Under-Secretary Ms Jelena Čubrilo Vranac said that the Provincial Secretariat for Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry allocated funds for support to LAGs in 2014 that shall be assigned following the Call for Applications.
On August 29th a consultative meeting between the Provincial Secretariat for Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry and representatives of Local Action Groups (LAGs) from Vojvodina was held in Novi Sad.
Representatives of the Provincial Secretariat, Mr Miloš Šešlija and Mr Slobodan Teofanov, had the opportunity to listen to presentations of accomplished results given by 9 LAGs that received funding within the previous Call announced by the Secretariat, and to exchange information and opinions about their plans for the next year.
Participants also discussed the Secretariat’s models of support for 2014, and they all agreed that it would be necessary to strengthen LAGs’ role with regard to other Calls announced by the Provincial Secretariat for Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry.
LAGs representative Ms Ivana Stefanović Ristin pointed out the necessity to improve and increase visibility of LAGs work and accomplished results, because they are not recognized by general public and decision makers in Serbia, despite their results and their importance as motivators of rural communities.