On May 14, 2021, through the zoom platform, a kick-off meeting of the working group 1 – Agriculture and Rural Development (Chapter 11) was held, which was attended by:
Mileva Gjurovska – National coordinator of NCEU-MK
Nikola Todorovski – Coordinator of Working group 1
Maja Lazareska – Co-chair from Ministry of Agriculture, forestry and water economy
Ljubo Peno – Representative from Ministry of Agriculture, forestry and water economy
Aleksandra Martinovska – Stojchevska – Professor on the Faculty of agriculture and food sciences
Ana Simonovska – Professor on the Faculty of agriculture and food sciences
Biljana Petkovska – Representative from the National federation of farmers (NFF)
Sinisha Cvetanovski – Representative from the Secretariat for European Affairs (SEA)
Nikola Jazadjiski – Project assistant
First Prof. Gjurovska gave a brief introduction to the new cycle and stressed that more attention must be paid to EU directives and recommendations, which must be applicable. She also pointed out that tracking the status of the recommendations, is especially important. It was emphasized that the perspective of the young people, must be incorporated.
The participants in the meeting were glad that the project is continuing and debated on several topic that could be used in the next session of the Working group 1.