The next Local Action Group as the basis for rural development will be forme din Živinice Municipality

Presentation and a panel discussion on European initiatives for development of rural communities took place in Živinice municipality on 22 March 2012. It was organised by Vesta Association. Its objective was to contribute to a better understanding of the EU, its policies and programs of rural development, as well as benefits from those programs for the candidate and potential candidate countries of the EU. Also discussion was the information on the possibilities to prepare for the LEADER program, and possibilities to establish a mechanism for continued exchange of information and a dialogue on the possibilities for application of such as approacj in BiH.

This presentation was attended by representatives of relevant municipal departments, local communities, farmers' cooperatives, producers, food processors, and NGOs. Participants were informed of the advantages of BiH's getting closer to the EU, especially as it related to development of agriculture and investments in the rural development projects.

Following the successful panel discussions in Gračanica, Lukavac and Zivinice municipalities, these discussions will also be organised in the municipalities of Tuzla, Gradačac, Brčko, Bijeljina, Zvornik, Modriča and Derventa.