From May 15th to May 17th, 2017, in Skopje, a workshop was organized for preparation of the Balkan Rural Development Network’s 5 years’ strategy and 2 years’ Action Plan. Representatives of the rural development networks from Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia, as members of the BRDN, were working jointly, to develop a strategic document and to envision the actions needed to achieve the strategic priorities.
The workshop was supported by We Effect as part of the activities implemented by the Rural Development Network of the Republic of Macedonia within the project “Support Balkan Rural Development Network – BRDN as a functional regional platform for cooperation of rural networks”. The project’s activities focus on capacity building of the Balkan Rural Development Network (BRDN), in order to increase significantly the ability of its member organizations, which play a leading role in sustainable socio-economic development, to dialogue with Governments influencing policy, and decision-making processes in the rural areas. Capacity building actions for BRDN relates to internal governance, financial and project management, long-term planning, funding diversification and networking. Strong focus of the project is put on the support to rural women in the process of capacity building and inclusive networking as a basis for decreasing the negative influence of the disadvantages arising in the rural areas.