Empowering Rural Europe: A Vision for 2040

  The European Commission has laid out a strategic blueprint aimed at revitalizing Europe’s rural areas by 2040. Central to this vision are the initiatives encapsulated in the EU Rural Action Plan and the Rural Pact, designed to foster stronger, connected, resilient, and prosperous rural communities. The plan outlines 30 actions coordinated across 14 Commission departments, promoting a collaborative approach to rural development. Key pillars include enhancing economic opportunities, i...
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Rurbanive Project EU: Pioneering the Future of Rural-Urban Integration

In an unprecedented move to merge the tranquility of rural life with the dynamic pace of urban environments, the European Union has unveiled the Rurbanive Project. This initiative aims to dissolve the longstanding barriers between rural and urban areas, fostering a symbiotic relationship that leverages the strengths of each to create a cohesive, sustainable future. The project's first press release, distributed recently, provides a glimpse into the innovative efforts set to transform how we perc...
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Job Announcement for Project Coordinator in GRANULAR Project

PREPARE (Partnership for Rural Europe) is now looking for a Project Coordinator(s) for a Horizon Europe project named GRANULAR to coordinate and manage the implementation of this project. The role is an upper-level seniority and it is offered on a part-time basis. Role description and responsibilities: Time of engagement: Mid January 2024 to the end of the Project in 2026 (Initial contract period is two years with possibility for extension until the end of the GRANULAR Project) Special work...
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Job Announcement for Finance and Admin Coordinator

PREPARE (Partnership for Rural Europe) is now looking for a Finance and Admin Coordinator for its Horizon Europe projects to work on finance and administrative aspects of the projects implementation. The role is a mid-level seniority and it is offered on a part-time basis. Role description and responsibilities: Time of engagement: January/February 2024 to the end of the projects in 2027 (Initial contract period is two years with possibility for extension) Special working arrangement: This i...
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Job Announcement for Communication and Dissemination Officer

PREPARE (Partnership for Rural Europe) is now looking for a Communication and Dissemination Officer for its Horizon Europe projects to work on communication, outreach and dissemination of projects activities and results. The role is a mid-level seniority and it is offered on a part-time basis. Role description and responsibilities: Time of engagement: January/February 2024 to the end of the projects in 2027 (Initial contract period is two years with possibility for extension) Special workin...
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Job Announcement for Project Coordinator in FUTURAL Project

PREPARE (Partnership for Rural Europe) is now looking for a Project Coordinator(s) for a Horizon Europe project named FUTURAL to work on the implementation of the FUTURAL project. The role is an upper-level seniority and it is offered on a part-time basis. Role description and responsibilities: Time of engagement: Mid January 2024 to the end of the Project in 2027 (Initial contract period is two years with possibility for extension until the end of the FUTURAL Project) Special working arran...
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Survey Request: EU Initiatives for Rural Revitalization and Startup Villages

As autumn begins, we have an important request from the European Commission's Joint Research Centre that requires your attention. Your valuable insights and experiences are essential for the success of two new EU initiatives aimed at promoting rural revitalization and supporting startup villages. 1. Survey on Combining EU Funds for Rural Revitalization: We are seeking successful examples of combining various EU funds and instruments to support rural revitalization projects. Your input c...
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Newsletter #WeArePrepare (Aug 2023)

In this edition: -The main outcomes from the 9th General Assembly of PREPARE -President of PREPARE became a member of rural pact coordination group -Rural Youth summit will take place in Romania -Save the date for the 5th Croatian rural parliament -Looking for successful examples of combining different EU funds and instruments for rural revitalisation -EU Survey and mapping of villages or small towns with innovative entrepreneurship initiatives -FUTURAL: Empowering the future of rural a...
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FUTURAL: Empowering the future of rural areas

In an effort to empower rural areas in Europe, the FUTURAL project, co-funded by the European Union, launched in June 2023. These areas, with their vast social, cultural, geographical and topographical diversity present unique challenges and opportunities. These include complex issues such as, depopulation, brain drain, ageing population, limited connectivity, and restricted access to public infrastructure and services. FUTURAL aims to step into this landscape in order to enhance the resilien...
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Newsletter #WeArePrepare (May 2023)

In this edition: -Save The Date For 9th General Assembly Of PREPARE -3rd Balkan Rural Parliament & Balkan Food Summit -Documents And Presentations From Rural Pact Conference In Sweeden -GRANULAR Digital Repository – Ready To Use -High- Level Rural Policy Forum “Shaping The Future Of Rural Areas” -LEADER And Territorial Development Subgroup 1st Meeting -Latvian Rural Community Parliament
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