Within the framework of the regional project “Farm to Fork Academy for Green Western Balkans – Our shared European future”, funded by European Commission, the Farm to Fork Academy is being launched (Fact sheet of the project: https://www.ruralsrbija.rs/index.php/srl/vest/projekat-akademija-od-polja-do-stola-za-zeleni-zapadni-balkan-nasa-zajednicka-evr
The project "Academy "From the field to the table" for the Green Western Balkans - Our common European future" is implemented in the region of the Western Balkans, namely: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia. The project is jointly implemented by six national networks for rural development (NRDN) from the Western Balkans (ZB-6) and Croatia.
The Network for Rural Development of Serbia, in cooperation with 6 other networks for rural development in the Balkans, has started the implementation of the project "Academy from field to table for a green Western Balkans - our common European future" funded by the European Union.
The project has the following objectives:
• Strengthen the capacities of CSOs in the sustainable food and livelihood system through the regional "From Field to Table Academy".
On Thursday 10.10.2019 in Paracin, a roundtable “Green Building as a Chance to Decarbonize the Construction Sector” was held as a part of the “Green Caravan 2019” activity carried out as part of the “NAGE project” (Project is financed by the European Union) implemented by the Network for Rural Development of Serbia.
Rural development is very often viewed in the public and even by professionals in such a way that it is reduced only to agriculture and / or economic activity, or just to the infrastructure. In reality, rural development encompasses every segment of the lives of rural communities, including the daily services needed by the rural population (education, health, social protection ...), the economic activities that local people are dealing with, and the part of the activities that contribute to the added quality of life sport, culture, social life, infrastructure ...).
In the period from 8th to 10th April 2019 in the hotel "Šumarice" in Kragujevac, a training on the topic "Advocacy, lobbying, networking and constituents’ empowerment" was held.
The training of trainers "Role of LAGs in employment marginalized groups" was implemented on 26th and 27th March 2019 in Durres (Albania). This activity is part of the project “Innovative Support to employment of Rural marginalized groups – SyneRgi” financed by the Visegrad International Fund. Its implementation is performed by the consortium of non-governmental networks and organisations from Western Balkan and Visegrad countries.
On February 22 and 23, 2019, in Vrnjacka Banja was held Assembly of the Network for Rural Development of Serbia .
The Assembly was held within the framework of the project "ALTER - Active Local Territories for Economic Development of Rural Areas" funded by the European Union, as part of the activities "Establishing new rural development networks and supporting existing networks".
The project is implemented at the national level by the Network for rural development of Serbia.
Two day regional training of trainers “Short supply chains as possibility for employment” was held in Chachak (Serbia) from 5th to 6th December 2018.
This multi-national thematic meeting between CSO Networks in the Western Balkan countries and countries within the EU is a part of the project to ensure intensive dialogue with EU institutions and CSO networks with relevant experience within the EU.
The thematic meeting was organised in Peć from 30th October to 1st November 2018. The event bringing together 60 representatives of CSO Networks from PREPARE, ALTER partner countries and local CSO from the region.