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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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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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