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25Jun

More than 60 various stakeholders from rural areas of the Western Balkan countries, including representatives of the civil society, Managing Authorities from the WB countries, national governments and relevant donors, gathered in Ohrid, N. Macedonia, on June 15 and 16, for the 2nd Balkan Rural Parliament, organized by the Balkan Rural Development Network (BRDN), with financial support of SWG – Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group in South Eastern Europe.

Despite the presence of the Western Balkan stakeholders, the 2nd Balkan Rural Parliament was virtually attended by many important actors in the rural development sector among which representatives of the European Commission and relevant EU organizations, who joined the discussions on the challenges and actions which can be taken for improvement of the well-being of the WB rural communities.

Inspired by the national rural parliaments, which have been implemented in Europe for more than a decade, the Balkan Rural Parliament is already taking its place in the policy-making process for rural development of the Western Balkans as one of the basic tools for representing rural communities, through national networks and the Balkan Rural Development Network.

“The Western Balkan countries are in the process of EU integration and the rural development plays a significant role in the EU accession and it’s one of the major driving forces that can accelerate this process. We need to invest in strengthening of the mutual trust on every level among people, institutions at national level, but also impowering the trust between the Western Balkans and European Union to build equal partnerships.

The Western Balkan values can only enrich the values of the European Union. We urge the European Union to give active support to governments in making the reforms and to provide an effective support in strengthening the capacities of the civil society organizations and networks at national and regional level in the rural development processes.

Today and in the future, BRP is to sustain as a tool for advocacy and lobbying for the rural communities, as well as media for promotion, visibility and communication of the common rural development issues, and exchange of experience and knowhow.”, said Petar Gjorgievski, the President of BRDN, in his welcoming speech.

The two-days program was enriched with field trips organized in the surrounding area of Ohrid and Struga, where the participants had the opportunity to visit some interesting sights, see the potentials for rural tourism in the region and hear some inspiring stories from local entrepreneurs.

The final output of the Balkan Rural Parliament is to develop a set of strong stand points regarding the concerns and aspirations of the rural people and what these imply for action by the rural communities, for the policies of the governments, in the form of Declaration.

Following are the presentations delivered at the 2nd Balkan Rural Parliament:

10Jun


35 representatives from rural areas in the Western Balkans took with themselves the impressions of the beautiful scenery in Mojkovac, Montenegro, new friendships, as well as knowledge and experience that would help them to become the driving force in the development of the rural areas in the region. The rural youth who participated at the LEADER /CLLD Youth Camp, had the opportunity to learn about the LEADER approach, the process of creation of Local Action Groups and the implementation of LEADER in the Western Balkans and the EU.
BRDN and the Network for Rural Development of Montenegro organized this event to strengthen the participation of rural youth as part of the LAGs in the WB countries.
The LEADER/CLLD Youth Camp was organised with financial support of GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

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

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