Croatia

Summery Sheet

Title:
Institutional Capacity Building of MAFRD in Wine Sector; Twinning light

EU Twinning Project Number: HR/2007/IB/AG/02TL 

Beneficiary Instituion:
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT of the REPUBLIC OF CROATIA

Member States:
Austria

Memer State Instituions:
Agrarmarkt Austria in cooperation with
The Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
The Regional Government of Burgenland
The Federal Wine Control Authority
The Austrian Chamber of Agriculture

Project Start: 4 January 2010

Duration: 6 month

Budget: 250,000 EUR

Short Term Expert Input: 175 working days

MS Project Leader:
Michaela Pichler

Department of International Cooperation of Agrarmarkt Austria
Contact: michaela.pichler@ama.gv.at

RTA: NA

Overall project objective:
The overall objective is to strengthen institutional and operational capacity of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development responsible for wine sector in order to ensure the implementation of EU legislation.
 
Project purpose:
Upgrade and improvement of the capacity and expertise of relevant administrative staff of MAFRD in implementing national protected designations of origin (PDO) and protected geographical indications (PGI) legislation.
 
Component I “ANALYSING THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK”
• The capacity of administrative staff of Wine Department within the MAFRD will be strengthened in order to be able to set up PGO and PGI legislation for wine

Component II “DRAFTING OF LEGISLATION”
• Proposal for national PDO and PGI legislation will be drafted

Component III “INSTITUTIONAL TRAININGS”
• The administrative staff of the Wine Department will be educated for the implementation of PDG and PGI system for wine

Component IV “INFORMATION WORKSHOPS”
• The parties concerned (CIVE, CAEI, producers, associations of producers etc. ) got acquainted with their obligations and rights arising from new national PDO and PGI legislation harmonised with EU legislation