Discussing an Area-Based Development (ABD) approach in the Western Balkans, Serbia, May 2011Discussing an Area-Based Development (ABD) approach in the Western Balkans, Serbia, May 2011

As a direct follow up to round table discussions held at both the 2008 and 2010 EastAgri Annual Meetings, the Ministry of Agriculture of Serbia hosted a conference on "Facilitating an Area-Based Development (ABD) Approach in Rural Regions in the Western Balkans". The conference was attended by over 70 participants from the national and international communities. The main purpose of the conference was to present the results of a pilot project in the Tara-Drina area and to raise the interest of the donor community to widen the implementation of such an approach in the Tara-Drina area. The European Commission funded project, implemented by the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) of the EC's Joint Research Centre (JRC), facilitated an area-based development approach (ABD) in the Tara-Drina area, a rural cross-border area stretching over Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia.
(i) Workshop documentation
document title
ADB programme and Action Plan download
Background Information Briefing download
Closing remarks download
Conference Flyer download
Cross Border Institution Building download
Development of SME and entrepreneurship download
Drina-Tara action for regional rural development download
Experience in Slovenia and Mura-Drava Bike project download
Local strategy for Environmental Protection download
Local strategy for Tourism download
Opportunities, eperiences and lessons learnt download
Project background and objectives download
Sustainability of a participatory approach download
(ii) Previous events
document title
EastAgri 2008 Round Table - participatory approaches to RD view
EastAgri 2010 Round Table - investing across borders view

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