#Balkan Wine Network
Balkan Wine Network Conference “Wine as a bridge of cooperating in the Western Balkan Region”, will be held on 3rd and 4th October 2019 in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia.
The main objective of the Network is to achieve a strengthened and strategically structured voice of a regional network of complementary organizations and actors in the wine sector, to influence regional, national and local policies and strategies for promoting sustainable development and improvements of the wine industries in the Western Balkan and in the second phase to include all Balkan countries.
The main goal is to contribute to regional cooperation, and strengthen regional cohesion in the Balkan region in order to joint our efforts for ESTABLISHING, DEVELOPING AND PROMOTING THE BALKANS AS A WINE REGION in terms of improving the wine industry in the region, viticulture, wine tourism, legal affairs concerning the wine producers and the industry in general.
Established wine associations from the WB6 region are invited to join to Network as well as wine association from the broader Balkan region to join this conference and express their willingness to join in the second phase.
03.10.2019 Capacity building activity
15:00 – 16:30 – Capacity building for the organizations (led by local expert)
– how does the regional network organization should function (case study)
– responsibilities of the partners
– main activities
16:30 – 17:00 – coffee break
17:00 – 18:30 – Capacity building for the organizations (led by local expert)
– finalizing the action plan of the Balkan Wine Network
– final preparations for the Conference
04.10.2019 – Balkan Wine Network Confernce
09:30 – 10:00 – participants registration + press and media
10:00 – 10:15 – Opening speeches – WBF, Lead applicant and partners
10:15 – 10:30 – Presenting the goal of the Wine Network
10:30 – 10:45 – Addressing all facing issues and opportunities for joint cooperation
10:45 – 11:00 – Presenting the main topics for joint cooperation
11:00 – 11:15 – Presenting the action plan of the Network in the next 2 years
11:15- 11:30 – Coffee break
11:30 – 12:00 – Open session for Q&A
12:00 – 12:15 – Signing Memorandum of Understanding with before agreed stakeholders
12:15 – 12:30 – Closing remarks
12:30- 13:30 Cocktail lunch with Balkan wines