Southeast Europe Rural Development Platform

Project Background

Platform objectives:

  • Cooperation and networking of CSOs with knowledge and experience in order to jointly help rural development of South East Europe.
  • Platform encourages balanced development of rural areas and thus influenced the improvement of the quality of life in South East Europe.

Platform methods:

  • Advocating interest of rural stakeholders
  • Promotion of LEADER/CLLD approach
  • Capacity building of rural stakeholders
  • Engagement of citizens
  • Analysis and recommendations for rural development policies
  • Promotion of good practices

Platform activities:

  • Regional forums with rural stakeholders/citizens about the possibilities of development of rural areas of SEE (on the trace of rural parliaments); reviewing the progress/condition of rural policies
  • Online thematic forums
  • Rural cafes/5 regional events
  • Workshops/gatherings about new funding opportunities for rural development (NZRCD, Croatia)
  • Meetings with ministries, agencies etc. (making the voice of rural communities better heard in order to improve conditions of rural SEE)
  • Preparation of the 1st Rural Parliament of SEE
  • Presentation of the Platform on 2nd European Rural Parliament
  • Advocacy camp (networking and strengthening advocacy capacities)
  • Develop Training for rural animators based on experiences of members (community development, participatory democracy, advocacy skills…)
  • Consultations, trainings, mentoring rural stakeholders
  • Periodically review report on the progress of rural policies of SEE
  • Conferences/meetings (the recommendations for the future based on the findings of the Periodic reports (ministries, agencies…))
  • Meetings of the Platform
  • Preparation of visibility pack (visual identity, slogan, logo)
  • Preparation and publishing promotional materials
  • Issuing e-newsletter of the Platforms


1.11.2015. – 31.10.2016.


Croatian Rural Development Network – HMRR, Croatia >
Association for Creative Development Waterfall, Croatia >
Deša – Dubrovnik, Croatia >
ODRAZ – Sustainable Community Development, Croatia >
Ibar development association “IDA”, Serbia > facebook/IDA
Rural educational centre, Serbia >
Regional Development Agency for Herzegovina REDAH, Bosnia and Herzegovina >
Centre for Economic and Rural Development – CERD, Bosnia and Herzegovina > facebook/CERD
Rural Development network of MN, Montenegro >
Rural Development Network of the Republic of Macedonia, Macedonia >


National Foundation for Civil Society Development


Marina Koprivnjak, Platform coordinator
tel: +385 (0)1 4655 203

RDN is a member of



Hela Sverige SWG


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ul. “Kosta Veselinov” br.3a,
1000 Skopje R. Makedonija
Tel: +389 (2) 3075 506 Fax: +389 (2) 3075 503
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