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CLLD conference in Brussels, 3-4 December

500 stakeholders of CLLD from rural, urban and fisheries areas met in Brussels to discuss achievements and future of this approach in the conference “Post 2020 – Local Action in a changing world”. Since the start of the 2014-2020 programme period, the European Commission and its services organise annually a big transnational event for actors involved in CLLD financed from the four EU Funds (EAFRD, EMFF, ESF and ERDF). In 2019 it was again the turn of DG MARE and FARNET to organise such an eve...
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LEADER/CLLD conference in Portugal

From 25th to 26th of November in Amarante (Portugal), ELARD Aisbl was organising its LEADER/CLLD 2019 CONFERENCE The keynote presentation “Implementing CLLD in EU: Experiences so far – stocktaking, analysis and recommendations”, elaborated by Loris Servillo, Researcher and Associate Professor at Politecnico of Torino, and Stefan Kah, Researcher at University of Strathclyde/European Policies Research Centre, launched the event, which was joined by more than 120 participants from 17 countries. ...
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Public forum “Towards peasants rigthts to land in Ukraine” took place in Kiev in 26th of november

Ukrainian Rural Development Network, European Coordination La Via CAMPESINA, and Institute for Economics and Forecasting, NAS Ukraine, initiated the Public Forum “Towards Peasant’s Rights to Land in Ukraine”, which took place on 26 November 2019, Ukraine, Kyiv The lifting of the moratorium on agricultural land sales is one of the top urgent priorities for Ukrainian government. The proposed models for land market and land sales are designed to provide an easy access to agricultural land for bi...
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Structured dialogue with European Structural and Investment funds’ Partners group of experts took place in Brussels, 19th november

PREPARE  (through its board member Nikša Božic) was present at the meeting of the Structured Dialogue group of experts for ESI Funds. The agenda covered topics of preparations for the post-2021 period (update on co-legislative negotiations on the post-2021 package, update on programming of the funds, implementation of the partnership principle, measures proposed for simplification in the post-2021 legislative package and complementarity between Funds. Most presentations are already available ...
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The 4th European Rural Parliament was held in Candás, Asturias, Spain from November 6-9, 2019.

The 335 participants representing 38 European countries included rural inhabitants, representatives of civil society organisations, researchers, national governments and European Union institutions. This was preceded on November 4-6 by the 2nd European Rural Youth Parliament ERYP, in which 70 young delegates from 14 countries gathered to share their perspective on rural life. The 2nd European Rural Youth Parliament issued a Declaration with 10 calls for action regarding the most urgent challenge...
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Conference of Polish Local Action Groups, 30 September – 2 October 2019

The Polish LAGs met near Kielce in Central Poland together with representatives of the Managing Authorities implementing CLLD, to look back on the achievements of LEADER/CLLD and get ready for the future period The gathered LAGs, as well as the Ministry of Agriculture and regional Intermediate Bodies agree that the implementation of LEADER in Poland is a success, with around 10.000 new jobs created; after some initial difficulties, the multi-funded CLLD with other ESI Funds (EMFF, ESF and ERD...
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Agricultural Policy Forum 2019 gathered in Ohrid more than 140 relevant stakeholders from 16 countries from SEE and beyond

The Forum took place from 9th to 10th of October. The participants shared views on agricultural and rural development policies in the Western Balkans and provided policy recommendations for improving the current situation! All materials, presentations and conclusions from the Forum are available here: http://apf.seerural.org/outputs/ Ohrid Agenda 2019 is available here: http://apf.seerural.org/…/uploads/2017/04/20.-Ohrid-Agenda-… Picture from https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2439...
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PREPARE aisbl members held their general assembly 2019

On 9th of October, the PREPARE AISBL General Assembly took place in the municipality of Majšperk  (Slovenia). Durng the GA, there was a discussion and approval of the annual report and budget. News from members were shared (a traditional round table of updates from each member organisation). Āris Ādlers was elected as a member of the Executive Board for a term of three years. With this vote, Āris has a mandate to continue the presidency of PREPARE. One of the main decisions regarding PREPA...
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Local branding as a tool for rural development is appreciated in Miory district (Belarus)

PREPARE President participated in an event related to local developent initiatives and local resource promotion event in Miory (Belarus) on the 15th of September, 2019 The activity was implemented under the project "Together for Community and Nature: Strengthening the Development Process in Miory District by Partnership of Authorities and Civil Society", implemented in cooperation with the Latvian Rural Forum (PREPARE member) and funded by the European Union. The major objectives of the proje...
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Successful finalisation of Rural development policy forum of SEE countries 2019

The 3rd Rural Development Policy Forum of SEE countries was held from the 10th to the 12th of September 2019 in Zlatibor, Serbia. The main theme for this year’s forum was youth. The agenda included such presentations as “ENRD and supporting rural youth at the EU level”, “Local self-government and local policy for rural development support”, “Rural youth policy and young farmers support in Serbia”, “The role of CSO and CSO networks in improving policy for rural youth support”. Working groups p...
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