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26Apr

  1. Client: Balkan Rural Development Network
  2. Subject of the procurement: The subject of procurement is engaging a Trainer for designing and conducting LEADER/CLLD training.

Detailed descriptions of the tasks for the regional expert/Trainer are provided in the Terms of References.

The bidders are obliged to submit:

The most favourable bidders will be notified and invited to sign the contract.

23Apr


  1. Client: Balkan Rural Development Network
  2. Subject of the procurement: The subject of procurement is engaging a Local Focal Point for logistic preparation of LEADER/CLLD Youth Camp.

Detailed descriptions of the tasks for the external expert/Local Focal Point are provided in the Terms of References.

The bidders are obliged to submit:

The most favourable bidders will be notified and invited to sign the contract.

23Apr


  1. Client: Balkan Rural Development Network
  2. Subject of the procurement: The subject of procurement is engaging a Coordinator for conceptual preparation of LEADER/CLLD Youth Camp.

Detailed descriptions of the tasks for the external expert/coordinator are provided in the Terms of References.

The bidders are obliged to submit:

The most favourable bidders will be notified and invited to sign the contract.

23Apr

INVITATION FOR BIDS

  1. Client: Rural Development Network of North Macedonia, within the project ” Support to BRDN in institutional development to Revive Rural Communities in the Western Balkan”, funded by the Swedish development organization “We Effect”.
  2. Subject of the procurement: The subject of procurement is engaging a consultant for preparation of gender sensitive Monitoring and Evaluation System of the overall work of BRDN.

Detailed descriptions of the tasks for the consultant are provided in the Terms of References.

The bidders are obliged to submit:

  • Professional portfolio with relevant experience
  • Financial offer
  1. The bids should be submitted not later than 15th April, 2021 to the both e-mail addresses: aleksandra.t@ruralnet.mk and ljubomir.n@ruralnet.mk

The most favourable bidders will be notified and invited to sign the contract.

1.1.1.1_ToR _consultant.doc

07Apr

INVITATION FOR BIDS

  1. Client: Rural Development Network of North Macedonia, within the project ” Support to BRDN in institutional development to Revive Rural Communities in the Western Balkan”, funded by the Swedish development organization “We Effect”.
  2. Subject of the procurement: The subject of procurement is engaging a consultant/ gender equality expert for preparation of gender equality policy for BRDN member networks (rural development networks of Montenegro, Croatia, Kosovo, Albania, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina).

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19Feb

  1. Client: Rural Development Network of North Macedonia, within the project ” Support to BRDN in institutional development to Revive Rural Communities in the Western Balkan”, funded by the Swedish development organization “We Effect”.
  2. Subject of the procurement: The subject of procurement is engaging a consultant/ gender equality expert for preparation of gender equality policy for BRDN member networks (rural development networks of Montenegro, Croatia, Kosovo, Albania, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Detailed descriptions of the tasks for the consultant are provided in the Terms of References.

The bidders are obliged to submit:

The most favourable bidders will be notified and invited to sign the contract.

3.1.2.1_ToR _consultant

25Dec

More than 25 representatives of LAGs (Local Action Groups) and LAG initiatives of the Western Balkan countries (North Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Serbia), participated in the 2-days online training on the following topics:

1. Animation and Mobilization of rural stakeholders regarding LEADER approach

2. Administration and Management of LAGs

BRDN continuously works to support the capacity building process related to LEADER approach, as vehicle for social inclusion and decentralization of public interventions based on a bottom up approach to local rural economic development.

BRDN uses the expertise from the the Croatian Rural Development Network which coming from an EU member country, has a long-term practical experience in implementation of the EU LEADER approach. Therefore, this 2-days training, conducted by managers of LAGs from Croatia, was a great opportunity for the LAGs’ representatives of the Western Balkan, not only to gain knowledge and information through practical exercises and group work, but also to raise discussions and exchange experiences related to the implementation of LEADER.

The training was supported by the Swedish development organization We Effect, through the project for strengthening of the capacities of the Balkan Rural Development Network.

13Nov

  1. Client: Rural Development Network of North Macedonia, within the project ” Develop capacities of BRDN network to become accountable actor for development of sustainable rural areas in the Western Balkan Region”, funded by the Swedish development organization “We Effect”.
  2. Subject of the procurement: The subject of procurement is engaging trainer and co-trainer for conducting online training in English, for representatives of LAGs from 6 Western Balkan countries (North Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina), covering the following topics:

– administration and management of LEADER LAGs; and

– animation and mobilization of rural stakeholders regarding LEADER approach.

Detailed descriptions of the tasks for the trainer and the co-trainer are provided in the provided Terms of References.

The bidders are obliged to submit:

  • Professional portfolio with relevant experience
  • Financial offer
  1. The bids should be submitted not later than 20th November, 2020 to the both e-mail addresses: t@ruralnet.mk and ljubomir.n@ruralnet.mk

The most favourable bidders will be notified and invited to sign the contract.

 

3.2.1-ToR-Co-Trainer_LEADER-training.pdf

3.2.1-ToR-Trainer_LEADER-training.pdf

29Oct

To recognize “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty”, October 15th is celebrated worldwide as the International Rural Women’s Day. Following the good practice of the Rural Development Network of North Macedonia, which traditionally organizes an event each year and gathers all relevant stakeholders around the country for October 15th, the BRDN partners, the rural development networks of Montenegro and Serbia, this year initiated the celebration of the International Rural Women’s Day in their countries.

Taking all precaution measures due to the latest developments with the pandemic, the networks organized 2 small events of about 30 participants in Niksic, Montenegro and Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia.

The President of the Network for Rural Development of Serbia, Dragan Roganović, who opened the event, emphasized the important role of women in the development of the rural economy and the rural livelihood in general. He pointed out that only actions which are coordinated by all stakeholders, starting from decision makers, local authorities, associations, the business sector and women themselves, can create good preconditions for improvement of the position of the rural women. Some great examples of rural women entrepreneurship were presented during the event, such as rural woman who started the family business within rural tourism and rural woman who produces traditional food. 

The Network for Rural Development of Montenegro and the organization, Olive Growers’ Association “Boka” gathered more than 20 participants for the occasion of October 15th, expecting for this kind of gathering to grow into traditional celebration in the years to come. Ratko Bataković, the President of the Network for Rural Development of Montenegro in his welcoming speech emphasized the crucial role that women and girls play in ensuring the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods and overall wellbeing, which has been increasingly recognized. The participants at the event also had the opportunity to visit a rural women entrepreneur in small village of Brsno, nearby Nikšić and to hear her story about starting the small business, the mini factory “Cornelian” for production of juice and other products of cornelian cherries.

The event in Montenegro was complemented by joining the celebration in North Macedonia, which was organized through Zoom by the Rural Development Network of North Macedonia and the National Federation of Farmers. This way the rural stakeholders in Montenegro could see how high importance is given to the International Rural Women’s Day in North Macedonia and how this celebration has contributed in raising the voice of rural women in the country.

The celebration of the International Rural Women’s Day in North Macedonia, as well as in Serbia and Montenegro, was supported by the Swedish Development Organization We Effect as part of the activities implemented for strengthening of BRDN capacities.

09Jul

A vision for rural Europe

Harnessing the potential of rural areas to contribute to a sustainable & prosperous Europe

The Agricultural and Rural Convention, ARC2020 mobilized a panel with civil society organizations and rural movements, who introduced an open discussion with citizens participating via videoconference, followed by an exchange of views between the presidents of the Committees for Agriculture and for the Environment of the European Parliament.

This overall event “A vision for rural Europe – Harnessing the potential of rural areas to contribute to a sustainable and prosperous Europe” was organized by the President of the Renew Europe Group, Dacian Ciolos and was held on 7 July, 14.30 – 17.00 Cest.

Petar Gjorgievski, was also featuring this discussion to share the views of the CSOs working on rural development in Western Balkan, under the umbrella of the Balkan Rural Development Network. He was speaking of the potentials of the Western Balkan rural areas, the existing gap between rural and urban areas, as well as the needs for investing in the development of the rural areas.

“The rural development process of the Western Balkan is one of the major driving processes that can really accelerate the EU accession process of the Western Balkans. However, to achieve this we need to invest in strengthening of mutual trust on every level, among people, institutions, at national level, but also there is a big investment need for impowering the trust among the Western Balkan and the European Union and to build important equal partnership. Of course that we are aware that somehow the Western Balkans have this negative image from the past, but such a perception of constant mistrust creates a deadlock in the EU integration processes and also negatively affects to the development of the rural areas. So, we want to change this perception into a positive perception that the Western Balkans have specific values that bring us closer than divide us, and these values can only enrich the values of the EU.” said Petar Gjorgievski in his address.

 

https://re.livecasts.eu/a-vision-for-rural-europe?fbclid=IwAR3H-jsxCQThi8yD2e8To2mPIBkjGAmhRWslx2ygs-uz6uZkNCKM_V7g-GM

 

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