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Webinar: Improving perspectives for the implementation of LEADERS approach in the Western Balkan countries.

The European Union’s Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance to Rural Development (IPARD) supports agricultural and rural reforms in Western Balkan. The EU financial and technical assistance to beneficiaries’ countries (Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey) aims to improve the competitiveness of the agri-food sector and rural areas, and the alignment with EU acquis in agriculture and rural development. Implementation of local development strategies – LEADER approach - is one o...
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Webinar – National Rural Parliaments

28th of May, 2020 Place: ZOOM platform See programme and presentations The Estonian experience – new winds Anneli Kana, Kodukant Estonia The Slovak Experience – doing together Monika Slaninova, Slovak Rural Parliament The Albanian Rural Parliament - a “window of opportunity” for improving life in rural areas Evelina Azizaj, Albanian Network for Rural Development The Balkan Rural Parliament – a regional experience   Dragan Roganovic, Network for Rural D...
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Partneriship for Rural Europe- PREPARE General Assembly 2020 5th of may via ZOOM platform

The General Assembly of PREPARE AISBL was  held on- 15th of May, 2020 12:00 CET via ZOOM platform. PREPARE AISBL board decided not to postpone the general assembly of the association and to organise a remote meeting to fulfil the requirements of its statutes and Belgian legislation to organise its GA till June. Such remote format is not excluded by the PREPARE AISBL statutes. Every member will get access to the meeting via a special link, while the agenda and complementary documents for GA wi...
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Progress and future challenges in aligning the European agenda of rural and agriculture development in Albania

The Albanian Network for Rural Development (ANRD), with the support of the Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM), organized on January 15, 2020, at the premises of the EU House, the Round Table  on ‘European Rural and Agricultural Development Agenda in Albania: Progress and future challenges’ About 40 participants, including senior representatives from main institutions of the sector, members of the IPARD II Program Monitoring Committee, key donors supporting agricultural and rural refo...
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PREPARE represents its members in Civil dialogue group on rural development

PREPARE board member Urszula Budzich-Tabor participated in the Civil Dialogue Group for Rural Development meeting in Brussels (7th February, 2020) The meeting focused on the following main themes: - preparations for the EU legislative framework for the years 2021-2027, in particular the CAP reform and “transition rules” for rural development: taking into account that the preparations for the new CAP are delayed, the European Commission is proposing to put in place temporary legislation whi...
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European Rural Youth Parliament movement representatives have bought ERYP Declaration to Brussels

ERP Youth delegation of 14 young activists have made important meetings with European Stakeholders in Brussels 30 of January 2020 to disseminate the results of ERYP – an event that in November 2019 gathered more than 70 young professionals from 16 countries ERYP delegation started their meetings with inspirational discussions with representatives of European Network for Rural development (ENRD) and Hannes Lorenzen from ARC 2020. Those fruitfull conversations about changing current rural polic...
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Successful ERP advocasy in Brussels was organised in January 2020

The ERP-team (Representatives from PREPARE, ELARD and ERCA) was in Brussels 22-24.1.2020 to present the results of the two-year activities and the Gathering From the meetings rose new cooperation and partnership opportunities. We were invited by several of the EU stakeholders to participate in the preparation and the process of the Future of Rural Europe 2050 paper and different events. Event cooperation was suggested by the Presidency (enlargement conference, FAO /ERP 18.3.2020, the future o...
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Balkan rural development network officially established

The founding assembly of BRDN was held in Skopje on December 6th. During the event rural development networks of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina signed the registration documents as founders of the Network Since its informal establishment in March 2011, the Balkan Rural Development Network – BRDN, with the joint efforts of its members, has become recognizable among many relevant international organizations and public institutions at regional but also at...
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Goran Šoster introducing outcomes from the 4th European Rural Parliament in Rural Networks assembly

PREPARE aisbl was represented by Goran Šoster at the 6th meeting of the Rural Networks' Assembly held on 16 December 2019 in Brussels. Agenda of the meeting included overview of the CAP legislative framework, self-assessment of the rural networks, governance of EU networks and rural networks’ activities and actions for 2020 The most interesting information and debate concerned the future structure of the rural networks at the European and at the member states’ level. Discussion on this topic ...
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