From the online meeting today

It is not realistic on short term to apply for the establishment of a South Baltic Rural Development Centre (SBRDC), which the Rural Development Working Group (WG) has worked on since 2006.

This was the conclusion of the online meeting which took place today with participants from Blekinge, Bornholm and Warmia-Mazury regions.

Therefore the WG will continue to work in smaller steps and smaller projects. Bornholm, Blekinge and Warmia-Mazury regions will investigate the possibilities to get support from the Rural Development programmes in Denmark, Sweden and Poland to further develop the Rural Development cooperation. One concrete idea is to organise a conference during 2009 for all Local Action Groups (LAGs) in Euroregion Baltic.

Warmia-Mazury region will prepare a project with training of Ukrainean partners including a conference, which might be connected with the ERB LAG Conference.

At the online meeting an adjusted Action Plan 2008 was adopted, and it was agreed also to discuss projects within areas like Culinary Heritage, Young Farmers cooperation and Coastal Farming and access to the market.