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The Slovaks will open The Information Centre for European Union in Belgrade

27-03-2007

The project “EU information for Serbian Agriculture” implemented by the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information for Agriculture in Nitra (ÚVTIP) in the framework of Official Development Aid (ODA), is in its final stage. One of the results of the project is establishment of the Information centre for the EU on the premises of the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management in Belgrade. Official opening of the Centre will be held on 26 March 2007 where representatives of this Ministry, the Embassy of Slovakia in Belgrade, ÚVTIP and some Serbian governmental institutions – as the potential users will be present. The project was implemented under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Slovak Republic.

Work of the Information centre for the EU will be managed by the Unit for EU Integration, WTO and International Cooperation of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management in Belgrade. The role of the Centre will be the acquirement, processing and distribution of information from the field of agriculture related to the integration proccess of Serbia to the EU. Target group will cover the employees of the Ministry of Agriculture, members of negotiation team, governmental institutions involved in the integration proccess and professional public.

The brochure elaborated by Slovak professionals was published within this project. It contains an experience of Slovakia from the integration proccess to the EU in the field of agriculture. Other current themes were worked out in the form of information leaflets and “Glossary of Terms related to Common Agricultural Policy of the EU”. The latter theme in the brochure was elaborated by a Serbian professional in this field. Besides these information outputs, the professional periodicals such as Agra Europe, AgraFood East Europe and CAP Monitor, purchased from the Bratislava-Belgrade Fund and many other information sources, will be accessible in the Centre. The modern technical equipment of the Centre is natural, including the access to the information from the Internet.

Representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Slovak Republic and ÚVTIP used their experience how to manage an EU information centre on the premises of the Ministry of Agriculture in Bratislava, as well as their experience in the field of agricultural informatics and integration of the field of agriculture of the Central and Eastern European Countries to the EU.