Panel discussions on European initiatives for development of rural communities held in Lukavac Municipality

Presentation and panel discussions on European initiatives for development of rural communities was held yesterday in Lukavac Municipality, with aim to contribute to better knowledge and understanding of the EU, its policies and programs of rural development, as well as the benefits that are given to candidates or potential country candidate and Member States of the European Union. The purpose of this presentation was to inform the participants about the LEADER program, and the establishment of mechanisms for continuous dialogue and exchange of information in BiH.

The presentation was attended by the representatives of the relevant municipal departments, local communities, agricultural cooperatives, producers, companies and NGOs. Participants are familiar with the benefits of convergence with the European Union, especially when it comes to developing of agriculture and rural communities, and investments in rural development projects.

Further panel discussions are planed in the municipalities of Tuzla, Zivinice, Gradacac, Brcko, Bijeljina, Zvornik, Modrica and Derventa.