Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU)
 

3rd Regional Workshop on Rural Development

"Best practices in Green Jobs creation for ensuring sustainability of rural households and resource use"
28-30 May 2012, Prague, Czech Republic

The purpose of the workshop was to assist the participating countries in building and development of capacities to facilitate “greener” development of small-scale farming sector in countries in transition.

In particular, the workshop aimed at:

  • Assessing and providing of comprehensive information about the current situation of “green farming systems” in Europe (legislation, policy, institutional background, support/subsidies, role in the rural economy and share in the national GDP, etc. ) through exchange of information and experience;
  • Informing about recent lessons learned when implementing “green job” standards and their impact on the competitiveness of small-scale farming systems;
  • Assessing the required preconditions for enhanced “green market” access of the small-scale agriculture sector in Europe and
  • Creating or strengthening a peer network of professionals who are responsible for implementing “green economy” projects in the agriculture sector.

The participants  made  short presentations  about the current situation in their countries covering the overall subject.

 Meeting documents

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Agenda

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List of Participants

Presentations

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Green Jobs in a Sustainable Rural Livelihood: the Role of Agriculture
Laszlo Percze, JTO, FAO REU

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European Union support programs for “green economy - a short analysis of available measures
Richard Eberlin, Land Tenure and Rural Development Officer, FAO REU

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Green jobs in agriculture
Jiří Jungr, Environmental and Organic Farming Dept., Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic

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Climate Smart Agriculture and Green Economy: Policies and Planning Issues
AO EX-ACT team, (Bockel, Bernoux, Jonsson, Poonyth, Touchemoulin)

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Summary of the 1st Day
Laszlo Percze, JTO, FAO REU

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Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South Eastern Europe
Katerina Dzartovska and Bogdanka Leveska Gjorshoska, SWG

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Challenges for promoting green jobs in the rural areas – REC vision
Reka Prokai and Kenty Richardson, REC

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Economic Instruments for Green Growth and Green Agriculture
Radmilo Pesic, University of Belgrade

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Green Jobs Training Programs - USAID Youth ECO Leadership Crops Project
Lena Bratic, Center for Energy Efficiency (NGO)

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Key questions for Group Work
Richard Eberlin, Land Tenure and Rural Development Officer, FAO REU

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Summary of the 2nd Day

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Group work I.

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Group Work II.

Country presentations

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Albania
Grigor Gjeci and Vojsava Poci

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Bosnia and Herzegovina
Boosting the creation of Green Jobs to reduce sources of pollution
Elda Hodzic-Isovic, Bozica Bojovic<//em><//em>

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Kosovo
Zenel Bunjaku

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FYRO Macedonia
Pance Nikolov

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Montenegro
Natasa Seferovic

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Serbia
Dusan Jovic

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