Activity 1: On the 6th of November representatives of Hungarian National Rural Network, Polish Rural forum – Poland, LAG THREE VALLEYS, c.a – Slovakia and Local action group Svatojirsky les, Czech Republic. will travel to Skopje, Macedonia to attend on the initial meeting of the project Linking Up for Rural Development leaded by Local Action Group Agro Lider, Macedonia. .
Our region (Pelagonia) is a pioneer in affirmation on LEADER in Macedonia as an innovative approach for rural economic development and will benefit in process of policy building, decision making and implementing activities for rural economic development together with V4 countries.
The main objective of the training is to establish collaboration with partner organizations and set up activities for future implementation. This includes establishment of an regional cooperation and mutual help among individuals and LAG’s from the rural areas, in order to ensure effective representation of the needs, the voice and interests of the rural population and provision of flow of information between

Activity 2: On 20 – 21 of February was held meeting in Czech Republic. During the meeting were presented LED Strategies of all project partners – Hungarian National Rural Network (Hungary), Polish Rural Forum (Poland), Local action group Svatojirsky les (Czech Republic), Local Action Group THREE VALLEYS, c.a. (Slovakia). Shared experiences and good practices from V4 countries of methodology of LED strategies is the most important part of the project, as well as preparing of Macedonia LED Strategies in rural areas. 

Our host partner organized excellent study trip to the LAG territory with traditional food and habits.  


Activity 3: The third coordination meeting  between Macedonia LAG Agro Lider and V4 partners (Hungarian Rural network, Polish rural Forum, LAG Three Valleys and LAG Svatorjirsky les) was held from 29 – 30 of May 2018 in Budapest, Hungary. Our guests were also managers on Hungarian LAG’s and share their positive thoughts related this projects. 

During two days, presentations of Strategies and Action Plans for local economic development between all partners were made, as well as key issues regarding preparation of these documents. Main goal of this meeting was Presentation on Strategies and Action Plans methodology of all V4 partners; Monitoring and evaluation on Strategies for local economic development; and Measuring and Evaluation impact on Strategies for local economic development on local and regional policies in rural municipalities. 

Our expert Roman Haken will prepare appropriate methodology for Macedonian rural municipalities.