Workshop on “IPARD II calls implementation”, 10th – 11th April 2019, Becici, Montenegro


The Workshop on “IPARD II calls implementation” was organized jointly by the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group in South Eastern Europe (SWG) in a cooperation with European Commission, DG for Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) and supported by the German International Cooperation (GIZ).

It gathered approximately 50 representatives of IPARD operating structures – Managing Authorities and Paying Agencies from Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, as well as representatives from Kosovo* and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

This meeting was a follow-up of the Workshop on “IPARD calls implementation” organized in February 2018, Ohrid, Macedonia and looked into the successes, the remaining challenges and the lessons learnt from the first calls under IPARD II.

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence