kick-off meeting of the Regional Expert Advisory Working Group (REAWG) on the Impact of COVID-19 on the agriculture, food and rural areas in the Western Balkans, 6 July 2020


The kick-off meeting gathered national and regional experts as well as representatives of relevant institutions to discuss methodology of the impact assessment and detailed action plan.

The objective of the REAWG is to assess the multiple impacts of COVID-19 on agriculture, food  and rural areas as well as on respective policies in the Western Balkans, to summarize the respective national actions and measures taken for coping with the crisis and for mitigating their effects, and to propose respective strategic approaches and policies, as well as joint actions for overcoming the consequences, providing stimuli to accelerate the recovery and to build resilience.

Report from the meeting is provided below:

Report REAWG COVID-19 kick-off

Annex 1 – List of participants

Annex 2 – Program Kick-off meeting

Annex 3 – Background and rationale

Annex 4 – Draft methodology