The 27th Assembly session of the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in SEE was held on 11th and 12th of September 2013 in Duress, Albania.
The aim of the session was to discuss and decide about internal SWG procedures, the realization of upcoming SWG activities for the year 2013, exchange of experiences about the EU accession process and the benefits of it, as well as to decide on future initiatives, projects and cooperation with SWG partner organizations and institutions.
Representatives of nine out of all eleven invited SWG member institutions, participated on the meeting, discussed, gave recommendations and have taken decisions related to the up-coming activities.
Representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Hungary participated on the session as observers. The session was also followed by the SWG partner institutions and international organizations: European Commission (EC DG AGRI) and CIHEAM IAMB.